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 the release of their Lost Souls EP earlier this year, Knife Party have tapped Laidback Luke for a groovy remix of “Death & Desire,” and Jason Ross, Dabin, and Dylan Matthew team up for “One That Got Away.” Wave Racer has released a new single, “This N That” with LunchMoney Lewis, and Martin Garrix links with Dean Lewis for “Used to Love.” Walker & Royce tackle Dom Dolla’s “San Frandisco,” and Hot Since 82 takes it one deeper on “Tilted.” Arty lends his spirited hand to Gorgon City and MK’s “There For You,” and Axwell remixes Halsey’s “Graveyard.” Four Tet’s dingbat-riddled moniker unveils new content, and Nicky Romero, Mike Williams, and Amba Shepherd collaborate on “Dynamite.” REZZ and Malaa take no prisoners on “Criminals,” and Golf Clap deliver their iteration of “Let It Go” by Hood Rich and BRUX. NGHTMRE flexes on an interpretation of Habstrakt’s “The One,” and Herobust cranks up the intensity on “Smoke.” Chime keeps the Halloween spirit alive with “Haunted,” and Modestep sound the “Alarm” on their new single.
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.
Tucked away in the grooves of Thailand’s verdant landscape is Wonderfruit Festival—a fleeting four-day festival that celebrates the cultural impact of art, food and music within sustainable communities. The festival has crafted its vision with one overarching goal in mind: to inspire others through their approach to sustainability and global change. The 2019 edition welcomes their lineup with performances from influential electronic acts such as Four Tet, Floating Points, and Craig Richards over December 12 – 16, 2019.
For the event’s sixth edition, Wonderfruit emerges with a weighted focus on curation. Select artists, performers and speakers are invited to host a brimming selection of activities focused on mindfulness and wellbeing, transforming the grounds of the country club into a welcoming and transformative oasis. Wonderfruit is built upon six intertwining principles: Art & Architecture, Music, Family, Farm To Feasts, Talks & Workshops and Wellness, each playing a vital role in the festival’s very existence and continued success in Asia.
Tickets and more information surrounding Wonderfruit Festival is available here.
As the excitement builds around Kieren Hebden’s—commonly known as Four Tet—next album, the electronic savant continues to tease his widespread fanbase with a steady stream of new music, the latest of which is his new EP, Anna Painting.
“We worked in tandem from conversation and correspondence. I made music and Anna responded to it with drawings and paintings, apart from the last track, which I made after having seen her work,” Hebden said in a statement.
Other than the vivid images Hebden’s music is known to aurally illustrate, this title retains a more literal meaning as well. Hebden produced the EP in collaboration with his good friend and celebrated painter, Anna Liber Lewis.
Upon listening to these three tracks, it’s no surprise Hebden worked with Lewis as they represent the more whimsical, fluorescent sector of his oeuvre. The listener can hear when Lewis would introduce a new idea into the painting that Hebden would then translate into music.
Kieren Hebden’s last Four Tet full-length, New Energy, came out back in 2017. He’s shared a fewsingles this year and launched his Warehouse Project dance night series last month. Today, the London producer released a new three-song record in collaboration with painter and lifelong friend Anna Liber Lewis. More »
5 Under 15k is a feature on Dancing Astronaut dedicated to spotlighting talented upcoming and undiscovered artists who we believe deserve more exposure. Each edition of 5 Under 15k will highlight five artists from a wide variety of genres with under 15,000 followers on SoundCloud (at the time of writing).
If Claude VonStroke taps you to remix his undisputed classic, “Who’s Afraid of Detroit” then it means you have something special, and Wyatt Marshall (3,060) has something special indeed. Since the release of that remix last year he has delivered numerous house offerings that are as groovy as they are consistent. Whether it be on Dirtybird or his second sonic home of Percomaniacs, count on Wyatt Marshall for the funk going forward. Hop into his latest EP, My Temple, to get started.
It’s common to find that when one starts DJing before they start producing, their music typically invokes a sense of true freedom; as if the open format of DJing allows them to avoid being bound by traditional genre strictures. Nala‘s (1,197) debut EP, Sirens, does that and more. Beyond tapping four top-notch vocalists for pristine top-lines on the release, this EP is the launch of Unstructured, the collaborative imprint with LA’s Understated Recordings that Nala is curating herself.
Every artist has a defining release—that holy grail track on that one label that puts them into a newer, higher echelon of their craft. For Sueldo (399), that track is ‘OTS’ and the label is 40oz. Cult. Of late Sueldo has been supporting hardened dubstep artists like Gentlemen’s Club and playing well-known parties like Space Yacht. Now with the release of this single, he’s only going up from here.
Don’t let the humorous name fool you, Dadmom (2,323) makes some serious music. His latest EP, Infinity, is aptly named as it represents a very diverse musical palate executed with true poise. Each of the three tracks moves fluidly between different genre influences while demonstrating a flair for sound design.
The fact that Cooper Saver only has 4,965 followers on Soundcloud is a concrete example of why numbers like that are not at all indicative of an artist’s capabilities. Not only has he been booking artists like Four Tet and Floating Points at his Far Away parties for years, but he’s also been touring the world and remixing legends like Jacques Renault. Now he’s diving fully into solo productions and the results speak for themselves.
Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, casually took to Twitter yesterday to announce that his newest album, an amalgamation of performances from May 8 and 9 at London’s Alexandra Palace, would arrive just eight minutes later.
The 90-minute set centers around the UK producer’s 2017 LP New Energy, granted liftoff with “Planet” and giving tracks like “Scientists,” and “SW9 9SL” (the post-code of Brixton Academy, where Hebden throws annual all-nighters) refreshingly different looks from last year’s similarly released set at Funkhaus Berlin. Fans are also treated to throwbacks like the frenetic and brain-scattering “Spirit Fingers.” Ultimately, though, Four Tet looks forward, capping off the main portion of the set with the illustrious “Teenage Birdsong,” one of the Grammy-nominated musician’s three singles to drop this year.
Four Tet has been showcasing his live bravura in abundance in the last year, releasing sets from 2004, 2010 and 2018.
Kieran Hebden—who has gone by various titles throughout his career including Percussions, KH, and of course, Four Tet—just released his latest single, “Dreamer.”
As everyone has come to expect from Hebden, this latest track effortlessly combines elements of numerous genres into a succinct and whimsical whole. House music, garage, ambient, Latin and so many others swirl around in a way that only makes sense to Hebden, and through him, makes sense to everyone else.
“Dreamer” is Four Tet’s third single of 2019, following “Only Human” and “Teenage Birdsong.” There is no indication at this point whether these singles are leading up to a new album just yet. This single also comes out on the heels of Hebden’s Warehouse Project lineup release which features a roster as diverse as his discography that includes a back-to-back performance alongside Skrillex, performances by Diplo, Goldie, DJ Champion, Daphni and more.
The Warehouse Project has unveiled its full lineup for its 2019 iteration, announcing a new wave of acts including Four Tet, Skrillex, Goldie, Diplo, Underworld, and many more. Manchester’s legendary party series will return September 20, 2019 and run through January 1, 2020 — hosting 28 events in total featuring some of the best offerings from electronic music. This year, The Warehouse Project will take place at newly-launched, 10,000 capacity venue The Depot.
Kieren Hebden’s last Four Tet full-length was 2017’s New Energy, but earlier this year Hebden gave us a very cool new song called “Teenage Birdsong,” and today he’s got another new jam out in the world. More »
The first time I saw Anthony Naples, he was shrouded in fog. He was DJing his residency at the Ridgewood, NY club Nowadays, lighting the misty dancefloor up with thorny techno and scrappy house. I saw an artist in full control of his craft as a DJ, unconcerned with appearances as a “performer.” Now, Naples … More »