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 this week’s installation, WAVEDASH continue their run on SLANDER and NGHTMRE‘s new label, Gud Vibrations, by tapping frequent collaborator QUEST. Maurice West is bringing big room back with his latest, “The Kick,” and Chris Lorenzo teams up with Taiki Nulight on the latter’s new album, Murky Manor, for “Sinner.” Robbie Rivera‘s new album recently hit the airwaves, dishing up the fine house music he’s been generating for decades, and he thrills with the carefree “We Don’t Care.” Vintage & Morelli have returned with a gorgeous trance rework of Aly & Fila‘s “Paralyzed” with Hailene — and that’s just skimming the surface of the array of selections we’ve gathered this week.
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 something so intriguingly uplifting about this remix of Above & Beyond‘s “Happiness Amplified” with Richard Bedford. Josep takes the original’s infectious melody and amplifies it (pardon the pun) with a guitar riff that adds a whole new level to an already incredible track. Bedford’s optimistic vocals carry this compelling remix in a powerful way, as it transforms from a trance track to a progressive rock-inspired rework.
warner case‘s good time heart dance arrived just a few days ago, featuring two tracks primed for both easy listening and the dance floor. After delivering “good time” in September with Zak Downtown, the New York artist returns in full force to shore up the full EP via the lighthearted “heart dance.” This one is highlighted by spunky horn stabs and an irresistibly groovy beat. Spencer Ludwig lends his vocals to the EP’s second track, launching “heart dance” into its full funky potential.
Hidden Face isn’t messing around on his latest pieces of work. The Parisian artist has been diving deep into the melancholy dance music realm, channeling ZHU-like vibes with his mystery-shrouded melodies. His newest, “You Don’t Know,” is another dominant display of his style. A minimalist bouncing beat contrasts with vocals that call out, “you don’t know.” Hidden Face takes the time to let each note sink in, and that’s perhaps part of what makes his style so compelling.
Hillsdom and Novokan3 make their return to Pilot Records with a two-part collection of drum & bass goodies. “Obsession” and “Colours” impeccably showcase their style of drum & bass: laid-back and packed with emotion. In “Obsession,” they create a mellow atmosphere that features warped, wonky synths and emotive vocals. A mid-song interlude takes a break from percussion to deliver a smooth-gliding melody before then ramping back up into a rapid drum & bass rhythm.
This. Goes. So. Hard. Known for his well-crafted soundscapes, Au5 takes on Detroit industrial artist Celldweller‘s “Eon.” This seven-minute venture rattles the ribcage with its grinding dubstep elements, intensified by Celldweller’s screamo interludes. Fondly dubbed “metalstep” by a SoundCloud commenter, this classification seems to fit this heavy hybrid perfectly. Both artists’ otherworldly styles mesh incredibly in this remix, highlighting the best of each of their talents. Color me impressed.
New York City’s warner case is not only a classically trained percussionist, but also an excellent producer that consistently creates groovy tune after tune and is said to have a sound reminiscent of both ZHU and Duke Dumont.
Coming fresh the back of his recent single “comoverto…,”which was premiered here on Dancing Astronaut, case now releases his fun-loving house treat, “good time,” featuring Zak Downtown, that dazzles with high-hats, funky synths and an infectious vocal performance.
“I love how the vibe, melody, and lyrics all point to one thing: having a good time, plain and simple,” case says of the track. “Often in music (and Art in general), we get so entrenched in deep symbolism that we forget to just let loose and write something that feels good and makes us happy. Hopefully others will experience the same thing when listening to it.”
New York City artist warner case has a new single that dropped last week entitled “comoverto…” and it’s a fun and upbeat Electro-dance original that comes with very captivating Losmose directed visuals. warner case is a new name on my radar but he’s got a unique blending sound that is beautifully hybrid. Check out a quote from the artist and
NYC electronic pop newcomer, warner case, sits in an interesting genre space. While his vocals lend itself to the alternative and pop worlds, the production under his lyrics undeniably comes from the dance sphere with thumping four-on-the-floor drum patterns, grooving basslines, and glitchy synths.
In the midst of summer, warner case returns with a dark yet bouncing new cut, “comoverto …” The opening bars are lead by a hushed vocal and repetitive pluck before case’s glossy vocals take the reigns and usher in a bleak, pulsating bassline that counterbalances his relatable tone. Listen to “comoverto …” on all platforms here and watch the official music video starring warner case himself.
One artist I’ve been into recently is NYC’s producer/vocalist, Warner Case. He just dropped a new song “thereforeyou” that especially grabbed my attention. It’s a cool vibe and I’m enjoying every second of it. If you’re in need of chill electronic music, something that gets those fuzzy low-mid tones, definitley check this out. “thereforeyou” is a