Rob Swire may have just teased new music from Pendulum

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A Rob Swire vocal is a rare sound in today’s sonic landscape, but that’s exactly what he just threw up on his Instagram in a post with a caption that reads “30 second WIP demo.”

In this case, “WIP” is an acronym for “work in progress.” Considering Swire’s career, this work is most likely attributed to one of two projects.

Newer entrants to the world of electronic music will know him as half of Knife Party, the open-format EDM duo who were a non-stop hit machine on the other end of this decade. Such unforgettable tracks like “Internet Friends,” “Destroy Them With Lazers,” and “Fire Hive,” are a few of their most notable productions.

Seasoned scene stalwarts will know Swire as the frontman of the legendary drum ‘n’ bass/rock hybrid group, Pendulum. Releasing their first album back in 2005, the group helped to shape the future of music (not just electronic), and since their production hiatus began in 2010, fans have been waiting with ground teeth for more new music.

Aural quality (and fact that he literally tagged the group) would suggest this video is a new Pendulum track, but until the official release, speculation is well warranted—expected even.

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NMF Roundup: Laidback Luke remixes Knife Party, Jason Ross and Dabin team up + 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.

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.

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DA’s Supernatural Selections: A Halloween playlist [Best of 2019]

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Amid the season of spiders, ghosts, and demons (oh, my!) Dancing Astronaut presents some of the most delightfully decadent tracks released solely in 2019. The dastard design of the dark arts is never something to scoff at. Dampened tones, haunting harmonies, and menacing drums take the driver’s seat this year, of course, as our annual harrowing Halloween playlist rears its head yet again. In light of the recent mid-tempo Renaissance—and the formidable sounds that followed—this year’s compilation is fashioned from entirely up-to-the-minute offerings.

Highlights include cult leader, REZZ, in the form of two tracks from her most recent project, Beyond The Senses; a tantalizing taste from fiendish newcomer, Kim Petras‘s horror-themed TURN OFF THE LIGHT studio album; chilling sound design from G-Jones, Eprom, KOAN Sound, and Flume; eerie melodies from Gesaffelstein, deadmau5, NGHTMRE, ZHU, and Wolfgang Gartner; and many more ghoulishly heavy hitters.

Other notable mentions include i_o and Grimes new hit thriller, “Violence,” a remix from Knife Party‘s “Ghost Train” after their first EP in four years, and the monstrous “If My Eyes Are Vampires (Your Body Is My Sunlight)” featuring TYNAN, arriving from Sullivan King‘s debut long play. Play this at your next Halloween party or in your pumpkin-print pajamas. But proceed at your peril: these tracks are not for the feeble-hearted.

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NMF Roundup: Diplo remixes Kaskade, Spencer Brown takes on deadmau5 + 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.

Diplo leads the charge this NMF with a sultry remix of Kaskade, Felix Cartal and Jenn Blosil’s “More,” and Spencer Brown previews deadmau5’s forthcoming here’s the drop! remix LP with his take on “fn pig (ov).” Cashmere Cat’s sophomore album makes its debut on Sept. 20, featuring song like the Christina Aguilera-sampled “WATERGIRL,” and Chris Lorenzo takes on Boombox Cartel and MadeinTYO’s “NEW WIP.” M83’s much-anticipated 15-song DSVII is out now, featuring songs like “Feelings,” and Kill Paris puts an even groovier spin on Haywyre’s already-funky “Storyteller.” Opiuo and Lafa Taylor shine in “Send It,” and Muzzy tackles Knife Party’s “Ghost Train” with a sinister rendition of his own. Billy Kenny and Huxley take to the dance floor on “SWEAT,” and Feenixpawl and Marcus Santoro bring the feels with “Forever Young.” Cristoph puts his own spin on The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition,” and Dom Dolla plays with words on “San Frandisco.” David Guetta remixes himself as Jack Back in a new remix of “Thing For You,” and Luttrell paints a serene soundscape with his remix of Jai Wolf and Mr Gabriel’s “Lose My Mind.”

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.

Wynnwood Fear Factory locks in Illenium, Knife Party, Malaa and more for Halloween in Miami

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The summer festival circuit might be cooling down, but Halloween lineups are keeping things hot heading into the fall events season. Chief among them comes from the organizers at Diskolab, with Wynwood Fear Factory’s stacked 2019 lineup. Mana Wynwood Warehouse is the place to be on October 25, with Illenium, Knife Party, Gareth Emery, Malaa, and more all making their way to Miami for Halloween.

Additional support comes by way of performances from Matt Medved, EDX, and DROELOE. Wynwood Fear Factory passes and VIP packages are on sale now — purchase tickets here.

NMF Roundup: Skrillex drops new EP, Knife Party return + 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.

With just a day’s notice, Skrillex has surprised-dropped a two-track EP on OWSLA, consisting of “Fuji Opener” and “Mumbai Power.” Knife Party came out of the woodwork, too, to reveal their first releases in four years in the form of the Lost Souls EP. Perhaps today’s biggest mega-collaboration comes in the form of Dillon Francis, Boombox Cartel and Desiigner’s “Drip,” and one of the biggest remixes is sure to be Gryffin’s remix of Shawn Mendes’ “If I Can’t Have You.” Golf Clap have cooked up a spicy remix of Madi and Robokid’s “White Horse,” and Far Out takes Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy’s “Lift You Up” to new heights. Madeaux takes listeners deep into a late-night club with “I Want You,” and Goldroom continues his string of new releases with “Nothing Matters.” DESERT STAR returns to Monstercat with “Carissa,” and Alesso remixes his own tune with TINI, “Sad Song.” Andrew Rayel and HAILENE prove to be a match made in heaven on “Take All of Me,” and Hardwell and Quintino take things up a notch with “Reckless” on Spinnin’. Ray Volpe and Aviella join forces for “Our World,” and Mark Knight’s remixed David Guetta and Raye’s “Stay (Don’t Go Away).”

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.

Knife Party Is Back With Monster New 4 Track “Lost Souls” EP

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With over a BILLION streams and downloads to date, the devilish duo of Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen who brought you the likes of ‘BONFIRE’, ‘CENTIPEDE’ & ‘INTERNET FRIENDS’ are BACK with an EP of epic proportions! It’s no surprise that the new EP has received strong support from DJs all across the globe, with

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Knife Party release highly anticipated ‘Lost Souls’ EP [Stream]

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The cliché “absence makes the heart grow fonder” is one that quite a few dance fans agree with when it comes to the topic of Knife Party. The groundbreaking bass outfit led by Rob Swire has been brewing their latest release for four years now, and after teasing the fans with “Ghost Train” in April, Lost Souls has finally arrived.

Knife Party have provided four new tracks to savor, and each rings with the distinctive low-end, electro sound that brought the Australian group to prominence nearly a decade ago. “No Saint” opens the EP on a roaring note, employing choice vocal clips and intriguing percussion underneath sinister melodies.

Things take a turn for the dramatically cunning in the EP’s title track, which samples an eccentric vocal before building into a wild cacaphony of shrieking bass and synths that burst out like machine guns. The catastrophic feel simultaneously works the dancefloor and stirs an unsettling feeling within. Harrison joins in on the funk-based, melodic “Death & Desire”—the lightest track on the record that adds a bit of euphoria into the mix. Lost Souls finally closes with the powerful “Ghost Train.” Overall, an EP worthy of the time it took to reach its release.

Knife Party announce first solo release since 2015, ‘Lost Souls’ EP

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The anticipation for the Knife Party EP has reached a fever pitch. It was no mystery that Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen were cooking up new music —for both their Knife Party and Pendulum monikers— but now the forthcoming EP finally has a name and release date. Lost Souls will be the bass duo’s first solo release since their 2015 Trigger Warning EP. Despite the gap in Knife Party releases, Swire and McGrillen have been active hosting their podcast Knifecast, preparing for a new Pendulum live show and collaborating on music with Tom Morello and Pegboard Nerds.

According to the Billboard exclusive, the four-track EP contains “sonic shifts at play”, displaying both “a softer side of Knife Party” and “blood-curdling bass drops”. Martin Garrix has already given fans a preview of Lost Souls during his EDC Las Vegas set earlier this year when he dropped the EP’s hardest track.

Lost Souls is out on the duo’s Earstorm imprint, Friday July 19.

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Knife Party debut eerie new single ‘Ghost Train’

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Since the inception of their Knifecast podcast in 2018, Knife Party has treated those who tune in to some exclusive listening material—their latest exclusive gift being the duo’s forthcoming single “Ghost Train,” fresh off of Knifecast 13. The pair previously shared a demo of a track named “Ghost Town;” although bearing similar names, the tracks hardly resemble each other. Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen have used their radio show-style platform to play IDs, host guests, and share updates on new releases. Earlier in the year, they announced a forthcoming Knife Party EP on top of new Pendulum music as well.

The new single “Ghost Train” is tinged with the usual Halloween-esque elements of a standard Knife Party production, but has received mixed reception about its squeamish drop. Love it or hate it, one thing is for certain—new Knife Party music is on the way.

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