Lunar Lunes: Anti Up deliver ‘Concentrate,’ Destructo, DARKO, and Ice-T create ‘Hustler’ + more

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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo have delivered some fresh heat via their first Anti Up release of the year, “Concentrate.” Destructo, DARKO, and Ice-T have cooked up a sultry new single, “Hustler,” and RAC has released his remix of Elohim and Whethan‘s “Sleepy Eyes.” Diplo flexes his house music muscles on “Hold You Tight,” and No Mana unveils his new mau5trap single with Winnie Ford, “House of Cards.” The Knocks bring the party to Blu DeTiger‘s “Mad Love,” and Bishu reveals his full Monstercat EP, Hali 2 Cali. The latest release on Tchami‘s CONFESSION comes from Andrea Marino in the form of “The Plug,” and Freak On takes to The Prescription Records for the Feel Like This EP. Khåen brings two new tracks to Lane 8‘s This Never Happened, and Zomboy and MUST DIE! make a formidable team on “Revival.” JayKode teams up with The Zealots vocalist Micah Martin on an intense new single, “Apocalypse.” Doctor P packs plenty of bass into “Death Anxiety,” and Codeko shows off a new remix of Two Friends‘ “Take It Off.” Don Diablo and CID bring “Fever” to the former’s own Hexagon, and Tropix and LAV8 drop their debut original song, “Fallin’.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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deadmau5 unveils third installment of mau5ville series

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After releasing his self-produced score to the Netflix original film, Polar, earlier this week, deadmau5 has given fans yet another project full of mau5trap talent. The third installment in his mau5ville series, the Canadian producer has released mau5ville: Level 3, with features from No Mana, C.O.Z., and more.

Following a similar format to the previous projects, deadmau5 sources a variety of originals, remixes, and collaborations from his label roster. deadmau5 starts the album off with three tracks from himself, including a dark hip hop collaboration with SHOTTY HORROH, titled “Are You Not Afraid.” C.O.Z. and J. Worra F-No each provide dancefloor ready remixes of the track before the project breaks into a softer side with “Hurricane.” Closing out the project with solo tracks from No Mana and C.O.Z., deadmau5 has once again shown his prowess for giving young talent a home on mau5trap.

Lunar Lunes: Whethan’s ‘GOING UP’ in new release, Robokid taps longtime collaborators Manila Killa and AOBeats for ’17’ + more

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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

As 2019 enters its second week, music releases have started to ramp back up. Whethan burst into the new year with the formidable “GOING UP,” and No Mana delivered the ethereal “Tell Me Most” in the new mau5trap We Are Friends compilation. The Knocks cooked up a funky remix of Joe Janiak’s “The Best You Ever Had,” and Robokid teamed up with longtime collaborators AOBeats and Manila Killa for “17.” Monstercat dove into 2019 by cranking up the BPMs, following Stonebank‘s hardcore “The Government” with Feint‘s gorgeous drum & bass original, “Drifters.” Chrome Sparks released a new album on the first of the year, highlighting songs like “Be On Fire” on his SoundCloud. Brock Wilson leads off the 2019 Mad Zoo releases with “hollow shell,” and Adventure Club put a melodic dubstep spin on AOSOON’s “Under.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).


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mau5trap delivers ‘We Are Friends Vol. 8’ compilation featuring i_o, No Mana, ATTLAS, and more

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mau5trap delivers ‘We Are Friends Vol. 8’ compilation featuring i_o, No Mana, ATTLAS, and moreMau5trap We Are Friends 8

deadmau5‘s mau5trap imprint has delivered its eighth rendition of the We Are Friends compilation series, comprised of 35 tracks from the label’s repeated repertoire, along with a variety of up-and-comers. The three-and-a-half-hour run time showcases familiar faces such as i_o, with a remix of deadmau5’s “Imaginary Friends” from the label boss’ orchestral Where’s the Drop? compilation albumOther notable producers on the project who demonstrated stellar growth in 2018 include No Mana, ATTLAS, and EDDIE.

A grip of newcomers dominate the audio engineer-themed soundscapes that span the collection of songs. Unique in arrangement and cinematic in nature, deadmau5 continues to push the limits of modern electronic music through sound design and collaboration. To mark the start of festival season, Joel Zimmerman is set to unleash a live performance with his cube 3.0 worldwide debut at Ultra Music Festival.

No Mana drops the beautifully complex ‘Melted Candy’ LP

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No Mana has released his second album of the year, Melted Candy. Following the release of Assorted Repetitions released earlier in 2018, this release sees the LA artist explore new territory in sound to round out the year.

While the release opens with “In My Mind,” which starts out with a new, intricate and melancholic take on the acidic synths from the complextro of yesteryear, the song – and the rest of the EP – develops into something exploratory, canvassing a range of dance music sounds. There’s elements of gritty, bass-heavy house as well as familiar progressive basics sprinkled throughout the project. This creates beautifully layered music that at first glance might seem one way, but with each twist and turn tells a beautiful story all its own. No Mana’s talent and focus are clear – and tactfully executed – across the duration of Melted Candy.

This 6-track release is yet another we’ve seen this year that cements 2018 as the year of the short long form release, with Melted Candy dubbed as an LP.

Melted Candy is out now via mau5trap.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 67

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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.


Electronic music’s favorite bickering best friends are at it again. After teaming up for a powerful remix of Knife Party‘s “Sleaze” last month, contending colleagues No Mana and i_o have returned for a collaborative original, “Bad Things.” They’ve enlisted vocalist Fay to give their bass-pounding venture an even more sultry vibe and unleashed it to the world via mau5trap. In the track, they’ve managed to blend a variety of genres, making “Bad Things” pleasing to fans of techno, house, trance, and everything in between.

With Skrillex now releasing music on a more regular basis, his latest endeavors are, of course, being remixed into the ground. His mega-collab with JOYRYDE, “AGEN WIDA,” has been flipped, revamped and recycled countless times since its release in late October. One of the latest to take on the fiery track is FREAK ON, a Venice Beach producer whose catalog only contains this track and one other (a remix of Spice Girls). This intense tech house rework of “AGEN WIDA” provides an awesome new perspective on the track, leaning into its house elements for a groovy rendition.

After sitting on the track for a while, Monstercat‘s Grant found that “Castaway” made for a perfect addition to the label’s reoccurring partnership with video game phenomenon Rocket League. “It’s a song about starting over, and the desire to escape from your current life or whatever it is that’s holding you back,” he says of the track. He enlisted vocalist Jessi Mason as a complement to the serene, easygoing soundscape he’d created and built a song that’s simultaneously complex and smooth.

graves can do no wrong. Just weeks after contributing a massive rendition of “If Only You Knew” to What So Not‘s Not All The Beautiful Things Remixes album, he’s back with a new original piece of work. Tapping the talents of singer EZI, graves uses her breezy vocals to set the tone for the meticulously produced pop/trap synthesis he’s created. His versatile ways of production shine no matter what he’s making, and it’s such a refreshing thing to witness and hear.

“i was lost but i was amazed at what i had discovered,” reads dull machine’s description of “the beauty in the hatred.” I, too, am amazed at what I’ve discovered in this track. This carefully designed song ascends with a minute-long introduction, its delicate melody building up to a theme of full-bodied instrumentation and crashing percussion. There’s a unique, endearing quality here — one that’s hard to put a finger on. Fans of Porter Robinson: pay attention.

Lunar Lunes: BIJOU remixes Sinden & LO’99, Andrew Rayel builds beautiful ‘Horizon,’ Sound Remedy takes us ‘Higher’ + more

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Lunar Lunes: BIJOU remixes Sinden & LO’99, Andrew Rayel builds beautiful ‘Horizon,’ Sound Remedy takes us ‘Higher’ + moreLunar Lunes E1540831560592

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

Bass house heavyweight BIJOU has returned to AC Slater‘s Night Bass for a hefty remix of Sinden and LO’99‘s “Natural High.” Sound Remedy has delivered his first original tune since April, “Higher,” which is lush with gorgeous vocals and cascading melodies. In celebration of his birthday, Prince Fox has posted a few of his older remixes, including his take on Ariana Grande‘s “Side To Side.” blanke stuns with an impressive remix of Madeon‘s iconic “Imperium,” and Voliik takes on T.A.T.u’s seminal “All The Things She Said.” Tom Fall returns to Armada for an ethereal remix of Limelght’s “Don’t Leave Me Now,” and ECHOS tug at listeners’ heartstrings with the exquisite “Revival.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Introducing Lunar Lunes: DA’s new weekly SoundCloud playlist

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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes will be a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

This week’s Lunar Lunes is highlighted by 25 new tunes from artists like Wolfgang Gartner, i_o and No Mana, CURBI, Luca Lush, and many more. Win and Woo channel warm summer days in their latest, “Satisfied.” Black Coffee and Aquatone have remixed AGORIA’s “Embrace” to craft a mellow, peaceful environment. Melodic dubstep aficionado Au5 tackles Celldweller’s “Eon” in an interesting turn of events. Justin Caruso taps Jake Miller for a pop-friendly original, “Don’t Know You” on Big Beat Records. Ephwurd teams up with ATRIP to sample Beastie Boys’ iconic “Ch-Check It Out” in a bass-laden house track. Jaenga melds dubstep and elements of drum & bass in his take on Zeds Dead and 1000 Volts’ “Kill Em.”

The selection will be updated every Lunes (Monday).

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 62

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 62Deters 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.


Silk Music has been consistently been releasing some of the prettiest music in the electronic music game right now. In a seemingly endless span of releases, the label pumps out beautiful songs and EPs like this one: eleven.five and Andromedha’s Ode to the Rising Sun EP. The introductory track, “To Mean It,” is a sparkling composition of  twinkling synths and soaring melodies. Its transportive qualities have me hitting repeat over and over.


Silky-smooth producer/vocalist Fatherdude returns after September’s “Summer Gone” with a new offering, “Business.” This swanky tune is driven by a funky guitar lick and some groovy percussion, with Fatherdude’s vocals serving as the cherry on top of this soulful piece of work. Each of Fatherdude’s releases seems to surpass the last – with this one being perhaps his most well-polished tune to date. I can’t get it out of my head.


After remixing Drake‘s “In My Feelings” this summer, Jersey club king DJ Sliink has delivered his latest: a bumping rework of Bruno Mars’ hit “24K Magic.” This remix serves as a perfect reminder of why Sliink is one of the most notable producers of the genre: its impeccably produced, with his signature vocal chops cutting up Mars’ vocals in a compelling manner. Its lighthearted atmosphere delivers a fun new side of this hit song.


Who knew The Knocks‘ “House Party” would mesh so effortlessly with Michael Jackson’s Halloween classic? The New York duo surprised fans a week before the spooky October holiday with a seven-minute rendition of their standout single woven into “Thriller,” and they match up undeniably well. This is a perfect one to add to Halloween playlists with its modernized flair – and, of course, Vincent Price’s unforgettably creepy narration.


Knife Party‘s classic “Sleaze” with Mistajam will forever remind me of college parties when it first came out. The infamous chant of “until they kick us out, people, move your feet” would get louder and louder as the song went on, and it’s seared into my memory with the hazy nights that accompanied it. So when No Mana and i_o began teasing their resurrection of the song, the nostalgia hit hard and I couldn’t wait to hear the full product. It has finally arrived, and it’s everything I could’ve hoped for. They’ve held onto the iconic chant but have warped and skewed it in their techno-oriented ways, adding a furious build that leads into a speedy, bass-fueled drop.

No Mana gets mellow with new Anjunabeats guest mix

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No Mana has never failed to give hungry techno and electro fans heavy doses of digital mayhem  – but his first-ever Anjunabeats Worldwide guest mix shows a different, more melodic side of the mau5trap mainstay. Fresh off a stellar remix release of Gabriel & Dresden‘s “Waiting For Winter,” No Mana takes the reigns of Anjunabeats Worldwide 591 armed with a diverse array of entrancing tracks.

The mix is a treasure trove of classics, IDs, and unreleased cuts from artists ranging from legends like Stephan Bodzin to rising talents like Sysdemes. There are moments of introspection and calm among the producer’s usual hyperactivity, courtesy of choice records like Blue Mora’s “Noi.” No Mana mischief prevails in the end, as his recently released track, “E Is More Than,” powers the journey down the home stretch.