NMF Roundup: ZHU and partywithray join forces, Ekali and Kiiara deliver ‘Back To You’ + more

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NMF Roundup: ZHU and partywithray join forces, Ekali and Kiiara deliver ‘Back To You’ + moreEkali Crystal Eyes 1

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.

ZHU and partywithray craft a sinister masterpiece on their new collaboration, “Came For The Low,” and Ekali and Kiiara are a dynamic duo when they come together for “Back To You.” Gareth Emery continues to bless the music world with his masterpieces with the installment of “Laserface 03 (Leaving You).” Nora En Pure has revealed her new EP, Homebound, and EDEN releases “projector.” The Knocks team up with Great Good Fine Ok for “Lucky Me,” and Audien brings some drum ‘n’ bass heat with “Reach.” Gryffin soars in his debut LP, Gravity, and Kaskade and Mr. Tape flex on “Come On.” Notaker crafts an otherworldly sonic journey on “From Dust & Ashes,” and Galantis unexpectedly team up with Dolly Parton and Mr. Probz on “Faith.” Moon Boots and Black Gatsby unwind for the weekend on “Whisper In The Wind.” Showtek and Gammer tell us how they really feel on their new collaboration, “EDM Sucks,” and Ryan Browne gives BIJOU and Tyler Graves’ “Crown” a rougher edge. Wilkinson shines on his new single, “Machina,” and Gramatik reveals Re:Coil, Pt. II, featuring tracks like “Don’t Give Up” with Ryan Shaw and ProbCause.

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.

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Premiere: Ryan Browne concocts rock-dubstep hybrid with ‘Show Your Face’

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Premiere: Ryan Browne concocts rock-dubstep hybrid with ‘Show Your Face’Ryan Browne

More and more in today’s electronic music scene, genre lines are blurred. Artists have brought elements from just about every other kind of music into the EDM sphere, and fans seem to be increasingly embracing it.

One such artist is Ryan Browne, a producer, drummer and former Icon Collective instructor. Browne’s music in all its formats tends to lean to the heavier side, exhibited in songs like his remixes of Linkin Park‘s “Bleed It Out” and Alison Wonderland‘s “Messiah.”

He brings his fusion of rock and dubstep to his newest piece of work, “Show Your Face.” Browne taps vocalist Jay Malcuit for this new original song, which is strongly emotive and heavy simultaneously.

“Show Your Face” is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever made,” Browne told DA. “It showcases my close friend Jay Malcuit, and tells the story of a passionate struggle for guidance in the life of a nonbeliever, in addition to raising the age old question of ‘is there anything else out there?’”

“Show Your Face” is officially out as half of a split release. Its companion, “Blood Halo,” makes its debut on Sept. 4.

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 100: The Ultimate Drum ‘n’ Bass Playlist

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 100: The Ultimate Drum ‘n’ Bass PlaylistDeters 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.


There’s just something about drum ‘n’ bass that’s always spoken to my soul. I remember hearing my first Pendulum song a decade ago and thinking “what on earth is this, and where can I get more?”

The genre began making its way into the electronic music sphere in the early 1990s, right around the time I was born. Its rapid breakbeats took over London and Bristol, ramping up the jungle and rave scene to 160-180 BPM. While still more widespread in the UK to this day, the genre has slowly trickled into the United States EDM scene. We still have a long way to go before drum ‘n’ bass artists are regularly installed as main stage performers at major US festivals, but there’s so much to discover and embrace in the US drum ‘n’ bass scene (I see you, Flite and Boxplot). There’s also an endless stream of quality dnb being churned out overseas, with imprints like RAM Records, Hospital Records, and Liquicity Records as strong as ever in their supporters and fan base.

I regularly tell people that have never really gotten into drum ‘n’ bass to just try. It’s a diverse and ever-evolving genre, full of sub-genres and offshoots. I guarantee you’ll find something you like in some format. Dig through the 100-song playlist I’ve compiled to celebrate 100 installments of this series to see if there’s something there for you!

Thank you, drum ‘n’ bass, for your tireless energy, emotive vocals, and the ability you always have to yank me out of a bad mood and reignite my love for electronic music in today’s day and age. Here’s to you, and the brilliant artists who create you.

Lunar Lunes: Alok and Sevenn sample Pink Floyd, Kidswaste remixes Kidnap + more

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Lunar Lunes: Alok and Sevenn sample Pink Floyd, Kidswaste remixes Kidnap + moreAlok Press Photo E1562010936732

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.

In their new collaboration, Alok and Sevenn sample Pink Floyd’s iconic “The Wall,” and Kidswaste puts an emotive spin on Kidnap’s “Skin.” MOODY GOOD unveils “Bite Your Lip” on Deadbeats, and smle taps Seann Bowe for “Haunted.” Aquadrop takes his listeners straight to the beach in his new Armada Deep single, “Patu Patu,” and Goshfather tackles Eminem in his new remix of “The Way I Am.” Mielo has reimagined Crywolf’s “DRIP” in his latest, and Justice Skolnik brings vocalist Adam Gokcebay for “All I Wanted.” Olver Smith has delivered “Curiosity” on Anjunabeats, and Cheat Codes and Trixxie team up on “All Of My Life.” CARBIN brings along Mezzi Mae for “Numb,” and Elliot Berger and Laura Brehm make it “Back To You.” Ephixa and Going Quantum celebrate Monstercat’s eighth birthday with “Let’s Roll,” and Kwon has crafted a rendition of Manila Killa’s “Wake Up Call.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Lunar Lunes: Bingo Players delivers groovy ‘1000 Years,’ josh pan and Dylan Brady team up for soulful ‘Wheels’ on OWSLA + more

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Lunar Lunes: Bingo Players delivers groovy ‘1000 Years,’ josh pan and Dylan Brady team up for soulful ‘Wheels’ on OWSLA + moreJosh Pan Owsla Press

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.

Bingo Players kicks off his 2019 releases with a groovy new original, “1000 Years.” josh pan and Dylan Brady have unveiled a mellow single from their forthcoming OWSLA LP, “Wheels,” and Myon hops on Gryffin‘s Gravity remix EP for a euphoric take on “Just For a Moment.” Bishu puts a booming future bass twist on QUIX‘s “Giving Up,” and Duskus crafts a dancefloor-ready take on DROELOE‘s “Only Be Me.” GTA, Dillon Francis and Wax Motif‘s “I Can’t Hold On” gets a formidable psytrance rework from Slippy, and Jay Robinson makes his mau5trap debut with “Nineteen81.” Ray Volpe flexes his dubstep skills on a collab with Armanni Reign, and Jeremy Olander takes listeners on an eight-minute journey with “Shogun.” LP Giobbi puts a fresh spin on Hotel Garuda‘s “One Reason,” and Bear Grillz kicks it up to 150 BPM for his new bass house/dubstep heater, “Flow.” Ryan Browne casts an eerie spell in his newest original, “The Reaper,” and Rameses B polishes his newest LP off with a gorgeous trance number, “Cyclone.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

NMF Roundup: Rusko goes old school with ‘Mr. Policeman,’ W&W remix Steve Aoki and BTS, Galantis jet to ‘San Francisco’ + more

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NMF Roundup: Rusko goes old school with ‘Mr. Policeman,’ W&W remix Steve Aoki and BTS, Galantis jet to ‘San Francisco’ + moreRusko

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.

As 2018 winds down, Rusko cranks it back up with the release of the feisty “Mr. Policeman.” W&W try their hand at remixing Steve Aoki and BTS‘ “Waste It On Me,” and Galantis close the year with the reveal of their latest original, “San Francisco” with Sofia Carson. The Disciple Records team got together to create one massive holiday collaboration called “Fix The Rail.” NGHTMRE shows no mercy on a VIP remix of The Chainsmokers‘ “Save Yourself,” and Koven tap into Ilan Bluestone‘s new remix compilation with their take on “Another Lover.” Xilent and Chime team up for a hefty dubstep tune, “Twinkle,” and Promnite takes on Alexander Lewis‘ “Off Guard.” Throttle unveils a groovy new Spinnin’ release, “Like This,” and Lipless takes on Nervo in “Emotional.”

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.

Ryan Browne takes no prisoners in ‘EPITAPH’

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Ryan Browne takes no prisoners in ‘EPITAPH’Ryan Browne Epitaph

Not many producers can combine dubstep and horns and make it look easy. Ryan Browne, however, does so seamlessly.

The Icon Collective instructor conducts a contrasting symphony in his latest, “EPITAPH.” The introduction to the song is brilliantly deceptive, leading the listener to believe that perhaps it won’t be mind-meltingly intense as his previous metal- and bass-heavy releases.

But this is not the case.

A spirited piano melody leads a section of horns to follow suit as “EPITAPH” quickly gathers momentum and careens into an abyss of bass and wubs. He dives deep with this headbanger-friendly release, taking no prisoners on the way down. This track shows Browne’s production capabilities in their fullest range — from graceful piano melodies to the darkest depths of dubstep.

“EPITAPH” is out now via Black Tiger Sex Machine‘s Kannibalen Records.

Ryan Browne transforms Grabbitz and Pegboard Nerds’ collaboration ‘All Alone’

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Ryan Browne transforms Grabbitz and Pegboard Nerds’ collaboration ‘All Alone’Ryan Browne All Alone

Ryan Browne is known for taking hard-hitting tracks and adding heavy metal and electronic elements to them. He did just this when he took his hand at transforming Grabbitz and Pegboard Nerds‘ cutting track “All Alone.” The original was released two years ago on Monstercat with a combination of sharp chords and dubstep drops.

Browne has found a way to make the track more melodic and flow seamlessly together while keeping an intense drum & bass drop. The scattered synths of the original blend into a cohesive pulsating bass whole with Browne’s rendition, breathing new life into “All Alone.”

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 42

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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 he started releasing music again at the beginning of last year, Party Ghost has been on a roll with originals. Each one’s been quite varied in style, tied together with his signature dark and somewhat glitchy vibe. “Kill,” released in early April, slams its listener with deep, reverberating bass — much like his most recent: “Phantom.” This stormy, brooding vibe is executed perfectly in “Phantom,” though it’s more subdued than its April predecessor. “In the year 2145 the world is ran by Spectre Industries,” Party Ghost notes in the song description. “The story begins with Phantom.”


Ryan Browne has been consistently wreaking havoc on the dance music world with fiery remixes and originals that put a hardcore twist on tracks like Krewella‘s “Alive” and Alison Wonderland‘s “Messiah.” In his latest, a cover of the classic “Everytime We Touch” by Cascada, Browne whips out the drum sticks for a powerful take on the 2007 classic, mixing in elements of hardstyle and dubstep for a rendition that’s not for the faint of heart.


Armada powerhouse Armin Van Buuren has followed up his mid-April “Therapy” with the release of a funk-injected remix from Throttle. The Melbourne artist has made a name for himself with groovy hits like his take on “Hit the Road Jack” and his remix of Earth, Wind & Fire’s iconic “September.” His “Therapy” remix looks to be another stellar addition to his discography, as he adds a classic disco vibe to James Newman’s vocals.


There are few things I love more than the mixing of genres. German drum & bass duo Neonlight have put a VIP spin on one of their own tracks, combining gorgeous orchestral elements, soaring electric guitar and a drum & bass rhythm for a formidable four-minute venture. Its action-packed, cinematic feel is bolstered by hefty bass and dramatic builds that leave the listener wanting more as the synths peter out at the end.


Fresh off a four-track NEST HQ EP, Canadian duo Chuurch have come back with a sultry remix of REZZ and 13‘s celebrated collaboration, “DRUGS!” Digging into the style they call “lean bass,” the pair have crafted a remix saturated with wobbles and weighty bass. REZZ and 13’s haunting melody drifts in and out of the remix, allowing the duo to carry it through while adding their own unique twist.

Ryan Browne Releases Genre Bending Remix Of “Everytime We Touch”

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LA based producer/drummer Ryan Browne is bringing the metal to your ears again, and not only that but plenty of other genres along with it. He has recently released a new remix of “Everytime We Touch” by Cascada and it is a tantalizing mix of rock and hard electronic goodness. Ryan Browne, known for his

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