Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 67

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 67Deters Beat Lab@0.

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.


Electronic music’s favorite bickering best friends are at it again. After teaming up for a powerful remix of Knife Party‘s “Sleaze” last month, contending colleagues No Mana and i_o have returned for a collaborative original, “Bad Things.” They’ve enlisted vocalist Fay to give their bass-pounding venture an even more sultry vibe and unleashed it to the world via mau5trap. In the track, they’ve managed to blend a variety of genres, making “Bad Things” pleasing to fans of techno, house, trance, and everything in between.

With Skrillex now releasing music on a more regular basis, his latest endeavors are, of course, being remixed into the ground. His mega-collab with JOYRYDE, “AGEN WIDA,” has been flipped, revamped and recycled countless times since its release in late October. One of the latest to take on the fiery track is FREAK ON, a Venice Beach producer whose catalog only contains this track and one other (a remix of Spice Girls). This intense tech house rework of “AGEN WIDA” provides an awesome new perspective on the track, leaning into its house elements for a groovy rendition.

After sitting on the track for a while, Monstercat‘s Grant found that “Castaway” made for a perfect addition to the label’s reoccurring partnership with video game phenomenon Rocket League. “It’s a song about starting over, and the desire to escape from your current life or whatever it is that’s holding you back,” he says of the track. He enlisted vocalist Jessi Mason as a complement to the serene, easygoing soundscape he’d created and built a song that’s simultaneously complex and smooth.

graves can do no wrong. Just weeks after contributing a massive rendition of “If Only You Knew” to What So Not‘s Not All The Beautiful Things Remixes album, he’s back with a new original piece of work. Tapping the talents of singer EZI, graves uses her breezy vocals to set the tone for the meticulously produced pop/trap synthesis he’s created. His versatile ways of production shine no matter what he’s making, and it’s such a refreshing thing to witness and hear.

“i was lost but i was amazed at what i had discovered,” reads dull machine’s description of “the beauty in the hatred.” I, too, am amazed at what I’ve discovered in this track. This carefully designed song ascends with a minute-long introduction, its delicate melody building up to a theme of full-bodied instrumentation and crashing percussion. There’s a unique, endearing quality here — one that’s hard to put a finger on. Fans of Porter Robinson: pay attention.

JOYRYDE Pushes Back Album Release Indefinitely Only Days Before It Goes Live

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JOYRYDE’s upcoming album has been one of the most talked about releases in 2018. A lot of this conversation comes from the album’s first single, the stunning bass house collaboraiton with Skrillex ‘AGAIN WIDA’. While fans have been patiently waiting to hear the LP in its entirety, it was announced today that they will have

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JOYRYDE to throw benefit show in LA, all proceeds will go to California wildfire victims

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JOYRYDE to throw benefit show in LA, all proceeds will go to California wildfire victimsJOYRYDE Wildfires 1

As wildfires continue to rage from both ends of the Californian borders, an increasingly prominent figure in the electronic landscape, JOYRYDE, is wielding his talents to take a commendable stride to alleviate the suffering of those affected.

JOYRYDE (real name: John Ford) has announced he, in association with Insomniac Events, United Talent Agency, Prodigy Artists, and the LA Fire Department, will be throwing a benefit show Nov 29 at Exchange LA–with all proceeds going directly towards helping the victims of this month’s catastrophic fires.

“Last week I was watching the fires and knew already we had to do this,” JOYRYDE wrote on Facebook. “I’m donating my fee and all proceeds from this event to the LAFD and we made a go fund me for the Animal Shelters and victims of the fire. COME, GIVE.”

With a death toll eclipsing 80, and hundreds of Californians still unaccounted for, the fire has been deemed by experts the deadliest and most environmentally destructive in the state’s history. The fires have left thousands homeless, desecrating an upwards of 16,000 total homes and structures. Firefighters have been working day and night to expel the flames, with an estimated 75 percent of the fires contained at present, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Donations to JOYRYDE’s GoFundMe can be made here, and tickets to the benefit show can be found here.

H/T: ABC

11 things we learned from Wolfgang Gartner’s recent Reddit AMA

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11 things we learned from Wolfgang Gartner’s recent Reddit AMAWolfgang Gartner

Wolfgang Gartner rose from the ashes with his new Medicine EP that showcased his original, complex-electro style with modern day bass house elements. The veteran EDM producer stopped by Reddit to allow users to ask him whatever’s on their minds. A lot of users wondered about production techniques, collaborations/inspirations, and more intimate facts about the man behind the music. Below are 13 things learned from the event.

1) Wolfgang and Skrillex have had major impacts on each other’s sounds throughout their careers. He even got a sneak peek at the watershed Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. Wolfgang would even follow up on “Devil’s Den” if the opportunity presented itself.

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2) JOYRYDE is one of Gartner’s biggest inspirations as of late, which helped him rise from his musical slump.

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3) Jaykode made appearances in the AMA, showing love to his friend and collaborator. Gartner describes why the two collaborate so well together, noting that they use a similar, unique chord structure in their productions.

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4) He has a grip of new music in the works. While he has as many as 10 new tracks in the can, even after the release of his recent Medicine EP, another full-length album from Wolfgang in the future seems unlikely.

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5) His current favorites are JOYRYDE, Habstrakt, and Zomboy, among others.

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6) The complextro deity delves into his writing process, revealing that his method relies on the drums in his productions to guide his melodies. He also reveals his favorite hardware of the moment.

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7) Wolfgang reveals his career’s biggest obstacle has been chasing balance. As a result, he works in imbalanced life cycles between family and music, spending six to eight months producing and the rest tending to family, loved ones, and health.

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8) One of Wolfgang’s biggest musical inspirations is hip-hop icon Timbaland.

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9) He sings on Medicine — the first time he’s used his own vocals in over 20 years.

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10) It took Gartner 10 years of producing to sell his first song. And he sold it for $300.

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11) The Wolf is a cat guy.

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Skrillex Returns With The Long Awaited Collaboration With JOYRYDE – ‘AGEN WIDA’

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What a week it has been. The Amsterdam Dance Event is now in full swing, Martin Garrix has been dropping singles like hotcakes and Dillon Francis waxed Zedd’s name into his chest for some reason. What could possibly make this week better you ask? Well, naturally NEW SKRILLEX. After over a year since his last

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JOYRYDE throws album roll out into gear with Skrillex riding shotgun on ‘AGEN WIDA’

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JOYRYDE throws album roll out into gear with Skrillex riding shotgun on ‘AGEN WIDA’Agen Wida 1

One of the most anticipated electronic match-ups of 2018’s closing months, with compatibility ratings that leave Tinder’s in a shallow grave, Skrillex and JOYRYDE‘s “AGEN WIDA,” has landed—at long last.

Both EDM blue chips have been wielding the track’s jungle-themed savor to add a fan-friendly swelter to their sets for over a year now. With its spontaneous tempo switch-ups, offbeat vocal contortions, and delectably danceable four-on-the-floor framework, the collaborative delivery behind “AGEN WIDA” is a lesson in organic chemistry. While JOYRYDE has been touting his driving bass-house since spawning his solo project, Skrillex’s foray into house sensibilities more recently grew out of his now-omnipresent effort with Habstrakt on “Chicken Soup” from 2017’s HOWSLA compilation, catapulting his output since toward its current dock in heavy-house harbor.

The momentous new track comes as a precursor to JOYRYDE’s recently announced debut studio album, Brave, touching down November 30. Both OWSLA entities are set to take the stage at a slew of fall/winter festivals before the year is up, doubtlessly with “AGEN WIDA” in-hand.

Joyryde Reveals The Release Date Of His Collaboration With Skrillex

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After the teaser by Joyryde and Skrillex on Monday night, Joyryde has escalated the anticipation for his collaboration with Skrillex by posting a photo to Instagram announcing the release date of his debut album, Brave. The collaboration with Skrillex titled “AGEN WIDA” will be released on Friday, October 19th, and then will later release his

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Skrillex “Leaks” Title of Joyryde’s New Collab and Album

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In a rather insightful tweet and Instagram story post last night, Sonny Moore “leaked” what appears to be the title of the long-rumored brand new collab between Skrillex and English DJ and Producer John Ford aka Joyryde. The title appears to be “AGEN WIDA,” and it’s our guess what that could even mean. Beyond this

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Skrillex reveals JOYRYDE collab, ‘AGEN WIDA’

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Skrillex reveals JOYRYDE collab, ‘AGEN WIDA’Skrille Joyryde Agen Wida Collab Tease

With fan anticipation well past fever pitch, Skrillex news is beginning to pick up. Now, the OWSLA boss has teased a new collaboration with JOYRYDE via social media that will only add more fuel to the new Skrillex hype train. In a tweet, Skrillex posted a screen shot of his iTunes loaded up with track by himself and JOYRYDE titled “AGEN WIDA.” While it’s unclear whether or not the track is slated for the long-awaited Skrillex LP, the screen cap also contained an extra tidbit for music fans. Just a week after hinting strongly at a full length OWSLA LP, the “HOT DRUM” producer’s music in Skrill’s own music collection is shown with BRAVE as the album title.

While the exact details are still a little fuzzy, music fans have a double dose of goodness to look forward to, with a confirmed new Skrillex collab and a full JOYRYDE album. It’s looking like an explosive end of year for OWSLA, and liftoff can’t come soon enough for impatient fans.

JOYRYDE Announces New Music Due Out On OWSLA After A Year-Long Hiatus

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JOYRYDE took some considerable time off from releasing new music. The producer quickly grabbed attention in 2016 with his hypnotic blend of bass and house, but since May 2017, JOYRYDE has not released any new material. This is because of a hectic touring schedule as well as a back surgery which took quite a bit

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