In March, UK-based trio The xx took over the famed Brixton Academy in London for a record-breaking seven night residency. The event featured a fine-tuned programming of special appearances and performances from artists like Sampha, Floating Points, Benji B, and Florence Welch and more, including a string of pop-up shops, afterparties, and screenings to celebrate the week-long series. During the run, band member Jamie xx took some time from his busy schedule to host a daytime, charity party, resulting in a mesmeric six-hour set that has finally been made public.The live mix is released just in time for the London-based label Young Turks‘ first desert fling – aptly titled “Young Turks in Palm Springs” – where notable label acts such as Jamie xx, Ben UFO, Sampha, Four Tet, Francis & The Lights, Kamaiyah and special guest PNL will be performing. Listen to the mix below and get a taste of what to expect from the one-day desert affair, which will place at the Palm Springs Air Museum on April 13.Read More:Listen to every sample used on Jamie xx’s ‘In Colour’Jamie xx’s ‘In Colour’ is dance music at its most emotional and inspiringJamie xx announces release date and tracklist for debut album
Paperwings, a fresh duo ready to pave their way throughout the industry, have released a remix of RL Grime‘s Miguel-assisted hit, “Stay For It.” Carefully crafted chords, synths, and pumping drum lines take this remix to another level.The buildup leaves only anticipation for a melodic, future bass fueled drop. Paperwings preceded this track with another noteworthy remix, taking a stab at Wildcard’s “Mickey Valen,” which has a similar essence to this latest output.Read More:Watch RL Grime perform “Stay for It”with Miguel at EDCRL Grime-Reims (Enschway & LUUDE Flip)
One of the defining factors that makes dance music culture so enthralling is the art of the remix. Reinterpretations and reimaginings proliferate dance music more than any other industry, and for good reason: the nature of electronic music production makes sampling — both legally and illegally — accessible to anyone with a DAW.To highlight the standout remixes from 2016, we’ve compiled over 50 of our favorite edits, flips, bootlegs, and remixes into one giant playlist. Featuring creative renditions from artists like Skrillex, Illenium, Feed Me, and more, the playlist covers the cream of the crop of EDM while also highlighting underground favorites like Enrico Sanguiliano, Bicep, Dense & Pika and more.Stream Dancing Astronaut’s Essential Remixes of 2016 below:
It’s the time of year we are all trading in our speedo’s and thong bikini’s for Jeans and leggings. The time diverse Electric Music fans archive their Tropical House playlists and trade them in for head-banging shwangy bass mixes. Gonna start by saying people that don't like bass music “just because” need to take their The post Getter Brings More Diversity With Latest Track “Big Mouth” appeared first on EDM Sauce.
Zach Burgett, known by most under the moniker, Prismo, is a producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter from Houston, TX known for his eclectic range of styles featured in his productions, including the future bass, dubstep, and electro house genres. Prismo’s musical background — the producer picked up guitar, bass, and drums at an early age — has heavily influenced the creative process he carries out in every track and the results are simply breathtaking.“Smile” is another testament to the creative ingenuity Prismo displays in his sound. As many producers opt to bring in vocalists as opposed to providing their own, Prismo’s distinct vocals carry each piece to new heights. The moody future bass original features rousing, fluttery synths, a prominent, steady beat, and bridges of moving piano chords that add a nice contrast to the striking drops throughout. Prismo’s artistry is exemplified in “Smile,” as the producer continues to deliver a sound that is truly one of a kind.Read More:Listen to Illenium’s latest ‘Ashes To Ashes’ mixHalsey – Now or Never (R3hab remix)DOMENICO and Viiq – Toxic (Original Mix)
The Panda funk movement over the past several years has not only turned into a global movement, but one that paints a true picture of what the dance music industry should be. Becoming a home to countless up-and-coming artists, Oscar Olivo was the next natural choice for Free the Pandas. Having just released “Go Home”, this progressive vocal The post Oscar Olivo – Go Home appeared first on EDM Sauce.
Louis the Child may still be teenagers, but Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett are shaping up to be dance music’s next crossover kings. Between Kennett earning production credits on The Chainsmokers’ mega-hit “Closer” and their headlining tour consistently selling out dates, the Chicago superduo are showing no signs of slowing down. While bread and butter may be crafting catchy future-influenced anthems, Louis the Child now reveal a new skill for crafting vibey hip-hop productions as they recently launched a new project with New Orleans rapper, Pell, called Pellican Child.To kick the project off, the trio have come forth with their debut collaboration “Turn Me Down.” Louis the Child craft an silky smooth, indie-urban backbone for Pell to string his eloquent verses atop, and undeniably succeed with a first official output that fans of both artists can enjoy.Read more:Listen to Louis the Child’s Diplo & Friends debutLouis The Child – Fire feat. Evalyn (Original Mix)Louis the Child & Icona Pop – Weekend (Original Mix)
There are a few names that come up when you utter the phrase “gods of bass music.” Bassnectar is usually the first, but Excision and Datsik are absolutely on the short list. The two Canadians have made a point of creating some of the grimiest and most notorious tracks in dubstep, even creating their own respective labels Rottun and Firepower. Today, they’ve just released their new collaboration “Redemption,” the first collab from the two to be uploaded to UKF Dubstep. If you’ve listened to either artist individually or together before, you can already sort of guess what this will sound like. Pounding drums, classic dubstep synths, crisp production, it’s all there. There’s no doubt that fans would go absolutely mad when this is dropped live, but listening at home, it seems a little safe for both artists. This will be featured on Datsik’s forthcoming Sensei EP due out December 16. Image via Rukes.com This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Datsik & Excision Release New Collaboration, “Redemption”
The DA Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand-delivering you with the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.This week’s playlist features major singles from The Chainsmokers, Bonobo & Nick Murphy, and the xx. We’ve also highlighted a few playful cuts from Seven Lions, Big Wild, and Morgan Page & Steve James, as well as hard-hitting releases from Diplo & Autoerotique, Slumberjack, and Ekali. Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.The Heat of the Week: The Chainsmokers – ParisAfter breaking the charts in 2016, The Chainsmokers are not taking any time off in attempting to continue their domination of the crossover space between dance music and the mainstream. While “Paris” is quite possibly the duo’s most pop-oriented single to-date, Drew successfully carries the track’s vocals by himself with the uncredited help of Emily Warren.The Breakout Select: Bonobo & Nick Murphy – No ReasonTwo of electronic’s most forward-thinking names, Bonobo & Nick Murphy, allow their creative minds to synthesize and yield a refreshing gem, “No Reason.”Tune in each Friday, exclusively on Spotify, where The DA Hot 25 debuts weekly on our curator page.Follow Dancing Astronaut on Spotify
Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.Since they’re on tour together, it was only a matter of time until we got some form of a San Holo/Just A Gent collaboration. Australian producer Just A Gent has flipped San Holo and James Vincent McMorrow‘s “The Future” into some unclassifiable futuristic (appropriate, right?) bass madness. He’s classified his flip as “newskool trap,” and as always, his sound design is top-of-the-line. Read more about his creative process in our interview with him earlier this week.It had been 10 months since Irish producer Murtagh had uploaded any new music… until eight-minute “Pressure” hit his SoundCloud profile on Nov. 14 and refreshed his fans on his style — which, by the way, has changed drastically. “Pressure” is vastly different from the release before it, “Synapse,” which the producer attributes to honing his style and realizing the kind of music he wanted to produce. “The new music will be more focussed than what I have released to date,” he explains. If what’s coming is anything like the cinematic, bass-heavy journey of “Pressure,” I’m looking forward to it.Autograf‘s “You Might Be” was enchanting in its original form: a picture-perfect hopeful song about the possibility of new love. Seven months after its initial release, MICA has put out his own rendition of the track. He’s turned it into something even more moving, including emotional soundbites from The Perks of Being A Wallflower and The Spectacular Now to complement the slow-paced remix he’s crafted. Its dreamy, spacey feel brings out the passion behind the track, and it’s entrancing.Remember “Smooth” by Santana and Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas? It came out in 1999 on Santana’s Supernatural album and was a huge hit, winning three Grammys and charting across the globe. When a modernized remix of it appeared on Bishu‘s SoundCloud, I was promptly carted off to my childhood — this time experiencing the song in a whole different light. Bishu’s remix plays up the Latin flair of the track and adds components of contemporary dance music, making it fresh while still hitting the nostalgia factor.Ever since his incredible covers of George Michael‘s “Careless Whisper” and Alex Clare‘s “Too Close,” I’ve kept an eye out for new material from Prismo. His latest single, “Pretty Stranger,” surfaced on Nov. 10 and has remained in my music rotation this whole week. With its catchy vocals, lighthearted melody and a bouncing beat, he’s once again hit the mark.Read More:Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 14Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 13Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 12
I’ve had the personal pleasure of catching Kompany live recently, which means I’ve had the pleasure of hearing some of his Kill Humans EP with a full sound system. I was highly impressed and now that we’ve ran through all four singles in the dojo, all the ninjas are on board with this amazing EP. Released through our friends over at Firepower Records, this four track project is a treasure chest of bass. “Kill Humans” kicks off the EP with some dark, cinematic sounds that lead into some insanely vicious growls that will rip your speakers to shreds if you aren’t careful. Next comes “Creepin’,” a twerk-friendly beast whose in-your-face attitude fits just in line with the EP’s overall tone. The only collaboration on Kill Humans comes next in the hybrid “Arcadia,” which was created alongside TYNVN. Lastly, “At ‘Em” closes out the project with it’s machine-gun style bass work. Overall, Kill Humans is dope through and through. Get your copy of the EP today through digital services.
In 2016, Monstercat picked up an insane amount of new artists. Newcomers like Notaker and soupandreas made their debuts, as well as some well-established names like Marshmello and Seven Lions. Out of the dozens of new recruits, the one I happened to glance over completely was a young Ohioan talent named Glacier. Though I didn’t think he and Q’AILA made a great pairing on his label debut “Dancing by Myself,” Glacier’s instrumental followup release is nothing but pure bliss. “Neos” uniquely combines future bass and jazz with a danceable beat, making for an undeniably catchy, yet creative work. Additionally, the song is riddled with varying instrumental solos, ranging from synths to straight-up flute. To showcase his range of talents, Glacier has also released an accompanying music video for the song. In it, Glacier is shown playing out each part of the song on different instruments, edited to be showcased as – almost – a full band. At one point, even, there are six Glaciers on screen at the same time. The video is both captivating and amusing, I would highly suggest a watch. If you like it, support the artist with a buy below! Support on all platforms: Monstercat.lnk.to/Neos This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Glacier – Neos [Monstercat]