Netsky enlists Bazzi and Lil Wayne for newest release, ‘I Don’t Even Know You Anymore’

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Netsky enlists Bazzi and Lil Wayne for newest release, ‘I Don’t Even Know You Anymore’NETSKY I DONT EVEN KNOW YOU ANYMORE

Netsky continues to broaden his range with his newest effort,”I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” featuring Bazzi and Lil Wayne. The track infuses a humming bassline that dances around Bazzi’s vocals, creating a radio-friendly hip-hop tracks that merges an electronic backdrop with vocals done by the two heavy-hitters.

The track was featured on Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music, and Netsky discussed both the track itself and the larger project the release is a part of, titled Palmtrees & Powerlines.

“Man, I’m excited to have this record out,” Netsky told listeners on the show. “I’ve been working on it for a while. Me and Bazzi didn’t get the time to get in the studio for this record, but I got sent the song … because we were both touring … I got sent this song and I loved it from the second I heard it.” He continues, “So we worked on lots of different productions. We ended up with a version that we both really loved. It turned out, it was a childhood dream for both of us to work with Lil Wayne, who is obviously an icon and a legend to both of us. So it’s amazing to have him finish this record. I think it’s an incredible addition to it. I’m excited.”

The release is the third installment from forthcoming Palmtrees & Powerlines, a two-part project that explores both Netsky’s magnetic brand of pop music (on Palmtrees) and his genre-bending innovation as a creator of club tracks (on Powerlines). Each song from Palmtrees & Powerlines will find a place within one of these two worlds.

NMF Roundup: Ekali and 1788-L drop new heat, Netsky links with Lil Wanye and Bazzi, GRiZ and Matisyahu make magic + more

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NMF Roundup: Ekali and 1788-L drop new heat, Netsky links with Lil Wanye and Bazzi, GRiZ and Matisyahu make magic + moreFalls Festival 2

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.

Star-studded collaborations rule this week’s NMF. Ekali and 1788-L have joined forces to craft a formidable, bass-heavy collaboration, “R U I N,” and Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge continue their powerful slew of releases together with “Lionheart.” Netsky taps Lil Wayne and Bazzi for “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” and Zedd and Katy Perry deliver their radio-friendly “365.” Feed Me returns for the second Friday in a row with “Sleepless,” and Kygo releases his first single of the year with “Think About You.” GRiZ and Matisyahu take a stand on gun violence in “A New Day,” and Madeaux brings a sultry, dark atmosphere with “ADDICTED2.” Andrew Bayer delivers an “In My Next Life” mix of 2018’s “In My Last Life” on Anjunabeats. Goshfather puts his own disco-infused twist on Madonna‘s “Like a Prayer” in his new remix, and Liquid Stranger teams up with CloZee for the eerie “Ceremony.” Kill Paris debuted his new album for Valentine’s Day, touting collaborations with the likes of Fatherdude, Big Gigantic, and more, and Armin Van Buuren tugs at listeners’ heartstrings via “Lonely For You” with Bonnie McKee.

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.

Dancing Astronaut’s Top Tracks of 2018

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Dancing Astronaut’s Top Tracks of 2018Skrille 1

Paring down an entire year’s worth of songs is no easy feat.

2018 saw the explosion of songs like ZEDD‘s “The Middle” and Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa‘s “One Kiss,” dominating both the dance music charts and the radio airwaves. Ear-catching tracks like these, along with fan favorites like FISHER‘s persuasive “Losing It” and Anti Up‘s entertaining “Pizza” wiggled their way into festival sets around the world and — love them or hate them — stood out as notable tracks that do their part in immortalizing this whirlwind of a year.

We also saw a creative collective of remixes surface in 2018, including Rinzen‘s compelling take on deadmau5 and Rob Swire‘s hit “Monophobia” and Skrillex‘s intoxicating rendition of Travis Scott‘s “Sicko Mode.” We celebrated the return of Gesaffelstein with “Reset” and welcomed new projects from Diplo in LSD and Silk City. We welcomed collaborations from Ekali, Medasin, and Elohim in “Forever,” Tiësto, Dzeko, Post Malone, and Preme in platinum smash hit “Jackie Chan,” and ZHU and Tame Impala in “My Life.”

Ultimately, though, we’ve narrowed 2018 down to 30 tracks that stole our hearts and smashed streaming records.

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. 60

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 60Deters 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.


After becoming hooked on his tunes in 2014 via “Dega Dega” on Mad Decent, I’ve kept my eye on Aquadrop. The producer seems to know no limits and can swap seamlessly between genres from one release to another. His latest, “Believe In Me,” is a sultry, electro-fueled number, highlighted by luscious vocals and a grooving bassline. It’s incredibly catchy and is part of the Italian producer’s Out Run mini EP.


Savoy’s been holding onto this treasure for a while and have finally released it to the world. “Treat Me Right,” a collaboration with vocalist Laura Reed, is afire with the dramatic elements of dubstep and electro the Brooklyn trio has become known for. The song is only their second release of the year — likely because two of the group’s members have been developing a new project called Jaguar Dreams. No matter what moniker the music’s under, though, these guys consistently make some of the most innovative “electronic rock music” in the game.


Mielo and Align have linked up to bring a gorgeously atmospheric track that’s reminiscent of ODESZA in its dreamy vocals and prominent percussion elements. It’s simultaneously calming and bass-heavy, bringing two worlds together in one collaboration. “James & I met freshman year while at rowing practice for The University of Iowa,” Mielo says of the song. “I had already started learning how to produce music & James was a huge fan of downtempo electronic music, so he soon began to pursue music. We’ve been friends ever since.”


Since its release in August, Netsky and A.CHAL‘s “Téquila Limonada” has been on repeat. Its fresh-squeezed flavor permeated my brain and stuck there, so my excitement only grew when I saw the track would be getting a reworking from UK drum & bass heavyweights The Prototypes. After it premiered on BBC Radio 1, the duo uploaded a cut of it to their SoundCloud, wowing with its anticipatory builds and rapid tempo. It’s a fun reimagining that gives some new flair to an already exceptional track.


In his latest offering, Kent’s Memtrix thrilled with a combination of enthralling melodies, infectious singing and a rapid drum & bass tempo. He holds nothing back, packing a punch filled with bass and vocals that draw the listeners in. “Dare Me” makes up part one of his newly released two track EP, which is out now via Viper Records. Its counterpart, “Oxidate,” is equally dynamic, creating a journey that feels much much more epic than just two tracks.

David Guetta and Netsky Rework Classic Rock Hit In Their New Collaboration

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David Guetta has clearly been a busy man this week. Today he has not only released one of the best remixes of the year with his rework of Calvin Harris’ ‘Promises’ but also a collaboration alongside Drum and Bass legend, Netsky. In an unexpected move, Guetta and Netsky have taken on a classic rock anthem

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Premiere: Netsky links with David Guetta for fiery ‘Ice Cold’

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Premiere: Netsky links with David Guetta for fiery ‘Ice Cold’Netsky Photo Credit Diego Andrade E1539208097105

Netsky is as unpredictable as he is versatile. The drum & bass maestro’s successes have spanned nearly a full decade at this point, and he’s made a name for himself with countless original tracks and remixes that showcase his dynamic production range.

Earlier this summer, the Belgian producer revealed he’s hard at work on a new effort: Palmtrees & Powerlines. The project will embody two sides to Netsky’s style: Palmtrees for his pop-leaning tracks and Powerlines for his club-ready anthems. August saw the former exhibited in “Téquila Limonada” with A.CHAL, followed by its accompanying music video in September.

Now, Netsky flips the Powerlines switch to bring the world “Ice Cold” — a booming, anthemic collaboration with dance music veteran David Guetta. Attendees of Tomorrowland 2018 were the first to be treated to this unexpected collaboration earlier this summer, leaving them wondering if the piece would see the light of day. Luckily, sampling Foreigner’s iconic 1977 hit, “Cold As Ice,” the duo have concocted a striking dancefloor piece that’s out Oct. 12 via Republic Records and Casablanca Records. They draw their listener in with an unassuming build, mounting anticipation for what the chorus could hold. Nothing could prepare the ears for what’s to come, though: a daring, bass-filled drop that pulses powerfully with each hit.

“‘Ice Cold’ was such a fun song to make,” Netsky says of the song. “I remember both Stargate and David Guetta making me crank up this demo in a LA studio and all of us vibing to it together. Working with David was amazing, it was inspiring seeing his work routine and energy in studio.” Guetta echos Netsky’s sentiments, calling him a “great producer” and noting how pleased he is with the track’s end result.

When these two get together, it’s anything but frigid.

Photo credit: Diego Andrade

Weekend Rewind: Netsky’s legendary 2010 Essential Mix

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Weekend Rewind: Netsky’s legendary 2010 Essential MixNetsky Press

Drum ‘n’ bass had widely been considered a niche genre during the aughts, following its peak in the 90s UK rave scene. However, a select few acts had been on the path toward busting the subgenre back into the mainstream fold. Netsky fell under this category; the young producer had broken into the scene in 2008, but his penchant for crafting memorable tunes as well as his keen ear for selecting cuts for his sets quickly established him as a global phenomenon.

By 2010, Netsky had caught the attention of Pete Tong, who booked him for what is now considered an iconic Essential Mix. Through its two hours, the Belgian artist took listeners through a timeless and high-charged journey through multiple strains of the genre by artists like Dirtyphonics, Metrik, Pendulum, and more. Netsky remained the central pillar of the mix, however, showing off his songwriting skills by comprising the mix mostly of his own original work, remixes, and edits.

Take a trip into the nostalgia and enjoy the ride.

 

 

 

Photo credit: John Wright

Summer never ends with Netsky and A.CHAL’s ‘Téquila Limonada’ music video

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Summer never ends with Netsky and A.CHAL’s ‘Téquila Limonada’ music videoNetsky Tequila Limonada

A month after the release of his Caribbean-inspired “Téquila Limonada” collaboration with A.CHAL, Netsky has unveiled a vibrantly resplendent music video for the song.

Both the producer and his collaborator sport colorful button-ups in the music video, making their way around a lavish patio as they smoke cigars and drink Don Julio 1942 with friends. Packed full of classic cars, gorgeous women, vintage camcorders, and, of course, a hefty supply of tequila, the music video beautifully brings the breezy, lighthearted track to life. Its nostalgic visuals and grainy transitions give the music video a feel-good, retro feel — which is exactly what Netsky was going for.

“I wanted the video for this track to represent simple, happy times; friends, drinks, summer parties,” he says of the video. “It started off with the director, my friend Diego and his team, finding this incredible mid-century Spanish house in the Hollywood Hills and it all came together quite quickly from there. We invited a bunch of friends to come and have a party with us and filmed it! Gotta shout out A.CHAL for his amazing performance. Such a star. And I got to fulfill one of my dreams of playing an old vintage drum-kit in a music video.”

Netsky will be releasing more music from his upcoming Palmtrees & Powerlines project in the near future.