Spencer Brown makes mau5trap debut with ‘Windows 95 on Acid’

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Spencer Brown has been a mainstay for Above & Beyond‘s Anjunabeats label and its dedicated fan base for years, so it’s understandable that a few ears perked up when he began dropping an unreleased acid techno burner in recent sets. The track is finally available now on a double A-side EP exclusively on Beatport via mau5trap, titled “Windows 95 on Acid.”

Brown’s 2018 LP Illusion of Perfection was arguably one of the most creative and diverse releases in recent memory, showcasing a producer expanding his sonic horizons. With “Windows 95 on Acid,” the trance and house stalwart goes into deeper techno territory. The title track is a relentless acid groove, with a healthy dose of atmospheric expertise the producer has employed throughout his catalog. Although Brown stated via social media these two tracks are darker than his usual output, the nostalgia-inducing groove (complete with classic Windows samples) should bring smiles to any dance floor. The accompanying EP track “Does Anybody Really Know What Time Is?” is an honest after-hours slow burner, with familiar airy synth melodies wafting in and out.

While the full release remains a Beatport exclusive, fans can listen to the EP’s title track on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 295 right now.

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[Exclusive Interview] Spencer Brown: Illusions of Perfection

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It’s known by many names—The City by the Bay, The Paris of the West, Fog City, and even The City That Knows How. Whatever name it’s given, the city of San Francisco (and the surrounding Bay Area) has long been a site for inspiration; from its early Gold Rush days to the hippie counterculture, the

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Spencer Brown turns Ilan Bluestone’s ‘Will We Remain?’ into a 2.0 wonder

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Anjuna wunderkind Spencer Brown has stepped up to remix the latest single from his colleague Ilan Bluestone‘s debut artist album, Scars, released earlier this year. “Will We Remain?” is a collaboration between Maor Levi and Bluestone, along with vocals form El Waves. Now with the addition of the remix from Spencer Brown, it’s an Anjunabeats all-star collaboration, with three label favorites in the mix.

The original mix of “We Will Remain?” is in the classic anthem style we expect from Bluestone with emotive and soaring vocals and a beating heart of a melodic drop with tech elements. In Brown’s remix, he brings the production energy to a stripped back, progressive trance place where El Waves’ vocals really shine at peak passion. Following a string of original mix releases, this remix is a welcome switch up from Spencer Brown as his talent expands.

 

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NMF Roundup: Keys N Krates remix Diplo, Zedd releases ‘The Middle’ remix package, and many more

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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.


Kyle Watson adds a low-toned, mystery-filled house beat to ZHU and Tame Impala‘s seminal “My Life.”

Swedish producers Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman know festival season is in full force as they deliver anthemic-feeling “Phantom.”

The Aston Shuffle give ‘everything they’ve got’ on piano driven house heater, “Everything I Got.”

Inverted alien embellishments make for an eerie take on house, as Malaa returns with new single, “Bling Bling.”

Airy synth work leads to a saxophone climax on Spencer Brown‘s “waves.wav,” taken from Brown’s Illusion of Perfection EP pt. III.

Mandy Jiroux effects rhythmic bliss on vocal-centric new single, “Running Out Of You.”

Autograf add an electronic vibe to Family of the Year’s “Hold Me Down” with their laidback rendition of the original.

Bondax tap vocalist Andreya Triana for this soulful, groove-filled original.

Fabian Mazur leans into future bass-style production in this smooth offering, featuring Nevve on the vocals.

The remixers got the message, and now, on this New Music Friday, they’ve met Zedd, Grey, and Maren Morris in “The Middle.” The remix pack for “The Middle” sees revamps from Maliboux, Curbi, and more.

Spinnin’ Records heavyweights Merk & Kremont add a layer of infectious funk and a heightened bpm count to Addal’s original, “Lies,” making for a spirited rework.

Pucker up, Benny Benassi and Sofi Tukker fans: the two dance music dynamos link up on new single “Everybody Needs A Kiss.”

This Birdfeed Exclusive will have all streamers wondering “Who’s That?” The same-titled EP arrives courtesy of Floridian producer and long time Dirtybird fan, C.H.A.Y.

It’s a good week to be a progressive house fan as Grum and Fehrplay co-release “Spirit” on Anjunabeats, an atmospheric tune that melts from one second into the next.

Diplo, Lil Yachty, and Santigold‘s viscous collaboration “Worry No More” gets the Keys N Krates treatment as the Canadian electronic trio release a chilled-out take on Diplo’s original. Keys N Krates hit sonic sweet spots with a beat swap and the occasional yet effective percussive addition.

Stripped down sonic seduction materializes in mellifluous form on smle‘s debut EP, Love Notes, released on Lowly Palace.

House music fans will find J. Worra‘s Mark The Beast collaboration, “Hourglass” to be a tasty, groovy treat.

As part of Afterlife Recordings’ latest vinyl and digital offering, Italian trio Agents Of Time have crafted “Paradigm,” an ethereal techno original.

Re-envisioning a Markus Schulz production is a formidable feat, but Giuseppe Ottaviani rises to the challenge in his “Safe from Harm” remix, a take that plays the original’s soaring vocal off of the track’s quintessential trance beat.

Vulpey gets electronically experimental on “Recovery Quest,” a track defined by its disjointed construction and resulting edge.

Funky Craig puts forth a trippy take on psytrance in aptly titled new release, “WestPSYde.”

 

Ramon Tapia puts a dark, driving spin on Midmood’s “Sely Ho,” transforming the original into a certified techno thumper with rumbling percussive accents.


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Spencer Brown ignites the senses in second installment of ‘Illusion Of Perfection’

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Following up his chart-topping debut album, Spencer Brown released its second installment, Illusion Of Perfection pt. IIThe San Fransisco-native is a profound staple in the Anjunabeats family, with whom he released the album, for the past few years. According to Brown, the remarkably well-received release is nothing more than a mix album, stemming from a collection of records he has been weaving into his sets.

Pt. II picks up just where its predecessor left off: in the same nighttime aesthetic, with larger than life progressive builds and deep, grooving basslines. “Audio,” with Liam Hathaway, serves as the appropriate catalyst for the journey-oriented tone of the EP as a whole, with its twinkling bell melodies, reminiscent of a night sky, and spirited piano chords. Brown hoists up the intensity on “J2,” with its fierce, stuttering kicks and prophetic melodicism capped off by a soulful house vocal cut.

“Hippie Hill” sits atop the EP’s crest, with vigorous, cultivating beats like crashing waves that give way to delicate chime and piano accents. Finally, the listener reaches the utopia alive in “The Gardens,” where a staticky, atmospheric intro surrenders to a torrential downpour of swirling kaleidoscope of synths and unwavering house beats.

Brown also recently took to Twitter to announce there will be a coinciding Illusion Of Perfection documentary where he will speak to his motivations for each track.

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 41

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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.


San Francisco producer Spencer Brown has been thrilling audiences with his ethereal progressive house style for years. Most recently, he’s released his debut album, Illusion of Perfection. One of the tracks, “Nightwalk,” perfectly conveys the subtle mystery of late nights and early hours of the morning. “This song was directly inspired by walks around the Marina Green (near the Golden Gate Bridge) in San Francisco very late at night near the end of last year,” Brown says of the song. “There is something spiritual for me about walks at 3 a.m. or 4 a.m.; I love the stillness, tranquility, and feeling that the entire landscape is yours.”


The fiery drum & bass coming out of Liquicity Records lately has been so inspiring. One of the label’s latest, a fervent collaboration between Madface, MC Coppa and Meditat1on, is a clear standout for 2018 on the Dutch label. “What It Looks Like” unites the talents of three countries (Czech Republic, United Kingdom and Italy, respectively) for a dynamic drum & bass tune that shines with intense vocals from MC Coppa and stellar production from the Madface and Meditat1on.


Disco Fries are typically the bringers of funk. On the heels of the groovy DF EP on Enhanced in November, the duo have opted for a change of pace in their latest release. “The Cut” shows a more intense side of the New York producers, as they layer on hefty bass and mysterious Middle Eastern-influenced melodies. With booming bass and an intense beat, “The Cut” shows there’s nothing these two can’t do.


A Nitro Fun release is always an adventure. The Mexican producer opens his latest release, “Time Goes By,” with a bold blast of ’80s-style synths (think Van Halen’s “Jump”) and an immediately addicting melody. He hooks the listener from the get-go, leading them into a formidable dosage of bass and a cacophony of glitchy, computerized synths. “Time Goes By” is a full demonstration of the breadth of the Monstercat artist’s production, and it’s a beauty to behold.


Unlike Pluto has spent the last few years establishing himself as an unquestionably versatile artist. With releases that have varied from a collaboration with Seven Lions to a cover of TLC‘s “No Scrubs,” the Los Angeles producer has made it known that each release will be an entirely fresh experience. Earlier this week, he released the first song in a collection he’s called the Pluto Tapes. With a laidback feel, impeccable harmonies and elements of dance music poking through, “Run, Bobby, Run” is an intriguing addition to his music arsenal.

Alpha 9 and Spencer Brown team up for ‘No Going Back’

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Uplifting trance fans have a new addition to their collection of favorite tracks with Alpha 9 and Spencer Brown‘s newest release “No Going Back.” The duo have released both an edit and extended version of the track.

A mystical backdrop is infused with pulsing melodic chords and ethereal vocals to create the ultimate trance track. “No Going Back” is a versatile song with the ability to liven one’s mood or serve as a calming backdrop. The track is out on Anjunabeats, and serves as a continuation of what feels like bi-weekly releases from Russian producer Artem Stoliarov, otherwise known as both Alpha 9 and Arty.

Finding Common Ground in Los Angeles- Above & Beyond Tour Kickoff

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Lately, it seems that with each passing day another headline streams across our screens that continue to further divide us; whether it be a political circus, social unrest or even a constant threat of war. Now more than ever we are interconnected with the world in an instant by the evolving technologies that surround us,

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Anjuna whiz kind Spencer Brown releases 3 track Downpour EP

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23 year old Spencer Brown has just released his Downpour EP, the 3rd Anjunabeats EP of his released this calendar year. Coming off quite possibly my favorite EP of the year with his Embarcadero EP, Spencer Brown is lighting the anjuna kitchen on fire. His Downpour EP is ripe with 3 progressively deep tracks titled,

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Electric Zoo 2017 – 4 Under The Radar Acts You Don’t Want To Miss

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Electric Zoo 2017 : The 6th Boro is now officially less that 1 week away and with the set times officially out, its time to get excited. Electric Zoo is New York’s biggest EDM festivals and have garnished some HUGE names for this year including deadmau5 b2b w/ Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond, DJ Snake,

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