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Phyphr plays with texture on ‘Into Infinity’ EP

Flaunting funk, Phyphr can be found playing with texture on Into Infinity, a fresh three-tracker on which electronic-funk, soul, and glitch-hop converge in a colorful electronic framework. Laden with instrumental flavor (see the horns on “Energy” or the guitar on “Into Infinity,” for instance) and consistently crisp production, Into Infinity feels a flair-ridden, personality-radiating exposition […]

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Phyphr plays with texture on ‘Into Infinity’ EP

Flaunting funk, Phyphr can be found playing with texture on Into Infinity, a fresh three-tracker on which electronic-funk, soul, and glitch-hop converge in a colorful electronic framework. Laden with instrumental flavor (see the horns on “Energy” or the guitar on “Into Infinity,” for instance) and consistently crisp production, Into Infinity feels a flair-ridden, personality-radiating exposition […]

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Phyphr plays with texture on ‘Into Infinity’ EP

Flaunting funk, Phyphr can be found playing with texture on Into Infinity, a fresh three-tracker on which electronic-funk, soul, and glitch-hop converge in a colorful electronic framework. Laden with instrumental flavor (see the horns on “Energy” or the guitar on “Into Infinity,” for instance) and consistently crisp production, Into Infinity feels a flair-ridden, personality-radiating exposition […]

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Anonymous production outfit AVNU (A Virtual New Universe) blast off with debut single, ‘Satellite’ [Q&A]

“Music is a guide to make people feel emotions and we’re always challenging ourselves to create the best experience possible,” say AVNU, an anonymous Swedish-American outfit that, with the revelation of “Satellite,” beckon streamers to see just what an AVNU “experience” embodies. It’s worth noting that although “Satellite” surfaces as the debut single affixed to […]

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Check out Damon Albarn’s live rendition of ‘Royal Morning Blue’

Damon Albarn has shared a live performance video of “Royal Morning Blue.” Set to appear on his upcoming sophomore solo record, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows, “Royal Morning Blue” finds the Gorillaz mastermind and former Blur frontman sitting behind his piano, surrounded by his accompanying band. He croons the track’s lyrics, […]

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Shadient issues two-track release ‘Crash / Roadworks’ ahead of debut album

Shadient has shared the last two singles ahead of his forthcoming debut album with the double release of “Crash” featuring fknsyd and Catnapp and “Roadworks,” which follow his genre-defying tracks “Ego Insaniac” and “Dancing Alone Again,” released in July and August, respectively. Speaking on “Roadworks,” which notably features his own vocals, Shadient said, “Something really […]

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Ace Aura pushes on with debut solo release on Monstercat, ‘Destiny’

Ace Aura is putting more bass in your face with his latest single, “Destiny” with Emily Makis, released via Monstercat. Just one month after dispatching his Gem World EP on Never Say Die Records, the Dallas-based producer makes his second appearance on the Canadian independent imprint following his June collaboration with Crankdat, “The Feeling.” “Destiny” embodies concepts […]

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Wax Motif taps Kaelyn Behr for end-of-summer tribute, ‘Thank You’

On the heels of “Hard Street,” featuring ALRT and Nessly, arrives Wax Motif‘s fourth collaborative single of 2021. “Thank You,” co-produced by Kaelyn Behr, is a disco-house-leaning end-of-summer anthem. Driven by Behr’s topline, a four-on-the-floor progression, and a Dombresky-esque piano sequence, “Thank You” is a recipe for a good time. The single’s leading line, “You […]

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Charles D (USA) scores ‘Twenty Twenty’ vision on Pryda Presents reunion alongside MANSHN

It’s no mystery that Eric Prydz doesn’t open the Pryda Presents gates for just anyone—last doing so on Cristoph, Yotto, and Sansa’s “Out Of Reach“—and for a second time in less than a year, he’s decided to reinstate Charles D (USA) for the surrendering of an elusive summer ID. After “You” made its digital uncovering […]

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The Weeknd, Nicolás Jaar accused of plagiarizing ‘Call Out My Name’ in new lawsuit

Suniel Fox and Henry Strange have filed a copyright lawsuit in the Los Angeles federal court against The Weeknd alongside his “Call Out My Name” collaborators, Nicolás Jaar and Frank Dukes. The suit alleges that the R&B singer’s 2018 My Dear Melancholy opener was copied from the duo’s 2015 track “Vibeking” which was never publicly […]

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The Weeknd, Nicolás Jaar accused of plagiarizing ‘Call Out My Name’ in new lawsuit

Suniel Fox and Henry Strange have filed a copyright lawsuit in the Los Angeles federal court against The Weeknd alongside his “Call Out My Name” collaborators, Nicolás Jaar and Frank Dukes. The suit alleges that the R&B singer’s 2018 My Dear Melancholy opener was copied from the duo’s 2015 track “Vibeking” which was never publicly […]

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Disclosure to procure compilation for DJ-Kicks mix series, share new single ‘Observer Effect’

Following their Never Enough EP released earlier this summer, Disclosure have given fans even another reason to rejoice as they reveal their involvement in an upcoming mix for the venerated house and techno compilation series, DJ-Kicks, via !K7 Records. News of the Lawrence brothers’ new mix comes punctuated by their new single, “Observer Effect.” The […]

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Blanke dives into drum ‘n’ bass territory with new ÆON:MODE project [Interview]

Blanke‘s career has taken him halfway across the world from Australia to the United States, and has already seen him work with dance music heavyweights such as ILLENIUM, Zeds Dead, and more. While the COVID-19 pandemic put a relative halt on the rising producer’s meteoric ascent, Blanke did manage to avoid the pandemic almost entirely […]

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New Avicii documentary feature set for 2023 release

Between the timeless seal on his music and his obvious influence on today’s crop of producers, Avicii still remains ever-present within the dance music space. Moreover, his father, Klas Bergling, has taken it upon himself to carry his son’s legacy by way of the Tim Bergling Foundation, bringing awareness to the often stigmatized issues that […]

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Steve Aoki, Armin van Buuren align on ‘Music Means Love Forever’

After trading a series of remixes, both Armin van Buuren and Steve Aoki have at last aligned for their first original production, “Music Means Love Forever,” released via Dim Mak Records. The two dance music heavyweights assemble a festival anthem for the ages by fusing acid-electro basslines and bigroom house synths duly fit for main […]

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Premiere: UZ returns with rattling new single, ‘Focus’

French-born trap powerhouse UZ is back with his first new single of the year, “Focus.” Showcasing his rattling trap signatures, the track is formally slated to arrive on September 24, but is available to stream in full one day early, exclusively on Dancing Astronaut. “Focus” arrives ahead of UZ’s upcoming LP, Trinity (Deluxe Edition), and […]

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Premiere: UZ returns with rattling new single, ‘Focus’

French-born trap powerhouse UZ is back with his first new single of the year, “Focus.” Showcasing his rattling trap signatures, the track is formally slated to arrive on September 24, but is available to stream in full one day early, exclusively on Dancing Astronaut. “Focus” arrives ahead of UZ’s upcoming LP, Trinity (Deluxe Edition), and […]

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Music-driven NFT community MusicFund gears up for official launch

Early 2021 saw non-fungible tokens pervade pop culture, traded mostly on the Ethereum blockchain. As interest in NFTs continues to surge, a novel NFT community designed for artists and music-lovers—MusicFund—is entering the landscape. In an effort to transcend the constraints of traditional funding models, through company-generated tokens, MusicFund will dictate buyers’ abilities to attend exclusive […]

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RÜFÜS DU SOL set a date for fourth studio album to the tune of third LP single, ‘On My Knees’

After two album singles, “Alive” and “Next to Me,” RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s fourth studio LP has both a name and a date. Surrender, the successor to 2018’s SOLACE, will land on October 21 and now, just shy of a month from the project’s due date, Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George, and James Hunt are continuing to […]

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