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. 56

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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.


Drum & bass maven Flite has had a banner 2018 so far. With releases on Play Me Records, Monstercat, Liquicity and now Viper Recordings, the Texas-based producer has time and time again demonstrated that stellar drum & bass doesn’t just come from the UK. His latest, “Titan,” is best categorized as organized chaos. It’s frantic and impeccably put-together, progressing at such a rapid speed it’s sometimes hard to keep up. But its accelerated pace leads the listener to tune in more closely, where they’ll realize the pure intricacy of this track.


Danny Byrd is no novice to the drum & bass scene. He was one of the first artists to sign to Hospital Records in 1999 and hasn’t slowed down for nearly two decades. His new 15-track LP, Atomic Funk, is packed with pure energy from start to finish — including this fun standout, “Lizard Steppa.” An infectious melody carries the fast-paced tune, injecting it with a fun, almost funky component that’s worth hitting repeat again and again. Atomic Funk was released in its entirety on Sept. 7.


Taking the tempo down to a steadier 125 BPM, Dombresky and Noizu have teamed up for a red-hot tech house heater. With searing “rave alarm” vocals and an actual alarm that builds as the song does, the two producers have created the perfect a track that’s primed to amp up a dark, sweltering club or warehouse. Both artists have showed no signs of slowing down in 2018: Dombresky has remixed Alessia Cara and performed at EDC, and Noizu has teamed up with Malaa for “Music Sounds Better With You” and remixed Valentino Khan, as well.


Prismo‘s latest venture is full of exactly what its title boasts. The Texas producer continues to evolve and grow his style in a way that’s never cliché or predictable. Last month’s track, “Solo,” delved more into an alternative rock atmosphere, but “Energy” sees him reincorporate plenty of bass and electronic elements. “I wrote ‘Energy’ about my experiences with an incredible person that recharged my spirit and enthusiasm,” the producer notes in the track description. “When I was at a low time in life, I was comforted knowing that I have someone that’ll support and re-energize me.”


Passionate musician and vocalist Fatherdude bids farewell to summer months in his newest release, “Summer Gone.” He effortless merges elements of pop, electronic and R&B in this latest effort, letting his soulful vocals take center stage with a supporting backbone of guitar and percussion. “Summer Gone” closely follows the release of “Let Me Live” just days ago and is complemented by an accompanying music video.

EDMSauce Premiere: HARBER Announces Electrifying New Remix of Prismo’s “Solo” via PRMD Music

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Following the release of his debut single with PRMD Music/ICONS Music, “Me And My Friends” feat. Angel Taylor, multifaceted DJ/producer HARBER returns with a brand new remix on the iconic imprint. Putting his spin on the alternative rock-inspired “Solo” by Prismo, HARBER’s rendition reshapes the track into an explosive, dance-floor-ready masterpiece. Released today (September 7,

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 51

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer 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.


Barely Alive‘s latest is completely unexpected and so unbelievably funky. The dubstep hard-hitters can generally be found creating some of the filthiest wobbles in today’s scene, but their brand new LP sees them painting a canvas of incredibly varied genres. From this groovy collaboration with Great Good Fine Ok to drum & bass on “Warrior” and hip-hop on “Ride Out,” the duo are taking their style to new heights in such a refreshing way.


Prismo gets down and dirty on his latest release, “Solo.” This power anthem puts Jason Derulo’s “Riding Solo” to shame, packing a much grittier, stronger punch. Prismo’s categorized this track as alternative rock, and it certainly leans much more than way than his previous electronic releases. Turns out this is the first of many new tracks in the Austin, Texas artist’s next chapter. “This is the first single from the next chapter of Prismo,” he says in the track’s description. “It’s a statement of my evolution and the passion behind my project.”


And from here on out, we merge into full-fledged drum & bass. New Music Friday has been good to the drum & bass community, delivering heaters from T & Sugah, Matrix & Futurebound, Friction, and so many more. This first one from T & Sugah is the second part of their new two-track Viper Recordings EP. The 3/4 pattern makes for an interesting touch, catching the listener’s ear with its unique beat. Subtle builds and detail-oriented breaks beautifully showcase why this Dutch duo has been on the rise.


Viper Recordings has also delivered the latest from the UK’s famed Matrix & Futurebound: “TARDIS.” They build anticipation impeccably in the introduction, leading the listener down a dark hallway straight into a frenzied drum & bass beat. It’s vivid and eerie, packed with intense, pounding bass and a furious melody. Unfortunately, it’s not out in its entirety yet, but the two-minute clip already previews the immaculate sound design these two demonstrate time and time.


Described by Pete Tong as “one of the big dogs,” Drum & Bass Hall of Famer Friction never ceases to thrill. In his latest, the Brighton producer has remixed UK legends The Prodigy and their song “Need Some1.” This rework is perhaps one of the most intense and creative drum & bass tracks I’ve heard in recent months, further hyping The Prodigy’s forthcoming No Tourists album, due out later this year.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 47

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer 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.


What better genre than disco for a Friday? French producer kramder astounds with this funky fresh original, “Indigo Bay.” With heavily processed vocals, an infectious mesh of groovy synths, and an irresistible retro beat, “Indigo Bay” adds to the producer’s growing armory of hits. His last appearance was in May on Tchami‘s CONFESSION label, ensuring this up-and-comer has a bright future ahead of him.


The release of Pendulum‘s remix album a few weeks ago seems to have inspired other producers to revive some of the Australian group’s hits, too. SYN, a mysterious producer who’s been making waves with remixes of hard-hitters like Slipknot and Metallica, has joined in the Pendulum remix fun with a “new rave” rendition of “Tarantula.” It’s energy-packed and intense, and still manages to maintain an old-school vibe.


Keeping with the revival of old tracks, Prismo has breathed new life into Kaskade‘s seminal “Disarm You.” The Texan producer adds a dramatic touch to the emotive 2015 track, flinging the listener into a bed of impressive synths at the first drop. He flies through styles throughout the remix, even dropping a sound bite from Jay-Z‘s “Public Service Announcement” before an intense dubstep-influenced second drop. His remix is a whirlwind of sounds and emotions, guaranteed to keep the listener engaged from start to finish.


Russian producer Stendahl brings a serene and peaceful environment with his latest release, “Sunrise,” on Silk Music. The song, part of his three-track Dystopia EP, paints a more pensive atmosphere than one would expect with an EP of the name it has. “Sunrise” is guided by a smooth-flowing piano melody, soothing vocals and a downtempo beat that’s easy to get lost in.


And now, the track I’ve been most excited for all week: The Midnight‘s new single. The synthwave duo began teasing the release of “Lost Boy” a week ago, drumming up excitement by pairing the emotive audio snippet with Stranger Things clips. Upon its release, it’s apparent that this might be one of their best pieces of work to date — even with the absence of their usual ascending saxophone melodies. “Lost Boy” tugs at the heartstrings and is highlighted by passionate vocals and soaring guitar themes. Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle have concocted the perfect dose of smoldering ’80s nostalgia, topped off with impeccable production to complete this four-and-a-half-minute piece of magic.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 46

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer 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.


G-house guru BIJOU is back with another sultry heater, “Young & Reckless,” featuring Way. The new Dim Mak record continues the Arizona native’s tour de force through the burgeoning world of g-house. It’s stamped with a relentless bassline and and fierce vocals from Way. “The vocal with Way came from a long-standing relationship I’ve had with his manager that started out with me buying shoes from him at Finish Line,” BIJOU says of the track. “Fast forward to today and we have worked on numerous tracks together with this one being hands down our best.”


This week’s drum & bass find got me addicted so quickly. Foreign Concept’s rework of SKS’ “Thousand Lives” has a gorgeous air of mystery about it, and the UK artist does a stellar job of amping up the intensity in a way that’s both a little dark and euphoric. While the full track stands at more than five minutes, this three-minute preview is available as a part of Vandal LTD’s Modern Soul 4 LP.


Texan producer Prismo has morphed Satellite Mode’s subtle pop track, “Gave It All,” into something much more forceful. He toys with singer Jessica Carvo’s vocals, weaving them in and out of an intense pattern of bass he’s crafted. Prismo’s ability to juxtapose this powerful style of bass music with Satellite Mode’s delicate form of indie-pop further demonstrates his strong proficiency in electronic music in all forms.


Tom Budin continues his consistent release schedule with a version of Noy’s “Kamikaze.” This gnarly bass house rework hits hard from the get-go, shocking the listener head on at the minute mark with a speaker-shattering bass. The original, too, featured an astoundingly deep bass, but Budin’s morphed the track into a more dance floor-accessible rendition. New Haven’s verses maintain the fiery intensity of the original as Budin works his magic on the beat.


Matroda‘s teamed up with RICCI on his latest original, a feisty house offering on Dim Mak called “Caliente (Na Na Na).” The collaboration offers a clean combination of house and trap and shows both artists in their finest form: crafting the most hard-hitting bass house they can.

Nero vs Skrillex – Promises (Prismodified)

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Prismo has unveiled a rework of Skrillex & Nero’s collaborative “Promises.”

The original track was released on August 7, 2011 — the same summer that dubstep utterly invaded North America. Since then, “Promises” has been a staple in both Skrillex and Nero’s sets and has been played at countless festivals across the globe.

Nearly seven years later, Prismo adds his own twang to the track. The twenty year old, Texas-based producer injects his characteristic teeth grinding verve into the song, overlaying a frantic siren over whomping bass lines. The track serves as a glimpse into dubstep’s past, while also reinventing its structure with a contemporary stamp.

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer 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.


Since they’re on tour together, it was only a matter of time until we got some form of a San Holo/Just A Gent collaboration. Australian producer Just A Gent has flipped San Holo and James Vincent McMorrow‘s “The Future” into some unclassifiable futuristic (appropriate, right?) bass madness. He’s classified his flip as “newskool trap,” and as always, his sound design is top-of-the-line. Read more about his creative process in our interview with him earlier this week.


It had been 10 months since Irish producer Murtagh had uploaded any new music… until eight-minute “Pressure” hit his SoundCloud profile on Nov. 14 and refreshed his fans on his style — which, by the way, has changed drastically. “Pressure” is vastly different from the release before it, “Synapse,” which the producer attributes to honing his style and realizing the kind of music he wanted to produce. “The new music will be more focussed than what I have released to date,” he explains. If what’s coming is anything like the cinematic, bass-heavy journey of “Pressure,” I’m looking forward to it.


Autograf‘s “You Might Be” was enchanting in its original form: a picture-perfect hopeful song about the possibility of new love. Seven months after its initial release, MICA has put out his own rendition of the track. He’s turned it into something even more moving, including emotional soundbites from The Perks of Being A Wallflower and The Spectacular Now to complement the slow-paced remix he’s crafted. Its dreamy, spacey feel brings out the passion behind the track, and it’s entrancing.


Remember “Smooth” by Santana and Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas? It came out in 1999 on Santana’s Supernatural album and was a huge hit, winning three Grammys and charting across the globe. When a modernized remix of it appeared on Bishu‘s SoundCloud, I was promptly carted off to my childhood — this time experiencing the song in a whole different light. Bishu’s remix plays up the Latin flair of the track and adds components of contemporary dance music, making it fresh while still hitting the nostalgia factor.


Ever since his incredible covers of George Michael‘s “Careless Whisper” and Alex Clare‘s “Too Close,” I’ve kept an eye out for new material from Prismo. His latest single, “Pretty Stranger,” surfaced on Nov. 10 and has remained in my music rotation this whole week. With its catchy vocals, lighthearted melody and a bouncing beat, he’s once again hit the mark.


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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer 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.


Ever want to crawl inside a song and live there? That’s how I feel about The Midnight‘s latest release, “Crystalline.” This six-minute synthwave slice of heaven is flawless from every angle. From Tyler Lyle’s enchanting vocals to the dramatic drums to the soaring saxophone melodies, “Crystalline” is perhaps one of The Midnight’s best tracks to date. It’s not just a song — it’s a fine-tuned piece of art composed of the most intricate, mesmerizing details.


From a calming synthwave track, we move drastically into a headbanging collaboration from Sullivan King and Riot Ten. Featuring Sullivan King’s heavy guitar riffs and heated vocals to Riot Ten’s neck-breaking bass, these two complement each other perfectly. This isn’t the first time this duo of talented heavyhitters have teamed up. They’ve been fusing metal and dubstep together for much of 2017 on remixes like Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix and Like Mike‘s “Tremor” and Dada Life‘s “Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker,” along with original mixes like “Fuck It” and this latest one, “Body Bag.”


More strings in electronic music, please! Jinco‘s latest track caught my attention immediately. He’s woven the elements of a trap song into a beautiful orchestral composition he’s named “Scherzo in E Minor.” In this genre he calls “cinematrap,” Jinco has knitted together the classical and electronic/dance music worlds flawlessly. Racing violins take center stage in this piece of work — as well they ought. They’re sorely missing from the world of electronic music, and I applaud his integration of them into this track.


Protohype calls “Made It Home” a “glimpse into [his] life.” He shows his softer side in this latest track, which features a soaring synth melody over a rapid drum & bass rhythm. Vocals from The Arcturians add to the emotion, as Protohype shows the listener how hard being on the road is for him. It’s been a few months since we’ve had new material from Protohype, and this is a welcome addition to his already stellar discography.


Remember Alex Clare‘s “Too Close”? The track was released in 2011 and skyrocketed to popularity after being used in a Microsoft commercial for Internet Explorer 9. Though it’s been years since its release, but Prismo has revived the hit track with a unique cover. Revived, honestly, is putting it mildly. Prismo has blown the original out of the water with pounding bass and anthemic synths that elevate “Too Close” to the next level.


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Prismo releases uplifting new single, ‘Bright’

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Prismo is a unique breed of artist at this point in his career. His many moments of success are becoming a consistent norm, signaling a major green flag for any artist seeking affirmation.

This week, the Texas native dropped “Bright,” an alternative-themed dance-pop vocal song that pairs uplifting melodic elements with thick 808 rhythms. As he further evolves his style with each production, Prismo is riding the train of forward-thinking releases and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.

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