Unlike Pluto surprises followers with four-track project, ‘Pluto Tapes’

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Unlike Pluto continues his month of releases with a surprise drop of his four-track Pluto Tapes project. This last month alone, he’s unveiled eight new songs: two from his Late Bloomer EP and another two from his Fake Smiles, Real Memories EP.  His new project is an eclectic mix of genres ranging from indie rock to house.

“Don’t Know What To Say” has a house vibe with acoustic sentiments and vocals that pull at emotions while still sounding apathetic. The duality culminates into a chilled, smooth house that some could call tropical.”No Goodbyes” hits listeners with a melancholic tone during the verses and divulges into indie-emo chops for the hook. “Problems” is the hardest hitting song on the EP, teetering along the lines future bass and trap.

“Run, Bobby, Run” closes out Fake Smiles, Real Memories, and is reminiscent of Unlike Pluto’s original sound with unique, synth-heavy chops atop a pulsating future bass rhythm. Its nostalgic atmosphere is enjoyable; yet, it is of course made for the present day and built to last.

The producer originally from Atlanta has had quite the release strategy as of recent, and from the sounds of everything, it’s paying off.

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Unlike Pluto releases two-track EP, ‘Fake Smiles, Real Memories’

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Unlike Pluto has released his new two-track EP, Fake Smiles, Real Memories off Lowly Palace. It’s an emotional EP about the bad memories people create. The desire to erase them is real; however, feeling the hurt is important to round out a healthy emotional spectrum. On the first track, “JOLT,” Unlike Pluto explains his thought process of erasing the memory of someone he holds dear to his heart. On “WHY,” he reconciles the fact that he will never be able to fill the empty hole inside.

The LA-based producer created the project after watching one of his favorite movies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Fake Smiles, Real Memories has a punk, emo-rock vocal feel with electro-pop backing, supporting his previous two-track project, Late Bloomer.

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NMF Roundup: MYRNE takes on Diplo & MØ, Minnesota gets heavy in outer space, Unlike Pluto continues with a surprise string of releases + 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.


At 20 years of age, Finnish newcomer Alinsky has created a prominent sound that carried over from his harder dance beat days on SoundCloud to more emotional pop-friendly productions. “Traces,” featuring IOLITE, is proof of this evolution.


VALENTINE & Rob Araujo team up on a glitchy, funk-infused ballad, “Embrace,” featuring rap/hip-hop versing from patches. The result is a lighthearted track that is quirky and wildly unique.


Lowly Palace is a known place for captivating chill/melodic tracks that lure listeners into gripping and emotional compositions. Newest from the collective comes an effortlessly beautiful track, “I’m Sorry I’m Gone,” by Midoca & badXchannels.


MYRNE has taken on Diplo, MØ & GoldLink’s “Get It Right.” It was only a matter of time before the Mad Decent-supported producer took on something of Diplo’s — and the result is a completely revamped track with energizing twists and turns.


Long-time crowd favorite Culture Code is finally back, and the pair has just released their first track working together again as a duo, titled “Crazy Love.” The song is a bouncy summer single with a happy-go-lucky appeal.


Unlike Pluto is one producer whose unique indie productions turn heads upon every new release. The Atlanta-bred, LA-based producer has been releasing mix-“packs” of singles that have been making his fans scratch their heads. Newest in that line of releases is his third track “pack” release in less than a month, consisting of “JOLT” and “WHY.”


Andrew Rayel has teamed with Corti Organ and Max Cameron to release an epically euphoric new single, dubbed “New Dawn.” The progressive track is sure to get big room crowds soaring to their highest of heights.


New Orleans-based experimental bass duo sfam has been gaining notoriety with their quirky sound sampling and left-field composition directionality. The producers have been steadily releasing a plethora of tunes, with the newest arriving July 6, “fresh produce,” along with fellow rising LA producer UNTITLD.


Hot off the decks from Tchami’s CONFESSION label comes a 2-track project from Bellecour’s minimal/tech house vault. Check out the duo’s new Propeller EP.


Just a few months off a statement making EP on WAKAAN, trap producer Minnesota releases a heavy new composition on Outer Realms. The track, dubbed “Final Frontier,” was a previous ID from many of his sets over 2018. Brace yourselves, this one needs subs to make out those lows.


DA favorite William Black has released another emotional upbeat ballad, “Hallucinate,” featuring the beautiful vocals of Nevve.


Dzeko has branched away from his progressive house duo to release “Try Not To Love You” with Aspyer. The track features the same energetic progressive builds as a typical Dzeko & Torres track with some new surprises.


British duo CamelPhat are up to their usual psychedelic tech-house games with a new project, dubbed The Solution, featuring two tracks that will each take listeners on a journey in their own right.


JETFIRE and Karmatek team up for a Eastern-driven commerical house single, “Living on the Edge.”

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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.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 33

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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.


Fresh off his debut album in October, KRANE continues to wow. His latest is a stunning remix of Dua Lipa‘s “Be The One.” Backed by top-notch sound design throughout and a series of dramatic, fluttering synths in the chorus, KRANE’s crafted a beautiful rendition of an already tiptop song.


After months of waiting, dubstep fans finally have new Dodge & Fuski material. Turns out they’ve been working on an 13-track album, humbly titled The Greatest Album of All Time, and “Mistakes” with PhaseOne and The Arcturians is one of its latest singles. The Disciple track is one of pure energy. It’s packed with the heavy wubs we know and love from both bass acts, along with haunting vocals from The Arcturians that give the track a unique flavor.


Koven kick off the sophomore installment in the Monstercat x Rocket League collaborative album series with a drumstep original, “My Love.” Katie Boyle’s heartfelt vocals put a more lighthearted touch on the verses, but other parts of the song are a whole different animal. The duo have put together a track that exudes intensity in the best way, making it the perfect kick-off for the forthcoming compilation album.


Unlike Pluto has tapped into my nostalgia. Last Friday, he released an incredibly emotive cover of My Chemical Romance‘s 2004 hit, “Helena.” His vocal-centered rendition strips down the original track to a slower-paced ballad that oozes pure emotion and passion. Unlike Pluto’s voice is so well-suited for this track, and I’ve found myself re-obsessed with it 14 years later.


Seven years and countless remixes later, Porter Robinson‘s “Unison” remains one of the greatest hits of the early “EDM” era. It’s been reworked, revamped, reshaped, and re-imagined into genres across the board — and some are truly a treat. This latest one from SYN is a substantial contender. The mysterious producer ushers in the iconic melody before plunging listeners into a sea of glitchy bass. It’s raw and harsh, but in the best possible way.

H/T to DA managing editor M. Cooper for this one.

This Was SoundCloud’s Most Popular Electronic Track in 2017

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It’s that time of the year again when SoundCloud takes a look back at what’s happened on its streaming music platform for the past year. From Grammy nominations to the artists that have dominated 2017, SoundCloud has provided 17 Best Of 2017 categories that touch on electronic, rock, and hip-hop. Be sure to check out

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Monstercat unveils Best of 2017 results

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Canadian label Monstercat is ending their year on a decidedly strong note. On Dec. 6, they announced voting was open for their Best of 2017 selection, allowing fans to vote on their top 10 Monstercat tracks of the year and support their favorite artists. Just two days later, voting closed and results were released, unveiling longtime Monstercat artist Pegboard Nerds at the No. 1 spot with their track “Heaven Let Us Down,” which came out at the end of October. Also claiming top spots are Grant with “Are We Still Young,” Tokyo Machine with “Spooky,” MYRNE with “Confessions,” and Kuuro with “Possession.” View the full list of winners below.

1. Pegboard Nerds – Heaven Let Us Down

2. Grant – Are We Still Young ft Jessi Mason

3. Tokyo Machine – Spooky

4. MYRNE – Confessions

5. KUURO – Possession

6. Stonebank – Ripped To Pieces ft EMEL

7. Unlike Pluto – Everything Black ft Mike Taylor

8. Aero Chord – Drop It

9. Dirtyphonics & Sullivan King – Sight of Your Soul

10. Conro – Close

11. Muzzy – Spectrum

12. Slips & Slurs – Moving Hectic ft Harry Shotta

13. Tristam – Bone Dry

14. DROELOE – JUMP ft Nevve

15. Darren Styles – Us Against the World

16. Puppet – Bigger Picture

17. Kayzo & Slander – Holy ft Micah Martin

18. Bad Computer – New Dawn

19. Infected Mushroom – Spitfire

20. Gammer – The Drop

21. Feint – Outbreak ft MYLK

22. Ephixa & Laura Brehm – Losing You

23. Notaker & Declan James – Who I Am ft Karra

24. WRLD – Everything ft Ashdown

25. Anevo –  Waiting On Your Call ft Park Avenue

26. Rogue, Stonebank & Slips & Slurs – Unity

27. Bishu – Eyes Wide Open

28. Dirty Audio & Delta Heavy – Stay ft Holly

29. Duumu – Illuminate ft Slyleaf

30. Dion Timmer – Till I Make It ft Tima Dee

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 17

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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.


Versatile producer Sickick surprises with each new release. The mysterious Canadian artist has produced everything from pop music hip-hop to trippy “sickhop.” His latest, “Bermuda,” sneaks into your ear and stays there. It’s simultaneously catchy and intense, with seductive vocals layered over a dark trap vibe. The single is second in his “Sicks Weeks” series, ensuring that more top-notch production is coming our way.


This track from Mekanism has everything I love most about drum & bass: it’s emotion-packed, features gorgeous vocals and is fueled by a racing beat. Though NoCopyrightSounds released the track, there isn’t any information available about the artist. All they’ve revealed is that Mekanism is “coming soon.” If this is just the beginning for Mekanism, I’m looking forward to seeing what the future has in store.


This is perhaps my favorite release from the past week. Bishu seems to be capable of producing just about anything (remember that Santana and Rob Tomas remix from a few weeks ago?) His sophomore Monstercat release, “Eyes Wide Open,” makes a huge splash. With a foreboding introduction that leads up to an unexpected drop, Bishu continues to surprise. Each listen of this track brings out new details, revealing the complexity of it composition. It’s completely addicting.


Unlike Pluto recently announced a shift in the direction of his musical journey, citing that he’s going back to his roots after realizing he was “extremely unhappy” with what he was doing musically. “I was making music that I personally didn’t connect with – music that didn’t represent me,” he says in a Nov. 20 Facebook post. “I Need A Win” passionately marks his return to music that’s truly him, and it’s absolutely beautiful.


Tim Schaufert and CASHFORGOLD have once again crafted a gorgeous, ethereal soundscape with their latest collaboration, “Gold.” Schaufert’s flawless sound design skills truly shine on this single, and CASHFORGOLD’s delicate voice lends itself perfectly to the structure of the song. It’s light, airy and dreamy, making it the perfect nightcap for this week’s playlist.


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Unlike Pluto launches new side project alongside Why Mona, releases cover of “We Will Rock You”

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Unlike Pluto has launched a new side project called Why Mona alongside frequent collaborator Joanna Jones. The tandem has been responsible for the hit “Waiting For You,” and more recently the team that brought us a popular rework of TLC’s “No Scrubs” two months ago. Now they cover another throwback — Queen’s classic 1977 masterpiece “We Will Rock You”

You can catch Unlike Pluto’s ascent through the ranks at this year’s Nocturnal Wonderland in San Bernadino and his latest original called “Let It Bleed” with Christina Gatti which dropped last month.

Listen to “We Will Rock You” below.

Unlike Pluto – Let it Bleed (feat. Cristina Gatti)

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Earlier this year, we sat down with Armond Arabshahi, the man behind the rising electronic act, Unlike Pluto, where he hit on some of his musical influences growing up, including the magnificent Nina Simone. Arabsahi also touched on how his eccentric listening manifested into the cultivation of passion in his music. It is with that in mind that it comes as no surprise his latest is another incredibly empowering tune.

By enlisting Postmodern Jukebox’s Cristina Gatti who specializes in swing and jazz on “Let It Bleed,” Unlike Pluto gives a nod to his sonically expansive upbringing. Between Gatti’s crooning and Arabshahi’s mellow-yet appropriately funky bass lines, the the final result is a funky track with a dash of class.

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