Zack Martino Releases House Anthem “Crave U” ft. Lenii

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Do you listen to dance radio? If you do you’re probably already familiar with Zack Martino as he’s had numerous releases charting across the board. His new single “Crave U” ft. Lenii is destined to do the same. A great house beat coupled with Lenii’s angelic vocals make this a can’t miss single. Expect to

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Lunar Lunes: Zeds Dead and Urbandawn link for ‘Sound of the Underground,’ AC Slater and Proxy ‘Have Some Fun’ + more

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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.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Photo credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images

Lunar Lunes: Bishu remixes ATLiens and EDDIE, The Knocks flip Adam Lambert’s ‘Superpower’ + more

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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.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Dancing Astronaut’s 5 Under 15K: Vol. 24

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5 Under 15k is a feature on Dancing Astronaut dedicated to spotlighting talented up-and-coming and largely undiscovered artists who we believe deserve more exposure. Each edition of 5 Under 15k highlights five artists from a wide variety of genres with under 15,000 followers on SoundCloud or Spotify (at the time of writing).

Zack Martino

New York has for many musical moons remained a promised land for industry blue chips. Zack Martino, a NY native, has been gradually leveling up—inching nearer to production prestige. Since his inaugural release as a teenager in the mid 2010s, the now 23-year-old musician has remained irreverent towards confining himself to any genre exclusively. Towards the final laps of 2017, Martino ceremoniously pierced his brand into the ears of millions after his charismatic turn of Borgeous’ “Sweeter Without You” received some well-warranted notoriety bestowed by Sirius XM’s BPM channel and YouTube’s notorious dance music curator, Proximity.

An alluring trophy case of releases which include additional interpretations of The Chainsmokers and Galantis in addition to enrapturing originals like his top 10 Billboard Dance record “Hold On To Me” and his most recent summer single, “Mood,” have enabled Martino to aptly position himself for his future ascension. In an exclusive conversation with Dancing Astronaut, Martino characterized his musical approach quite incisively:

“I love making songs that you can sing to, and I love working with vocalists. Sometimes, a hard-hitting beat doesn’t suit the vocalist. Having that balance of the voice and the beat, that’s how I want to portray my music.”

Midnight Kids

Nearly two weeks removed from one of their most watershed festival appearances thus far at this year’s edition of Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, Midnight Kids have expeditiously inched towards the cusp of superstardom. Kyle Girard and Dylan Lee officially launched their double-headed project nearly two summers ago, as they garnered some nascent exposure with their ethereal indie electronic-inspired renditions on chart-topping EDM efforts, including Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” Zedd’s “Stay,” and Illenium and Gryffin’s “Feel Good.”

In June of 2018, Midnight Kids propelled into the world of original music with the release of their compelling inaugural single, “Find Our Way” which admirably demonstrated the duo was well-equipped to shed their remix-only reputation. In the time following, the scintillating twosome has only ascended in popularity, appearing as tour support for artists like Gryffin and Alesso, alongside the release of two other enamoring originals: “Serious” featuring longtime Zedd collaborative partner, Matthew Koma and “Those Were the Days,” both of which flaunt their inspiriting, felicitous form.

Magnificence

While Magnificence has consistently churned out vivacious electro and progressive house productions for the better half of the last decade, his high-profile collaborations alongside Nicky Romero and releases through Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, Robin Klaver & Maurice van der Molen propelled to promising levels of acclaim in March of 2018.

During Swedish House Mafia’s highly anticipated reunion appearance at Ultra Music Festival, the Swedes showcased back-to-back unreleased productions from the Dutch pairing, unbeknownst to the Miami audience, inciting substantial speculation thereafter. Soon, Magnificence formally revealed that they had inked a deal with Axwell’s notorious Axtone Records, subsequently releasing their three-track self-titled EP, which includes both of the Miami-enforced tracks. Following a handful of official remixes for the likes of Zedd and original efforts for Martin Garrix’s STMPD Records, Magnificence most recently doubled down on their Axtone residency this past May with the release of their eclectic four-track sophomore EP, ‘II.’ It’s safe to say this pairing is well-aligned, with sizable talent to back them up.

REGGIO

For those unfamiliar with Dark Progressive movement, Uruguay producer REGGIO has remained emphatically seated in the driver’s seat of the dance music crusade, effortlessly blending the purest components from both the big room and progressive house genres. Flying under the wing of none other than Hardwell, REGGIO has remained an imperative member of the Revealed Recordings roster after his 2016 collaboration, “Mental” with Rivero, became one of the summer’s breakout festival anthems. Continuing to hone his craft in the years following, REGGIO’s exceptionally matured brand has included a triple dose of collaborations to finalize his most recent summer campaign with “More Of Your Love” in tandem with Justin Mylo, “Dominate” with Justin Prime and most recently, “Spectrum” alongside DJ Junior.

Cheyenne Giles

If you have attended a music festival in the last year, there’s a high probability you’ve encountered a Cheyenne Giles production—or even the man himself. Over the course of 2019, the San Diego native has spearheaded his impressively unique take on the festival anthem: what he dubs, “bigroom bounce.” In tandem with fellow SoCal resident Knock2, the duo has mercilessly generated insightful revisions of notorious dance music tracks including Fisher’s “Losing It,” Steve Aoki’s flip of “Pursuit of Happiness” and perhaps their most welcomed rendition: Martin Garrix’s “Tremor,” all of which have made their way into countless sets from RL Grime, The Chainsmokers and W&W, respectively. To formally solidify his placement as a soon-to-be force to be reckoned with, Giles caught the attention of the EDM’s Godfather himself, Tiësto and signed his first major original to Musical Freedom with “Blow the Whistle” this past July.

Lunar Lunes: Dr. Fresch remixes The Bloody Beetroots, Fox Stevenson reveals ‘Cavalier’ + more

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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.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Setting the ‘MOOD’ with Zack Martino [Interview]

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The name Zack Martino is swiftly becoming an electronic music buzzword, and not without good reason. Martino made musical waves not long ago when considered for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording, thanks to 2017’s “Hold On To Me”–and that was only the beginning of a fierce change of pace for the producer. With a freshly inked deal with Armada Music in his back pocket, alongside a stream count situated in the millions, the trajectory of Martino’s career is continuously moving in an upward fashion. Martino can credit some of this ascendance to his recent single, “MOOD.”

The sultry house showing sources its vocal from multi-platinum-selling artist, Dyson, whose involvement with the track arises as a reminder that features–and certainly, collaborations–can be conceived with unprecedented ease in the digital age.

“I slid in her [Dyson’s] DM’s,” Martino told Dancing Astronaut when asked how the established singer came to lend her readily recognizable vocals to Martino’s new tune. “I hit her up and was like ‘I’m a huge fan of your work. I’d love to start something with you,” Martino said.

Dyson went on to send Martino five different vocal samples, the first of which bore the title “Mood.”

“I thought, ‘I could do something with this,’” Martino said. “It was just a little piano and voice. I took the acapella and messed with it for the next two days, and on the second day, the song was finished.”

“MOOD” is evidence of Martino’s penchant for vocal-centric productions that foreground the sung contributions of the featured artist, like 2018’s “Good Vibe” and 2017’s “Hold On To Me.” Martino cites Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Sofía Reyez, Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony, and Halsey as some of the songstresses with whom he’d like to collaborate in the future, and emphasizes synchronicity between beat and vocal to be a crucial component of his music-making process.

“I love making songs that you can sing to, and I love working with vocalists,” said Martino of his aural vision. “Sometimes, a hard-hitting beat doesn’t suit the vocalist. Having that balance of the voice and the beat, that’s how I want to portray my music.”

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A pop-electronic hybrid with a distinctive house spin, “MOOD” is on trend from a standpoint of form as the multi-pronged approach continues to maintain its presence as a prominent production style in the context of contemporary dance releases. Tonally, “MOOD” casts a glance backwards in time:

“After hearing the vocal hook I wanted to take in that Ibiza, ’90s house vibe,” Martino said. “I do a lot of progressive house [and] harder stuff, but I wanted to experiment with different sounds [on this record].”

“MOOD” is accompanied by a lively visual that stars dance influencer, Vanesa Seco. Shot entirely in New York City, the music video is a nod to Martino’s New York roots and to Armada’s newly established New York office. A highlight of the video is the Times Square billboard, which showcases the record. Seco’s moves are a choreographic translation of the spirited sonic personality of “MOOD” that have inspired many “MOOD” listeners to show off their shuffling skills in the eponymous shuffle challenge. Martino offered “MOOD” fans the opportunity to film themselves shuffling to the track, hashtag the track title, and share the videos online.

“The plan is to make one big collage of all of them,” Martino said.

As “MOOD” continues to pervade playlists, Martino is already plotting his next move. Martino told Dancing Astronaut that he has “about 12 other records in the chamber,” and plans to follow “MOOD” with a collaboration with an undisclosed artist whom Martino lauds as one of his “biggest inspirations.” While Martino has yet to declare a formal release date for the joint project, one thing is certain: we’ll be listening.

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Zack Martino sets the ‘MOOD’ with new single, accompanying music video [Watch]

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Zack Martino‘s next musical move goes by the name of “MOOD.” The Armada signee’s latest single, “MOOD” connects Martino’s electronic chops with the vocal talents of the track’s featured artist, Dyson. “MOOD” is a rhythmically reliant, sultry house heater that dips into deep house territory. The single exudes a certain sonic sex appeal that derives principally from Dyson’s vocal contribution, and secondarily from the down-reaching beats that give a shape to Martino’s most recent showing.

The single is accompanied by a visual that indulges in a bright and varied palette of colors. Pinks, oranges, yellows, blues, and other hues outline the silhouette of dancing influencer, Vanesa Seco, as Seco moves in a nonstop fashion to “MOOD’s” infectious beat in the newly released official music video. Shot in New York City, the “MOOD” music video captures the spirited personality of Martino’s tune, and translates it to choreography.

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Zack Martino & Dyson Combine To Create Grooving New Single “Mood”

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Newly singed Armada Records artist Zack Martino is here with a brand new single in collaboration with Dyson. Entitled “Mood”, the track is an upbeat and rhythmic beast of a song that is perfect to get you into that summer festival vibe. The single combines every aspect of house that a fan could ask for.

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Lunar Lunes: Deorro and Danny Avila team up, Nofone makes mau5trap debut + more

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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.

Deorro and Danny Avila start the week off right with the release of their new collaboration, “Keep It Goin’,” and Nofone makes a mau5trap debut with “Who Is It?” Volant pays homage to Avicii with a remix of “Fade into Darkness,” and Bishu takes on one of today’s hottest songs, “Old Town Road.” Above & Beyond unveil Trance Wax’s rendition of “Clear Blue Water, and Mielo puts his own spin on NERVO‘s “Habit.” Thomas Gold kicks up the intensity with “HI LO,” and Trivecta brings aboard Monika Santucci for “Tornado.” Manic Focus brings his effortless good vibes to “Never Grew Up,” and Super8 & Tab deliver “Trigger” on Armada. Seattle’s Manatee Commune crafts the perfect spring soundtrack with “Growing Pains,” and ZΛCK MΛRTINO links with Dyson for “Mood.” SICK INDIVIDUALS rework August’s “Reaction” into a “SICK remode,” and Tennyson remixes PLS&TY‘s “Motives.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Lunar Lunes: Tchami and Ibranovski unleash ‘Omega,’ Delta Heavy and KUURO team up on ‘Replicant’ + more

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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.

Perhaps March 25th’s biggest release is a fiery collaboration between CONFESSION‘s Tchami and Ibranovski by the name of “Omega.” DEVAULT puts his own mellow spin on Alessia Cara‘s “Out of Love,” and Oliverse cranks up the intensity on a remix of Emalkay’s “Fabrication.” Golf Clap keep things smooth and grooving with their new single, “Demo Tapes,” and Riggi & Piros join forces with MOTi for “Side 2 Side.” Delta Heavy reveal their 11-track Only In Dreams LP, featuring “Replicant” with KUURO, and CloZee puts her own worldly downtempo twist on Axel Thesleff’s “Eco.” Zack Martino takes on Armin van Buuren‘s “Lonely For You” with Bonnie McKee, and Sullivan King throws it back to 2005 with a hardcore remix of Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Grant returns to Monstercat for a contemplative new single, “Wishes,” and W&W and Maurice West link up on “Matrix.” MYRNE taps Sam Rui and Gentle Bones for “Call, Call Me,” and Amon Tobin previews his forthcoming studio album with the release of “Vipers Follow You.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Photo credit: Maria Boyadgis