NMF Roundup: QUIX breaks down the barriers of bass with Matroda, Tourist channels massive ODESZA vibes, Ookay raps & more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. 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.

Daktyl enlists MOONZz and lets his creativity run wild on “Weather.”

The Him keeps it simple. The Spinnin’ Records release, “Broken Love” delights with its simple loop and chord progression.

For the kids: Jonas Blue taps the former Vine stars, Jack & Jack, for the bright and bouncy “Rise.”

Said The Sky paints cinematic soundscapes with the Matthew Koma-featured “Over Getting Over You.”

Moodymann dives deep into Detroit funk with his bass-heavy Nightmares On Wax rework.

Just A Gent traverses the interplanetary realm at light speed with Thandi Phoenix on the rave-inspired floor filler, “Space Odyssey.”

Nitro Fun gets personal on “Time Goes By,” which he says was inspired by some personal realizations about time, love, and the universe.

Ashley Wallbridge releases a trance track fit for the Greek mythology pantheon it references.

QUIX switches it into high gear with Matroda as the two break down the barriers of bass with the burgeoning “LAMBO.”

Not for the faint-hearted: The quickly ascending Duckworthsound, who’s already got releases on Klash, Insomniac, and Tchami’s Confession label, drops off the secret weapon of the summer.

Tourist draws early-ODESZA comparisons with absolutely ethereal Rostam rework.

Space Laces is throwing massive elbows in sinister, cinematic track “Kaiju.”

MUST DIE! marries future bass and dubstep, carrying SLANDER and SAYMYNAME‘s heavy-hitter to unforeseen heights.

Ookay switches lanes, and releases his first rapping foray. There’s a hot summer of hip-hop on the horizon, and if “Desperado” is any indication of where Ookay is headed, he seems sure to corral some excellence.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 40

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

In his Landscapes & Dimensions album earlier this year, Hungarian producer Aeron Aether showcased his production prowess through a diverse series of tracks. About halfway through the compilation, he switched gears from ethereal, dreamy soundscapes to an energetic drum & bass song that caught my ear. “Pusaar,” like the rest of the album’s tracks, builds beautifully, dropping the listener into a dramatic fast-paced rhythm just a little after the minute mark.

In the second Silk Music release of this playlist, we have the latest from Jay FM: an elegant progressive house tune from his brand new Timeless EP. This six-minute venture is a meditatively peaceful piece, led by a graceful synth melody and accompanying piano. Periodic vocals assert the emotive qualities of “Good Times,” ensuring its listeners are taken on an introspective journey.

In April 2014, Au5 released a heavy track called “Reiteration.” His galactic wubs and expert sound design wowed in this production — so much so that he’s revived it for a VIP rendition for 2018. The Colorado producer shines in this powerful mix of dubstep and drum & bass, bringing “Reiteration” into 2018 with a burst of energy and vibrancy.

Hoodboi‘s seven-track Breathing Room EP is just days old . Throughout the EP, he brings on exceptional collaborators that bring diverse elements to the already-stellar collection of songs. “Drowning” with Djemba Djemba and Julius is a personal favorite from this EP. Beautiful harmonies and complementary synths weave a colorful web of emotion, making “Drowning” a clear standout for me.

For his latest, Dion Timmer has stepped away from rowdy dubstep and into a light, upbeat original perfectly primed for the high energy of the soundtrack it’s featured on: Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 3. Since first listen, the infectious melody has echoed in my head, and I continue to be impressed with the quality of releases coming from the Dutch producer.

These Were The Most Played Songs During EDC Las Vegas 2018

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Even though EDC Las Vegas has already ended, dance music fans and artists got to experience some of the world’s best EDM artists in the business today. Being one of the largest stages in the world, DJs gave it their all with massive collaborations, new releases, and surprise appearances. At this year’s EDC Las Vegas,

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Dion Timmer releases his dynamic track ‘Shiawase’ on Monstercat

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Dion Timmer Shiawase

Netherlands-based producer Dion Timmer has accomplished more than most kids his age. By the age of 10 Timmer had discovered dubstep and realized his passion for music. Fast forward about 7 years and now he has collaborated with Snails, Bro Safari, Adventure Club and gone on tour with Excision

If that’s not enough, then hitting play on his latest release on Monstercat, “Shiawase,” should be enough to reinforce the fact that the kid is talented to say the very least. Following his theme of pitched up vocal chops along with his exceptionally technical sound design, he creates a light-hearted and dynamic song that feels as if it was exported directly from a video game.

If that cup of coffee didn’t do it’s job this morning, then Dion Timmer has you covered. 

Bad Computer stuns with new single ‘Silhouette’

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Monstercat is giving the world more great music with latest release by Bad Computer titled “Silhouette.” The 19-year-old Australian producer has been gaining momentum thanks to his unique sound, and the release of this track is no exception.

Ethereal vocals by Skyelle resonate around the beautiful electronic chords. The track has a progressive house melody that finds a way to be both calming and energizing simultaneously, which is a difficult feat. “Silhouette” will be featured on  Monstercat x Rocket League Vol. 3.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 39

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Just a month after the release of “Satisfied” on his Science EP, Robotaki has tapped the talents of Machinedrum for a dynamic remix. “When my team and I were thinking of artists to hit up for remixes, we wanted to have a collection of remixes that would truly change the way the original tracks felt and sounded,” Robotaki says of the remix. “Travis’ creative, eclectic and hard-hitting take on ‘Satisfied’ is everything I could’ve hoped for.”

It makes my heart happy that people are still remixing Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill‘s beloved “Gecko (Overdrive).” It’s been nearly five years since its release, and it remains one of my favorites. The song been reworked into a drum & bass masterpiece (thank you, Matrix & Futurebound), spun into a progressive gem (thank you, Lost Kings), and now has been funk-ified into nu disco by Flamingos. With a laid-back, synth-filled vibe, Flamingos revamp this classic with a retro feel.

With each new Rocket League collaborative album, Monstercat continues to impress. Volume three features the latest from Bad Computer: a tantalizing house track with vocals from Skyelle. “Silhouette” marks the producer’s third release with the Canadian label. With captivating instrumentals and beautifully emotive vocals from Skyelle, this one is an alluring addition to Bad Computer’s arsenal of well-crafted tunes.

Bass music plunges to the depths of hell in WAVEDASH and QUEST‘s new track, “Devil Music.” Sprinkled with eerie vocals from fknsyd, this creepy collaboration is crammed with aggressive bass and compelling sound design.  The in-your-face atmosphere of “Devil Music” is invigorating and menacing, making it a breath of fresh air in the saturated bass music market.

There are few things I love more than a drum & bass song that’s equal parts passion-packed and energetic. Flite and Boxplot’s latest, “Sunroad,” is part of Liquicity‘s Galaxy of Dreams 3 compilation, which came out at the end of April. It’s a clear standout on the LP, bursting with life and gorgeous melodies.

Monstercat to revamp EDC Vegas Art Car

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Just in time for one of EDM’s most quintessential weekends, independent label and omnipresent force in the electronic music domain, Monstercat has released the lineup for its second curation of EDC Vegas‘ Kalliope Art Car on May 19.

Monstercat’s sensational first year at the 2017 Art Car featured a wildly attended set from Kayzo. This year, the Canadian imprint has a carefully crafted caravan of artists in tow as it makes its way back to the Kalliope Car. In addition to well-versed Monstercat acts like Pegboard Nerds, Seven Lions, and Snavs, the lineup features noteworthy back-to-back sets from the likes of Modestep, Fox Stevenson, Eliminate, and Myro, as well as an undoubtedly hardcore set with Darren Styles and Gammer to close the night.

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Darren Styles delivers hard dance track, ‘Switch’

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As a sub-genre in the ever-changing, underground electronic scene, UK hardcore is making its way to the masses. As one of its primary facilitators, Darren Styles is following up a Monstercat release with his latest track, “Switch.”

Primed by a 150+ BPM bassline and some looped vocal pitches, Styles merges a smooth guitar melody into a rapid synth arrangement that will blow up any audience with its psytrance, kick-driven drop. Styles will head to EDC Vegas 2018 prior to other festival appearances, including Paradiso in Washington.

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Sikdope Drops Club Anthem “My House”

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Sikdope has been taking to socials heavily lately, assuring fans that he is sitting on a crapload of new music. One of the most underrated DJ’s in the game, Sikdope’s ear for sound manipulation is up there with the best and his latest production is proving to be as sure-fire as it comes. The dominating

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Ookay Drops Top Class “WOW! COOL ALBUM”

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HI! WELCOME TO CHILI’s! Ookay stole our hearts when he dropped Thief a few years back. The hard-hitting track delivered diverse sound manipulation and featured many feels that we had never heard before. Hitting the road on his “WOW! COOL TOUR” late last year and early this year, Ookay had fans dying to hear the

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