Lunar Lunes: What So Not and Flux Pavilion join forces, The Bloody Beetroots and Holly deliver ‘DAWGS’ + 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).

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Premiere: KOAN Sound preview forthcoming ‘Intervals Above’ EP with soothing ‘Vibrant’

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Leading up to the release of their new EP, KOAN Sound have been steadily trickling hints of its contents to the music world. The six-track Intervals Above has seen its first three tracks—”Strident,” “Boundless,” and “Radiant,” respectively—make their way to listeners ears over the course of the past month, no doubt met with celebration to those who were eagerly anticipating follow-ups to December’s Polychrome LP.

The second-to-last track to make its way before the EP is released in full on Sept. 6 is “Vibrant,” a refreshingly soothing piece that sparkles with all its title suggests. A twinkling introduction crescendoes gradually to incorporate blissful yet minimalist percussion, steadily building more complex layers. The dreamy tone carries throughout the majority of the song, though the final two minutes usher in a slow-pulsing bassline that gives the tune a more foreboding outro. From start to finish, though, “Vibrant” fills listeners’ ears with the mystical, journey-like atmosphere they know they’ll only find in a KOAN Sound song.

The duo are kicking off the US leg of their In Parallel tour in Portland with Haywyre on Sept. 12. Find tickets to shows in Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, and more here.

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Haywyre releases bass-ridden melodic exposé, ‘Never Count On Me’

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The piano man Martin Vogt, aka Haywyre, has released a melodic gem, “Never Count On Me,” that showcases the artist’s versatility in sound and style.

Through twinkling keys and lush ambiance, dissident vocals cut through the mix and lead into guitar-backed anticipation that falls into a melodically percussive hook with gritty bass, squeaking synths, sultry piano, purposeful percussion, and vocal touches. Elements of jazz and funk are sprinkled throughout the track from the talented musician and producer.

Haywyre is currently in the midst of his six-part Panorama EP series, an intentional exploration of sound encompassing elements from jazz, funk, and electronic. He’s a live performer who tilts his pianos toward the crowd, so people can watch his instrument mastery. View the song live below.

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 105

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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


Pauline Herr has truly been thriving in 2019, producing everything from a cover of “Skinny Love” to her newest original, “Long Gone.” The single simmers with the passion of love lost, and Herr’s emotive vocals tug at listeners’ heartstrings from the first words.

These are exciting times to be a Fox Stevenson fan. The producer just announced his debut LP, killjoy, set to arrive Oct. 18. Among the 13 tracks is his latest single, “Hold Steady,” which shows how the artist has honed his sound over the years to find a voice that’s all his own.

Haywyre‘s music takes many different forms, so each release is a new experience. In his latest, he’s “exploring some of the darker themes for the next chapter of Panorama,” he said in the track’s description. “I was expressing the frustrations I felt for disappointing myself and others around me, and it ended up giving me more confidence to make better decisions.”

Horn masters Brasstracks have teamed up with vocalist Kyle Dion for a slow-grooving new original, “Professional.” The New York City-based duo call this tune “the beginning of a new chapter,” and what an exciting first chapter it is. It’s effortlessly funky, soulful, and filled to the brim with talent.

Drum ‘n’ bass heavyweights Camo & Krooked never seem to sleep, churning out quality tune after quality tune on labels like Hospital Records. The Austrian duo teamed up with Mefjus for their newest piece of work, taking drum ‘n’ bass to new heights with this unpredictable new tune.

NMF Roundup: NGHTMRE and ZHU link for new single, JOYRYDE reveals ‘MADDEN’ + 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.

NGHTMRE and ZHU have linked with Kidd Keem to deliver the delectable “Man’s First Inhibition,” and Seven Lions, MitiS, and RBBTS join forces on “Break The Silence.” JOYRYDE has revealed the third single from his forthcoming LP, “MADDEN,” and Adventure Club, Said the Sky, and Caly Bevier flex their skills on “Already Know.” Duke & Jones try their hand at remixing Party Favor and graves’ “Reach For Me,” and Gareth Emery continues his Laserface takeover with “Laserface 01 (Aperture).” Fox Stevenson announces his debut album with the release of “Hold Steady,” and David Guetta and MORTEN take on a remix of Avicii’s “Heaven.” Also in today’s remix game is Ross From Friends, who puts his own spin on Flume and London Grammar’s “Let You Know.” Mura Masa and Clairo thrill with their release of “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again,” and Ilan Bluestone reworks Cosmic Gate and Emma Hewitt’s “Be Your Sound.”

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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KOAN Sound announce ‘Intervals Above’ EP along with North American live tour

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KOAN Sound is an electronic act that is simply irreplaceable. Their brand of electro-funk is in a class of its own, borrowing from numerous genres including drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, and even disco sometimes. There is no other act on the market who compares, sonically.

Such was the case for their debut album, Polychrome, which came out last year. They also recently revealed a VIP of their breakout hit “Meanwhile In The Future.” Now, the British pair have announced their next EP, Intervals Above, due out Sept. 6, which will kick off their upcoming In Parallel Tour with Haywyre.

The tour will take them all over the U.S. and Canada, and this will be a completely live tour. Considering the instrumental feel of their music, “live” in this case can mean anything from the duo ripping guitars to them bringing along guest musicians. The only way to find out is to show up.

View the full details for the In Parallel Tour below, and get tickets here

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Lunar Lunes: Alesso concocts a ‘Sad Song,’ DJ Snake taps J. Balvin & Tyga + 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.

Alesso links with TINI for a mellow summer tune, “Sad Song,” and Botnek ramps up the intensity on “Jiffy.” Haywyre takes on Martin Garrix’s “Summer Days” in a delightful, piano-infused remix, and DJ Snake taps J. Balvin and Tyga for the feel-good “Loco Contigo.” Sonny Fodera’s crafted a remix of Dom Dolla’s “Take It,” and Merk & Kremont bring the heat on “KIDS.” Conro takes to Monstercat for a new original, “All I Want,” and Uproot Andy offers a spicy remix of Sofi Tukker and Bomba Estero’s “Playa Grande.” SYN brings the bass on “Danger,” and Pleasurekraft doesn’t hold back on a rework of Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani, and Green Velvet’s “Space Date.” Ephixa and Heartful have delivered some synthwave goodness on “Sundance,” and Justin Caruso continues his slew of edits with a new combo of Brohug vs. Valentino Khan, “DatDatDat.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 95

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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.


Who would’ve thought Bring Me The Horizon and Sub Focus were a match made in heaven? The English drum ‘n’ bass producer has truly worked his magic on this subtle January release from the rock band, meticulously maintaining its delicate aspects while sprinkling in more intense drum ‘n’ bass elements. The beauty of this remix is that it doesn’t detract from the brilliance BMTH’s original. Instead, it gives listeners a refreshing new way to digest its intricacies.

Haywyre was the perfect person to tap for an official remix of Martin Garrix‘s “Summer Days.” The pianist brings an effortlessly groovy air to the track, incorporating funk-laden synths during the instrumental-focused sections and gorgeous piano chords to the vocal intervals. Like all Haywyre tunes, it’s impossible to not bob your head or tap your foot on this one. Check him out playing it live here.

In his new two-track EP for Liquicity Records, mystery producer Oakwite shines. “Chlorophyll,” in particular, is full of intrigue. The name for the song is fitting, as the artist appears to convert sunlight into alluring drum ‘n’ bass. The new body of work follows the February release of Oakwite’s bootleg of nothing,nowhere’s “Hammer,” which also proved to be beautifully unique.

London-based drum ‘n’ bass artist Etherwood is fresh off a new six-track release, which contains a graceful tune called “Away From It All.” Featuring a beautiful reoccurring piano melody and drifting vocals, this one instantly transports the listen to a still forest or a scenic vista. If the listener can fully submerge themselves in the sonic landscape Etherwood’s composed, it’s likely they’ll find themselves in a truly blissful state.

Speaking of six-track releases, Pierce Fulton, too, has released a new body of work. Hoarder’s Paradise made its full appearance on Potential Fun on June 14, featuring songs like “The Move.” This four-minute song is an introspective one, carrying with it an almost wistful theme as it ebbs and flows. Throughout the tune, piano melodies build from delicate to more forceful and are backed by a subtle but substantial beat. The journey-like qualities of “The Move” are completely entrancing.

Haywyre unleashes his creativity in six-part ‘Panorama’ series [Interview + Photos]

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For two decades, the piano has been Martin Vogt’s forte. He’s been tickling the ivories for the majority of his 26 years and has been releasing under the name Haywyre for a decade this year, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, electronica, dubstep, and more across a wide catalog of music.

In recent years, the classically trained pianist has been particularly fond of creating concept series, first exploring comprehensive themes over the course of a body of work through his Twofold LP series on Monstercat in 2014 and 2016. With a slew of releases on the Canadian label spanning four years under his belt, Vogt has now opted to strike out on his own for the time being.

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“[Monstercat] helped me in my career big time, but I wanted to put myself in a position where I’m thinking more independently, and that meant working more independently,” Vogt said.

He began working on a new set of music: a concept series called Panorama that he planned to self-release, but it was “tough to get the ball rolling” at first.

“Seeing the difference between, for example, Panorama: Discover and Panorama: Form has been substantial in terms of reception,” he said, speaking to the first and second parts of the ongoing concept series. “People are more organically engaging with the content. I feel like I’m getting a better understanding of who listens to my music, and that really appeals to me.”

Vogt revealed near the end of last year that the initial Panorama release, Panorama: Discover, was only the first in a set of six EPs that would comprehensively make up the Panorama series.

“I’d been writing a bunch of different music for about two years, so between my album Twofold Pt. 2 and the first chapter of Panorama, I’d been coming up with all sorts of different ideas… everything from six-second loops to full-fledged pieces,” Vogt said. “They were just so different and so all over the place, and I started wondering how to piece it together. After putting some thought into it, I came up with this six-EP series.”

Vogt started sorting the songs into different categories based on how they complement each other, noting the importance of their order and how they guide the listener through the Panorama experience.

“There’s a definite ebb and flow that’s intentional,” he said. “[Panorama] is supposed to be listened to from beginning to end, more or less.”

Vogt kicked off the Panorama series with the release of Discover’s “Tell Me” in mid-November and was met with wild enthusiasm from fans who’d been waiting two years for new material.

The remainder of Discover followed a few days later, spanning from the effortlessly groovy “Stepping Stones” introduction all the way through to a full-fledged jazz number, “Blind Faith.”

Giving fans a few months to digest the new material, Vogt returned in early February to reveal the funk-laden “Let Me Hear That,” which he released with an accompanying one-take music video.

The four-track Form EP saw its official release a few weeks later, at which time he struck out on the Discover/Form Tour. In the weeks since, the tour has taken him across the United States, joined by friends like StayLoose, Balkan Bump, JNTHN STEIN, Jenaux, and K+Lab for select dates.

“Tour’s been very cool,” Vogt said. “It’s been surprising because I haven’t done a headlining tour in a long time. I hadn’t really had a chance to engage with Haywyre fans in this way for at least two years, and it’s been a really refreshing reminder that there are these real-life people that enjoy watching me perform my music.”

Unlike most of today’s electronic and dance music artists, Vogt doesn’t DJ—and doesn’t know how. His performances are purely live and dynamic, giving fans the chance to see how quick he is on the keys up close. On his Discover/Form Tour, Vogt delivers his performance on the keyboard (tilted toward the audience so they can watch him play), keytar, and vocoder-filtered vocals, making for a captivating set from start to finish. His passion for his music and for performing is unmistakable during his live performances as he switches seemingly effortlessly between instruments, showing just how far he’s come over the past decade.

“I’m more in touch with priorities creatively and what it means to me to be a musician… what it is beyond a potential lifelong career, but also what impact I want to have and how I want to be engaging with the people that are listening to my music,” Vogt said.

When he finishes his current tour, Vogt will be getting back into the studio to work the next two parts of Panorama, which he says we can expect later this year. Before that, though, he’s going to focus on some remixes and collaborations that’ve been on the back burner.

“I’ve been working on so much original content that I think it’d be cool to just switch things up for a little bit and work with [artists] I’ve talked with for years,” Vogt said. “It’s going to be exciting to see some of those come to life.”

All of that comes to fruition via the piano for Vogt, which has been the tool he’s been channeling his creativity into long before “Haywyre” was born.

“The piano is the closest thing I have to translating ideas in my head directly into something concrete,” he said. “I don’t have that kind of relationship with anything else.”


Catch Haywyre his remaining Discover/Form tour dates:

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NMF Roundup: San Holo reveals new single, JOYRYDE returns with ‘IM GONE,’ Vincent releases debut 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.

Feed Me has at last revealed the full extent of his High Street Creeps LP, which kicks off with otherworldly “Perfect Blue.” JOYRYDE returns after “AGEN WIDA” with his first tune of 2019, “IM GONE,” and San Holo picks up his guitar in his new single, “Lead Me Back.” Afrojack and Chasner have unveiled their energy-filled remix of David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and J Balvin‘s “Say My Name,” and Party Favor and graves transport listeners to a festival main stage on “Reach For Me.” Vincent‘s debut EP officially hits the airwaves today, featuring heartfelt tracks like “Can’t Help Myself” with Pauline Herr. Manila Killa returns with his seven-track 1993 EP on Moving Castle, and The Knocks celebrate the end of the week on their new “block party mix” of Blu DeTiger‘s “In My Head.” It’s been almost a year, but RAM Records king Andy C has resurfaced to bring the world “Till Dawn,” a drum & bass number that’s simultaneously funky and intense. Vicetone‘s four-track Elements EP has arrived on Monstercat, featuring songs like “Home.” David Guetta dons his Jack Back moniker for a new Toolroom Records release with Cevin Fisher, “2000 Freaks Come Out,” and Louis Futon reveals his full 14-track LP, Way Back When. In an interesting turn of events, NGHTMRE, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lil Jon share a byline on their new single, “BANG,” and Diplo flexes on a new body of work, Europa, on Mad Decent.

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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