Eight-time Grammy Award-nominated band Death Cab for Cutie have been releasing alternative hits for over fifteen years, and their longevity is a continued testament to the quality of their music in an over-saturated music marketplace. Now, electronic duo Louis the Child has teamed up with the band to remix “I Dreamt We Spoke Again,” and the pair continue to prove their adaptability as they branch out to a new genre and find a way to make it their own in the remix.
Chilling future bass layers intertwine with the original’s crisp vocals and instrumentals, making Louis the Child’s rendition a perfect select for repeated listening this summer. The duo cuts up the beat to add versatile sonic fillers, adding a new dynamic to the track without totally altering the soul of the original release.
Death Cab for Cutie commented on Louis The Child’s rework in an official release, explaining,
“‘I Dreamt We Spoke Again’ began as a very muted, low-key ghost of a song, but ended up being one of the more dance-oriented tracks that this band has attempted – though in a very throwback, nostalgic sense. So, it was a treat to turn it over to Louis the Child and have them apply all of the bells and whistles of 2019 dance music production to it.”
Louis the Child’s remix of “I Dreamt We Spoke Again” is out now via Atlantic Records.
Dreams Festival has revealed its full lineup for the 2019 edition, returning to its home at Toronto’s Exhibition Place for the Canada Day long weekend. Returning to the city’s festival landscape for its eighth year, headliners for the upcoming edition include Zedd, Louis The Child, NGHTMRE and Slander‘s Gud Vibrations joint project, and hometown hero REZZ.
The 2019 lineup features more than 30 acts across the RBC Echo Beach, Dream House and Waterfront stages, ranging from good friends Gorgon City and Duke Dumont, to recent Toronto resident Billy Kenny. The phase-two lineup announcement sees support from artists such as Drezo, Don Diablo and Coyu.
Dreams has reshaped its focus over the years to curate a more boutique festival experience and highlight unique details to improve the overall festival experience. Last year’s rendition saw thoughtful additions such as an on-site massage team for attendees, a secret garden within the festival grounds, and an exclusive Kaskade Redux after-party for VIP ticket holders.
Life is Beautiful returns to Las Vegas later this year, taking over 18 blocks of the city to host a multi-day festival of today’s biggest names. For its seventh edition, the festival boasts a multi-genre set of talent, with some of EDM’s hottest acts topping the bill.
Ultra Music Festival has grown to be one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, making the city of Miami a temporary home for the thousands of individuals that come flocking into the city. After the first day of the festival at their brand new location on the Virginia Key, festival-goers weren’t the only ones that had a lot to say about their experience thus far. Upon the festival’s main stage was KFC’s mascot, Colonel Sanders, who held a five-minute slot amidst the afternoon. Though the festival was characterized by a number of memorable artist sets, the promotional tactic was criticized by a number of artists, including Louis The Child and Alison Wonderland.
Speaking on the issue, the artists note that Ultra holds one of the most impactful platforms in the electronic music scene, and their stages should support hardworking, talented artists that work for the opportunity to perform at these events. Between the chaotic transportation issues at the end of night one that left thousands of attendees to make the hour long trek to the mainland, it looks like Ultra is just getting started.
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During day 1 of Ultra Music Festival, people were confused and a little annoyed by the between-set DJ represented by Colonel Sanders. Despite headlining the event, Marshmello called out Ultra for not allowing a hard-working DJ to take this spot. Even Louis The Child has called out Ultra Music Festival for their corporate ad. Louis
Whether listeners will be basking in the Miami sun, or alternatively watching Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival unfold from a distance, Ultra Records ensures that electronic aficionados won’t need to shuffle incessantly to find the songs sure to keep the energy going, from dusk to dawn. Cue—or rather, queue—Ultra Records’ ULTRA Music Festival 2019, a diverse collection of 16 cuts from a selection of top-billed artists, all of which will take the decks at the festival’s 21st iteration, from March 29-31.
With appearances from ZHU, Black Coffee, Louis The Child, SNBRN, Flosstradamus, Hot Since 82, and a wealth of other respected acts, the compilation encompasses the range of genre and sound evident represented on this year’s lineup. In its engagement of an array of different sub-genres and sonic styles, ULTRA Music Festival 2019 is evidence of the electronic inclusivity that has long contributed to Ultra’s status as the world’s premiere electronic music festival.
Weeks after dropping their massive track “Synthetic”, Duke & Jones returned with yet another steamer for y’all to splurge on “Delusions”. Having received support from Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Drezo and many, many more, the sky has become hardly the limit for the duo. 2019 is set to be a monster year for duo. Zedd was
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.
Dr. Fresch and Sinden grind out a groovy house number, “No Good,” released via Insomniac Records. Mat Zo‘s four-track Tracing Steps EP has arrived, kicking off with a cheery track that shares its title with the EP. Louis The Child have released a remix EP for Kids At Work, which includes a blissful rework from Win & Woo. Half An Orange have revealed part one of their Mostly We Grow EP on Monstercat, which is stacked with diverse tracks like “Buzz Lightyear,” and Stephen returns after almost a year with the it’s too much love to know my dear EP. AC Slater and TS7 cook up a ferocious house number on Night Bass, and Syn Cole shakes off the winter blues with a sun-soaked funky song, “Horizon 83.” Showtek encourage fans to listen to their mothers in their new collaboration with Leon Sherman on Skink. Teminite and Whales have composed an anthemic dubstep heater, “Mayhem,” and Young Bombs have unveiled their debut original track, “Starry Eyes.” Crankdat welcomes fans to the jungle in a dramatic new release on Welcome Records, and DNMO taps Noy Markel for a bass-fueled Deadbeats release, “No Way Out.”
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.
DJ Snake and Plastic Toy have kick off New Music Friday with a sleek new single, “Try Me,” on Snake’s Premiere Classe Records. Habstrakt makes a return with a forceful new single, “All Night,” and Tiësto, Dzeko, and Lena Leon team up for weekend-ready tune, “Halfway There.” Netsky‘s released a set of remixes for “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” including a “Powerlines Mix” of his own. GRiZ and Wiz Khalifa bring an easygoing atmosphere to their new single, “Find My Own Way,” and Autograf break their silence with a new groovy single, “Hold Me Back” with John Splithoff. After a many-month hiatus, Goldroom delivers a fresh new original, “Cocaine Girl,” and Jai Wolf taps into listeners’ nostalgia with “This Song Reminds Me Of You.” Duke & Jones have put their own twist on Louis the Child‘s “Breaking News,” and Shadient brings elements of intensity in “Numbers Station.” Diplo, Sia and Labrinth‘s LSD project has put out a new original, “No New Friends,” and Cedric Gervais crafts two versions of a new tune, “Good Things.” The Aston Shuffle realize it’s “Now Or Never” in their new single, and Headhunterz brings his classic hardstyle sound to the emotive “Oxygen.”
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.
Tony Fresch (aka Dr. Fresch) has come a long way since the 2012 launch of his former label, Prep School Recordings. The Prep School launch jump-started Fresch’s career in electronic music, as he wielded the indie imprint to release debut EPs from the now-dignitary Louis The Child, Illenium, and more. Since then, he’s solidified a commendable reputation as both an accomplished DJ and inventive producer, releasing music on upper-echelon dance labels such as OWSLA and Ministry of Sound.
Now, the LA-based curator has announced his newest project: The Prescription Records, a label created auspiciously alongside Insomniac Music Group. The label establishment is the latest extension of Fresch’s Prescription brand, which currently has its own mix series on Sirius XM (now on its 58th episode). Appropriately, in 2013, it was Insomniac which gave Fresch his start as a touring DJ after he won their Discovery Project competition. In many ways, the new imprint cements his six-year relationship with the industry giant.
To celebrate the label’s debut, Prescription Records has released a nine-track compilation featuring 12 unique talents, including Dr. Fresch himself (“Dr. No”), Arizona-based BIJOU (“Smack”), French DJ Tony Romera (“Kill The System”), and more. The compilation cements Fresch’s affinity for bringing novelty and nuance to the contemporary G-House domain, being one of the sub-genre’s original gurus.
Fresch had some remarks on the announcement:
“The Prescription Records is, in every sense, an extension of my artist brand as Dr. Fresch. I’m working with new artists whose music not only fits my style as a producer and DJ, but new artists who I see developing truly groundbreaking sounds in 2019… ‘The Remedy Vol. 1’ is a cohesive project that showcases the label vision from a dozen different artists. These producers pull elements of G-House, Bass House and Electro to solidify a sound I’ve been developing for years – that’s The Prescription.”