Adorned or scorned, DA has a playlist for either this Valentine’s Day

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Adorned or scorned, DA has a playlist for either this Valentine’s DayDA V DAY

Snuggle up with your boo or rev your vengeance this Valentine’s Day, as Dancing Astronaut delivers a double dose of situational satiation. Playlist 1, This Could Be Us, scratches the adorned listeners’ sensuous itch, with syrupy electronic selects from Above & Beyond, Daft Punk, ZHU, and more. Playlist 2, But You Playin’, ventures the length of the scorned lover, with deliciously despondent offerings from SZA, Mija, Lido, and many more. It’s complicated? Just as well, as you’ll have twice the listening litany this year.

Good Morning Mix: Deadbeats hosts LICK for earthshaking guest mix

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Good Morning Mix: Deadbeats hosts LICK for earthshaking guest mixLICK Deadbeats

Rising talent LICK caught attention early on in his career from Zeds Dead, signing onto the duo’s iconic Deadbeats imprint shortly afterward and establishing a reputation as a bass act to watch. His remixes in particular have bolstered his career, with the producer providing ever-creative, and raunchy, takes on the originals he targets. Naturally, the new label signee would be invited onto the Deadbeats podcast in due time, and his debut works as a fiery upstart to the day. The hour-long mix fills the body with electric shock, opening on a creepy note before bounding over robotic synths, wild trap and dubstep drops, and valleys of funk-based grooves. It shows off LICK’s diverse influences and palette, while his own work in the mix reminds us why he’s been so well-received after barely making his industry break.

 

Duke & Jones Drop Downtempo Trap Track “Synthetic”

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Duke & Jones are back with the release of another vibed out single titled “Synthetic”. Having received support from Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Drezo and many, many more, “Synthetic” is set to take the frigid winter months by storm. “Synthetic” is an independently-released single & following their official remix for Zedd’s monster hit “Happy Now”, along

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Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy keep it retro and energetic in new DnB release, ‘Lift You Up’

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Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy keep it retro and energetic in new DnB release, ‘Lift You Up’Zeds Dead Delta Heavy Lift You Up

Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy have teamed up for their first and hotly anticipated collaboration, “Lift You Up.” The DnB release showcases the best from each group, and “Lift You Up” is out now simultaneously on Deadbeats and Ram Records.

The listener is transported back in time to a retro arcade with vintage electronic synths and vocal synthesizers coming together to blend in a burst of 80s video game nostalgia. The electric combination of production techniques is brought together by a throbbing DnB foundation, keeping the energy high and the song radio-ready. “Life You Up” proves that both groups are off to a big start in the new year with Zeds Dead going particularly outside the box, and this quality output will certainly be a fitting addition to their live performances as well.

 

Zeds Dead And Delta Heavy Join Forces For The New Drum And Bass Single – ‘Lift You Up’

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Zeds Dead had an unbelievable 2018 with a massive tour and a series of stellar and memorable releases. It seems that 2019 will be no different, as the guys from up north have just collaborated with Delta Heavy for a wild track featuring the perfect amount of drum and bass alongside their signature heavy dubstep

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NMF Roundup: Skrillex and Hikaru Utada take on Kingdom Hearts III, Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy team up, Gorgon City unveil ‘Lick Shot’ + more

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NMF Roundup: Skrillex and Hikaru Utada take on Kingdom Hearts III, Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy team up, Gorgon City unveil ‘Lick Shot’ + moreSkrille Superjam Bonarroo Live

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.

Skrillex and Hikaru Utada kick off some of the most prominent of NMF releases with the heavenly “Face My Fears” from Kingdom Hearts III. Also leading the charge are Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy with a powerful drum & bass collaboration, “Life You Up.” Sofi Tukker and ZHU have delivered the sultry “Mi Rumba,” and Gorgon City bring the heat with a feisty new original, “Lick Shot.” Sam Feldt and Kate Ryan dive into their feelings in “Gold,” and Slushii dreams of warmer days with the tropical “Never Let You Go.” 13 summons a storm on the formidable “Uppercut,” and Above & Beyond are “Flying By Candlelight” in their new collab with Marty Longstaff. Lost Kings continue their slew of releases with “FU4E,” and Xan Griffin delivers his first release since his September Self-Discovery album. Peking Duk sprinkle some sweetness in their new original with Jack River, “Sugar,” and Richard Durand puts his intense spin on Armin van Buuren‘s “Wild Wild Son.”

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.

Wax Motif and Warez deliver a Deadbeats lesson in “Static Theory”

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Wax Motif and Warez deliver a Deadbeats lesson in “Static Theory”Wat Motif Static Theory

Deadbeats has been letting out some heavy sonic emissions from their Zeds Dead-owned compound. The latest, “Static Theory,” comes to listeners from the LA-based Wax Motif, (the man behind the wall-to-wall festival favorite, his “Fly Kicks” remix) and a fresher face, Warez, who recently materialized on the electronic horizon with a Kayzo collaboration and a pair of Dim Mak guest-mix appearances.

“Static Theory” is anything but stagnant, drawing from Wax’s notoriously elastic beats and skittering hi-hats and Warez affnity for low-end bass. The track’s interference-like textures only add to its pulsing allure, which is heightened by the track’s visual–wherein a sports car endures a slow-motion standoff with a Chinese dragon comprised solely of neon rave lights.

Good Morning Mix: Zeds Dead threads together their favorite releases of 2018 for #079 Deadbeats Radio

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Good Morning Mix: Zeds Dead threads together their favorite releases of 2018 for #079 Deadbeats RadioZeds Dead Deadbeats 1

It’s often easy to forget that the most prominent producers are also fans and connoisseurs of their gifted counterparts. Using their ever-expanding Deadbeats platform, Zeds Dead resolved to extend a retrospective tip of their producer caps to their favorite records and fellow artists of 2018. “The Boys” dedicated their 79th edition of Deadbeats Radio to rounding up their personal favorites from the calendar year–sneaking in a few of their own concoctions, of course.

From Fisher’s ubiquitous hysteria-inducer “Losing It,” to lesser-known drum ‘n’ bass delight, Noisa‘s remix of Pendulum‘s “Hold Your Colour,” the iconic duo’s multifarious taste is palpable as ever. Their fervent love of hip-hop is observed with additions like Pusha T’s “The Games We Play” and Nas’ “Adam and Eve” featuring The-Dream. Make no mistake: bass music, in its seemingly infinite forms, is sprawled across their preference palette, even over a decade into their career under their now-hallowed alias; as the mix recognizes offerings from Rezz, PEEKABOO, Skrillex, Dion Timmer, to name a few.

Track List:

Zeds Dead & DNMO – We Could Be Kings (feat. Tzar)
Pendulum – Hold Your Colour (Noisia Remix)
Dillon & Batsauce – Keep Pushin’ (feat. Sadat X)
Friction – Stinker (feat. Riko Dan & Tantrum Desire)
Rezz & 1788-L – H E X
Nas – Adam and Eve (feat. The-Dream)
The Voidz – ALieNNatioN
Fisher – Losing It
Vato Gonzales – Bump & Grind (Bassline Riddim) [feat. Scrufizzer]
Funkin Matt – Aeon
Mozzy, Sjava, Reason – Seasons
TroyBoi – Hey Bo!
Ficci – Alone (feat. Yves Paquet)
Jim E-Stack – I Did the Best I Could
3lau – Touch (feat. Carly Paige) (Zeds Dead Remix)
What So Not – Beautiful (feat. Winona Oak) [ZEKE BEATS Remix]
Jorja Smith – I Am
AFK & Carbin – Boss (feat. Cody Ray) (Dirt Monkey Remix)
Travis Scott & Drake – SICKO MODE (Skrillex Remix)
Shades – ALARMA Ft Killa P
XXXTENTACION – SAD!
Dion Timmer – Shiawase
Gentlemens Club – Little John
Pusha T – The Games We Play
Gorgon City – Go Deep (Zeds Dead Remix)
A-Trak & Baauer – Dumbo Drop (Gammer Remix)
PEEKABOO – Maniac
ZHU – My Life

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 160, ‘Unlikely Contenders’ with Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 160, ‘Unlikely Contenders’ with Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, + moreSMM 2400

Bass music’s omnipresent ringleader, Bassnectar, kicks off this week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine, Unlikely Contenders. The hair-thrashing dubstep maestro’s older catalog is brimming with spaced-out downtempo (most notably selections from Mesmerizing the Ultra of 2005 and Underground Communication of 2007). “Laughter Crescendo,” from his more recent Vava Voom (2012) with its splashy, rippling ambience, is a surefire way to catch a dose of the acid giggles this Sunday Morning.

Pretty Lights is, and always has been, one of those rare artists who can sew old-school extremities to new-school infrastructure. Taken from his token analog electronica record, A Color Map of the Sun, is the halcyon happy song “Yellow Bird.” Let Pretty Lights heal all weekend wounds, with the track’s recoiling, instrument-abound hip-hop loop, winding like the vulnerable wrapping of an emotional bandage.

Despite his recent delve into heavy riddim dubstep, Virtual Riot has released some truly tender and melodic tracks over the years, from liquid drum ‘n’ bass to glitchy future bass. This week’s selection, “Pixel Forest,” resides with the latter. The pixelated lead synth and pitched-up vocal samples are the ideal recipe for a Sunday spent sitting in front of the Nintendo.

Zeds Dead aka “The Boys,” are categorical softies. Inside nearly every ear-pummeling dubstep production from these two is a poignant center (“Collapse 2.0,” “Shut Up & Sing V2.0,” “Blink”). A raw demonstration of this emotional vigor, “Slow Down,” featuring Jenna Pemkowski, is a stripped-back, downtempo middle finger to those who aim to pigeonhole Zeds Dead inside any one genre. The track also serves as a tender crescendo to their most recent album, Northern Lights, and outro to their second edition of their Catching Z’s mix series: an entrancing outlet for their softer sounds. Oh, and it’s not bad for a Sunday detox, either. For optimal results, pair with a fruit rainbow and multi-vitamin.

Capping off Unlikely Contenders is the “Head Splitter” himself, Getter. The Californian recently renounced his post among the scene’s most fearsome bass savages, divulging into his need for “Something New,” and freeing himself from the confines of his former image. The fluttery track is an expedient Sunday vessel into uncharted and untainted bodily terrain.

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 160, ‘Unlikely Contenders’ with Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 160, ‘Unlikely Contenders’ with Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, + moreSMM 2400

Bass music’s omnipresent ringleader, Bassnectar, kicks off this week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine, Unlikely Contenders. The hair-thrashing dubstep maestro’s older catalog is brimming with spaced-out downtempo (most notably selections from Mesmerizing the Ultra of 2005 and Underground Communication of 2007). “Laughter Crescendo,” from his more recent Vava Voom (2012) with its splashy, rippling ambience, is a surefire way to catch a dose of the acid giggles this Sunday Morning.

Pretty Lights is, and always has been, one of those rare artists who can sew old-school extremities to new-school infrastructure. Taken from his token analog electronica record, A Color Map of the Sun, is the halcyon happy song “Yellow Bird.” Let Pretty Lights heal all weekend wounds, with the track’s recoiling, instrument-abound hip-hop loop, winding like the vulnerable wrapping of an emotional bandage.

Despite his recent delve into heavy riddim dubstep, Virtual Riot has released some truly tender and melodic tracks over the years, from liquid drum ‘n’ bass to glitchy future bass. This week’s selection, “Pixel Forest,” resides with the latter. The pixelated lead synth and pitched-up vocal samples are the ideal recipe for a Sunday spent sitting in front of the Nintendo.

Zeds Dead aka “The Boys,” are categorical softies. Inside nearly every ear-pummeling dubstep production from these two is a poignant center (“Collapse 2.0,” “Shut Up & Sing V2.0,” “Blink”). A raw demonstration of this emotional vigor, “Slow Down,” featuring Jenna Pemkowski, is a stripped-back, downtempo middle finger to those who aim to pigeonhole Zeds Dead inside any one genre. The track also serves as a tender crescendo to their most recent album, Northern Lights, and outro to their second edition of their Catching Z’s mix series: an entrancing outlet for their softer sounds. Oh, and it’s not bad for a Sunday detox, either. For optimal results, pair with a fruit rainbow and multi-vitamin.

Capping off Unlikely Contenders is the “Head Splitter” himself, Getter. The Californian recently renounced his post among the scene’s most fearsome bass savages, divulging into his need for “Something New,” and freeing himself from the confines of his former image. The fluttery track is an expedient Sunday vessel into uncharted and untainted bodily terrain.