NMF Roundup: Laidback Luke remixes Knife Party, Jason Ross and Dabin team up + more

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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.

After the release of their Lost Souls EP earlier this year, Knife Party have tapped Laidback Luke for a groovy remix of “Death & Desire,” and Jason Ross, Dabin, and Dylan Matthew team up for “One That Got Away.” Wave Racer has released a new single, “This N That” with LunchMoney Lewis, and Martin Garrix links with Dean Lewis for “Used to Love.” Walker & Royce tackle Dom Dolla’s “San Frandisco,” and Hot Since 82 takes it one deeper on “Tilted.” Arty lends his spirited hand to Gorgon City and MK’s “There For You,” and Axwell remixes Halsey’s “Graveyard.” Four Tet’s dingbat-riddled moniker unveils new content, and Nicky Romero, Mike Williams, and Amba Shepherd collaborate on “Dynamite.” REZZ and Malaa take no prisoners on “Criminals,” and Golf Clap deliver their iteration of “Let It Go” by Hood Rich and BRUX. NGHTMRE flexes on an interpretation of Habstrakt’s “The One,” and Herobust cranks up the intensity on “Smoke.” Chime keeps the Halloween spirit alive with “Haunted,” and Modestep sound the “Alarm” on their new single.

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.

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ORBIT Playlist: Wave Racer weaves ‘Summer Rain’-themed soundtrack

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Wave Racer‘s return to the electronic eye has been met with ardent excitement from the cult-like sector of the scene’s bubble-trap enthusiasts. The producer of retro video game-redolent soundscapes recently procured a follow-up to his first release in years, “Auto,” with “Summer Rain,” featuring hip-hop vocalist, Kwame.

A masterful innovator within his exceedingly nuanced niche, Wave Racer has curated a “Summer Rain”-themed playlist exclusively for Dancing Astronaut, chock-full of offerings from a litany of his pleasantly unorthodox and like-minded counterparts, including Cashmere Cat, Mr. Oizo, and Clairo. The playlist is meant to embody the reverie and idealism ingrained in the fundamental fibers of “Summer Rain.”

“‘Summer Rain’ is a song about infatuation and the sensations that come along with it, and these selections similarly reflect those sensations, whilst also demonstrating the ongoing shifts and evolutions of my personal and tastes and artistic influences,” says Wave Racer of his intention with the selects.

5 insights from Wave Racer’s Reddit AMA

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In 2017, Sydney, Australia’s Wave Racer did what few globally touring acts dare to do at the height of their success: step back from touring in the name of well-being. Now, having spent time to recharge, both personally and artistically, the future-bass producer succeeds his first two singles in years by opening up to fans in a Reddit AMA.

Donned as an OG titan of the genre, Wave Racer shares insight into his creative songwriting process, his handling of a track/project that just won’t unfold, and a bit of technical geek-ery for producer folk. Last, and arguably most noteworthy are Wave Racer’s takes on shifting to productions with more pop-style vocals and his growing intrigue to tour with a live band.

Find Dancing Astronaut’s five takeaways below:

1. He rarely gives up on projects, but also isn’t hesitant to shelve an idea.

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2. He may be named after an obscure N64 oldie, but his musical inspirations bleed from other gaming classics, too.

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3. While his sound has varied over the years, he’s happy with the natural growth of the project.

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4. The man knows his way around an arpeggiator.

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5. He’s got a slew of new ideas to bring to the stage.

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Via/ Reddit

NMF Roundup: REZZ and Deathpact link up, Wave Racer unveils new single + more

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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.

REZZ and Deathpact take no prisoners in their new collaboration, “Kiss of Death,” and Wave Racer follows up recent single, “Auto,” with the soothing “Summer Rain.” Skrillex makes an appearance on Ed Sheeran’s latest, “Way To Break My Heart,” and Tycho reveals his full Weather LP on Mom+Pop/Ninja Tune. Ekali and Reo Cragun bring “Runaway” to Big Beat, and Madeon continues his tour de force with “Dream Dream Dream.” Keys N Krates have released a brand new “beat tape,” featuring tunes like “Sad Piano,” and TroyBoi returns to OWSLA for “PAPI CHULO.” Camelphat throw it way back with a remix of Dirty Vegas’ iconic 2002 release, “Days Go By,” and KSHMR taps Mike Waters for “My Best Life.” Moon Boots and Steven Klavier are all “Tied Up,” and David Guetta and Martin Solveig deliver a club mix of “Thing For You.” Tiësto crafts a big room remix of Illenium and Jon Bellion’s “Good Things Fall Apart,” and Armin van Buuren, Avian Grays, and Jordan Shaw team up for “Something Real.” Sofi Tukker get groovy on “Swing,” and Valentino Khan and Diplo collaborate on a hefty house heater, “JustYourSoul.”

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.

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NMF Roundup: Kygo puts spin on Whitney Houston’s ‘Higher Love’ vocals, Wave Racer returns + more

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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.

Kygo kicks off this week’s NMF with a dancefloor-ready posthumous Whitney Houston collaboration, “Higher Love,” and Wave Racer returns after more than two years with “Auto.” RL Grimes comes in swinging with an edit of G Jones’ “In Your Head,” and Habstrakt brings his forceful brand of house music to Gud Vibrations with “De La Street.” Chris Lake and Lee Foss team up for “Lies, Deception, and Fantasy,” and Diplo releases a set of remixes for Higher Ground, including a rework by Solardo. Claude VonStroke joins forces with ZDS and KE for “Comments,” and Malaa takes things up a notch with a feisty remix of DJ Snake’s “Savage.” Madeaux links with Dances With White Girls for “Club Demons,” and “Worlds Collide” on Nervo’s latest. Goldroom continues a slew of releases with “I Can Feel It” with Love, Alexa. ShockOne and The Bloody Beetroots take to Monstercat for their new single, “Run,” and Laidback Luke and Mark Bale dance into the weekend with “Party Starter.” Klingande and Stevie Appleton craft an easygoing single in “Sinner,” and Moguai remixes Oliver Heldens’ “Summer Lover.”

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.

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Wave Racer makes triumphant return with playful ‘Auto’

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The world has missed Wave Racer. It’s been 902 days (but who’s counting?) since the release of his last piece of work, a remix of Tkay Maidza’s “Carry On,” and it’s been even longer since his last original. The wait, however, ends today with the release of “Auto.”

The Australian producer created buzz earlier this week when he changed his profile photo across social media platforms and teased new music by having fans call a phone number that previewed “Auto.”

The new tune makes its debut on June 27, bringing back a version of the playful “bubble trap” genre the artist became known for, exhibited in hit tunes like 2014’s “Streamers.” He’s modernized the style, though, bringing “Auto” into 2019 with a bubbly introduction and filtered vocals. As it progresses, the song drips with effortless swagger, even ushering in an unexpected guitar theme that rocks steady throughout the tune. Still, it’s easygoing, breezy, and bright—the perfect reintroduction to an artist who did so much for the early days of future bass.

Though it’s not as energetic as the racing synths of his Panama remix, “Auto” sees Wave Racer eagerly re-assert himself in the electronic music scene. Longtime fans will instantly recognize “Auto” as pure, unadulterated Wave Racer—refreshed and clearly reinvigorated in 2019.

Wave Racer is back, new music underway confirmed

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It has been years since we’ve heard from Wave Racer, though now the Aussie beatmaker is confirmed to be on the comeback trail, ending a more than two-year hiatus. Wave Racer, commonly credited as the creator of the vibrant “bubble-trap” sub-genre that would eventually give way to the advent of future bass, planted his flag at a time when dance music was at the peak of its global expansion. With a sound akin to the likes of Lido (Trippy Turtle), Cashmere Cat, and What So Not, and Ryan Hemsworth among others, the “Flash Drive” producer helped define an important moment for electronic music before disappearing in 2017.

Now, it appears a comeback is in order, after a quiet update to the Future Classic producer’s social media channels after years of radio silence. Best of all, according to a statement provided to Dancing Astronaut from Wave Racer’s management, “Wavey is finally back,” and “new music will be here very very soon.” To introduce the roll out, the producer’s team has also launched a call-in phone number— (415)-510-2415 so fans can preview upcoming new music. Stay tuned for more updates as the story develops, but for now, prepare for Wave Racer’s highly anticipated return.