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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.
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Swedish producer F.O.O.L has a flair for the dramatic. This is impeccably evidenced in each piece of music he creates, and his latest is no exception. His remix of Magic Sword’s “Legend of the Keeper” is a dark, shadow-infested synthwave rendition, using powerful retro synths to drive home an eerie theme. A strong beat makes up the backbone of F.O.O.L’s remix, making this an enticing song for dance music lovers of all persuasions.
The last New Music Friday of May brings with it the arrival of SNBRN highly anticipated Solé LP. Spanning 10 tracks, including previously released singles like “Feel My Love” and “Never Let You Go,” the LA-based producer brings his own brand of flaming-hot house to tracks like “Bailas Conmigo.” “I’m so humbled to share Solé with the people who made it what it is!” the producer said in a release. “My friends, family and fans are all behind this, and it’s been an amazing year preparing everything to share with everyone.”
A few weeks ago, StayLoose (formerly known as StéLouse) reissued a 2014 EP, The City, in a deluxe format that included a rework of “Sixteen,” now titled “Illusions (Sixteen).” He’s added talented vocalist Fatherdude into the mix, bringing a whole new layer to the tune. The song maintains the ’80s elements it initially possessed but is given an even more pop-oriented vibe with the addition of the spirited vocals. It’s ridiculously catchy, and it’s fun to hear how it’s evolved over the years.
After few months after the release of his Anywhere But Here EP, Mielo has tapped Ryan Collins to remix standout single “ILY” with Sarah De Warren. The original was a somewhat somber affair, lush with moody melodies and sultry vocals. Collins has decided to revamp the tone entirely, picking up the pace from start and integrating a pounding house beat early on. This upbeat rendition gives listeners a fresh new way to absorb the intricacies of Mielo’s original, along with Collins’ added elements.
RÜFÜS DU SOL are continuing to celebrate the success of their Solace LP, gradually releasing several volumes of remixes for the October 2018 album. They’re now on volume six, which features three remixes of “Underwater,” two of which are from Anjunadeep’s Yotto. Yotto offers up both a “dusk” and “dawn” remix of the iconic song. The melancholy tune is taken a step deeper by the talented Finnish producer, who’s leaned fully into the moody undercurrents of the song.