Launchpad 41: Bass to shake up the weekend

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

Festival season has wound down for the most part, but there is no shortage of energizing bass music to provide a shot of energy that keeps a jubilant mindset in place. Thus, we’ve decided to gather a batch of ten pieces on the lower end of dance music that stimulate the brain and encapsulate sounds that will set a new precedent for their arena. No subgenre is left unturned, from drum ‘n’ bass, to glitch hop, to dubstep — their onw commonality is their artistry.

DA Launchpad Selects:

Minnesota – HiLow

Berkeley-based maven Minnesota has taken the bass world by storm, bringing forth an eclectic and experimental sound to his audiences and dominating the transformational circuit in bookings. His latest effort, “HiLow,” is a gritty dubstep piece that harkens to the genre’s roots while also maintaining a contemporary twist. Vocals eggs the piece on, which is also laced with futuristic synth work that hooks listeners until the end. Minnesota recently had the honor of playing the Oregon Eclipse festival, and is amidst an extensive tour that is taking him across the United States.

 

Hans Zimmer – Time (Opae Remix)

Opae is a fresh face to the EDM sphere. Hailing from Chicago, the 20-year-old act is currently experimenting with an array of sounds across the spectrum and slowly defining his sonic identity. One particularly fine piece of music he crafted was his edit to Hans Zimmer’s “Time.” Labeling the composer as one of his “biggest inspirations in music,” Opae respects the original’s emotive and cinematic elements by keeping them as his remix’ centerpiece. However, his future bass twist makes the song applicable to dance-floors.

 

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The Hot 25: October 6, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

This week’s playlist starts off with a fiery edit of Tiesto and KSHMR‘s collaboration, “Harder.” Next, Dillon Francis lends his touch to Halsey’s “Bad At Love” that showcases the commercial side of his production prowess. Additionally, multi-instrumentalist talent Gryffin introduces us to his next radio-primed single “Nobody Compares To You” while fellow rising stars Louis The Child serve up a playful number titled “Right To It” with lyrical assistance from past collaborator Ashe.

For those looking for a wonkier, left-of-center Friday soundtrack, Tokimonsta, DROELOE, and Just A Gent stand out for their flavorful newness. Finally, house heads can enjoy pumping four-on-the-floor cuts from Wolf Story, Bali Bandits, and John Christian.

The Heat of the Week: Ekali – Babylon (feat. Denzel Curry) [Skrillex & Ronny J Remix]

Skrillex has been on a release frenzy as of late between his melodic co-write with PooBear, “Would You Ever,” and heavy remix of Kendrick’s “HUMBLE.” Now, the OWSLA head lends his prolific talent to rising label star Ekali’s urban-electronic, Denzel Curry-assisted single “Babylon” alongsideRonny J. For fans of his “HUMBLE.” remix, this Skrillex flip is the ultimate follow-up.

The Breakout Select: Alpha 9 – Blossom

Arty has been on the come-up with his progressive side project, Alpha 9, and his uplifting new single under the moniker, “Blossom”will be the mid-day pick me up listeners need to carry them into the weekend.

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The Hot 25: September 15, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week saw cream of the crop crossover releases from KygoMajor Lazer, & San Holo; mind-altering house cuts from Jamie xxYotto, AC Slater; and standout rising stars BUNT., DROELOE, and Howwler.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: U2 & Kygo – You’re The Best Thing About Me

Tropical kingpin Kygo finally releases his power collaboration with Irish super band, U2, for “You’re The Best Thing About Me” that he teased last summer at his Cloud 9 Festival.

The Breakout Select: The xx – On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)

If there is one song you need to listen to this week, it is Jamie xx’s remix of his own band, the xx, song “On Hold.” Pushing the needle back into the indie house spectrum, the British wizard crafts a euphoric assortment of visceral elements that ultimately yields a mind-altering six minute journey.

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Launchpad: Achieve weekend nirvana with this eclectic playlist

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

This one’s got a little bit of everything. Electronic music, particularly the heavy-hitting, dark kind, can come in many forms, and this playlist touches on a lot of them. There’s electro, grime, deep house, trap, and more. But you can be sure that pressing play will take you into a zone that only this strain of heavy hitting electronic can. Put it on at the tailgate, the pre-party, or even while you study. Just don’t be surprised if you end up hyped.

DA Launchpad Selects:

While we’re pretty sure there’s no relation to Beyonce, Shanica Knowles’ vocals are a perfect complement to to the longing, epic odyssey-style production of Adam Davenport. Marat Leon’s “My Return Address Is You” remix starts with a singular focus on the siren-esque vocals, and steadily builds to a fever pitch through a drumline-style driving beat that leads into a electro-infused breakdown.

Mikey Ceaser – “Carried Away (prod. by Grabbitz & Ray Volpe)”
We’re all about the cross-genre collaborations, and the Grabbitz and Ray Volpe production on “Carried Away” feels like the ideal platform for hip hop artist Mikey Ceaser to jump on. The build in tempo is backed up by an increasingly frenetic verse delivery from Ceaser leading to  an “I-smell-something-funky” drop that will have you wanting to either start a mosh-pit or be doing 90 on the highway on a motorcycle. Guaranteed.

Tracklist:
Adam Davenport & Shanica Knowles – “My Return Address Is You (Marat Leon Remix)”
Mikey Ceaser – “Carried Away (prod. by Grabbitz & Ray Volpe)”
David Starfire – “Taphon (Defunk Remix)”
Buckley – “Lost”
Stroem – “Babylon (Extended Mix)”
NIMA G – “Primal (Lenny Kiser Remix)”
Kedmiri – “Sky High”
Statik Link – “Kick Tha Funk”
Jaguar Skills – “Reload That (feat. Milli Major)”
KYUSHU – “Lex Trensler”
A$AP FERG – “New Level (Meaux Green Remix)”
FUTURE MAGIC X ELLEVAN – “New To Me (feat. Dez & Prince Rose)”
KRANE & MYRNE – “Monarch”

 

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The Hot 25: September 8, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week saw major releases from ODESZATiesto, & Dillon Francis; mind-shaking remixes Yotto, Jarreau Vandal, & Jerry Folk; and new heat from 3LAU, Bearson, & filous.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: ODESZA – Boy

The only thing you need to listen to is ODESZA’s album, A Moment Apart. While the entire thing from front-to-back is a masterpiece, “Boy” is a standout track from the LP that truly brings fans back to why they love the Seattle duo.

The Breakout Select: Gorillaz – Busted and Blue (Yotto Remix)

The remix train from the Gorillaz’s album may seem never ending, but no one should be complaining as every remix from the body of work has been on point. Finnish wunderkind, Yotto, takes a stab at taking a rather-unknown track from the album, “Busted and Blue,” into his euphoric yet stirring atmosphere.

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The Hot 25: August 25, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week saw impressive releases from heavyweights from deadmau5, Tchami, & Martin Garrix; pumping house cuts from Firebeatz, Mark Knight, & Bicep; and finally, head-turning new originals from young guns Crankdat, It’s Different, & Dropgun.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: deadmau5 – Legendary (ft. SHOTTY HORROH)

Quite possibly the most surprising release of the week, deadmau5 teams up with hip-hop talent, SHOTTY HORROH, for a grungy, urban-electronic number, “Legendary.”

The Breakout Select: Tchami – Don’t Let Me Down

Parisian house maestro, Tchami, came forward with his sophomore EP, Revelations, that featured his festival favorite “Adieu.” Another standout track on the EP, “Don’t Let Me Down,” is a scraping house heater that will surely be on repeat in late night clubs this fall.

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Launchpad: Amp up your Sunday with this bass-heavy playlist

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This week’s Launchpad is meant to amp up the end of your weekend. Whether you’re going for a run, cleaning the house, or simply just reliving the highs of the weekend, this playlist has you covered.

DA Launchpad Selects:
Quiet Disorder – “Back Once Again”
This basshouse track comes out and smacks you right in your face from the first drop and doesn’t back down.

LUUDE – “Sticky Tape”
Christian Benson from Perth, Australia combines a trap production with some equally heavy bass-infused drops, all while managing to include a vocal sample from Noisa’s “Entangled.”

Tracklist:
Quiet Disorder – “Back Once Again”
Discrete – “Livin’ at Manboo”
Why So Serious – “Familiar”
Cymatics – “Signal (M3RC Remix)”
Satellite Empire – “Thrones (Last Heroes Remix)”
Future Magic x Jilbare x PRZM – “Lawless”
Lukas Oppenheimer – “Vision (feat. Ben Walter)”
EJ – “Take Control of Me (Vion Konger Remix)”
FAKETHIAS – “esc”
Sober Rob – “EMP (feat. Alexander Lewis)”
Inkline – “Carbon Play”
LUUDE – “Sticky Tape”

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The Hot 25: August 18, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week’s top tracks come from Kaytranada, Jauz, LCD Soundsystem; innovative remixes from Kill the Zo, Flux Pavilion, and Madison Mars; and finally, some genre-blending originals from Ekali, Malaa, and ZHU.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: Gorillaz – Stobelite (ft. Peven Everett) [Kaytranada Remix]

The Gorillaz have been still riding high after their momentous return with their fifth studio album, Humanz, and the LP came with a number of high profile remixes including Baauer, ZHU, Bonobo, and more. To further flex on the album’s remix catalog, Kaytranada steps forth and applies his own twist on the groove-ridden R&B number, “Strobelite,” and the Soulection maestro does not disappoint.

The Breakout Select: Jauz – Alpha

Festival season may be approaching its final week’s of the year, but that won’t stop Jauz. The bass house trailblazer came forth today with a wub-pumping original, “Alpha,” that is sure to electrify crowds from the main stage through the end of this year and into next.

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Launchpad: Zone Out This Weekend With This Chilled Electronic Playlist

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This week’s Launchpad is meant to take you somewhere else, out of this crazy world. Put it on, relax, and let your mind be transported.

DA Launchpad Selects:
Kartell – “5 A.M.” 
This Paris-based producer earns our respect for the groovy bassline combined with the array of interjected samples and vocal chops.
einarIndra – “Sweet Honey Flows”
No surprise this one comes from Iceland; you can almost imagine this being recorded in the middle of winter, layered with some James Blake-esque vocals to fill you up with warmth.

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This post was originally published on this site

Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

This week’s Launchpad is all about that bass-heavy summer party music. Whether or not you have “official” time off, we hope this list of tunes will induce the euphoric vibes of summer break.

DA Launchpad Selects:

“Slo Mo” by bordrs. earns our respect for the combination of smooth, almost haunting vocals, with a build that definitely matches the intensity of the chainsaw-heavy levels of the drop.
Rounding out the list, Swedish producer Arc North deftly recruits the punk pop vocals of Dani Rosenoer for a fresh, fast take on the future bass genre with “Onward (Pt. II)”.

 

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