Lunar Lunes: Ferry Corsten and Gabriel & Dresden link for ‘I Am You,’ graves and High Zombie reveal ‘Ghosts’ + more

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Lunar Lunes: Ferry Corsten and Gabriel & Dresden link for ‘I Am You,’ graves and High Zombie reveal ‘Ghosts’ + moreFerry Corsten Photo Credit Getty

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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Producer Sessions 015: WE ARE FURY glisten on first light with ‘DAWN’ EP [Interview]

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Producer Sessions 015: WE ARE FURY glisten on first light with ‘DAWN’ EP [Interview]Credit Matthew Butcher Min

Canadian duo WE ARE FURY has released their DAWN EP, the premier installment of their forthcoming album and predecessor to their DUSK project coming in December. The projects are being released on Seeking Blue, home to Illenium, Said The Sky, Seven Lions, Dabin, and more. DAWN is a two-track EP that includes “Broken” featuring Luma and “Don’t Know Why” featuring Danyka Nadeau.

“Our whole world is built on contrast, we have opposite personalities, and our strengths are in different parts of the creative process,” the duo said in a press release. “From sound design to writing and performing. We wanted to showcase this as part of a bigger project and also give our fans the ability to connect with us as individuals.”

They also took time to answer questions for DA about their latest body of work.


What does each song mean for you?

“Broken” is a bit of a sad song. It tells the story of someone going out on a limb in a relationship, cautiously hoping the response doesn’t leave them disappointed: “Please, don’t leave me broken.” It’s about taking a leap of faith and opening up to the people around us. On the track, we took the “please don’t leave me broken” lyric and alternated between “please don’t leave me” to provide a cautious versus desperate contrast.

The second track is the aftermath of a bad relationship. You can question yourself a lot and feel more insecure. The song is a bit more pessimistic and sad.

What’s the purpose of this EP?

This project is meant to show one side of us, DAWN, and our next EP is called DUSK, showing a different side. The self-reflecting, vulnerable, melodic side is DAWN, while DUSK will be a lot more on the heavy, dark side. DUSK, comes out next, and our full album coming out on Seeking Blue in 2020 will be an embodiment of both.

How do you guys collaborate as a duo?

Joachim is a lot more involved in the heavier sound design, whereas my [Stuart] strengths are more on the melodic and arrangement side. Joachim will make the sounds, and I’ll help put them together. We live pretty far apart, so we’re bouncing projects online quite often, and when we get together, we write in the studio.

We don’t have a specific process. Every track has starts with their own inspiration weather it’s topline, a melody, a sound, or a beat. It’s nice being a duo whose comfortable with communicating openly about what we like and dislike. That open communication is vital to our workflow.

How did you guys start working together?

We met at university. We met each other at an internet club of producers. Nobody was actually a producer at university; most were DJs. I needed someone I could bounce ideas off of, and we found each other, started collaborating, and began developing our relationship.

What was the most difficult part about the EP?

The arrangement and feel to “Broken” was challenging. We started with the verses, and spent a lot of time trying to find the feel of the entire track.

The percussion was also difficult, but it was more of a macro thing. There are a lot of producers making melodic future bass, and we really wanted to bring an edge and add bigger bass element to the melodic side.

What DAW do you use?

We use FL Studio. We’ll probably do Ableton when we do more live stuff, but out workflow is so good with FL. That’s where we’re comfortable.

Any specific VSTs do you use?

We use a lot of Serum four our bass sounds and chords.

Stuart: A reverb that I swear by is Valhalla Room. We put it on vocals, synths, percussions.

Joachim: I’ve been using this plugin by Infected Mushroom called Manipulator. It’s a real time audio buffer. You run audio through it and can process it in real time. That’s how I do a lot of my vocal chops and other sound design.

How does your culture impact your music?

Joachim: I grew up in six different countries. A lot of my sounds are influenced by North America with Latin roots, so I grew up with that sentiment around music and cultural osmosis. That influenced my taste and style, but I still knew I had to go to North America to turn this into a career because that’s where one makes a career in the entertainment industry.

Stuart: I have a big Asian family of 30-plus close relatives. This helped me because I grew up with a strong support system that gave me the confidence to pursue music as a career.

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Lunar Lunes: Dustycloud drops off new EP, Win & Woo remix ‘Million Voices’ + more

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Lunar Lunes: Dustycloud drops off new EP, Win & Woo remix ‘Million Voices’ + moreWin Woo Photo Credit Andrew Glatt E1571092898903

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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Lunar Lunes: Kaskade proves third time’s a charm with ‘Redux 003,’ Com Truise remixes Hermitude + more

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Lunar Lunes: Kaskade proves third time’s a charm with ‘Redux 003,’ Com Truise remixes Hermitude + moreKaskade Photo Cred MarkOwens

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

Kaskade has delivered the third installment of his beloved Redux series in the form of Redux 003, featuring tunes like “Ruckus” with Sego. Com Truise puts a retro spin on Hermitude‘s “Every Day” as part of a remix pack for the single, and EASTGHOST returns to bitbird to deliver “Remote Viewing.” After premiering on Dancing Astronaut, Madeaux‘s revival of “Black Magic Woman” makes its official debut, and Wuki takes to his Wukileaks channel for “Boasty.” Shakewell reveals a remix of Dillon Francis‘ “Fix Me,” and Example releases a set of remixes for “All Night,” including Jamie Roy’s “Up All Night Remix.” Conro breathes new life into “Remember You” with a new chill mix, and Zonderling releases a remix of Dannic and Promise Land‘s “Over.” Ryos takes to Proximity to unveil “Only You” featuring Sara Skinner, and Pegboard Nerds kick up the tempo on “Back to Me.” Timmy Trumpet releases “World At Our Feet” just in time for festival season, and R3HAB links with Norway’s Julie Bergan for “Don’t Give Up On Me Now.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Photo credit: Mark Owens

Exclusive: WE ARE FURY release celestial, hard-hitting ‘Memories’ featuring RUNN

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Exclusive: WE ARE FURY release celestial, hard-hitting ‘Memories’ featuring RUNNCred Curtis Huisman Min

Canadian duo WE ARE FURY have released a melodic dubstep anthem, “Memories,” featuring RUNN, whose previous features include Illenium, Seven Lions, Dabin, Hotel Garuda, Bear Grillz, William Black, and more. WE ARE FURY are a go-to of Illenium’s for official remixes after reworking “I’ll Be Your Reason” and “Lost” on the future bass guru’s previous two albums.

“Memories” starts with lush synths, with dainty plucks introducing RUNN’s sultry vocals. A running synth builds the anticipation while percussion elements slowly enter. Synths continue to build the anticipation which drops into a hard-hitting hybrid of in-your-face future bass and dubstep rhythm. Hold on for the second drop, which throws the duo’s signature dark sounds and industrial glitchy fills among quite the energetic environment.

“Memories is a song about loss. RUNN created this world around the character by using very real human experiences and imagery,” the duo said of the release. “There are a couple lines in the song where she says all the character had left was ‘this old house’ and ‘the photographs of our better years.’ That really resonated with us and we built the whole message & concept of the song around that. The art is way more intimate than our usual stuff and we portrayed the character, symbolizing RUNN, sitting in said empty home looking at the Polaroids of the memories.

The message we want to pass along is we all go through loss, in many forms. Whatever it is you are going through you are allowed to mourn and experience it fully. However you have to keep going and eventually you will see why you had to go through those experiences in order to become the person you are now.”

Photo credit: Curtis Huisman

Lunar Lunes: Seven Lions, SLANDER & Dabin go acoustic, Nora En Pure finds love, Sullivan King and Grabbitz collab on ‘Show Stopper’ + more

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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

Just days after the release of their thrilling mega-collab, Seven Lions, SLANDER, and Dabin have revealed an acoustic version of “First Time.” Nora En Pure brings smooth sonic goodness in her new single, “We Found Love” with Ashibah, and Canada’s Grandtheft turns up the intensity with his latest, “Bags.” Italian duo VINAI are ready to hit main stages in 2019 with their festival heater, “WILD,” with Fatman Scoop. As part of his new The Demented EP, Sullivan King teams up with Grabbitz for a formidable dubstep number, “Show Stopper.” NERVO continue to dominate the space between pop and dance music with their newest single, “Habit,” and The Aston Shuffle and Fabich pump out an extended mix of “Stay.” Dezza floods listeners’ ears with the gorgeous “Toadaso,” and FETISH cooks up an emotive deep house remix of Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina’s iconic “Stereo Love.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Illenium stuns with 15-track remix package for ‘Awake’

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Since his debut in 2013, Colorado producer Illenium has pushed the envelope with his feels-inducing musical creations. He’s thrilled the electronic music scene with his innovative originals and remixes, selling out venues wherever he goes.

Now, he follows up his sophomore album, Awake, with a stunning 15-track remix package for that same collection of music. He tapped the talents of some of the scene’s most inventive names for the set of reworks, and the result is a diverse compilation that truly has something for everyone.

From the heavier remix from The Glitch Mob of “Crawl Outta Love” to the euphoric Crystal Skies rework of “Let You Go” to Au5 and Fractal‘s drum & bass-injected version of “Sound of Walking Away,” Illenium has pulled together an exceptional body of work that displays varied interpretations of some of his best music to date.

The Awake remix package is out now on Seeking Blue.