Lunar Lunes: Sofi Tukker remix Laurent Wolf, Luca Lush takes on ATLiens + more

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Lunar Lunes: Sofi Tukker remix Laurent Wolf, Luca Lush takes on ATLiens + moreSofiTukker TheFondaTheatre Credit Maimilian Ho

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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Chloe Kim, Tony Hawk, and Kai Lenny appear in new visual for Steve Aoki and Will Sparks’ ‘Send It’ [Watch]

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Chloe Kim, Tony Hawk, and Kai Lenny appear in new visual for Steve Aoki and Will Sparks’ ‘Send It’ [Watch]Steve Aoki Rukes Best Pic

Steve Aoki continues to diversify his booming portfolio, this time alongside Melbourne bounce force Will Sparks on “Send It.” Aoki’s own vocals are featured on the track, and the duo blend their styles by tethering Sparks’ springy soundscapes to a floor-ready synthesized bassline. The artists’ collaboration brings a welcomed update to the Melbourne sound that Sparks helped popularize while taking the characteristically energetic elements from Aoki’s work.

In true Aoki fashion, the music video for the release features a variety of big names—this time in the form of several action sports stars “sending it,” including skateboard deity Tony Hawk, Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Chloe Kim, and big wave surfer Kai Lenny. The video follows recent music video for Aoki’s collaboration with BTS, “Waste It On Me,” which featured seemingly endless celebrity cameos including Ross Butler, his sister Devon Aoki, and Jamie Chung.

“Send It” is out now via Aoki’s own label, Dim Mak.

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Will Sparks issues apology following verbal assault incident at Ultra Australia

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Will Sparks issues apology following verbal assault incident at Ultra AustraliaWill Sparks Press Shot

Melbourne bounce pioneer Will Sparks has landed himself in hot water following what he’s defined as an “alcohol-fueled” incident with an Assistant Tour Manager at Ultra’s debut in Australia. According to the victim, who asked to remain anonymous, she’d been subject to violent verbal assault from Sparks after trying to do her job clearing out his artist trailer. According to her statement, her attempts to clean up ended “by [Will Sparks] calling me a stupid cunt and bitch.’” He later stirred fear by continued assault and eventually, punching a nearby door.

Following that YourEDM report of the incident published after corresponding with the Assistant, Sparks reached out to the outlet with an apology:

“I cannot express how regretful and apologetic I am regarding the incident that unfolded in Sydney on Feb 24. I was aggressive and said some unforgiving remarks that made no sense at all and were simply not true. At no point was I ever physical with any of the male or female staff. This is is completely out of character for me. Never in my life have I reacted in such a way, I am very embarrassed by my actions.

Unfortunately this was alcohol fuelled, which is no excuse. I had some built up personal frustrations which all came out at once, at an innocent individual who was just doing their job.

This is a massive learning curve for me. I embarrassed not only myself, but my whole team as well which I hate myself for.

I’m taking full responsibility for my actions and am willing to do what it takes to mend the situation as best I can.

I have also issued my apology to the person affected.”

This isn’t the first report of misconduct by Sparks. Other social media messages began popping up following the controversy, with an eerily similar story coming from the Visualbass account in Canada. Screencaps of their account can be viewed here. Word remains as to what actions Sparks plans on taking to help himself, and amend past situations of misconduct.

 

H/T: Your EDM

 

Will Sparks x Maddix – Mangalam

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Will Sparks x Maddix – MangalamWill Sparks Maddi Mangalam

Big room bounce is alive and well in the hands of Will Sparks. The Australian production phenom joins forces with Maddix for an exciting fusion of bounce, hardstyle and tribal rhythms. Released on Carnage‘s Heavyweight Records, “Mangalam” feels right at home in Sparks’ deep catalog of Melbourne bounce, but it’s the tribal vocals, gritty riffs and hard-hitting bass lines that breathe new life into the genre the Aussie helped pioneer. The word “Mangalam” signifies good fortunes in Sanskrit and for the newcomer Maddix, this surefire hit is destined to be a self-fulfilling prophecy for the next steps in this up-and-comer’s career.

NMF Roundup: REZZ & Blanke share ‘Mixed Signals,’ Gareth Emery provides a trance haven, Martin Garrix teams up with Julian Jordan + more

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NMF Roundup: REZZ & Blanke share ‘Mixed Signals,’ Gareth Emery provides a trance haven, Martin Garrix teams up with Julian Jordan + moreDA WM 89

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

This week’s slew of releases came in hot, kicking off with a formidable new collaboration between REZZ and Blanke. Gareth Emery again teams up with songstress Emma Hewitt for the gorgeous “Take Everything,” and Valentino Khan thrills on a new rework of RL Grime‘s “Pressure.” Martin Garrix and Julian Jordan bring the Friday feel-good vibes with their new collaboration, “Glitch.” Gryffin is back with a new one, bringing along Stanaj for the ride. Ferry Corsten and Ilan Bluestone refuse to leave the dance floor in “We’re Not Going Home,” and CAZZETTE keeps the dance floor rocking with “On My Mind.” Arty is one of the newest to release on Ninja’s NINJAWERKS compilation with silky “Velvet.” The Chainsmokers bring “Hope” with their newest, and Ookay drops off the five-track Nice! EP. In the dubstep realm, 12th Planet and PhaseOne deliver the heavy “Taco Bout It.” Over in the drum & bass realm, Culture Shock pull at listeners’ heartstrings with the emotive “There for You.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Will Sparks – Senseless

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Will Sparks has released an energetic new original, “Senseless.” It features eerie vocal samples, dark melodies, and irresistible, bouncy beats. With exuberant blasts of bass, intriguing harmonies, and suspenseful builds, Will Sparks has crafted a single full of unexpected surprises. From minimalist interludes of vibrant instrumentation, to euphoric drops saturated with many captivating layers of sound, Will Sparks takes listeners on a dynamic journey with his rousing production technique.

Will Sparks is known for his invigorating originals and creative remixes such as his collaboration with Luciana, “Bad Connection,” as well as his emotive take on Meiko‘s “Leave The Lights On.” With his latest, “Senseless,” Will Sparks showcases another side of his innovative tone, leaving fans in eager anticipation for what’s to come.