Andrew Bayer shares return to club sound with new EP, ‘Parallels’

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Andrew Bayer shares return to club sound with new EP, ‘Parallels’Andrew Bayer Open End Resource Club Mi

Equipped with an unwavering poignancy in production that has earned him both credits on work of trance titans Above & Beyond and status as a leading boundary-pushing artist, Andrew Bayer returns to deliver his latest EP, Parallels.

Inspired by his origins in analog club sounds, Parallels encompasses the Anjuna heavyweight’s desire to not only reconnect with his previous propensities, but also reinvent them into new heights. The arrival of the double-sided LP was preceded by singles “True Feelin” and “Bottle Top Trance.” Spurred by an artistic exploration in his riveting take on indie-electronic through his third LP, In My Last Life, Bayer and his new foray into the familiar territory of club-minded trance shine through as compelling as ever in Parallels.

Title and opening track “Parallels” begins the EP with an illustrative depiction of Bayer’s storytelling capabilities—weaving through soundscapes and integrating genre elements that bring listeners into a multi-dimensional auditory journey of its own. Bayer leverages patience as he unfolds “Parallels” in a nearly 12-minute track that ultimately results in a huge payoff. Playing with progressive layers of electrifying synths, daunting minor chords, and hard-hitting snares, the track pays homage to analog sounds before shifting euphorically into a masterful showcase of melodic trance at its highest feelings.

New track “Voltage Control” also follows in similar pursuit of progressive builds, but carries a playful character that manifests in its cascading waves of top lines and accelerating energy. Mixing perfection allows each track to bleed into one another, allowing for Bayer’s delivery of a cohesive club trance package in all its nuances.

Andrew Bayer employs industrial sonics in invigorating ‘True Feelin’ follow-up, ‘Bottle Top Trance’

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Andrew Bayer employs industrial sonics in invigorating ‘True Feelin’ follow-up, ‘Bottle Top Trance’Andrew Bayer Open End Resource Club Mi

Avid Anjuna resident, Andrew Bayer‘s artistic development has persistently beckoned, within his prolific pool of counterparts, to become one of the most gratifying and graceful to witness, as he continues to craft quality, genre-bending music. Audaciously experimenting with his sound, the Grammy-nominated producer has molded his own electrifying trance strain, while reaping auspicious credits on three of Above & Beyond‘s (his label heads), studio albums. After shifting from club cuts to an indie-empowered third studio album in the form of In My Last Life, Bayer has resolved to return to his analog club inclinations on his forthcoming EP, Parallels. Following the first single, “True Feelin,” “Bottle Top Trance” unabashedly hones in on the direct dance-floor functionality that Bayer built his brand on.

Beginning with clanging percussions and a driving bass-line, “Bottle Top Trance” takes structural elements from classic trance anthems to construct an energy-ridden track fit for both the big stage and ambitious clandestine locales. Bayer introduces a nuanced melody while playing with hard-hitting beats, chiming embellishments, and rolling drums. Infusing his own industrial touch into his “ode to trance,” Bayer exercises versatility in creating unique club instrumentals that carry heavier and more robust listening capabilities—ultimately delivering a refreshing alternative route to the more trodden and modern trance pathway.

“‘Bottle Top Trance’ is another ode to music I loved when I was growing up,” writes Bayer in a recent release. “So much of my music is quite serious, but here I wanted to draw influence from some of the classic, Euro-dance and trance ear-worms that I listened to when I growing up – music that was made for big dancefloor moments, but had a sense of fun to it… almost bordering on silliness.”

NMF Roundup: Diplo remixes Kaskade, Spencer Brown takes on deadmau5 + more

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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.

Diplo leads the charge this NMF with a sultry remix of Kaskade, Felix Cartal and Jenn Blosil’s “More,” and Spencer Brown previews deadmau5’s forthcoming here’s the drop! remix LP with his take on “fn pig (ov).” Cashmere Cat’s sophomore album makes its debut on Sept. 20, featuring song like the Christina Aguilera-sampled “WATERGIRL,” and Chris Lorenzo takes on Boombox Cartel and MadeinTYO’s “NEW WIP.” M83’s much-anticipated 15-song DSVII is out now, featuring songs like “Feelings,” and Kill Paris puts an even groovier spin on Haywyre’s already-funky “Storyteller.” Opiuo and Lafa Taylor shine in “Send It,” and Muzzy tackles Knife Party’s “Ghost Train” with a sinister rendition of his own. Billy Kenny and Huxley take to the dance floor on “SWEAT,” and Feenixpawl and Marcus Santoro bring the feels with “Forever Young.” Cristoph puts his own spin on The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition,” and Dom Dolla plays with words on “San Frandisco.” David Guetta remixes himself as Jack Back in a new remix of “Thing For You,” and Luttrell paints a serene soundscape with his remix of Jai Wolf and Mr Gabriel’s “Lose My Mind.”

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.

Andrew Bayer announces ‘Parallels’ fall tour and shares new single, ‘True Feelin” [Stream]

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Andrew Bayer announces ‘Parallels’ fall tour and shares new single, ‘True Feelin” [Stream]Andrew Bayer NEW Copy 1

Trance titan Andrew Bayer‘s dedication to the Anjuna family is unending and unwavering. Over the course of the last decade, he’s put out dozens of releases on both Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep and headlined oh-so-many Anjuna-curated nights around the world.

Now, he continues that crusade with his next Anjunabeats EP, Parallels, and a North American Fall tour to go with it. According to Bayer, the intention behind this EP is a return to his pure club inclinations which is why this tour will see him hit some of the most iconic clubs the U.S. and Canada have to offer, from Exchange LA to Mezzanine in San Francisco to Chicago’s Spybar.

Parallels’ is a new project for me and a return to analog club sounds aimed squarely at the dance floor. Ever since I started unraveling the club mix odyssey of ‘In My Next Life,’ I’ve felt a deep reconnection with my club sound and pushed myself to take it into new directions – whilst also paying homage to the influences that shaped my first interest in club culture. The latest result is ‘Parallels,’ an EP of instrumental club experiments designed to exist side-by-side with my continuing passion for long players (spoiler alert: album four in motion) – Andrew Bayer

Ahead of the full EP release, Bayer has shared the new single “True Feelin’,” and just as he intended, this track epitomizes uplifting club trance. From the moment the first kick hits, the energy is pushing towards a sensational conclusion that will infuse any listener with joy. Bright chords punctuate a layered rise towards an intoxicating drop Anjuna fans will find refreshingly familiar.

Stream “True Feelin’” in full and check out details for Andrew Bayer’s Parallels tour below.

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Andrew Bayer Releases ‘Parallels EP’ and Announces North American Fall Tour

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A true innovator within the trance scene, Anjunabeats’ Andrew Bayer has announced his latest club concept ‘Parallels’. Designed to exist side by side with his ongoing passion for conceptual long players, ‘Parallels’ is a concise EP of forward-thinking club sounds backed with an accompanying 12 date tour of North America. His single, “True Feelin” off

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In the spirit of Pride, Apple Music releases 16 exclusives DJ mixes

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In the spirit of Pride, Apple Music releases 16 exclusives DJ mixesApplemusic

Apple Music continues to celebrate Gay Pride with the curation and delivery of 16 fabulous mixes from a selection of the global LGBTQ+ community’s favorite and most supportive tastemakers. Including exclusive mixes from Anjunabeats standout Andrew Bayer, rainbow-riding bass phenom Ducky, and J. Worra, whose sound has proven to be as techy and sub-centric as it is gnarly, the series highlights just how central the LGBTQ+ community is across the entire dance music spectrum.

“Club culture IS queer culture” says Loren Granich, musical director of Cali queer crew Rhonda INTL, “and we’re honored to work with so many brilliant international artists from the queer community who embody this ethos while continuing to push musical & sexual boundaries.” The LA-based polysexual bash was the liason for sets from Newbody, Dopplegang, Patrick Mason and Lauren Flax.

See below for a full list of the artists and their mixtapes, and head over to Apple Music to hear the mixes in full.

Glovibes – Bonanza Selection Part 1

J. Worra – Pride 2019 Mixtape

B!tch Be Cool – Fever

Baby Blue – Baby Blue’s Astral Lovers Mix 

Kitty Glitter – Glitter Pride

Sveta – A Love Letter From Sydney To New York – World Pride

Argonaut – Argonaut’s World Pride Paradiso 

Kittens – No Shame

Sasha Marie – soft high. 

Ducky – I Can’t Think Straight 

Newbody – Pride: A Deeper Love, Mixed for Rhonda INTL

Dopplegang – Pride: A Deeper Love, Mixed for Rhonda INTL

Patrick Mason – Pride: A Deeper Love, Mixed for Rhonda INTL

Lauren Flax – Pride: A Deeper Love, Mixed for Rhonda INTL

KANDY – LOUD AND PROUD

Andrew Bayer – Pride 2019 Mix

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Andrew Bayer delivers clanging new cut, ‘Magitek’

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Andrew Bayer delivers clanging new cut, ‘Magitek’Andrew Bayer NEW Copy

 Andrew Bayer has shifted gears on “Magitek,” stepping away from the more melodic constructions of May’s Only You Boy/Eight to Sixteen and moving instead towards a grittier, metallic technic. Sitting just over five minutes in length, Bayer’s latest single is not without some sonic plot twists. Robotic, penetrating baselines clang at the song’s onset.

Piano chords offset the harder texture of the cut’s opening, as a comparatively softer collection of chords gradually filters in to provide contrast. The Anjunabeats release shows off its anthemic capacity at the midway point, where the “Magitek” trance slowly rises in a euphoric sort of ascendance. The single gracefully lifts, to transcend the grounding trappings audible at the beginning of the production.

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NMF Roundup: Ferry Corsten and BT deliver ‘1997,’ Galantis and Yellow Claw team up + more

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NMF Roundup: Ferry Corsten and BT deliver ‘1997,’ Galantis and Yellow Claw team up + moreFerry Corsten Photo Credit Getty

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.

Ferry Corsten and BT kick off this week’s hottest songs with the release of their hefty new collaboration, “1997,” and Gorgon City take on Local Dialect in a slow-burning remix of “Poseidon.” Sub Focus thrills on a drum ‘n’ bass take on Bring Me The Horizon’s “mother tongue,” and Kaskade and Meghan Trainor join forces on “With You.” Luttrell returns to Anjunadeep for “Need You Now,” and Yellow Claw and Galantis keep things light and breezy on “We Can Get High.” Tiësto has remixed the late Avicii’s “Tough Love,” and Ducky makes a Deadbeats appearance with “Addicted to Your Distance.” Jason Ross brings an even more emotive atmosphere to Gryffin and SLANDER’s “All You Need To Know,” and Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge follow their recent LP with “Never Before.” Kygo teams up with Store P and Lars Vaular on “Kem Kan Eg Ringe,” and Fox Stevenson continues his slew of 2019 releases with “Killjoy.” Gallant serenades smoothly on “Sharpest Edges,” and Matoma links with MNEK and Kiana Ledé on “Bruised Not Broken.”

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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Good Morning Mix: Above & Beyond craft a mesmerizing mix on ‘Anjunabeats Volume 14’

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Good Morning Mix: Above & Beyond craft a mesmerizing mix on ‘Anjunabeats Volume 14’Above Beyond Abgt

Anjunabeats Volume 14 has arrived and Friday morning has never sounded so good. After two years, UK trio Above & Beyond have released the latest edition of their compilation series — Anjunabeats Volume 14. Encompassing tracks from both Anjuna artists and the beloved trance act themselves, Vol. 14 melds the poignant styles of both imprints Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep into one ephemeral listening experience that not only testifies to Above & Beyond’s curation abilities, but also exemplifies the diversity of talent harbored within the imprint’s roster. With a synergy unlike many other labels and a signature sound ubiquitously championed by all its artists, Anjuna continues to dominate dance-floors, arenas, and clubs alike. Mixed in the midst of Above & Beyond’s thrilling journey alongside their 2018 album Common Ground, Vol. 14 pushes forward an expanding vision of trance and deep house over the course of a two-disc, 34-track collection.

Weaving together Anjunadeep picks, Disc 1 eases the listener in by starting off with mellow, hypnotic tracks and gradually building into the euphoric energy permeating throughout most of Vol. 14. By the conclusion of Disc 1, the listener has been fully primed for Disc 2’s intensity which brings with full-force a brand of progressive trance made for stadium capacity. With selections bursting with nuances in production, pace, and soundscape, Vol. 14 features Anjuna favorites like Spencer Brown, Andrew Bayer, Sunny Lax, Jason Ross, and more, while simultaneously highlighting new remixes and updated mixes. Including a Dave DK remix of Andrew Bayer’s “In My Last Life”, Tinlicker remix of Above & Beyond’s “Always”, i_o’s remix of Above & Beyond’s “Alchemy”, updated Above & Beyond mixes of their own songs “Liquid Love”, “There’s Only You”, “Alone Tonight”, “Distorted Truth”, and releases from Ilan Bluestone, Oliver Smith, GRUM, and more, Vol. 14 will go down as one for the books.

Anjunabeats Volume 14 mixed by Above & Beyond is available now. Find Above & Beyond’s tour dates here.

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Andrew Bayer makes Anjunabeats outing with new EP, ‘Only You Boy/Eight to Sixteen’

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Andrew Bayer makes Anjunabeats outing with new EP, ‘Only You Boy/Eight to Sixteen’Andrew Bayer Open End Resource Club Mi

From the opening seconds of “Only You Boy,” the first of the two cuts that comprise Andrew Bayer‘s latest EP, it’s clear that Bayer’s latest Anjunabeats showing is preeminently poised for club play. The introductory cut is defined by an energetic beat that pulsates with a metallic grit. The edgy animation within “Only You Boy” eventually gives way, as a sonic plot twist of sorts unfolds. Bayer slows the track at the midway point, only to tone the tune with a melodic break.

In contrast to the rapidity with which “Only You Boy” develops, “Eight to Sixteen” builds at a slower pace. The latter mounts, affecting an atmospheric euphoria as it does so. The culmination of the production’s climb is an effervescent accent that palpitates at a danceable tempo. Only You Boy/Eight to Sixteen precedes Bayer’s forthcoming appearance at Above & Beyond‘s Group Therapy Weekender, slated for July 27-28 at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington.