Bronze Whale’s debut album displays a new level of euphoric chillstep

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Bronze Whale’s debut album displays a new level of euphoric chillstepIMG 2081

Bronze Whale is an indie-electronic duo comprised of Austinites Aaron Jacques and Benny Alley. They’re singers, producers, multi-instrumentalists—a rare breed of electronic musician in today’s age—and derive inspiration from childhood upbringing and underground music from the Myspace era. The duo started gaining traction in 2018 with remixes for Whethan and Robotaki (among others), following those up with a handful of originals released on their own imprint Magic Magic Collective. Their dedication to outputting high quality music and overall consistency soon snowballed into widespread attention from the media world and radio stations like Sirius XM.

Now, they’ve thrown fuel into their fire in the best of ways by releasing their debut album, The Shape of Things. From illusive percussion to elegant vocals and lavish synths, this 11-song project is the prime soundtrack for a late night drive or anyone needing a taste of a tropical, beachy landscape.

Touching on some highlights, “Mountain Lane” is one of the more uplifting melodies, with bright leads and bass-line harmonics that make Whale’s autotune vocals as dreamy as ever. “Valley Yum” displays true versatility in their sound, as the duo blends wavy synths with a thicker bass-line that layers under some bars from artist Swanny Ivy. The track delves into Ivy’s hip-hop routes while simultaneously sticking to an indie-based sound.

Lastly, Whale concludes with “I Really,” a track that starts off pop-leaning with an upbeat build-up that seamlessly drops into straight chillstep. Jacques and Alley lyrically collaborate with singer Gioto on this one, making for a beautiful ending to a downtempo journey that will have any listener feeling calm and content afterward.

Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George Watts

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Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Robotaki @ Novo 3

Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Mild Minds @ Novo 5
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Robotaki @ Novo 3
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Robotaki @ Novo 2
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Robotaki @ Novo 4
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Big Wild @ Novo 17
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Big Wild @ Novo 16
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Big Wild @ Novo 15
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Big Wild @ Novo 9
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Big Wild @ Novo 7
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Big Wild @ Novo 6
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Big Wild @ Novo 5
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Big Wild @ Novo 4
Robotaki, Big Wild, & Mild Minds bewitch LA — photos by Nicole Busch & George WattsNB 2019.03.08 Big Wild @ Novo 18

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 167, with Lane 8, Vincent, RAC, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 167, with Lane 8, Vincent, RAC, + moreSMM 2400

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.


Like a lucid dream, Robotaki‘s latest, “Meant To Be,” swirls and struts through the consciousness with its Tame Impala/Daft Punk-esque psychedelia/synth-wave. Start your Sunday on the right side of Robotaki’s ultraviolet fantasy.

Lane 8 introduces some pensive splendor to Virtual Self‘s sweeping smash, “Ghost Voices,” and the result is a rousing, subtly danceable sonic sonnet.

RAC lends furrowing keys and blooming builds to an already-idyllic Giraffage offering. “Maybes” stands for sweet, swimming possibility this Sunday.

From his latest EP, Vincent‘s “I’m No Magician” is the sensual savor we all crave for end-of-weekend dopamine replenishment. Love, Alexa’s pulsing vocal chops and Vincent’s throbbing bass hit like a beckoning Sunday strobe light.

Arriving from Lee Burridge‘s All Day I Dream imprint, Sébastien Léger’s “Rocket To Lee’s Little Cloud” is the quixotic vessel you ordered to deliver from intrusive thoughts of the upcoming work week. With its chugging beat wistful, reverberating synth line, swift escape is imminent.

Robotaki makes Foreign Family Collective debut, announces forthcoming EP

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Robotaki makes Foreign Family Collective debut, announces forthcoming EPRobotaki

Toronto-based producer, Robotaki, is adding his name to the menagerie of luminous talent ODESZA has hosted under their ever-growing Foreign Family Collective. His latest, “All I Can Do,” serves as Robotaki’s first official Foreign Family release.

With its languid, downtempo allure, “All I Can Do,” emulates the moody, retro synth struts of Tame Impala, alongside his own nuanced brand of hazy surrealism. The deceivingly detached vocal floats in and out of the forefront of the composition, all the while chugging towards the gradual realization that the relationship in question is officially doomed, ultimately giving way to emotional epiphany, embodied in the swirling synth bursts ensconcing the track’s latter half.

“All I Can Do” is the first track to usher in Robotaki’s Anachronism EP and coinciding North American tour. He’s also expected to join Big Wild and Mild Minds for a series of select live shows in Chicago, New York, Detroit, Portland, and more.

Robotaki Tour Dates

March 6 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA*

March 7 – The Observatory – San Diego, CA*

March 8 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA*

March 9 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA*

March 10th – Age of Spades – Sacramento, CA*

March 13 – Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA*

March 14 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR*

March 15 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR*

March 16 – Ballroom – Vancouver, BC*

March 20 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN*

March 21 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI*

March 22 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL*

March 23 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI*

March 27 – Royale – Boston, MA*

March 28 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA*

March 29 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC*

March 30 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY *

April 13 – Joy Theatre – New Orleans, LA ^

April 16 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL^

April 17 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN^

April 19 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK^

April 23 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO^

April 24 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA^

April 25 – Blue Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA^

April 26 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH^

June 21 – Camp Nowhere – NRG Arena – Houston, TX &

June 22 – Camp Nowhere – Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX &

June 23 – Camp Nowhere – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX &

* = w/ Big Wild and Mild Minds

^ = w/ San Holo

& = w/ ODESZA

NMF Roundup: deadmau5 delivers ‘mau5ville: Level 3,’ Lane 8 returns with ‘Visions,’ Galantis and OneRepublic team up + more

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NMF Roundup: deadmau5 delivers ‘mau5ville: Level 3,’ Lane 8 returns with ‘Visions,’ Galantis and OneRepublic team up + moreDeadmau5 Mr Bill

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.

deadmau5 has returned to deliver the third installation in his thrilling mau5ville series, bringing with it a seven-minute opener called “Polyphobia.” Galantis and OneRepublic team up for the easygoing “Bones,” and SNBRN drops off slow-burning “Never Let You Go.” Lane 8 and Rbbts pump their latest, “Visions,” with emotions, as does Dabin with his brand new “Alive.” DROELOE deliver their first original of the year, “Only Be Me,” and Ephwurd cranks up the heat with his new “Hectic” collaboration with SWAGE. Alok and Timmy Trumpet bring their talents to Spinnin’ Records with “Metaphor,” and CAZZETTE take on Midnight Kids‘ “Serious” with Matthew Koma. Win & Woo tap the enticing vocals of Kaleena Zanders for their new single, and Crystal Skies exhibit their flawless melodic dubstep style in “Never Change.” Snakehips bring Rivers Cuomo aboard for their new “Gucci Rock N Rolla” with KYLE, and R3HAB tries his hand at remixing Kygo for the second time with a grooving take on “Happy Now.”

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.

Photo credit: F. Scott Schafer

NMF Roundup: Markus Schulz delivers some summer heat, Robotaki teams up with Mike Clay, Liquid Stranger drops some free form + more

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NMF Roundup: Markus Schulz delivers some summer heat, Robotaki teams up with Mike Clay, Liquid Stranger drops some free form + moreOcaso Festival Tamarindo By Pablo Murillo 06 01 2018 1184

The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. 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.


Sleepy Tom and Youngblood team up for a catchy collaboration, “In My Head.” It’s both refined and dance floor-ready, aided by dreamy vocals.


Markus Schulz taps Capital Cities‘ SEBU for an infectious original, “Upon My Shoulders.” Acoustic guitar melodies and wistful vocals from SEBU make this the perfect end-of-summer anthem.


Lively horn stabs and an invigorating beat fuel Toyboy & Robin‘s new release, “Horn It.” The London duo’s latest is out via Nothing Else Matters.


Georgia Ku lends her enchanting voice to this new collaboration between Captain Cuts and Zookëper. “Do You Think About Me” is highlighted by chopped-up vocals and a lively house beat.


Carnage celebrates this week’s 8/08 day with a ferocious trap number featuring Sludge. He builds into the song with ominous choir-like vocals and a call of “El Diablo” to kick off the drop.


Tom Tyger, Charles B and VCTRY channel old-school house vibes in their unexpected collaboration, One Too Many.” The track is out now via Protocol Recordings.


LUUDE says he’s “actually been sitting on this one since the start of 2017 and never finished it” until now. “Omen” is highlighted by hefty bass and a dark vibe.


Robotaki has delivered “a song from my heart to yours” in his latest, “Brooklyn ’95.” He taps Mike Clay for the track’s vocals, adding to the laid-back atmosphere he exudes.


A month after releasing his “Erase” remix package featuring Arty and Lights, FRND has come out with a sentimental new single, “Before U I Didn’t Exist.”


Liquid Stranger brings eerie, spacey wobbles in his newest original, “Gunslinger.” The free form bass track features Pistol and is out now via WAKAAN.

Featured photo by Pablo Murillo

Robotaki leaks exclusive remix for ‘Limbo’ from Manu Dia

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Robotaki recently released his debut EP Science, impressing fans with a six-track work that dazzled from beautifully jazzy acoustic soundscapes to his vibrant electronic sound and own distinguished style. Now he teases us with his upcoming Science Re-Examined pack, slated to land on June 22 via Majestic Casual, with a leaked single from Manu Dia, once known as Lotus.

Belgian musician Manuel Buendia is no stranger and has been smashing the scene in the last months from his remix of “I Still See Your Face” for San Holo, to his lush remix for Astre’s “Shades.”

Adding to the repertoire, he releases his exclusive remix for Robotaki’s “Limbo,” that strips down the original and adds his playful and majestic touch. By intertwining vibrant plucks, delicate atmospherics and a bumpin’ bassline, he takes the club oriented “Limbo” and turns it into a whimsical wonderland, good for any occasion.

With such talent and an EP coming in the fall, all eyes will be on Dia.

Allen French Releases Inspired, Innovative Remix Of Robotaki’s – ‘Butterscotch’

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Rarely do I listen to a remix that shocks me so thoroughly that I have to go back to the original just to get my bearings. But that is exactly what Allen French has done with his rework of Robotaki’s single ‘Butterscotch’. While the original tune had a real depth to it through sound production

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 39

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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.


Just a month after the release of “Satisfied” on his Science EP, Robotaki has tapped the talents of Machinedrum for a dynamic remix. “When my team and I were thinking of artists to hit up for remixes, we wanted to have a collection of remixes that would truly change the way the original tracks felt and sounded,” Robotaki says of the remix. “Travis’ creative, eclectic and hard-hitting take on ‘Satisfied’ is everything I could’ve hoped for.”


It makes my heart happy that people are still remixing Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill‘s beloved “Gecko (Overdrive).” It’s been nearly five years since its release, and it remains one of my favorites. The song been reworked into a drum & bass masterpiece (thank you, Matrix & Futurebound), spun into a progressive gem (thank you, Lost Kings), and now has been funk-ified into nu disco by Flamingos. With a laid-back, synth-filled vibe, Flamingos revamp this classic with a retro feel.


With each new Rocket League collaborative album, Monstercat continues to impress. Volume three features the latest from Bad Computer: a tantalizing house track with vocals from Skyelle. “Silhouette” marks the producer’s third release with the Canadian label. With captivating instrumentals and beautifully emotive vocals from Skyelle, this one is an alluring addition to Bad Computer’s arsenal of well-crafted tunes.


Bass music plunges to the depths of hell in WAVEDASH and QUEST‘s new track, “Devil Music.” Sprinkled with eerie vocals from fknsyd, this creepy collaboration is crammed with aggressive bass and compelling sound design.  The in-your-face atmosphere of “Devil Music” is invigorating and menacing, making it a breath of fresh air in the saturated bass music market.


There are few things I love more than a drum & bass song that’s equal parts passion-packed and energetic. Flite and Boxplot’s latest, “Sunroad,” is part of Liquicity‘s Galaxy of Dreams 3 compilation, which came out at the end of April. It’s a clear standout on the LP, bursting with life and gorgeous melodies.

Robotaki concocts six-track ‘Science’ EP

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Over the past few months, Canadian producer Robotaki has been drumming up excitement for his Science EP, out now via Majestic Casual Records.

The six-track EP, which features standouts like “Restless” and last month’s “Butterscotch,” encompasses Robotaki’s sound as it stands today: alight with bright rhythms and smooth production. Bolstering the EP’s creativity, Robotaki links up with collaborators like Nevve and SHOR, who lend their own originality to “Together We’re Screwed” and “Limbo,” respectively.

Science is bubbling over with unique flair and genuine talent, making it one of Robotaki’s best pieces of work to date.