Louis Futon serenades with jazzy flip of James Blake’s ‘Retrograde’ ahead of debut album release

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Louis Futon serenades with jazzy flip of James Blake’s ‘Retrograde’ ahead of debut album releaseLouis Futon Debut Album

Louis Futon is releasing his debut album, Way Back When, on Feb. 22. To celebrate the occasion, he produced another fan favorite flip of James Blake‘s crooning “Retrograde.” Through sped-up vocals and a swinging groove, Futon caresses the core of the track with wet chords, guitar riffs, jazz flute, and saucy sax. The funky electro artist from Philly enlisted Berklee College of Music alum Hailey Niswanger for her prowess on the flute and guitar, which added much-needed jazz elements to the melodically complex rendition.

As always, Futon, shares a glimpse of his production process in a concise video, outlining the steps taken to create edit posted on his SoundCloud. Earlier this year, he gave listeners a taste of his debut album with the single, “Supposed to Be” featuring Duckwrth and Baegod.

Louis Futon inches towards album release with cosmically colorful ‘Supposed to Be’

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Louis Futon inches towards album release with cosmically colorful ‘Supposed to Be’Louis Futon

Louis Futon recently rendezvoused with LA vocalist DUCKWRTH for one more dose of blissful beat release, “Supposed to Be,” before Futon’s full-length album Way Back When officially arrives.

“Supposed to Be” is found in a familiar vein as its Way Back When predecessors (i.e., “Restless Sea” and “Royal Blood“), with choral-like vocals front and center, propelled by the syrupy BAEGOD. DUCKWRTH, who tapped Futon to produce “HELLO GOD” off the former’s An EXTRA UUGLY Mixtape, wastes no time, enticing the track with his potently playful rhymes. Smacking percussion, a deliberate, punchy beat, and flittering synth emissions make for whimsical production that could be breezily blended into the folds of any downtempo party dynamic.

Way Back When is due in full Feb. 22.

NMF Roundup: Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland drop anticipated collab, Habstrakt returns, Oliver Heldens and Lenno team up + more

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NMF Roundup: Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland drop anticipated collab, Habstrakt returns, Oliver Heldens and Lenno team up + moreAlison Wonderland Dillon Francis Tour Pic E1548433713179

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 teasing it incessantly on social media, Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland have finally revealed their heavy collaboration, “Lost My Mind.” Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge bring a wave of emotion in “Kingdom United,” and Habstrakt drags listeners to shadowy depths with “Darkness.” Masters of funk Oliver Heldens and Lenno sample an old favorite in their new tune, “The Groove,” and Arty crafts another sparkling anthem in “Save Me Tonight.” Nicky Romero brings warm-weather vibes in his latest with Olivia Holt, “Distance.” Jason Ross‘ Rooms EP hits the airwaves today, bringing with it “Close Your Eyes” with Jonathan Mendelsohn. Chris Lorenzo brings the bass in his new two-track EP, Hallucinogen, as do Dr. Fresch and BIJOU in theirs, Gangsta Party. R3HAB brings “joy” in his new remix of for KING & COUNTRY, and LO’99 and Owl Eyes craft a smooth and enticing single in “Sometime.”

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.

Louis Futon announces debut album, drops new single, ‘Bad Habits,’ with NoMBe [Watch]

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Louis Futon announces debut album, drops new single, ‘Bad Habits,’ with NoMBe [Watch]Louis Futon Debut Album

In addition to his debut album announcement, Louis Futon dropped a new single, “Bad Habits” featuring sultry vocals from NoMBe. Through glittering guitar melodies, harmonized voices, jazzy percussion, a smooth bassline, and an array of FX passing by, Futon showcases his mastery of musical composition and combines electronic and live elements on an über digestible soul-pop canvas. Futon’s vocals and rhythms take influence from hip-hop and R&B, as his flip projects and videos have been widely popularized through social media.

“Bad Habits” joins “Surreal” featuring RKCB, “Restless Sea” featuring Opia, and “Fall On Me” featuring BXRBER as tracks on his first long play. With tens of million streams on Spotify, his most popular project thus far has been “Wasted On You,” released through ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective. Judging from his past success traversing various genres, Futon’s debut project is something worth waiting on the edge of your seats for.

Futon co-directed the “Bad Habits” music video alongside Ryan Rash.

NMF Roundup: Habstrakt comes in hot, Alpha 9 soothes with ‘Azzura,’ The Black Madonna remixes Silk City and Dua Lipa + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday.

We’ve truly been blessed this week, with some of electronic music’s hottest acts dropping insane new productions. Habstrakt drops it low in his fiery new single, “About You,” and Malaa, too, delivers a house anthem in “We Get Crunk.” We welcome the return of Manila Killa, who’s delivered the beautiful “Run Away,” his first single in eight months. Mat Zo‘s released his highly anticipated No Words EP, from which we’ve selected the unparalleled “Music Lost All Words.” It’s also a stellar day for remixes, including The Black Madonna‘s rework of Silk City and Dua Lipa‘s “Electricity” and Syn Cole‘s bouncing take on Matoma‘s “Losing It Over You.” NGHTMRE and SLANDER‘s Gud Vibrations label celebrates with its first release today, too: WAVEDASH and fknsyd‘s “Deathwish.”

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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Louis Futon and Medasin drop bouncy flip of Travis Scott’s ‘Wake Up’

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Louis Futon and Medasin drop bouncy flip of Travis Scott’s ‘Wake Up’Louis Futon Medasin Travis Scott Wake Up Flip Release

Louis Futon‘s flips of fan-sourced track suggestions have been brightening days for a while – but when the producer teased a video of himself and Medasin working pure magic on Travis Scott‘s “Wake Up,” it was clear the take had the potential to be a standout. Future bass fans immediately clamored for a full release to smash the replay button on. Now the duo have granted that wish with a SoundCloud upload that’s pure sonic sunshine.

Futon and Medasin’s creative chemistry was on full display in the teaser video, with the soulful producers laying down layer after layer of live instrument grooves over the original’s vocals. Travis Scott’s auto-tuned verses and The Weeknd‘s NSFW choruses are transformed by the lush keyboard chords and slap bass, turning the sly R&B of the original into a playful upbeat bop that’d sound right at home on a Chance The Rapper mixtape. Amazingly, the two future bass stalwarts have yet to collaborate on an original – but if this lush rework is any indicator, the result would be nothing but certified heat.

Medasin and Louis Futon tease must-listen Travis Scott flip [Watch]

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Medasin and Louis Futon tease must-listen Travis Scott flip [Watch]Medasin Louis Futon Travis Scott Flip Video

Medasin and Louis Futon dropped a teaser video showing the smooth groove kings going certified bonkers on a flip of Travis Scott‘s “Wake Up.” The video shows the duo jamming on an a cappella of The Weeknd‘s featured vocals, after asking fans for song suggestions for an impromptu rework. The two producers start with the original’s raw vocals, and put it through a multi-step soul machine. The video shows Medasin laying down effortless keyboard stylings, while Louis Futon taps out drums on the fly and records a sliding bass guitar line. The creative chemistry in the studio is palpable, and whatever difficulties Medasin may have playing to thousands on tour clearly disappear when he’s just jamming and creating.

Oddly enough this is the first we’ve seen of the the two artists collaborating, despite dominating the same vein of electronic music. The duo needlessly asked if they should release the full version (the answer is undoubtedly hell yes), but fans can bask in the glory of Medasin’s dance moves while they wait for the rework to drop in full.

Louis Futon flips Childish Gambino’s ‘Summertime Magic’

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Louis Futon flips Childish Gambino’s ‘Summertime Magic’Futon

It’s been a few weeks, so its about time someone flipped Childish Gambino‘s “Summertime Magic,” and who else to do it better than Louis Futon? The certified flip-master celebrates his birthday by chopping up this new one from Gambino, off of the rapper’s recent surprise twofer Summer Pack. In the latest addition to his ever-so-popular video series, Futon allows viewers to follow his production process of cutting up the track’s melody, adding drums and bells, before getting a little weird on the second verse.

The Philadelphia-native beatmaker has been out on his Fall On Me tour this summer, following an infectious, jazzy single of the the same name featuring BXRBER. His last flip came by way of  J. Cole‘s “Kevin’s Heart,” though recently Futon has had his eye on Childish, working on another Gambino heater, “Telegraph Ave,” earlier this year with Louis The Child. Gambino’s “Summertime Magic” has already been subject to heavy repeated listens, though now with a new take from Louis Futon, the track’s shelf life just extended well past the summer swelter.

Louis Futon Beautifully Covers J. Cole’s ‘Kevin’s Heart’ With Armani White, BXRBER, and Bellah

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The worlds of dance music and rap have started to blur together in the last year. While some artists have met this new development with open arms through genre-blurring collaborations, others have taken a more subtle approach. Case in point – Louis Futon. The artist has released a brilliant cover of J. Cole’s ‘Kevin’s Heart’

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Louis Futon flips, covers, and intensifies J. Cole’s ‘Kevin’s Heart’

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Who better to rework a famed J. Cole track than the multi-talented Louis Futon, who enlists some help from Armani White, BXRBER, and Bellah to compose this cover of “Kevin’s Heart.” The song is part of Cole’s latest album, KOD, a Billboard albums chart-topper.

“Days after J Cole dropped his new project, KOD, I was listening to ‘Kevin’s Heart’ and had a really cool idea to flip it so I called up Bellah, BXRBER, and Armani White,” Futon says in the track’s description. “The whole track came together in a couple of hours, and I loved it so much I decided to take out J. Cole’s parts all together and make it a cover!”

The LA-based producer puts a funky spin on the edit, adding in his signature high-pitched synths and harmonies, which bend perfectly under a killer rap verse from White and soulful vocals from Bellah and BXRBER. Futon is set to hit some major U.S. cities on his upcoming summer tour. Find a full list of dates and ticket info here.