Launchpad Playlist: Get the night started with this grab bag of goodies

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DA Playlist Selects:

Ayelle – “Young”

Oli Hannaford – “The Crown”

Tracklist:
Ralph Taylor – “Eyes”
Close Counters– “SOULACOASTA”
Masserne – “Kaskaskia”
LEADR – “Waves”
dean keeton– “speedway”
Ayelle – “Young”
Oli Hannaford – “The Crown”
LARSEN – “Severe”

Launchpad Playlist: Heat up the night with this hefty heavy bass playlist

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here

With the proliferation of bass music in today’s scene, particularly drum & bass, we’ve sought out to highlight some of the off-kilter styles and BPMs the genre has to offer — and so the latest Launchpad playlist is brimming with bristling bass. From half-time and hip-hop to neuro rhythm, we present a small collection of bass music aside from the more ubiquitous dubstep and trap sounds and rhythms in the current dance sphere.

DA Playlist Selects:

Shield – “Slang ft Ivy Lab”

Though “Slang” was released more than two years ago, it’s inventive tendencies boast a sinister air of bass music that proves to be an idiosyncratic standout, even by today’s standards. Judging by the track’s off-kilter production, it’s also small wonder NOISIA premiered this track on NOISIA Radio.

RoyGreen & Protone – “Manoeuvre”

“Manoeuvre” is a unique sounding drum & bass track with awesome vocals from one of the UK’s storied MC’s, DRS. With a voice that lends so perfectly to the production, it’s no surprise RoyGreen & Protone nail the vibes on “Manoeuvre.” It’s properly dark and plenty moody, and thus, unforgettably exuberant.

Tracklist:

Obeyer – “Chelsea Smile”
TLZMN – “Viper”
Kid Koma – “Chimera”
Shield – “Slang” ft. Ivy Lab
RoyGreen & Protone x The Insiders ft. DRS – “Manoeuvre”
Hyroglifics x Arkaik – “Phone Drone”

Launchpad: Decompress with this lush downtempo playlist

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DA Playlist Selects:

Occupanther feat. Plateau Green – “Akira”

Inspired by the organic tone language of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies, Julian Klaas — known musically as Plateau Green — is creating a cerebral niche of dreamy electronica by linking elements of alternative pop with experimental soundscapes and lush instrumentals. Klass had joined forces with the German Occupanter ahead of his debut EP, The Arch of Our Eye’s Orbit, and the release is all too stunning to pass up for the latest Launchpad playlist. If Klaas’ new EP is about the detachment from the human self and finding one’s original state of being, as he’s articulated in a press release, then “Akira” is the grey matter in between. It’s a dazzling venture that transforms nothingness into sheer beauty, channeling the likes of Moderat and solidifying Plateau Green’s rising status in the downtempo realm along the way.

Bearcubs – “Landslide”

London-based Bearcubs is preparing to release his debut album come March 2. Both Bearcub’s sultry vocals and a solid production style are a commanding force, aligning his work with several of contemporary music’s finest soulful crooners like James Blake and King Krule. Bearcubs combined future garage and lo-fi house music in his latest meticulously crafted production “Landslide.” Perhaps his most aptly named work to date, “Landslide” is both an account of his grasp on the nimble state of electronic music and his imminent growth in the musical sphere.

Tracklist:

Occupanther feat. Plateau Green – “Akira”
Masserne- “Ouaconisen”
Bearcubs- “Landslide”
Soul Catalyst – “Escape”

 

Launchpad: January remix roundup

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here

DA Launchpad Selects:
Yellow Shoots – “wild fire (Nick AM) Remix”

Known for his captivating reworks of off-kilter tracks, Nick AM’s arsenal includes takes on tracks like Whethan and Charli XCX‘s “Love Gang,” Kanye West‘s “Love Lockdown,” A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation,” and more.  On its face, “wild fire” may appear to delve too deep into the experimental waters, but expectedly Nick AM rises above. He showcases his keen ability to weave disparate elements together in this smooth lo-fi number and it’s just another testament to the searing potential of a rising New York visionary.

APEK & MAXR (ft. Denny White) – “Crawl (Villms & ZIIDAN Remix)”

The young talent and most recent Enhanced releasee Villms is on his way to becoming a recognizable force in the progressive house realm. He’s teamed up with ZIIDAN and the two take their melodic dubstep to APEK, MAXR, and Denny White’s hit “Crawl,” transforming it into a euphoric, piano masterpiece.

Tracklist:
Thutmose – “Blame (SHADES Remix)”
APEK & MAXR (ft. Denny White) – “Crawl (Villms & ZIIDAN Remix)”
Kygo -” Stargazing ft. Justin Jesso (Atlassius Remix)”
Marshmello & Selena Gomez X Vincent – “Wolves (Crystalize Remix)”
Yellow Shoots – wild fire (Nick AM Remix)

Launchpad: Lose yourself in this sweeping house playlist

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House music’s appeal runs deep. From the jackin’ house that pours out of Chicago to this day, characterized by its repetitive 4/4 beats, drum machine rhythms, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines, to the present tides of “deep house” and future house that are washing over the music world, the chances are high that listeners will fall in love with the genre — especially considering its deeply entrenched, continual evolutions and odes to the past. Today, we’re premiering a sweeping Launchpad playlist of house music. It’s filled with tribal house and progressive house, but no matter what you’re into, it’s plenty easy to get lost in this playlist.

DA Launchpad Selects:
Domenic Cappello – “Time to Begin”

Domenic Cappello’s “Time to Begin” is one of three lush cuts on the Sub Club resident’s debut EP which came out in early-December under his own name. Over the years, Cappello’s gone on to headline some of the UK’s best underground clubs. Between Back2Basics to Plastic People, to Fabric, as well as Berlin’s Panorama Bar and Paris’ The Rex. Domenic’s work has certainly aided in solidifying Sub Club’s legacy for years to come, so it’s only right we commemorate the release of this legend’s new EP with a feature on this playlist.

Kim Anker – “Stay (ft. Andrew)”

Newcomer Kim Anker’s “Stay” is a chilled-out track that beckons its listeners to throw it on in rotation.

Tracklist:
Demuir – “El Latino Es Negro”
Domenic Cappello – “Time To Begin”
JR from Dallas – “Downtown City (Sebb Junior Remix)”
Jackson Snapp – “Another World”
Kim Anker- “Stay (ft. Andrew)”

 

 

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Launchpad: Decompress with this late-night vibes playlist

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here

With the New Year’s festivities behind us, now’s the perfect time to reflect on the opportunities and possibilities we can pursue in the new year. Accordingly, Dancing Astronaut has curated a playlist brimming with introspective, late-night vibes to wind down, decompress, and reflect with.

DA Playlist Selects:

PaulWetz- “Third Eye”

At just 20-years-old the German-hailing PaulWetz is already satiating dancefloors around the world. Returning with “Third Eye” – a collaboration with UK singer Christen Kwame — PaulWetz delivers a provoking late-night production hinting that listeners will need to keep all eyes and ears alert to see just what the new year holds.

Deisen- “Zentrifugal”
Born and raised amidst the same very streets that shaped Kraftwerk, in Düsseldorf, Germany, Deisen lives up to his regional heritage. Having spent time in Germany, Vermont, and Brooklyn, Deisen’s music is a visceral reaction, which he claims on his SoundCloud page pulls him “into a life void of creativity and motion.” Presently, Deisen has released his dazzling Zentrifugal Ep, which he’s described as “a portal to daydreams of naivety, farewells, overcoming, dancing.”

Tracklist:

Yöurr – “Fall Apart.”
PaulWetz- “Third Eye”
APIS – “Proof”
London Grammar  – “Oh Woman Oh Man (Gus Miller Remix)”
Deisen – “Zentrifugal”

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Launchpad: Dance your worries away with this expansive house playlist

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As we become consumed with the anticipation of new beginnings in the new year and a fresh start, it’s important that to take some time to reflect and reminisce about the past year. Perhaps it’s been prosperous, or perhaps it’s been incredibly difficult. Regardless, we must dance. We must dance for the moments of joy over the last year and be thankful for those we moments we shared with friends, family, and loved ones. We must dance away the sadness, the heartaches, and most importantly, for those who cannot. It’s with this need to dance, for whatever reason, that we’ve crafted our latest Launchpad playlist. This is a collection of house tracks far and wide that beg us to dance and for them to be the ones danced to.

DA Launchpad Selects:

KDA – “Hate Me ft Patrick Cash”

British DJ and producer KDA’s “Hate me” featuring Patrick Cash has been played out by the likes of Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Jackmaster, Tiga, and Pete Tong. It was only right for “Hate Me” to make it on this list of daring dance numbers.

Vndy Vndy – “Lost My Friends”

The last year was flooded with future bass. Many may look to the genre with dismay and point to its unoriginality, expected drops, etc. Certainly, though, there are many artists working within the subgenre that are unique and inspiring. Vndy Vndy is one such act. Their original “Lost My Friends” is based on part of the Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet (“Arabian dance”) and it’s a daringly singular offering that we couldn’t help but include in the mix.

Tracklist:

Jax Jones – “Breathe ft Ina Wroldsen”
Vndy Vndy  – “Lost My Friends”
Bes & Merey – “Flying High”
Tom Tyger & Vyktor Nova – “Move Your Feet”
Miss Nine & Basto – “Deep Deep Down ft Nat Conway”
KDA – “Hate Me ft Patrick Cash”

 

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Launchpad: Wind down with this emotive post-club playlist

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The weekend is upon us. Hopefully, you can finally set aside some downtime to relax and reflect. Whether you’re staying in this weekend or are on the cusp of a big night out, we’ve crafted the perfect post-club playlist. Our latest Launchpad playlist is an emotive arch of deep house, techno, and electronica.  It’s a deliverance that’s drowning in introspection, perfect for the after-after party and easy listening alike.

DA Launchpad Selects:
FromDropTillDawn – “Deja Vu”

You’ve still got one dance in you, so this track’s got you covered. Deja Vu. It’s as if you’re back on the dancefloor. The This Ain’t Bristol mainstay FromDropTillDawn serves up a sultry deep house number in this undertaking, and it’s an insatiably moving deliverance.

Nils Frahm – “Says (Echo 6 Remix)”

Echo 6, better known as Charly Martin, works his down-tempo magic on the seminal Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm’s track “Says” and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to include it in this arched playlist. Originally recorded on Frahm’s Spaces album, Echo 6 reworks the emotive number in an incredibly endearing fashion. The newly minted tune is perfect for ending an evening out in its near eight minutes of sheer sonic bliss.

 

 

 

Tracklist:
FromDropTillDawn – “Deja Vu”
Luckless – “So Talk (Ducks! Spinning Circles Remix)”
TJ Lawton & Dan Wainwright  – “Easy Come, Easy Go”
Nils Frahm – “Says (Echo 6 Remix)”
CRi – “Keep It Real (ft Jesse Mac Cormack)”

 

 

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November has come to an end and with it has been some supreme new music. We’ve taken to compiling the best under the radar remixes that caught our eye over the last month. From future bass and indie dance to deep and tech house, this joyous jaunt will surely have something for everyone to dance to.

 

DA Launchpad Selects:

Post Malone – “I Fall Apart (SLANDER Remix)”

The impassioned godsend of Post Malone‘s “I Fall Apart” from Slander was re-uploaded to SoundCloud this week. Thankfully, the’s two’s bass modification of Posty’s tune has made its rightful return to listeners eardrums. And certainly, a remix playlist of our favorites over the last month would not be complete without this tear-jerker of a track.

Virtual Self – “EON Break (Nick Gunner Remix)”

November saw out the arrival of Porter Robinson‘s mysterious new alias Virtual Self. At last, Virtual Self had made his technic-utopian debut, marking both a significant departure from his seminal Worlds and a venture into unbeknownst territory for the entire EDM ecosystem. Of course, the artist’s new tunes were a glorious, refreshing bestowal, but the swiftly rising Chicago-based producer Nick Gunner has taken it upon himself to expand upon the astral grandeur of “EON Break” — and we’re certainly glad he did, as Gunner stuns on his rework. In widening the track’s beginning he’s created a captivating addition to an already cherished number, only continuing to point at his searing potential.

 

 

 

Tracklist:

Virtual Self – “EON Break” (Nick Gunner Remix)
French Montana- “Unforgettable” (FeelGoodSmalls Remix)
Noizu – “Jungle” (Hotfire Remix)
cautiousclay – “cold war” (lessismoore remix)
Post Malone- “I Fall Apart” (Slander Remix)

 

 

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Thanksgiving is over, it’s still a month until Christmas, which means there remains a long stretch of winter ahead. That’s why we created this indie dance playlist for you, to share some tunes that will help you make it through the period of finals, end of year reviews, and a glut of holiday music. Check out these tracks, filled with downtempo goodness, soulful vocals, and just the right amount of drum kick.

DA Launchpad Selects:

LYOD – “Love It Or Leave It”
The cover art might tip you off: the palm trees tell you what you need to know about this laidback, dancehall inspired gem. Maybe it’s the warm colors or the reggae-infused vocals. Either way, from the very first horns of the track, it’s easy to tell that this one is a vibe. Bringing a perfect balance of relaxation and dance notes, this one is sure to keep you warm this winter.

Wyclef Jean – “What Happened To Love (N8VBOY Remix)”
This remix by N8VBOY combines a lot of what we love about remix culture in general. Take a quality original and reimagine it into a completely new lane. In this case, it comes in the form of the pitched down vocals of the chorus, combined with the unmistakable voice of Sir Wyclef himself. When it comes time for the drop, things hit in just the right way; it comes in the form of a groove rather than a departure from the rest of the track.


Tracklist:

LYOD – “Love It Or Leave It”
ID3 – “Blossom (feat. LaMeduza)”
Hollywood Principle – “If Only (feat. AL3JANDRO)”
Overjoy – “Women”