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.
With everything surrounding Area 51, it’s suspicious the extraterrestrial duo ATLiens are hiding in plain site, abducting listeners with bass-powered beams in their ominous Ghost Planet project on Bassrush Records. Try not to play this EP too loud, because the Skrillex launched and Bassnectar collaborators know how to use bass in lethal doses in this EP. Thankfully, these “ATLiens” are peaceful in nature, but not in expression, considering Ghost Planet might be one of the more earth shattering releases of this year.
The EP begins with “SCP – 231,” setting the tone for what’s ahead, a warning. “Shelter” is both the next song and a word of advice for the cutting shards that slice through heavy sub bass. “Fading” brings us back to earth, for a more melodically driven track feating vocalist Sara Skinner. With a space launch buildup and tonal bass the track blasts through space with a glimpse of short lived uppity bliss. “Tantra” brings back a familiar tribal character, and a prominent figure as the lead through a forest of thick 808s.
“Fuck That” is precisely what it’s intended, tossing hoards of alien enthusiasts into a vat of murky sub bass one could drown in. “Exterminate” featuring Hairtage is none other than a mass execution of experimentation and grit. “Closer” with EDDIE was the first single off the contaminant spill, shining a light on their supernatural sounds and their imminent invasion.
With the apocalyptic bass decimating all surroundings, no wonder there’s now a planet filled with the spiritual remains of our physical shells.
Allow No Mana and EDDIE to lead you through the dark and shadowy corridors of their new collaboration, “Untitled Forever.”
The two mau5trap frequenters have returned to the famed label to unleash this latest offering, which proves to be a true amalgamation of their styles. Sinister in its beat and daunting in its melodies, “Untitled Forever” is an impressive showing from both artists, who’ve found the perfect haunting vocal to accompany their production.
With the release of the song, they’ve also put together an animated music video that shows the two producers working on the song and bickering about what to name it, finally settling on “Untitled Forever” after chucking hot Cheetos at each other.
The tune marks EDDIE’s second of the year on the label, following “Zombie Mannequin” in January and Spiritual Contraband EP in October. No Mana comes to “Untitled Forever” from his April Skin release with Electrocado and Julian Gray.
“Untitled Forever” is out June 21 via mau5trap. Pre-save it here.
deadmau5‘s mau5trap imprint has delivered its eighth rendition of the We Are Friends compilation series, comprised of 35 tracks from the label’s repeated repertoire, along with a variety of up-and-comers. The three-and-a-half-hour run time showcases familiar faces such as i_o, with a remix of deadmau5’s “Imaginary Friends” from the label boss’ orchestral Where’s the Drop?compilation album. Other notable producers on the project who demonstrated stellar growth in 2018 include No Mana, ATTLAS, and EDDIE.
A grip of newcomers dominate the audio engineer-themed soundscapes that span the collection of songs. Unique in arrangement and cinematic in nature, deadmau5 continues to push the limits of modern electronic music through sound design and collaboration. To mark the start of festival season, Joel Zimmerman is set to unleash a live performance with his cube 3.0 worldwide debut at Ultra Music Festival.
Declan James has put together what I consider to be one of the finest mixes I have ever heard in my entire life, hands down. His Vibes II mix took me on an absolute adventure. Declan takes you from feel-good trance to angry thumping techno to ear-splitting power sludge and back again. My favorite thing