Kaskade and Mr. Tape are keeping the club burners coming with “Come On.” The entreating number is another notch in the producers’ carved-up collaborative post. To date, Kaskade and the Mr. Tape duo have hopped on a number of nuanced cuts together. In the past, they’ve showed off their creative synergy on “Fun,” “Show of Hands,” and “Can’t Be Without.”
Kaskade and Mr. Tape are back at it again, unabashed, with another blazing house number in hand. The acute assertion of “Come On”‘s lyrical hook, “My speaker on fire / I got the groove,” is an apt description of Kaskade and Mr. Tape’s style on the single. “Come On” arrives accordingly with all of the trappings of a Kaskade and Mr. Tape weekend-appropriate special: quivering bass lines, dancefloor-determined house sound, and an entreating vocal hook. It’s another climatic, club-destined offering, hand delivered by way of some of house music’s most capable craftsmen.
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.
ZHU and partywithray craft a sinister masterpiece on their new collaboration, “Came For The Low,” and Ekali and Kiiara are a dynamic duo when they come together for “Back To You.” Gareth Emery continues to bless the music world with his masterpieces with the installment of “Laserface 03 (Leaving You).” Nora En Pure has revealed her new EP, Homebound, and EDEN releases “projector.” The Knocks team up with Great Good Fine Ok for “Lucky Me,” and Audien brings some drum ‘n’ bass heat with “Reach.” Gryffin soars in his debut LP, Gravity, and Kaskade and Mr. Tape flex on “Come On.” Notaker crafts an otherworldly sonic journey on “From Dust & Ashes,” and Galantis unexpectedly team up with Dolly Parton and Mr. Probz on “Faith.” Moon Boots and Black Gatsby unwind for the weekend on “Whisper In The Wind.” Showtek and Gammer tell us how they really feel on their new collaboration, “EDM Sucks,” and Ryan Browne gives BIJOU and Tyler Graves’ “Crown” a rougher edge. Wilkinson shines on his new single, “Machina,” and Gramatik reveals Re:Coil, Pt. II, featuring tracks like “Don’t Give Up” with Ryan Shaw and ProbCause.
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.
Kaskade fans, prepare to be “disarmed”—the third installment in Kaskade’s Redux EP series is on its way. The arrival of Redux 003 will mark the first release in the Redux family since 2017’s seven-track Redux 002. Redux 002 invited featured artists, LöKii, Mr. Tape, and Late Night Alumni, to blend their own unique sounds into the deeper side of Kaskade’s aesthetic. The sleek, melodic mellifluousness of Redux 002’s sound further exemplified the brand’s auditory concept.
Despite the centrality of the live experience to Kaskade’s Redux vision, Redux 003 will not be accompanied by a tour. Kaskade will instead offer fans a larger than usual Redux show, in place of a multi-date Redux initiative. The “Fun” producer has yet to divulge the details of the Redux 003 event that will follow the forthcoming EP, or the formal release date of the third offering in Redux’s sonic saga.
A return to the roots not only of dance music, but of the earlier stages of Kaskade’s career, Redux is Kaskade’s effort to recreate the affective intimacy of smaller dance clubs, home to classic house sound.
Earlier this year, Kaskade tapped the BROHUG trio, Mr. Tape, and Madge for some “Fun” — a funky guitar and bouncy bell synth-led house single, crafted with a penchant for playtime. Now, AC Slater joins the Phlegmatic Dogs duo in introducing the track to a diversion of the darker variety.
While AC offers the new remix his airy, reverb-heavy melodicism in the interludes, the drops are riddled with the Dogs’ signature static-heavy bass. The remix leaves Madge’s frisky vocal cut intact, tinged with a bit of pitched-down distortion. Similarly, traces of the rest of the frolicsome original’s frill still permeate throughout the remix—though they too seem to have been dropped in the Night Bass blender.
The Phlegmatic Dogs are chronic releasers inside AC’s dusky house haven, Night Bass Records. Last year, the imprint housed their breakthrough track “Keepmastik,” which plagued house sets for months after its release with its fierce rhythmic arrangement and growling bassline.