Lunar Lunes: Dr. Fresch remixes The Bloody Beetroots, Fox Stevenson reveals ‘Cavalier’ + 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.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 100: The Ultimate Drum ‘n’ Bass Playlist

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


There’s just something about drum ‘n’ bass that’s always spoken to my soul. I remember hearing my first Pendulum song a decade ago and thinking “what on earth is this, and where can I get more?”

The genre began making its way into the electronic music sphere in the early 1990s, right around the time I was born. Its rapid breakbeats took over London and Bristol, ramping up the jungle and rave scene to 160-180 BPM. While still more widespread in the UK to this day, the genre has slowly trickled into the United States EDM scene. We still have a long way to go before drum ‘n’ bass artists are regularly installed as main stage performers at major US festivals, but there’s so much to discover and embrace in the US drum ‘n’ bass scene (I see you, Flite and Boxplot). There’s also an endless stream of quality dnb being churned out overseas, with imprints like RAM Records, Hospital Records, and Liquicity Records as strong as ever in their supporters and fan base.

I regularly tell people that have never really gotten into drum ‘n’ bass to just try. It’s a diverse and ever-evolving genre, full of sub-genres and offshoots. I guarantee you’ll find something you like in some format. Dig through the 100-song playlist I’ve compiled to celebrate 100 installments of this series to see if there’s something there for you!

Thank you, drum ‘n’ bass, for your tireless energy, emotive vocals, and the ability you always have to yank me out of a bad mood and reignite my love for electronic music in today’s day and age. Here’s to you, and the brilliant artists who create you.

NMF Roundup: FISHER delivers new single, Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge unveil LP, Whethan links with Jeremih + more

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NMF Roundup: FISHER delivers new single, Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge unveil LP, Whethan links with Jeremih + moreFisher Photo Credit NAFT Photography For Insomniac

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 brings with it the arrival of a fiery new FISHER single—one fans have been eagerly anticipating—along with the next track from Avicii‘s posthumous album, TIM, called “Tough Love.” Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge have delivered a 14-track LP called Kingdom United, featuring euphoric trance numbers like “Vesper.” Whethan‘s tapped Jeremih for his new single, “Let me Take You,” and Alpha 9 and Kameron Alexander arrive at Anjunabeats “Before The Dawn.” Boombox Cartel and MadeinTYO create a trappy party atmosphere in “NEW WIP,” and Habstrakt keeps the bass slapping in “Control.” Kill Paris once again uses plants to create music in “Venus Fly Trap,” and RL Grime unveils instrumental versions of his NOVA tracks, including “Shoulda.” Gorgon City and Kaskade lead us into the weekend with “Go Slow,” and Hannah Wants unleashes a retro house number with “Love Somebody.” Ellie Goulding taps Don Diablo for a remix of “Sixteen,” and Kölsch takes on Jam & Spoon’s “Stella.” David Guetta and RAYE join forces on “Stay (Don’t Go Away),” and Medasin crafts a breezy piece with Kathleen, “Always Afternoon.”

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

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

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.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 78

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.


Drum & bass masterminds Matrix & Futurebound are back at it again. In their latest, they’ve tapped the talents of songstress Zelah for an impeccable combination of adrenaline-pounding drum & bass and heavenly vocals. “I Got You There” marks the longstanding duo’s first release of 2019 and also gives fans a first look at their upcoming album, Mystery Machine, on Metro/Viper Recordings.

Kill Paris delighted fans by dropping a funky-fresh LP on Valentine’s Day, featuring collaborations with artists like Big Gigantic, Fatherdude, Tim Moyo, and more. While all tracks bring something special to the table, his swanky collaboration with Fatherdude is particularly ear-catching, featuring silky-smooth vocals from the New York artist. Kill Paris describes how the track came about in its description: “Sent the beginning ideas of this track to Fatherdude, who instantly wrote these wicked lyrics and just like that – a song is born!”

The music world was also gifted with new Goshfather music on Valentine’s Day. In his newest disco-infused venture, the Los Angeles artist drew from Madonna‘s “Like a Prayer” and created his own fun spin on the iconic 1989 hit. Goshfather brought along singer AU8UST for the vocals, and the pair have crafted a fresh take that’s both 1989 and 2019 with filtered vocals and a grooving bassline.

Norwegian artist Rootkit has a fluid style that’s led him to create music across the genre spectrum. From melody-centered future bass remixes to dark house originals, he’s demonstrated his production aptitude across the board. For his newest release, Rootkit takes his talents to Monstercat to drop “Voyage,” a house number that has journey-like qualities, making the title completely appropriate. Beautiful vocals also lend themselves to “Voyage,” accentuating its adventurous spirit.

For weeks, Fox Stevenson has been hyping a new body of work he says is a “little bit different” from what fans may have come to know his music as. He returns to his original focus of songwriting and puts out the first from this new focus of tunes called “Out My Head,” a pop-oriented track that still contains many of the dance-friendly elements his fans have come to know and love. But the spotlight is very much on his vocals in this new release, and it’s beautifully catchy.

NMF Roundup: Ekali and 1788-L drop new heat, Netsky links with Lil Wanye and Bazzi, GRiZ and Matisyahu make magic + more

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NMF Roundup: Ekali and 1788-L drop new heat, Netsky links with Lil Wanye and Bazzi, GRiZ and Matisyahu make magic + moreFalls Festival 2

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.

Star-studded collaborations rule this week’s NMF. Ekali and 1788-L have joined forces to craft a formidable, bass-heavy collaboration, “R U I N,” and Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge continue their powerful slew of releases together with “Lionheart.” Netsky taps Lil Wayne and Bazzi for “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” and Zedd and Katy Perry deliver their radio-friendly “365.” Feed Me returns for the second Friday in a row with “Sleepless,” and Kygo releases his first single of the year with “Think About You.” GRiZ and Matisyahu take a stand on gun violence in “A New Day,” and Madeaux brings a sultry, dark atmosphere with “ADDICTED2.” Andrew Bayer delivers an “In My Next Life” mix of 2018’s “In My Last Life” on Anjunabeats. Goshfather puts his own disco-infused twist on Madonna‘s “Like a Prayer” in his new remix, and Liquid Stranger teams up with CloZee for the eerie “Ceremony.” Kill Paris debuted his new album for Valentine’s Day, touting collaborations with the likes of Fatherdude, Big Gigantic, and more, and Armin Van Buuren tugs at listeners’ heartstrings via “Lonely For You” with Bonnie McKee.

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.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 52

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


It’s a good week for drum & bass. Hospital Records just unleashed a powerful collaboration between veteran producer Danny Byrd and fellow UK artist Ownglow. The two have crafted an infectious drum & bass number, filled to the brim with soulful vocals, enticing builds and an unexpectedly minimalist drop. All aspects of “Just A Step Away” work together brilliantly to result in a slice of drum & bass heaven.


Danish trio We Are The Way For The Cosmos To Know Itself (WATWFTCTKI) have returned with a sugar-sweet synthpop track called “Out of Doubt.” Following their laid-back April original, “Flashbacks,” the group take a more upbeat approach with their newest, incorporating shimmery synths and dreamy vocals. Though they only have a few releases, two have been in the past few months, so hopefully we’ll be hearing more from this talented trio soon.


Fox Stevenson has done it again. I never tire of this man’s seemingly endless talents, as he continuously releases heater after heater. Kicking off his latest with a gritty, rock-oriented introduction, the UK singer/producer dives into a dnb pattern that’s awash with deep, kicking bass sure to lure fans of all areas of dance music. “Bruises” is part of Pilot Records‘ forthcoming Destinations EP, with five tracks from “forward-thinking talents from all corners of drum & bass” like Feint, Ownglow, Vorso and T & Sugah & Bensley.


Voice sound familiar? Alpines vocalist Catherine Pockson is perhaps most known for lending her talents to Sub Focus‘ iconic 2012 track “Tidal Wave,” but she and bandmate Bob Matthews have been busy since then, most recently releasing a Live At Metropolis Studio album last summer. One year later, they’ve released a mysterious single, “Out of View,” via Untrue Records. This new piece of work gives off a dark vibe, highlighted by Pockson’s wistful vocals and a distorted bass.


In February, Bristol’s Standerwick teamed up with songstress Hailene for a heavenly Armind release, “Deep End.” The trance track just received a melodic dubstep rework from Tampa’s Trivecta, and it’s an impeccable re-imagining of an already stellar song. Trivecta taps into the heart and soul of the song and digs deep, pulling at the listener’s heartstrings by emphasizing Hailene’s vocals and a the beautiful melody he’s created.

Fox Stevenson re-boards the dub train to head ‘Out On My Own’

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Fox Stevenson re-boards the dub train to head 'Out On My Own'

Disciple habitué, the gregariously animated Fox Stevenson, has returned to the notorious dubstep domain with his latest and greatest, “Out On My Own,” which has also been featured Disciple’s Disciple X Jericho compilation album. The track puts Fox back in action with his last two-track, drum & bass EP, Glue Gun / Never Before (following a long dnb kick from the producer, in general) just barely hot off the studio presses. Fox’s last dubstep debut, which came in 2017, was also under Disciple: the prodigiously received For Fox Sake EP—which was not without its dnb appendages, of course.

But now, Fox is back with more neck-swinging dubstep. “Out On My Own” features Fox’s signature self-sung vocals, which are a driving force in the complexity ensconcing his productions, overall; as his often somber, though steadfast, lyrics serve as an exquisite counter to his cheerful, effervescent sound design. In usual Fox fashion, with its melodic dubstep bass screeches and stirring lyrics, “Out On My Own” packs an equally pounding and poignant punch.

Fox Stevenson delivers more driving drum & bass in new EP

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UK-based drum & bass aficionado, Fox Stevenson, has shared two more bustling dnb tracks via his new Glue Gun / Never Before EP, succeeding his steady stream of 2018 releases with notorious YouTube-housed dnb imprint, Liquicity. This has been a fortuitous year for Stevenson, who just performed at EDC Vegas, as the genre’s surge in popularity in the States has undoubtedly given him an edge.

Though dnb has been a pervasive motif in Stevenson’s discography, his sonic wing span stretches far beyond any single genre. His production agility has allowed him to release music on vastly differing and vested labels including house music on Spinnin‘, melodic bass on Monstercat, and dubstep on Disciple and Firepower. Ever-present and radiating through all his music, however, is Stevenson’s sprightly, animated vigor.

Providing his own original vocals as usual, his newest, two-track EP, which includes two instrumental variations, allows Stevenson’s playful, video game-like lifeblood to shine through unadulteratedly. While “Glue Gun” embodies a slightly transcendent tone with low, vocoded vocals and an acute sense of urgency running through the buildup and spilling into the chorus, “Never Before” carries a buoyant vibe in both its carefree lyrics and rich, interluding synths.

Monstercat to revamp EDC Vegas Art Car

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Just in time for one of EDM’s most quintessential weekends, independent label and omnipresent force in the electronic music domain, Monstercat has released the lineup for its second curation of EDC Vegas‘ Kalliope Art Car on May 19.

Monstercat’s sensational first year at the 2017 Art Car featured a wildly attended set from Kayzo. This year, the Canadian imprint has a carefully crafted caravan of artists in tow as it makes its way back to the Kalliope Car. In addition to well-versed Monstercat acts like Pegboard Nerds, Seven Lions, and Snavs, the lineup features noteworthy back-to-back sets from the likes of Modestep, Fox Stevenson, Eliminate, and Myro, as well as an undoubtedly hardcore set with Darren Styles and Gammer to close the night.

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