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Flume expounds on his signature sound with surprise mixtape, ‘Hi, This is Flume’ [Stream]

It has been nearly three years since Flume‘s sophomore LP, Skin. At the time, it was hard to image the Aussie beatsmith outdoing his self-titled 2012 debut, though with his second studio LP, the former What So Not proponent effortlessly propelled himself to Grammy Award-winning greatness with the likes of Kai, Beck, AlunaGeorge, and Vic Mensa in […]

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It has been half a decade since we were blessed with ‘Recess,’ revisit Skrillex’s celebrated debut LP here

Five years in electronic music can often feel more like fifteen. The breakneck pace by which our culture moves, develops, and evolves these days makes a half decade gap feel more like a lifetime for Skrillex fans celebrating the five year anniversary of Recess today (March 18). The album’s release date is often contested, as the LP […]

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Diplo shares release date for LSD’s first full-length album

Dance-pop power squad LSD are officially on the calendar for their first studio album release, which Diplo announced via Instagram will touch down April 12. The trio, comprised of production stylings from Mad Decent label head, Diplo himself, with vocal accompaniment from Sia and Labrinth, have accrued torrential, radio-ravaging popularity, despite a sparse sonic catalog […]

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Techno Tuesday: Oscar G on bringing ‘The Culture’ back into house

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music. One of America’s […]

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Chance The Rapper announces new album due this summer

On this third mixtape, 2016’s critically lauded Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper rewrote the rules at the Grammy’s, grabbing seven total nominations and taking home three gramophones, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album, without technically moving a single unit. Now, he has officially confirmed the delivery of his next studio project, and if his third was […]

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Feed Me unveils dazzling first glimpse of his forthcoming LP, ‘Feel Love’

Jon Gooch’s legendary Feed Me alias has returned with “Feel Love,” a gorgeous progressive single off his upcoming High Street Creeps LP. After an epic return to mau5trap with 2017’s Existensial Crisis EP, Gooch took his time crafting his first full-length effort since 2013’s Calamari Tuesday. After over of forced fasting interrupted only by a couple features […]

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Justice cement their legacy as one of the greatest dance acts of all time with Grammy Award for Best Electronic Album

Despite this being their second gramophone, something about Justice‘s victory at the 61st Grammy Awards feels a little more special. The duo were nominated for their debut album in 2008, the seminal †, and eventually would go on to take home the hardware the following year for their inescapable remix of MGMT‘s “Electric Feel” in 2009. But […]

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Ariana Grande shares ‘thank u, next’ album, accompanied by sultry new music video [Stream/Watch]

Coachella‘s soon-to-be youngest headliner ever, Ariana Grande has delivered an expedient succession to her Sweetener album, released August of 2018. The 12-track Thank u next, which includes the album’s wall-to-wall eponymous lead single and equally sensational “7 rings,” is out now on Republic Records. The album is a stylistic departure for Grande, as she continues her delve […]

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Luttrell speaks on shooting off ‘Into Clouds’ [Review/Interview]

When San Francisco native, Eric Luttrell, (known musically by his surname) and longtime best friend/musical counterpart hybrid, Swardy, decided to put their brainchild, the OWSLA-akin The M Machine, on pause, Luttrell had no choice but to venture new sonic pathways alone. Two years into his solo endeavor, Luttrell brought his first full-length album, the aptly titled Into […]

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‘I never said I was making an album,’ Skrillex expounds on plans for new music

With the end of 2018 came the end of a much-deserved year off for Skrillex. While the “Buckets” producer maintained an active studio presence and a relatively busy itinerary, 2018 came and went without the release of a major project. The anticipation that has drummed up since Skrillex’s last solo release has reached an all-time […]

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Rihanna’s ninth studio album is reportedly complete

Rihanna‘s sources let Us Weekly in on a little secret: her 9th studio album is complete. It’s been three years since RiRi dropped her previous Anti LP,  which featured hit songs like “Work” with Drake, “Kiss It Better,” “Needed Me” and “Love on the Brain.” The upcoming album looks to explore the Barbadian artist’s dancehall roots, having sifted […]

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The Chemical Brothers release new single, announce ninth studio album

The Chemical Brothers continue gaining momentum as a result of their recent reemergence within public earshot. Their return endures with, “Got To Keep On.” The duo has formally announced their ninth studio album, No Geography, which will be out April 12 on Astralwerks. “Got To Keep On” employs a menagerie of vintage synths, which the […]

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deadmau5 confirms date for third level of mau5ville

Just a few days after the release of his first-ever film score for Netflix’s Polar, deadmau5, via mau5trap‘s Twitter page, has confirmed he’ll be unveiling the third installment of his mau5ville album series Feb. 1. Per a tracklist obtained by Reddit user Good4Josh2, the album will host a number of native mau5trap faces, including No […]

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GRiZ announces new album and tour, releases first single, ‘I’m Good’

GRiZ has announced his sixth studio album, Ride Waves, along with an accompanying US tour and released the first single off the album “I’m Good” to boot. In classic GRiZ style, the multi-instrumentalist has announced the upcoming work in a fluid and mindful process. “I’m Good” serves an appropriate catalyst to the hype that GRiZ is capable […]

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Video Game Menu Music Gets Its Own Tribute Album

The music we listen to as we play our favorite games is nice, but what about the music we hear when we aren’t playing? The Materia Collective community celebrates the music of the start screen with Menu: An Homage To Game Title Themes, a 52 track remix album featuring music from Final Fantasy, The Witcher, […]

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Vinyl sales grew nearly 15 percent in 2018, continuing 13-year growth pattern

What’s old is new — and thriving. Though access to the world’s music catalog is easier than ever in 2019, fans continue to support a decades-old method of listening to their favorite artists: vinyl. United States vinyl sales in 2018 were up nearly 15 percent from their 2017 numbers, with 16.8 million records purchased last […]

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New James Blake album, ‘Assume Form’ purportedly on deck for release this month

Last month, the multi-talented Brit, James Blake, set the scene up in a blaze of intrigue, taunting his crowd with an unreleased André 3000 (of Outkast) collaboration at a Brooklyn DJ set. Now, thanks to the hyper-vigilant Reddit community (specifically user: Misfitxxx) and a leaked Amazon link, all signs point toward a full-length album from the […]

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Rihanna confirms new album in 2019

In an Instagram comment under a post for her Fenty Beauty cosmetics line, Rihanna has confirmed her upcoming studio album will be released in 2019. The follow-up to her 2016 album, Anti, has surfaced as a reggae album influenced by Bob Marley and Supa Dups, the producer for her 2016 Drake collaboration “Too Good.” Earlier this year, […]

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ODESZA release VIP Mix of ‘It’s Only’ on new deluxe edition of ‘A Moment Apart’ [Stream]

With the release of their album In Return four years gone and A Moment Apart over a year in the rear view mirror, ODESZA has brought both releases into 2018 with multiple new elements. The first is a new VIP remix of the single “It’s Only,” taken from their 2014 sophomore album. The updated mix of the […]

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