The star-studded ‘Ninjawerks (Vol. 1)’ has arrived, flaunting tracks from Tiësto, Dillon Francis, and more [Stream]

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In a strategic act of entertainment synergy, gamer extraordinaire, Ninja (real name, Tyler Blevins), has pulled back the entirety of the curtain on the heatedly anticipated Ninjawerks Vol. 1. 

Partnering with EDM hotbed, Astralwerks—which has housed releases for Porter Robinson, Tommie Sunshine, and The Chemical Brothers (to simply name a few)—Ninja is narrowing the gap between the complementary realms of gaming and electronic music, similar to Skrillex‘s writing for the third installment of Disney and Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts.

The full Ninjawerks projects spans a great deal of the electronic color wheel with cinematic grit. From Tiësto to Tycho, from Kaskade to GTA, the album is equipped to equally satiate niche and widespread listeners with gaming in their veins.

Fittingly, the album’s contributors are gamers themselves. The artists recently divulged to Billboard Dance over the profundity of this collision of two rather adjacent worlds. While Dillon Francis said he devised his offering, “LFGD,” with Chris Melberger, in reverence of a Fortnite win, Tycho emphasized his intent to recreate the sublime feeling of discovering a new world inside a game with his track, “Jetty.”

Alexander Lewis and KRANE team up for heavy new track, ‘Sorbet Guts’

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Alexander Lewis and KRANE team up for heavy new track, ‘Sorbet Guts’AleanderLewisPressPhoto 2032

The name Alexander Lewis has become synonymous with big, trapped-out beats infused with his signature trombone-oriented sound. Now teaming up with KRANE, Lewis has dropped off “Sorbet Guts,” a surprise collaboration for the deluxe version of his 2018 EP, Omni.

Featuring a menacing, pitched-down voice and chants, Alexander Lewis brings in the trombone while booming production comes in for a quick but heavy drop. The energy subsides for a brief interlude, as a rumbling bassline and speedy drums precede a wonky breakdown. Filled with distortion, slow synth work, and loads of bass, this powerful track is just icing on the cake of an already impressive project.

Alexander Lewis and KRANE team up for heavy new track, ‘Sorbet Guts’

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Alexander Lewis and KRANE team up for heavy new track, ‘Sorbet Guts’AleanderLewisPressPhoto 2032

The name Alexander Lewis has become synonymous with big, trapped-out beats infused with his signature trombone-oriented sound. Now teaming up with KRANE, Lewis has dropped off “Sorbet Guts,” a surprise collaboration for the deluxe version of his 2018 EP, Omni.

Featuring a menacing, pitched-down voice and chants, Alexander Lewis brings in the trombone while booming production comes in for a quick but heavy drop. The energy subsides for a brief interlude, as a rumbling bassline and speedy drums precede a wonky breakdown. Filled with distortion, slow synth work, and loads of bass, this powerful track is just icing on the cake of an already impressive project.

Netsky thrills with end-of-year ‘Abbot Kinney’ EP

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Netsky thrills with end-of-year ‘Abbot Kinney’ EPNetsky Abbot Kinney Ep

Netsky has spent 2018 flexing the full range of his production capabilities, demonstrated in the monstrous success of tracks like “Téquila Limonada” and “Ice Cold.”

Netsky puts a cap on 2018 with just one more surprise: a five-track EP called Abbot Kinney. The EP features collaborations with Stargate and 1991, along with features from KyleToulouse, and Jozzy. The EP sees Netsky step away from drum & bass for a bit to focus on a compilation of lighthearted, pop-leaning tracks. Abbot Kinney‘s tracks still utilize powerful elements of today’s electronic music, with “Nobody” featuring heavily vocoded vocals and a hefty trap beat, and “Anything 4 U” taking on a swanky anthemic feel. The EP shows there’s no slowing Netsky down, no matter what he’s producing.

2019 promises to be even more exciting for the Belgian producer, with the release of his Palmtrees & Powerlines project forthcoming.

Netsky thrills with end-of-year ‘Abbot Kinney’ EP

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Netsky thrills with end-of-year ‘Abbot Kinney’ EPNetsky Abbot Kinney Ep

Netsky has spent 2018 flexing the full range of his production capabilities, demonstrated in the monstrous success of tracks like “Téquila Limonada” and “Ice Cold.”

Netsky puts a cap on 2018 with just one more surprise: a five-track EP called Abbot Kinney. The EP features collaborations with Stargate and 1991, along with features from KyleToulouse, and Jozzy. The EP sees Netsky step away from drum & bass for a bit to focus on a compilation of lighthearted, pop-leaning tracks. Abbot Kinney‘s tracks still utilize powerful elements of today’s electronic music, with “Nobody” featuring heavily vocoded vocals and a hefty trap beat, and “Anything 4 U” taking on a swanky anthemic feel. The EP shows there’s no slowing Netsky down, no matter what he’s producing.

2019 promises to be even more exciting for the Belgian producer, with the release of his Palmtrees & Powerlines project forthcoming.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 69

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 69Deters Beat Lab@0.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor 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.

Listen in playlist format here.


It’s a good week for drum & bass. Feint has teamed up with vocalist Heather Sommer for a brilliant new NoCopyrightSounds release, “Shockwave.” This new release dips back and forth between melodic drum & bass and heavier, wobble-laden interludes that make “Shockwave” appealing to fans of the full drum & bass spectrum. This track is feel-good drum & bass at its finest, and Feint’s production remains unparalleled.

Twenty-five-year-old Ram Records has released its annual drum & bass compilation, and with it comes a slew of exclusives and classics. UK producer Culture Shock makes his mark early in the 60-song collection with the emotive “There For You” as the second track. This touching track pulls the listener in right from the beginning with its infectious vocal hook and builds — with the help of some elegant synth melodies — into a welcoming drum & bass number.

RL Grime‘s NOVA has received an impressive array of remixes since its release in July. The final installation, released this week, features hot takes from artists from Vincent to Valentino Khan to Alexander Lewis, who’s crafted a heavy trap take on “Take It Away.” Lewis’ signature horns add an extra punch to the bassline and command a more authoritative and fiery atmosphere than the original, making it a standout on the latest remix compilation.

Hidden Face has had a steady stream of solid songs this year, never seeming to slow his release schedule. A stringed melody demands the spotlight in his latest, “Flowers,” which is backed by a steady deep house beat to drive it along. Intermittent snaps and twinkling notes comprise two brief interludes, giving the song an extra element of diversity. With countless releases this year, 2019 is sure to hold even more stellar work from the mysterious Parisian artist.

Tut Tut Child began a new project in August called Forest Knot, in which he creates a new song each month for a year. Each month since then, he’s been thrilling old and new fans with ambient and contemplative tunes he’s composed from years of traveling. He told listeners to “expect downtempo, explorative electronica, filled to the brim with real sounds,” and he’s delivered on that promise with a gorgeous tune called “We Walk Through The Streets Of Lisbon.”

24 Music Industry Predictions for 2019

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A Year In Review: The Stories, Scandals and Trends That Rocked The World Of EDM In 2018

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As the year begins to wrap up, we here at EDM Sauce are taking a look back at the moments which influenced the dance music industry the most over the last year. Over the last year, there have been some incredible highs and deep lows in the world of dance music. Let’s take a look

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RIP: Nancy Wilson, jazz singer

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From The New York Times:

Nancy Wilson, whose skilled and flexible approach to singing provided a key bridge between the sophisticated jazz-pop vocalists of the 1950s and the powerhouse pop-soul singers of the 1960s and ’70s, died on Thursday at her home in Pioneertown, Calif. She was 81.

Her death was confirmed by her manager, Devra Hall Levy, who said Ms. Wilson had been ill for some time; she gave no other details.

In a long and celebrated career, Ms. Wilson performed American standards, jazz ballads, Broadway show tunes, R&B torch songs and middle-of-the-road pop pieces, all delivered with a heightened sense of a song’s narrative. […]

angelic milk – “Acid & Coca-Cola”

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angelic-milkAngelic milk come from St. Petersburg, Russia, and they make a version of pop music that’s so bright and loud and disorienting that it sometimes crosses over into shoegaze territory. They were a Band To Watch three years ago, and now they’re getting ready to release their full-length debut DIVINE BIKER LOVE, which … More »