NMF Roundup: NGHTMRE and ZHU link for new single, JOYRYDE reveals ‘MADDEN’ + 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.

NGHTMRE and ZHU have linked with Kidd Keem to deliver the delectable “Man’s First Inhibition,” and Seven Lions, MitiS, and RBBTS join forces on “Break The Silence.” JOYRYDE has revealed the third single from his forthcoming LP, “MADDEN,” and Adventure Club, Said the Sky, and Caly Bevier flex their skills on “Already Know.” Duke & Jones try their hand at remixing Party Favor and graves’ “Reach For Me,” and Gareth Emery continues his Laserface takeover with “Laserface 01 (Aperture).” Fox Stevenson announces his debut album with the release of “Hold Steady,” and David Guetta and MORTEN take on a remix of Avicii’s “Heaven.” Also in today’s remix game is Ross From Friends, who puts his own spin on Flume and London Grammar’s “Let You Know.” Mura Masa and Clairo thrill with their release of “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again,” and Ilan Bluestone reworks Cosmic Gate and Emma Hewitt’s “Be Your Sound.”

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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Mura Masa drops dizzying new single with Clairo ahead of sophomore album

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Mura Masa has proven the considerable wait for output was worth it, debuting his first original track of 2019 entitled “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again.” The English producer/songwriter has been on a swiftly ascending ride since releasing his self-titled debut album in 2017. The album earned him a Grammy nominations as both artist and creative director for the project, while also winning the award for Best Remixed Recording on HAIM‘s “Walking Away” that same year.

23-year-old Alex Crossan (Mura Masa) has been fairly active in 2019, being featured on a BTS video game soundtrack and dishing out reggae-fueled remixes for Koffee. However, it’s hard to prepare fans for this one, as Crossan has finally unveiled the first track from his forthcoming sophomore album. Teaming up with 21-year-old singer/songwriter Clairo — hot off the release of her debut album, Immunity, and recently named Apple Music‘s Up Next artist — Crossan piggybacked off her alt-rock capabilities and dug deep into a retro new-wave sound.

Steering away from his laid-back electronics, Crossan adds soothing guitar melodies and light percussion layered beneath Clairo’s vocals. Listeners will notice Clairo’s alternative influences pop accentuated in the production, as the track chugs along, reaching a drop that features new levels of synth distortion (and a touch of angsty screaming for good measure).

Mura Masa and Clairo are expected to rendezvous once again, as they’ll both be headlining Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 24 and 25, respectively. A joint performance certainly wouldn’t be a ludicrous notion. The release comes with an official music video featuring Clairo and some downright wavy visuals. Watch it here.

Mura Masa – “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” (Feat. Clairo) Video

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It’s been two years since UK producer Mura Masa, aka Alex Crossan, released his collaborator-heavy self-titled debut album, and today he’s back with his first new original song since then. (There have been some remixes and collaborations along the way.) He’s teamed up with Clairo — who just released … More »

2 Man Embassy Release ‘Murder She Wrote’ On Chroma Records

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Following their official remix of The Lost Boys’ “Close To U,” 2 Man Embassy is back with a captivating and memorable new single “Murder She Wrote.” With strong vocal hooks and a strong melody,” Keegan Fordyce brings his A-game with the vocals on this new single out now on Chroma Records. Brad Smith and Tristin

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Mura Masa drops two reggae-inspired remixes of Koffee’s ‘Toast’ and ‘Throne’

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Mura Masa takes on Jamaica’s multifaceted Koffee for two official remixes. Koffee, a reggae artist from Spanish Town, Jamaica who was recently enlisted for this dubby spin on Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran‘s “I Don’t Care” gives Mura Masa the perfect groundwork to display tightly honed percussion arrangements once again. Mura Masa is coming hot off the heels of his recent single with K-Pop phenoms BTS, so it only makes sense to follow up with two remix efforts.

For his latest offering, the “Love$ick” producer reinvents Koffee’s “Toast” and “Throne.” On Mura Masa’s rework of “Toast,” he throws a hefty reggae bass line with tropical percussion into the arrangement, capped with some unique surprises. “Throne” has a bit more of an aggressive take that falls into glitchy, dancehall-leaning territory. Both highlight the talented producer’s simple, unique sounds that have made him one of the most sought-after production talents in the game.

Mura Masa drops two reggae-inspired remixes of Koffee’s ‘Toast’ and ‘Throne’

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Mura Masa drops two reggae-inspired remixes of Koffee’s ‘Toast’ and ‘Throne’Mura Masa

Mura Masa takes on Jamaica’s multifaceted Koffee for two official remixes. Koffee, a reggae artist from Spanish Town, Jamaica who was recently enlisted for this dubby spin on Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran‘s “I Don’t Care” gives Mura Masa the perfect groundwork to display tightly honed percussion arrangements once again. Mura Masa is coming hot off the heels of his recent single with K-Pop phenoms BTS, so it only makes sense to follow up with two remix efforts.

For his latest offering, the “Love$ick” producer reinvents Koffee’s “Toast” and “Throne.” On Mura Masa’s rework of “Toast,” he throws a hefty reggae bass line with tropical percussion into the arrangement, capped with some unique surprises. “Throne” has a bit more of an aggressive take that falls into glitchy, dancehall-leaning territory. Both highlight the talented producer’s simple, unique sounds that have made him one of the most sought-after production talents in the game.

BTS connect with Zara and Mura Masa for ‘A Brand New Day’

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As the excitement around BTS‘ new mobile game, BTS World, grows, the South Korean sensations continue to release music for their upcoming album, BTS World: Original Soundtrack. The latest single from the soundtrack is entitled “A Brand New Day,” and it features Swedish vocalist Zara with production from the UK’s Mura Masa.

Mura Masa is known for imbuing his productions with organic elements like flutes and tuned percussion combined with synthetic beats; brought together by an inherent understanding of rhythm. With this solid foundation, the superstar septet and Zara’s vocals cruise along the groove with ease.

“A Brand New Day” is the second single released from the upcoming soundtrack album for BTS World, which is due out June 28. The first was the Charli XCX collaboration, “Dream Glow.” This album release comes on the heels of their previous album, Map of the Soul: Persona, which just came out this past April.

The game, according to a press release from the group, will put players in the role of BTS’ manager prior to their ascension into the limelight. Their goal will be to guide the group to their current level of stardom. BTS World will launch globally just before the album on June 26, with pre-registration open now.

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Justice, Diplo and Mura Masa Bring Home Grammy Awards In Dance/Electronic Category

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The 2019 Grammy Awards took place tonight. While this year, the academy made waves in the dance music community for nominating some unexpected but entirely deserving artists and songs, in the end, the industry mainstays took home the awards. Best Remix – Mura Masa Mura Masa, who picked up a nomination for Dance/Electronic album of

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Djakarta Warehouse Project reveals diverse phase two lineup, including Afrojack, Mura Masa and Ørjan Nilsen

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The Djakarta Warehouse Project has unveiled the second phase of their 2018 lineup, bringing on a selection of artists to round out this destination festival. This edition is set to take place in Bali’s GWK Cultural Park, a serene and celestial sphere in the heart of Indonesia’s tourist hot spot over the December 7-9 weekend. With the first phase introducing a vast array of world-famous headliners like Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake and Major Lazer, Asia’s top festival shows no sign of stopping.

The second wave of additions brought along almost a dozen new acts, with highlights including Afrojack, trance favorites MarLo and Ørjan Nilsen, and Slushii, bringing a wide medley of musical production to the bill. From the growth of the initial one-day event formerly known as the Blowfish Warehouse Project, to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the DWP, festival organizers Ismaya Live have aided in pushing Indonesia’s dance music scene to the larger-than-life community it is today.  Djakarta Warehouse Project reveals diverse phase two lineup, including Afrojack, Mura Masa and Ørjan NilsenIMG 5067

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Khamsin & Kidswaste connect on new single, ‘Plastic Dreams’

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French producers Khamsin and Kidswaste linked up for a new jam, “Plastic Dreams.” Both multi-talented musicians are former members of Slow Hours Collective and have been crushing the solo game. Khamsin’s been recruited for remixes by ZHU and Mura Masa, to name a few. The latter, since releasing a debut album in early 2017, has received increased attention with a Manila Killa collaboration and peak Spotify playlist placement. Needless to say, they’ve built quite the listener base for this release.

The track is unique in its own right, with a smooth melody that builds into a pleasing combination of guitar riffs, electro-synths, and captivating vocals. Khamsin said he started on the track a few months ago and then fired it off to Kidswaste.

“He really liked it and told me he wanted to try some guitars & vocals stuff on it… I’m more than happy with the final result on this song, and I think it blends perfectly our mutual universes.”

This is just the start of some new content from the producers, as Khamsin will be releasing a series of singles in the coming months called Reminiscence, and Kidswaste is working on a sophomore album.