Two of our friends, Two Friends, have finally released their EP after leaving fans in anticipation. Out Of Love was released by SOURCE/Spinnin Records complete with three singles, including collaboration with MAX and Cosmos & Creature. The duo started with out with the release of one single, then another and the last coming out with the full EP launch a few days ago. This means you might already be privy to the great songs “Pacific Coast Highway” and the title track, both of which have already gotten plenty of love, with more to come. They differ in style, but not in quality. The third song “Mona Lisa Eyes” is more along the lines of “Pacific Coast Highway,” sharing a house sound that is both upbeat and fun. The full EP is well worth the time and price if you’re looking to get a copy for yourself from a digital service.
5 Under 5k is a feature on Dancing Astronaut dedicated to spotlighting talented upcoming and undiscovered artists who we believe deserve more exposure. Each edition of 5 Under 5k will highlight five artists from a wide variety of genres with under 5,000 followers on SoundCloud (at the time of writing).A SoundCloud playlist of the tracks featured can be found at the end of the article.J. Worra (1,965) is a young house producer from Los Angeles who is starting to nail down her sound, turning it into the sound that will set her apart from the crowd. Her latest remix is a jackin’ vocal tech house track with a solid groove and heavy bass line, providing a solid testament to her burgeoning style.Kas:st (753) are a duo from Paris, France, who own a label, Flyance Records, and produce deep, dark, and ambient techno. The track below, “Emotional Progress,” is part of their most recent release and does a great job showing off all three of the above characteristics.Hydrah (312) has an emotionally charged yet minimal style that puts to use her skills as not only a producer, but also as a classically trained pianist, cellist, and vocalist. Her latest track “Ominous” is an atmospheric piece that explores the intersection between heavy electronic elements and soft piano and strings.EGZOD (4,999) is right at the point of coming into his own sound, which he has dubbed “world bass.” His track “Celestial” is a powerful track that, featuring Aotu, an artist featured in Vol. 11 of 5 Under 5k, shows off this new sub-genre spectacularly.ishi (1,965) has an interesting combination of influences that combine to create some uniquely awesome music. Case in point, their latest track, “Crocodile Tears,” features rap and hip-hop vocals overtop a minimal house instrumental, and they pull it off with style.Read More:Dancing Astronaut’s 5 Under 5k: Vol. 18Dancing Astronaut’s 5 Under 5k: Vol. 17Dancing Astronaut’s 5 Under 5k: Vol. 16
Some our all time favorite electronic artists have teamed up for an insane collaboration titled, “XL.” It's a song off of Bro Safari's brand new ‘Collisions EP', which you can stream in it's entirety right here. Dylan Francis and Bro Safari have been personal favorites for years, and Bro Safari's new 7-track album sounds sick. The post Bro Safari, Dillon Francis & Salvatore Ganacci – XL appeared first on EDM Sauce.
Thrown into the limelight with his first, and biggest release to date, knodis had quite a jump start to his career in his recent collaboration with fan-favorite Rezz on their new single, “Premonition.” After an immensely successful release on the mau5trap label, knodis has followed up with his second track, “Broken Circuit.”Describing his production style as a “space sound,” the producer uses eerily soothing synth lines to digress into a deftly-produced composition. By incorporating consistently vibrating undertones mixed in with warping sound samples, knodis seems to be ever weaving narrative elements through his creations and proves himself as one to watch.Read more:REZZ releases her second album single, “Diluted Brains” StreamMau5trap celebrates 10 year anniversary with jam-packed club eventREZZ announces world tour with support from The M Machine, K?d and more
The way that Lorin Ashton maintains a bass music identity that exists concurrently in the underground while also being globally iconic may always be a mystery. Some insight, however, may be found in the method and timing of his Bassnectar releases.Mere days after Ashton shared two new tracks from his forthcoming Reflective EP, the Bay-area producer caught his army of “bass head” fans off-guard with an unexpected release. The track, “Was Will Be,” featuring the soaring vocals of long-time collaborator Mimi Page, came in the late hours of June 13.In many ways, the track pays homage to the anthemic style of their previous creative endeavors, drawing on the smooth, angelic vocal qualities of both “Butterfly” and “Breathless.” However, this floating composition ventures to create new sonic layers calling on the “reflective.” That is, like the duality of all things, it reflects both the hard and heavy with the lighter, more soft side of life.Reflective, Pt. 1 is set for release Friday, June 16, featuring collaborations with G Jones, Dorphex Bros, Born Music, and Macntaj. The second part of the project is anticipated to be out later this year. Read More:Bassnectar announces 3-day event, ‘Freestyle Sessions: Colorado’Listen to Rezz’s full set from Bonnaroo 2017Watch Pretty Lights premiere new music from his forthcoming album
For quite some time, Joel Zimmerman’s live streams on Twitch have been an excellent platform for fans to gain insight into the producer’s creative process. When fans are lucky, the videos provide a first listen for unreleased deadmau5 material, as would appear to be the case in one of his most recent sessions last Wednesday, June 28.In the aforementioned live stream, Zimmerman built out a new track which impresses in both its structure and its synthesis. Built upon a broken-beat rhythmic backbone, the piece vacillates between gritty, industrial-driven segments and haunting, melodic interludes.Though deadmau5 hasn’t titled the song or offered any details regarding when (or if) it will be released, his followers have unofficially dubbed it as “Midas’s Heel.” As epic as it is derisive, the fan-coined “working title” derives from one of Zimmerman’s recent jabs at The Chainsmokers on Twitter. After mocking the duo’s inaccurate allusion to “Achilles and his gold” from their Coldplay collaboration, “Something Just Like This,” the producer quipped that his perpetual criticism was his “Midas’s Heel.”achilles and his…. gold? U MAD COZ HEEL DOESNT RYHME WITH “OLD”? fucking morons.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) June 20, 2017 …you know, just like ColoneI sanders was best known for his ILLEGAL STREET RACING.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) June 20, 2017ill BET you someone at that 12 perason “writing meeting” said … you mean Midas and his gold? “no stupid, it’s achillies, dont be stupid.”— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) June 20, 2017 i should stop hating so much…. it’s totally my Midas’s heel.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) June 20, 2017H/T: Reddit (r/deadmau5)Featured image by AJR Photography.Read More:Deadmau5 provides full TESTPILOT set for June BBC Radio 1 ResidencyDespite technical difficulties, deadmau5’s TESTPILOT set impressed at its peak VideoStream deadmau5’s legendary b2b with Richie Hawtin from SXSW 2013
Dabbling into the darker realms of tech house, Son of 8 have released their latest of underground anthems, “Dark Love.” The group’s imprint, 8 House Records, has acquired a preceded reputation for releasing instantaneously likable tracks with heavy-handed bass lines and addictive rhythmic patterns.Straying away from their previously rooted “commercial-style” sounds, Sound of 8 drive this track with a timeless industrial-house beat that fits perfectly into the club scene.Speaking on the break-down of the track, the duo goes into detail on the process behind the production:“We mainly only used cut up vocals infused with countless effects, delays and reverbs. One of the instruments we used was from Outputs new range of FX units called Movement. That machine is a work of art and completely transforms the simplest of sounds into something unrecognisable from the original sample.”Proving their dexterous ability to switch genres with ease, Son of 8 are undoubtedly artists to watch in the coming year.Purchase the track here.Read More:Cut Snake highlight rising tech house talents in new Orbit playlistEats Everything on his recent Dirtybird EP and the rise of Edible Records InterviewSam Gellaitry gives a lesson in future beats with Splash House Orbit playlist