Lunar Lunes: Luca Lush remixes MAX, Grabbitz and Sullivan King team up + 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.

Luca Lush has put a groovy spin on MAX’s “Love Me Less,” and HeRobust delivers his first solo venture of 2019, “BRUH?!” Dr. Fresch and VOLAC take to Tchami’s CONFESSION to release “Filthy” with Dread MC, and Sullivan King and Grabbitz team up for a powerful Monstercat collaboration, “Crazy As You.” Keanu Silva puts a bouncy spin on Oliver Heldens’ “Summer Lover,” and Kraysh returns to Mad Zoo to unleash “Void” with fknsyd. TheFatRat, Slaydit and Anjulie make a formidable trio on “Stronger,” and Ryan Browne brings the heaviest of bass on “BEATDOWN.” Alexander Lewis appears to “Soar” on his new original, and KARRA joins Tisoki on “Don’t Lie.” Lee Burridge and Lost Desert link for “Mibale,” and Baaku shares a remix of Madeon’s “All My Friends.” Saint Punk gives Win and Woo’s “Right In Front of Me” a deep and glitchy vibe, and Excision and Dion Timmer prove to be “Breaking Through” on their new collaboration.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Producer Sessions 013: The Bloody Beetroots release a ‘Heavy’ extended play of new sounds [INTERVIEW]

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Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, better known as the brainchild behind The Bloody Beetroots, has released his new Heavy EP. The Italian musician teased his new extended play with two collaborations: one with G-House hero, Dr. Fresch, called “Fkn Face,” that throws down as hard as the name implies and the other with Ephwurd, “Wildchild,” featuring heavy electro bass mayhem with guitar fills.

The Heavy EP is the first project since The Bloody Beetroot’s The Great Electronic Swindle in 2017, which merged rock elements with electronic music for a more electronic take on heavy metal.

Rifo took some to answer some questions about producing the EP.


What made you take the EP in this direction?

I felt the need to steer the project into a more electronic space. I love experimenting with new genres and finding a sound that belongs to me. That really resonates.

Did you have any inspirations for the album?

Just the music. It always drives me. I really explored with the new contemporary electronic texture and mixed it with the original TBB sound. I had a lot of fun.

What made you chose your collaborators?

Innovation and originality. The guys are on the EP are great!

Do you have a typical production process? If so, what is it?

I hate being in the studio for more than two hours a day. I’m a musician first and producer second, so all my ideas come by talking to people and living a life full of passions and hobbies. I start with a story, then I randomly mess around with synths and samplers on Ableton until I get a solid draft. That’s the foundation and I move from there.

What song took you the longest to make and why?

I don’t like to overthink it. I prefer to get straight to the point and feel it. The Heavy EP was quick to do. It’s simple, effective, and I wanted something to serve and support my DJ set. My collaborations with Dr. Fresch & Ephwurd were quick as well. They’re amazing producers with a lot of empathy for real music.

What was the most difficult melody to conquer and why?

I believe I spent more time with my graphic designers choosing the right artwork instead of overthinking on the perfect melody. I don’t know how to explain that, but music is very natural for me. It’s in my blood and it comes out so easily that i can’t even find the right words to express how I feel about it. It’s me, I guess.

What was your most memorable in-studio moment while producing the EP?

Definitely in the studio with Dr. Fresch. He didn’t have a functional keyboard to play. I was so bummed out, but he managed to make it work like a pro. Immediately following, I wrote that “Fkn Face” bassline with a smile on my face. Thank you, Tony.

Do you have any unique studio habits?

I like jamming before I start anything serious, and sometimes, I forget to open a session because I get lost in the jamming.

What hobbies do you have outside of music?

I have a second job as a photographer (thecultofrifo.com)—I’m also a certified CrossFit trainer Level 1. I like riding cars and motorbikes. Sometimes, I like to go to BBQs with friends.

What was it like creating the music you make in your in the small town of Bassano del Grappa?

I moved to LA three years ago, Venice Beach precisely as it feels like a small town. Bassano Del Grappa is where I spend my free time to recover from all this crazy business. It’s sane, it’s small, it’s cozy, and I love it.

What is your next endeavor as The Bloody Beetroots?

I’m excited to see where this new electronic journey will take me.

Photo credit: Chris Stack

The Bloody Beetroots release ‘Fkn Face’ with Dr. Fresch

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Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, better known as the The Bloody Beetroots frontman and the entity itself, is releasing his new Heavy EP on June 21. To tease the project’s unleashing, the Italian artist teamed up with G-House hero, Dr. Fresch, on a new collaboration, “Fkn Face.” The track follows the initial single from the EP, “Wildchild” with Ephwurd, taking Rifo’s curiosity toward the bass house space, specifically exploring G-House on this new release.

This extended play marks the first project since 2017’s The Great Electronic Swindle, which merged rock elements with electronic music for a modern take on heavy metal that takes the energy to the highest peaks. This Heavy project sounds like the masked enigma is following a more electronic direction, diving into the crevasse of high-energy bass music.

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NMF Roundup: Madeon returns, Dog Blood release four-track EP + 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.

At long last, Madeon makes a triumphant return with his first original in years, “All My Friends.” Dog Blood, too, impress with a new four-track EP, Turn Off the Lights. Slander, Said the Sky, and JT Roach concoct brilliant “Potions” in their new release, and Nicky Romero takes on Kygo and Rita Ora’s “Carry On” in a new remix. The Bloody Beetroots and Dr. Fresch prove to be a formidable combo as they deliver their new collaboration, “Fkn Face,” and Yotto puts his own spin on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s iconic “Underwater.” Rinzen brings a touch of magic to Lane 8’s “Visions,” and Deorro eases fans into summer with “Obvious.” Maceo Plex delivers a lengthy, soothing single, “When the Lights Are Out,” and Petit Biscuit and JP Cooper join forces for “We Were Young.” Will Clarke puts a shimmering spin on Phantoms’ “Designs for You,” and Arty brings the “Sunshine” to his newest release. The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha dip between pop and dance music on “Call You Mine,” and Sofi Tukker link with Colombian duo Bomba Estéreo for a tropical number, “Playa Grande.” The latest Chase & Status LP has finally arrived, bringing with it songs like “Shut Up,” and Figure teams up with Hi I’m Ghost for “Intergalactic.”

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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Lunar Lunes: Dr. Fresch and Sinden are up to ‘No Good,’ Crankdat teams up with Sara Skinner, Stephen returns + 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.

Dr. Fresch and Sinden grind out a groovy house number, “No Good,” released via Insomniac Records. Mat Zo‘s four-track Tracing Steps EP has arrived, kicking off with a cheery track that shares its title with the EP. Louis The Child have released a remix EP for Kids At Work, which includes a blissful rework from Win & Woo. Half An Orange have revealed part one of their Mostly We Grow EP on Monstercat, which is stacked with diverse tracks like “Buzz Lightyear,” and Stephen returns after almost a year with the it’s too much love to know my dear EP. AC Slater and TS7 cook up a ferocious house number on Night Bass, and Syn Cole shakes off the winter blues with a sun-soaked funky song, “Horizon 83.” Showtek encourage fans to listen to their mothers in their new collaboration with Leon Sherman on Skink. Teminite and Whales have composed an anthemic dubstep heater, “Mayhem,” and Young Bombs have unveiled their debut original track, “Starry Eyes.” Crankdat welcomes fans to the jungle in a dramatic new release on Welcome Records, and DNMO taps Noy Markel for a bass-fueled Deadbeats release, “No Way Out.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

NMF Roundup: Audien remixes Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond team up + 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.

Gesaffelstein and Pharrell Williams top this week’s Hot 25 with their new collaboration, “Blast Off.” Audien layers on the nostalgia with a gorgeous remix of Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man, “Giant.” Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren‘s mega-collab, “Show Me Love,” has finally hit the Armada airwaves, and Midnight Kids unveil a melody-packed remix of Gryffin‘s “Bye Bye.” Yellow Claw follow up their 2018 LP, New Blood, with a new single, “Give It To Me,” with Nonsens, and KSHMR joins forces with Krewella and Yves V for “No Regrets.” TOKiMONSTA releases a mellow new single with Ambré, “Strange Froot,” and W&W bring hardcore back with “The Light.” Sullivan King thanks fans for raging with a metal and dubstep-infused cover of Swedish House Mafia‘s iconic “Save The World,” and Fedde Le Grand puts his own spin on Loud Luxury‘s “Love No More.” 3LAU and Justin Caruso tap vocalist Iselin for a sugar-sweet new single, “Better With You,” and Varien covers Bring Me The Horizon’s “Can You Feel My Heart” with Andrew Zink. Fox Stevenson and Feint link on a new remix of Fox’s own “Out My Head,” and Steff da Campo reworks Galantis and OneRepublic‘s “Bones.”

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.

BIJOU unveils newly minted G-House label, Do Not Duplicate Recordings, drops joint EP with Dr. Fresch

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G-House hero Dr. Fresch teams up with BIJOU on a new collaborative EP, dubbed Gangsta Party, to celebrate the latter’s newly minted record label, Do Not Duplicate Recordings. The EP combines Dr. Fresch’s infectious basslines with BIJOU’s carefully selected hip-hop vocals for a complementary merging of styles between the two formidable producers. Both tracks fall under the G-House verity, of course, running a blend of hard hitting house rhythms, low octave synths, and infectious vocals.

“Kung Fu” is the first track on the EP, utilizing a wiring synth sound below a mystifying piano melody and chopped hip-hop vocals repeating “let me tell you how I come though with the one two kicking shit like kung fu.” The drop hits with a heavy rubber band bass below its higher octave counterpart for contrast. Alternately, the EP’s second cut, “Too Cocky” opts for a sitar melody from the jump, instantly building anticipation that eventually falls into a heavy-handed, bouncing break.

Do Not Duplicate Recordings ultimately seeks to showcases the rise of the G-House scene by these two producers. The Phoenix, Arizona-native producer’s newly established imprint comes hot off the heels of Dr. Fresch’s recently launched label venture, Prescription Records.

NMF Roundup: Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland drop anticipated collab, Habstrakt returns, Oliver Heldens and Lenno team up + 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.

After teasing it incessantly on social media, Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland have finally revealed their heavy collaboration, “Lost My Mind.” Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge bring a wave of emotion in “Kingdom United,” and Habstrakt drags listeners to shadowy depths with “Darkness.” Masters of funk Oliver Heldens and Lenno sample an old favorite in their new tune, “The Groove,” and Arty crafts another sparkling anthem in “Save Me Tonight.” Nicky Romero brings warm-weather vibes in his latest with Olivia Holt, “Distance.” Jason Ross‘ Rooms EP hits the airwaves today, bringing with it “Close Your Eyes” with Jonathan Mendelsohn. Chris Lorenzo brings the bass in his new two-track EP, Hallucinogen, as do Dr. Fresch and BIJOU in theirs, Gangsta Party. R3HAB brings “joy” in his new remix of for KING & COUNTRY, and LO’99 and Owl Eyes craft a smooth and enticing single in “Sometime.”

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.

Dr. Fresch celebrates new Prescription label launch with 9-track G-house compilation

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Tony Fresch (aka Dr. Fresch) has come a long way since the 2012 launch of his former label, Prep School Recordings. The Prep School launch jump-started Fresch’s career in electronic music, as he wielded the indie imprint to release debut EPs from the now-dignitary Louis The Child, Illenium, and more. Since then, he’s solidified a commendable reputation as both an accomplished DJ and inventive producer, releasing music on upper-echelon dance labels such as OWSLA and Ministry of Sound.

Now, the LA-based curator has announced his newest project: The Prescription Records, a label created auspiciously alongside Insomniac Music Group. The label establishment is the latest extension of Fresch’s Prescription brand, which currently has its own mix series on Sirius XM (now on its 58th episode). Appropriately, in 2013, it was Insomniac which gave Fresch his start as a touring DJ after he won their Discovery Project competition. In many ways, the new imprint cements his six-year relationship with the industry giant.

To celebrate the label’s debut, Prescription Records has released a nine-track compilation featuring 12 unique talents, including Dr. Fresch himself (“Dr. No”), Arizona-based BIJOU (“Smack”), French DJ Tony Romera (“Kill The System”), and more. The compilation cements Fresch’s affinity for bringing novelty and nuance to the contemporary G-House domain, being one of the sub-genre’s original gurus.

Fresch had some remarks on the announcement:

“The Prescription Records is, in every sense, an extension of my artist brand as Dr. Fresch. I’m working with new artists whose music not only fits my style as a producer and DJ, but new artists who I see developing truly groundbreaking sounds in 2019… ‘The Remedy Vol. 1’ is a cohesive project that showcases the label vision from a dozen different artists. These producers pull elements of G-House, Bass House and Electro to solidify a sound I’ve been developing for years – that’s The Prescription.”

Good Morning Mix: JVMPKICKS join Dr. Fresch on The Prescription

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Dr. Fresch began his radio show The Prescription nearly three years ago. Since then, it’s boasted guests of all kinds, including Win and Woo, Cazztek, and AC Slater to ring in the show’s 50th episode. But Dr. Fresch doesn’t just use his platform to welcome successful contemporaries for good chat and a guest mix, as for his latest episode he’s welcomed up and coming act JVMPKICK to make their mark. Like Dr. Fresch himself, the LA-based duo’s music falls somewhere in between house and bass music, with gritty groove at their disposal. Following 30 minutes of IDs and new edits from Dr. Fresch, JVMPKICK make themselves known with a wide-ranging guest set that feels welcoming to just about any house fan.

The Prescription airs every other Monday at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST on Insomniac Radio on SiriusXM.