5 takeaways from Tycho’s Reddit AMA

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Just a few weeks after releasing his quixotic new Weather LP, producer/musician/visual artist Scott Hansen, aka Tycho, took a well-timed opportunity to open up the Reddit floor for fan questions. The session sheds light on Hansen’s first deep delve into vocal-driven productions, his approach to composition, and his extracurricular listening habits, to name a few.

Within Weather, Hansen explores exceedingly instrumental electronica soundscapes with the help of equally lush and delicate counterpart, Saint Sinner. Hansen shares that, for quite a while, he’s felt that a number of his productions were missing a certain ineffable (at the time) component. As it turns out, vocals, specifically Saint Sinner’s, succeeded in gratifying that elusive itch.

Find Dancing Astronaut’s five takeaways below:

1. As a fan, he has a complex relationship with music, as well as an unsurprisingly nuanced palette.

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2. His creative mindset is rather fluid.

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3. Experimenting with vocals on the new album was the level-up he’s been searching for.

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4. Saint Sinner was the missing piece in the Weather jigsaw.

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5. He breaks down his narrative-intensive, journey-oriented compositions.

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via/ Reddit

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Sink into Tycho’s fifth studio album, ‘Weather’ [Stream]

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Sink into Tycho’s fifth studio album, ‘Weather’ [Stream]Tycho Tile

The further an artist’s career extends, the less frequent are the opportunities for sonic firsts. Such would certainly seem to be the case for Tycho; the ethereal stylistics of Tycho’s sound spanned four studio albums, and spilled over into a fifth July 12, with the arrival of Weather. Weather is an ambient next installment in Tycho’s successive history of long-form outings that constitutes a new first for the electronic entity: the application of his own vocals.

“I wanted to finally fulfill what has been a vision of mine since the beginning, to incorporate the most organic instrument of all, the human voice,” writes Tycho.

Tycho integrates his vocals with measured subtlety, to foreground those of fellow artist, Saint Sinner, across five of the production’s eight total tracks. Tonally, Weather touts the light gossamer grace previously heard on Weather antecedents, Past Is Prologue, Dive, Awake, and Epoch. The warm familiarity of aesthetic, coupled with the distinctive novelty of Tycho’s vocals, creates a sense of skillful balance that sets Weather apart in the context of the producer’s catalog.

H/T: glide Magazine

Tycho gives glimpse into upcoming LP with ‘Pink & Blue’

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Tycho gives glimpse into upcoming LP with ‘Pink & Blue’Tycho Press Shot Ghostly 1

Bit by bit, Tycho is allowing peeks at his forthcoming Weather LP. After delivering “Easy” in April, he’s now released “Pink & Blue,” a satisfyingly low-key collaboration with Saint Sinner.

The sophomore release from Tycho’s fifth studio album is a smoldering, contemplative piece, aided by the Saint Sinner’s sultry vocals. He opens with them right away, introducing unobtrusive percussion elements in the background. As the song progresses, so do the track’s instrumentals, which perfectly complement Saint Sinner’s lush vocals.

“When setting out to record Weather I wanted to finally fulfill what had been a vision of mine since the beginning: to incorporate the most organic instrument of all, the human voice,” Tycho told Mom + Pop.

He’s also treated fans to an instrumental rendition of “Pink & Blue” for listeners who want to soak up the track’s instrumental components to the fullest.

Weather is due out July 12 on Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune. Pre-order it here.

New York City’s Panorama Festival evacuated on opening day due to severe weather

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New York City’s Panorama Festival was forced to cancel programming and evacuate the grounds due to inclement weather on its opening day. The festival began around 1:45 EST, and fans started to receive alerts that the festival was being evacuated due to severe weather at 5:00PM EST. The cancellation remained effective through the first day.

The Weeknd, Migos, The Black Madonna, and Father John Misty are among the artists who were slated to perform headlining slots for the opening day. Panorama has not released an announcement around plans to reschedule the artists’ sets. The festival has now resumed its second day of programming, with Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, and St. Vincent among the talent lined up for the day.

Electric Forest Faces Temporary Shut Down Due to Severe Weather

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Earlier this evening, Electric Forest faced some dangerously severe weather forcing the festival to shut down. Attendees were forced to leave the forest to seek shelter from the storm. Severe weather is in the area. If you are with us in The Forest, please exit the venue and return to your vehicles to seek safe

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BREAKING: Severe weather causes Electric Forest shutdown

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BREAKING: Severe weather causes Electric Forest shutdownElectric Forest

Storms have descended on Rothbury, Michigan and Double JJ Ranch, where weekend 2 of Insomniac’s Electric Forest is currently underway.  A DA staff member on the ground states, “it’s dumping [rain] and lightning is hitting right outside the sight.”

We’re getting word via social media that as a result, the festival has been shut down indefinitely due to safety concerns from the wind, rain, and other elements pummeling the venue.

REZZ first posted about the festival being shut down, noting that the LED lighting had also been removed from the stage she’d been set to play. Shortly after, Electric Forest posted an official announcement on their Twitter and Facebook about the festival’s closure, asking everyone already on the grounds to please depart the premises and use their cars as shelter.

Rave photographer Rukes later replied to REZZ with a screenshot of the current storms passing through the area, stating the weather advisory predicted things to calm down by around 11 at night.

Stay tuned for more updates on the situation.

 

 

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NMF Roundup: QUIX breaks down the barriers of bass with Matroda, Tourist channels massive ODESZA vibes, Ookay raps & 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.

Daktyl enlists MOONZz and lets his creativity run wild on “Weather.”

The Him keeps it simple. The Spinnin’ Records release, “Broken Love” delights with its simple loop and chord progression.

For the kids: Jonas Blue taps the former Vine stars, Jack & Jack, for the bright and bouncy “Rise.”

Said The Sky paints cinematic soundscapes with the Matthew Koma-featured “Over Getting Over You.”

Moodymann dives deep into Detroit funk with his bass-heavy Nightmares On Wax rework.

Just A Gent traverses the interplanetary realm at light speed with Thandi Phoenix on the rave-inspired floor filler, “Space Odyssey.”

Nitro Fun gets personal on “Time Goes By,” which he says was inspired by some personal realizations about time, love, and the universe.

Ashley Wallbridge releases a trance track fit for the Greek mythology pantheon it references.

QUIX switches it into high gear with Matroda as the two break down the barriers of bass with the burgeoning “LAMBO.”

Not for the faint-hearted: The quickly ascending Duckworthsound, who’s already got releases on Klash, Insomniac, and Tchami’s Confession label, drops off the secret weapon of the summer.

Tourist draws early-ODESZA comparisons with absolutely ethereal Rostam rework.

Space Laces is throwing massive elbows in sinister, cinematic track “Kaiju.”

MUST DIE! marries future bass and dubstep, carrying SLANDER and SAYMYNAME‘s heavy-hitter to unforeseen heights.

Ookay switches lanes, and releases his first rapping foray. There’s a hot summer of hip-hop on the horizon, and if “Desperado” is any indication of where Ookay is headed, he seems sure to corral some excellence.

Creamfields Music Festival Canceled Due to Uncontrollable Weather

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One of the many problems that can occur when hosting a huge music festival is the unexpected weather. When this occurs, most of the time, festivals are forced to cancel due to the risk of losing important equipment and possible danger towards their attendees. Unfortunately, music festival, Creamfields Bejing, was one of the few festivals

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