Gearing up for an extended agenda of 2020 tour dates, the notorious Gary Richards, aka Destructo, is back with a new house jam, “Twisted.” Per usual, it’s been another active year for the LA-based DJ/entrepreneur, touring his live sets while sitting as current president of LiveStyle. Richards oversees all of North America for the large-scale festival machine, with properties including Electric Zoo, Life In Color, Mysteryland, AMF Seattle, and more. Most recently, he performed alongside Diplo, MK, Justice, and others at an All My Friends flagship event in downtown LA.
Heading into the holidays, Richards plans to keep the party going with “Twisted,” the latest in his G-house arsenal, which samples “Got It Twisted” by iconic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep. The original release from 2004 brings us farther down the sampling rabbit hole, borrowing from a 1980s hit by Thomas Dolby, all of which is encapsulated in the Destructo revamp on top of hard-hitting bass, swaying leads, and a drop primed for the warehouse front.
Richards will kick off 2020 with the second edition of his new AMF cornerstone, the Friendship cruise, running January 6-10, hosting a wide range of performers like Ty Dolla $ign, GRiZ, and TroyBoi. After the boat ride, he’ll officially embark on the Twisted Tour, beginning in February. Head here for tickets and more information.
Chicago’s headlining dance music duo, Louis The Child, have remixed Skrillex and Boys Noize’s latest act of valor, “Midnight Hour,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The remake ingests the Kids At Play EP producers’ playful cadence through juggling high-end synths and vocals while maintaining the house rhythm from the Dog Blood tandem’s original audio.
Other additions on the edit include a whispering saxophone ambiance underneath Dolla $ign’s lush singing to introduce the sultry rapper. On the second verse, the bed of cozy synths and dissident bells continue to lift the hip-hop artist’s voice.
Louis The Child’s previous project included singer, Wafia, from the duo’s most-streamed song on Spotify, recently marking her debut on Atlantic Records alongside Whethan, with “Hurts.”
Boys Noize has had a packed year, and his recent announcement of an upcoming U.S. winter tour signals he’s keen and ready to continue this streak well into 2020. The groundbreaking producer kickstarted his 2019 alongside Skrillex under their Dog Blood moniker, and they played select performances across the United States after a multi-year hiatus. They also released a four track EP, teamed up outside their joint project for their long-awaited “Midnight Hour,” with Ty Dolla $ign.
In the midst of all of this, he’s been outputting abundantly under both Boys Noise, and his tech-leaning ego, Elax. Likewise, he’ll be heading into the week between Christmas and New Years under both names as he embarks . His travels will take him to top clubbing cities including Miami, New York City, and San Francisco, among others. For those looking to see if he is coming to a city nearby, tour dates and tickets are available here.
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Houston rap newcomer Megan Thee Stallion is a total star; that much has been obvious since she showed up on the national radar months ago. And it’s cool to see her go through the new-star checkpoints — like last night, when she got a showcase guest-performer spot on The Tonight Show. On last … More »
Skrillex has a new single out today, and it’s a good one. “Midnight Hour” matches Sonny Moore with production partner Boys Noize and the always-welcome presence of Ty Dolla $ign. (As commenter ghostchannels points out, Skrillex and Boys Noize have a group called Dog Blood, but they’ve chosen not to use that name here.) “Midnight … More »
With Skrillex officially back on the one’s and two’s thus far through 2019, the sun has steadily shined over the electronic ether. In fact, in the last three months, Skrillex has released more material under his own banner than he has in the last three years. His latest release with serial counterpart, Boys Noize, arrives with four-on-the-floor gusto, seamlessly in line with the stylistic shape of much of the pair’s recent catalog.
But “Midnight Hour” mysteriously arrives without the duo’s resounding Dog Blood emblem, rather as a joint release under their respective aliases, with Skrillex’s frequent collaborator Ty Dolla $ign in tow. The delineation gives weight to the recent stirrings of a potential multi-track solo project from Skrillex in the works; a notion bolstered by Skrillex’s own repeated insistence that he’s currently sitting on droves of new music.
However, a representative from Skrillex’s team was only able to confirm that the track is the OWSLA boss’ first true single since 2017, and sits currently as a standalone release. Still, after a seductive house leaner on “Midnight Hour,” Skrill’s left the door for a forthcoming extended endeavor noticeably ajar.
Skrillex has been on an absolute tear this summer with consistently deliveries on long-awaited new music. Chief among the new cuts the OWSLA boss has dropped off in recent weeks is “Malokera,” a certified rump-shaker with TroyBoi, MC Lan, Ludmilla, and Ty Dolla $ign all riding a baile funk-inspired wave. Now, “Malokera” has a brand new music video to boot, featuring Skrillex and the rest of the track’s posse showing out to the bouncy new hit.
A green screen, some lights, and a few props are all the team needs to make a hype new visual that matches “Malokera’s” energy perfectly. The track’s heavy Brazilian influence plays strong in the new video, starring Lan and Ludmilla front and center. See the new video for “Malokera” below.
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.
Skrillex kicks off the weekend with a stacked collaboration, “Malokera,” with MC Lan, TroyBoi, Ludmilla, and Ty Dolla $ign. Alison Wonderland and QUIX have teamed up for “TIME,” and Louis The Child and Wrabel deliver a bittersweet joint effort called “Too Close.” CRAY brings a retro tone to her latest, “idontwannatalkaboutlove,” and The Knocks continue their summer releases with “Colors.” Cashmere Cat is full of “EMOTIONS” on his newest, and Good Times Ahead (formerly GTA) get with Flosstradamus for “Waffle House.” Cedric Gervais remixes DJ Snake, J Balvin, and Tyga’s “Loco Contigo,” and Mazare and Essenger turn it up to 11 on their new Monstercat single, “Berzerker.” The Chrises got in the studio for a new Anti Up single, “Right Now,” and Alok and Zafrir bring “Vale Vale” to listeners’ ears. HEYZ previews his new Bite This! album with “Castaway King,” and Valentino Khan drops off his new EP, stacked with songs like “BRB.” Fedde Le Grand puts his own touch on Matoma, MNEK, and Kiana Lede’s “Bruised Not Broken,” and Herobust preps for the weekend with “Dumb Lit.”
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.