NMF Roundup: Lane 8 paves introspective path on new LP, Oliver Heldens and Mesto link + 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.

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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Alesso, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, and more curate exclusive playlists for Amazon Music’s ‘Choose Your Own DJ’ 2020 campaign [Stream]

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Amazon Music caters to electronic music enthusiasts with New Year’s Eve 2020 playlists curated by 24 of the genre’s reigning acts. Part of the streaming platform’s “Choose Your New Year’s Eve DJ” campaign, Amazon Music’s playlist drop includes cuts hand-selected by Alesso, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Alison Wonderland, Charlotte De Witte, and more.

Playlist inclusions range from artists’ favorite cuts of the year to Amazon exclusive releases, such as Jax Jones‘ VIP rework of his original, “This Is Real.” The full list of end of year playlists includes picks from Lost Frequencies, Eli & Fur, Chase & Status, Maya Jane Coles, DJ Premier, Dimelo Flow, Jax Jones, DJ Mustard, Kaytranada, Fatboy Slim, Oliver Koletzki, Ghetto Kids, Bostich, and more. Access the complete collection of 2020 playlists, here.

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Lost Frequencies talks sophomore LP, ‘Alive And Feeling Fine’ [Q&A]

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Bearing the name Alive And Feeling Fine, Lost Frequencies‘ sophomore album expanded the producer’s sound across double discs, and catalyzed the launch of a cross-city tour of the same name. As Lost Frequencies’ activity would suggest, it’s safe to say that “feeling fine” would be somewhat of an understatement for the Armada Music signee, as he looks back on a year that was rife with career invigorating advances.

Lost Frequencies caught up with Dancing Astronaut to reflect on the making of his extensive second studio outing, Alive And Feeling Fine.


Congrats on the release of your sophomore album, Alive And Feeling Fine! What did you learn during the making of your debut album, 2016’s Less Is More, that you hoped to reflect on/bring to this one?

Thank you! I learnt a lot about trusting the process and the artists and producers I collaborated with. Sometimes tracks can start with one idea and the finished result could be something completely different, and that’s OK! I hope Alive And Feeling Fine brings joy and positivity to all who listen. I also wanted the album to show how much I’ve grown as an artist between experimenting with more styles and genres, but I want it to still sound like a Lost Frequencies record.

Do you feel that your sound has changed in the time between Less Is More and Alive And Feeling Fine? If so, why, and to what would you attribute this change?

I don’t think it’s hugely changed, but I hope my fans can sense the developments in my sound; I still love producing house music, working with vocalists, and making tracks with an indie feel, and I wanted to push what I wanted these genres to be, [which is why some might have] a more country or rock feel, for example.

Is there a song on the album that you’d say was experimental for you?

I think “Lost Like Us” with Throttle and Kyla La Grange. We really went deeper and almost progressive with that track, but it was also very emotional with Kyla’s vocal. I always find working with other producers and collaborators to be a great opportunity to challenge myself and really push out of my comfort zone. I’m very pleased with the track.

The vocals on “Sweet Dreams” aren’t just from any featured artist—they’re from your girlfriend. How did the idea to have her sing on the track come about and how did she react when you asked her to do so? 

We prefer to keep our relationship personal, so we have never worked on anything together before! She’s a really good singer and I just thought she’d be the perfect fit for “Sweet Dreams.” She was super excited and I’m really proud of the result! 

The new album will be accompanied by the Alive And Feeling Fine tour will notably be your very first live tour. How has the planning of and preparation for this tour differed from others that you’ve plotted in the past given the live format of the tour?

It’s been a lot tougher, but that is the importance of rehearsals! We have a live ensemble which is something I’ve always wanted to do, adding live drums to really elevate tracks, bringing in vocalists on the tour for example. If I’m playing a Lost Frequencies set, I can arrive as a one man show, but as you can imagine, when there are a lot of people and instruments and teams involved, it can take a lot of logistic planning.

I’m really proud of the show we’ve created. The US leg went very well, we sold out New York, which was an amazing feeling and we had European dates on the calendar as well. We even had to add an extra show due to the demand, which is crazy! Thank you to all the fans who have come out and partied with us; I hope you have enjoyed our live takes!

Lunar Lunes: Zeds Dead and Urbandawn link for ‘Sound of the Underground,’ AC Slater and Proxy ‘Have Some Fun’ + 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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NMF Roundup: Oliver Heldens and Riton team up, No Mana remixes Kiiara + 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.

Oliver Heldens and Riton link with Vula for their new groovy collaboration, “Turn Me On,” and No Mana takes on Kiiara’s “Bipolar.” Kaskade takes his Meghan Trainor collab to another level with the release of a “club mix,” and The Knocks tap R&B crooner Gallant for “Exit Sign.” 3LAU caters to a wide audience on “Miss Me More,” and M83 follows up “Temple of Sorrow” with “Lune de fiel.” Armin van Buuren and Tempo Giusto take things up a notch with “Mr. Navigator,” and Sub Focus and Wilkinson prove to be a formidable drum ‘n’ bass duo on “Illuminate.” AC Slater delivers some new Night Bass heat with “Laid Off,” and DROELOE and Kalulu keep it light on “Broken Bricks.” After debuting the tune on DA earlier this week, Nora En Pure releases her remix of “Lost Souls,” and Machinedrum reveals new possibilities for San Holo’s “Lost Lately.” In another DA-debuted piece this week, Eli Brown rocks steady on “Come Together,” and Morgan Page and HAILENE tug at listeners’ heartstrings on “Footprints.”

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: Skrillex and friends release ‘Malokera,’ Alison Wonderland and QUIX 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.

Skrillex kicks off the weekend with a stacked collaboration, “Malokera,” with MC Lan, TroyBoi, Ludmilla, and Ty Dolla $ign. Alison Wonderland and QUIX have teamed up for “TIME,” and Louis The Child and Wrabel deliver a bittersweet joint effort called “Too Close.” CRAY brings a retro tone to her latest, “idontwannatalkaboutlove,” and The Knocks continue their summer releases with “Colors.” Cashmere Cat is full of “EMOTIONS” on his newest, and Good Times Ahead (formerly GTA) get with Flosstradamus for “Waffle House.” Cedric Gervais remixes DJ Snake, J Balvin, and Tyga’s “Loco Contigo,” and Mazare and Essenger turn it up to 11 on their new Monstercat single, “Berzerker.” The Chrises got in the studio for a new Anti Up single, “Right Now,” and Alok and Zafrir bring “Vale Vale” to listeners’ ears. HEYZ previews his new Bite This! album with “Castaway King,” and Valentino Khan drops off his new EP, stacked with songs like “BRB.” Fedde Le Grand puts his own touch on Matoma, MNEK, and Kiana Lede’s “Bruised Not Broken,” and Herobust preps for the weekend with “Dumb Lit.”

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: Mat Zo gets fired up with ‘Motivate,’ Lost Frequencies remixes Martin Garrix + 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.

Mat Zo has unleashed a brand new Mad Zoo compilation into the world, complete with a new original from the head honcho himself: “Motivate.” Lost Frequencies puts his spin on Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Fall Out Boy’s “Summer Days,” and Whipped Cream and LICK team up for “The Greatest.” Cedric Gervais joins forces with MJ Cole and Freya Ridings on “Waking Up,” and MK takes on Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello’s “Find U Again.” BIJOU flexes his hefty house chops on “Floetry,” and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros, and Natti Natasha deliver a mega-collab called “Instagram.” Foxen remixes Gill Chang and glasscat on “One For You,” and Leandro Da Silva has released a take on Oliver Heldens, Devin and Nile Rodgers’ “Summer Lover.” Sick Individuals, Justin Prime, and Bymia team up for “Not Alone,” and Frank Walker delivers his cut of Kygo and Chelsea Cutler’s “Not Ok.” Don Diablo has remixed Zara Larsson’s “All the Time,” and MOTi and Riggi & Piros collaborate on “Habibi.”

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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Lost Frequencies & Aloe Blacc Combine To Create Sizzling New Single “Truth Never Lies”

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The Belgian hitmaker known as Lost Frequencies is back again, this time with a brand new, radio ready smash single. Entitled “Truth Never Lies”, the track features the one and only Aloe Blacc and will take you into a brand new realm full of pop and dance euphoria. Lost Frequencies is no stranger to creating

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Lunar Lunes: R3HAB refreshes ATC’s ‘Around The World (La La La),’ Notaker unveils ‘PATH.FINDER’ EP + 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.

It’s been 18 years since the release of ATC’s classic “Around the World (La La La),” but R3HAB has revived the seminal track with a rework of his own. Notaker‘s new EP, PATH.FINDER, makes its full debut on Monstercat on April 8, featuring tracks like a VIP mix of “Into The Light.” DROELOE return to San Holo‘s bitbird with a new original, “Snow Shovels,” and Tiësto teams up with SWACQ for “Party Time.” Figure and Whiskey Pete join forces on bass-heavy “Exterminate,” and DEVAULT takes a dark approach with “RUNWAY.” Syn Cole‘s crafted a remix of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike‘s “Selfish,” and Bear Grillz taps vocalist Micah Martin for “Stay.” Dream team MOTi and Icona Pop have created “Sink Deeper,” and KAAZE and Aloma Steele flaunt their city pride with “My City.” Afrojack, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano have put their own spin on Jewelz & Sparks‘ “Bring It Back,” and DJ Sliink brings a Jersey club bounce to “Murda On My Mind.” Lost Frequencies throws it back with a remix of Estelle’s “American Boy,” and Sam Feldt takes on Rita Ora‘s “Only Want You.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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Lost Frequencies provides his take on Kanye West/Estelle hit, ‘American Boy’

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“American Boy” caught on like wildfire upon its 2011 release, putting Estelle on the map as a prime new talent to follow with a Kanye West co-sign. The single has since become a bonafide pop classic, and now Lost Frequencies has arrived to add a dance music twist. Per his usual M.O., the producer has twisted the original into an equally euphoric, chilled-out house tune with minimal layering. Estelle and Kanye’s vocals continue to take center stage, while Lost Frequencies builds around them with warm, analog synth melodies and a simple underlying chord progression that keeps the track bouncing along at an even pace. Taking on a megahit is always an intimidating task, but Lost Frequencies has proven he’s par for the task in this new remix.

Lost Frequencies was recently hosted on our Axis mix series. Give his mix here a spin after enjoying his “American Boy” re-do.