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Dancing Astronaut presents the Top 100 Electronic Tracks of 2020

Despite a year brimming with letdowns and shortcomings, 2020 enabled artists with the opportunity to stretch their creative legs throughout the time spent at home during quarantine, and the results delivered tenfold. 2020 supplied more forward-looking music than years recent memory, with artists leveraging the absence of overwhelming tour regimens into high-grade outputs that made […]

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Dancing Astronaut presents the Top 100 Electronic Tracks of 2020

Despite a year brimming with letdowns and shortcomings, 2020 enabled artists with the opportunity to stretch their creative legs throughout the time spent at home during quarantine, and the results delivered tenfold. 2020 supplied more forward-looking music than years recent memory, with artists leveraging the absence of overwhelming tour regimens into high-grade outputs that made […]

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The Martinez Brothers head underground conversion of Aluna’s ‘The Recipe’

By this point in the year, the Bronx-born Martinez Brothers would have done some considerable globetrotting, running laps around Ibiza’s live circuit while keeping pace in other dance-centric venues worldwide. Considering The Martinez Brothers’ long and rich history of choreographing what goes down on the dance floor through their multi-hour underground sets, customarily delivered from […]

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Gryffin commemorates a year of ‘Gravity’ with choice group of album VIPs, orchestral versions on deluxe re-issue

A full calendar turn later and Gryffin‘s freshman album still certifiably rings as seamlessly as it did upon its initial delivery in October 2019. In a commemorative one-year anniversary celebration of Gravity, Gryffin has decided to repackage the original front-to-back masterpiece in a deluxe edition, tacking on an additional slate of unreleased VIP versions as […]

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Gryffin commemorates a year of ‘Gravity’ with choice group of album VIPs, orchestral versions on deluxe re-issue

A full calendar turn later and Gryffin‘s freshman album still certifiably rings as seamlessly as it did upon its initial delivery in October 2019. In a commemorative one-year anniversary celebration of Gravity, Gryffin has decided to repackage the original front-to-back masterpiece in a deluxe edition, tacking on an additional slate of unreleased VIP versions as […]

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Aluna to curate remix compilation by African artists for AIDS crisis initiative

Since launching her solo artist trajectory, Aluna has reaped nothing less than a rewarding year. Now, she has partnered with Nigerian label Mavin Records on forthcoming remix compilation, Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. III, landing in 2021. All proceeds from the record will go towards (RED)’s initiative to combat the AIDS crisis and reduce the […]

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Aluna draws from diverse pool of inspirations to craft visual for ‘The Recipe’ [Watch]

The official music video for Aluna‘s KAYTRANADA and Rema-assisted single, ‘The Recipe,” materializes as a medieval-themed flick that follows her recent debut album, Renaissance, released in August. The visual for “The Recipe” focuses on the challenges that women of color have faced throughout history, re-visualized through Aluna’s eyes. The Mad Decent signee said of her […]

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Aluna’s debut solo album, ‘Renaissance,’ has arrived

Aluna has released her debut solo album, Renaissance, with features from KAYTRANADA, Rema, SG Lewis, Princess Nokia, and, Jada Kingdom, and production credits that include Lido, Scott Storch, Mr. Carmack. As an added bonus, the LP contains a couple of tracks from Aluna’s AlunaGeorge project with producer George Reid. The 14-track offering includes a particularly saucy […]

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Aluna’s debut solo album, ‘Renaissance,’ has arrived

Aluna has released her debut solo album, Renaissance, with features from KAYTRANADA, Rema, SG Lewis, Princess Nokia, and, Jada Kingdom, and production credits that include Lido, Scott Storch, Mr. Carmack. As an added bonus, the LP contains a couple of tracks from Aluna’s AlunaGeorge project with producer George Reid. The 14-track offering includes a particularly saucy […]

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Aluna’s debut solo album, ‘Renaissance,’ has arrived

Aluna has released her debut solo album, Renaissance, with features from KAYTRANADA, Rema, SG Lewis, Princess Nokia, and, Jada Kingdom, and production credits that include Lido, Scott Storch, Mr. Carmack. As an added bonus, the LP contains a couple of tracks from Aluna’s AlunaGeorge project with producer George Reid. The 14-track offering includes a particularly saucy […]

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Aluna keeps the hits coming with ‘Envious,’ accompanying music video

Aluna is no stranger to a hit. She’s released a steady stream of traction-gaining singles from her forthcoming album, Renaissance, and “Envious” now joins the corral of cuts to be released ahead of the LP. As to be expected, the single is nothing short of infectious, with a pulsing backdrop that mixes with Aluna’s punching […]

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Spotify launches new artist-curated playlist series, ‘track IDs’

Ever wonder what some of your favorite DJs would be playing at a venue near you if not for COVID-19? We all have, but now, thanks to a new suite of Spotify playlists, listeners can gain some clarity on what cuts the producers of their choice would be packing into their live sets. The playlist […]

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Aluna Francis on her personal and musical ‘Renaissance,’ continuing the fight for equality [Interview]

The word renaissance typically denotes a sort of rebirth or revival. Fittingly so, Renaissance, the title of one half of AlunaGeorge, Aluna Francis’s debut solo album, not yet released, represents several revivals simultaneously unfolding in the artist’s life. And, the bedrock of these is decidedly sonic. The eclectic music on the forthcoming LP represents a […]

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Aluna Francis flanks news of debut solo album with new single

Aluna Francis of London-based duo, AlunaGeorge, is breaking out on her own with the announcement of a new solo album to be released on August 28. Titled Renaissance, the album is tied to Francis’ personal process of self-discovery, which motivated Aluna to put her AlunaGeorge project with producer, George Reid, on hold for the foreseeable […]

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Relive Digital Mirage 2.0 with full-length sets from the virtual festival

Some say you can never have too much of a good thing, especially when that “good thing” is Digital Mirage 2.0. This logic is exemplified by the virtual festival’s recent return for a June 12-14 sequel, following its inaugural installment in April. Although the second iteration of Proximity and Brownies & Lemonade‘s event is now in the rearview, […]

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Relive Digital Mirage 2.0 with full-length sets from the virtual festival

Some say you can never have too much of a good thing, especially when that “good thing” is Digital Mirage 2.0. This logic is exemplified by the virtual festival’s recent return for a June 12-14 sequel, following its inaugural installment in April. Although the second iteration of Proximity and Brownies & Lemonade‘s event is now in the rearview, […]

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Aluna lures listeners in with enthralling new SG Lewis collaboration, ‘Warrior’

Aluna has released the second single from her solo forthcoming debut album. The song, titled “Warrior” is a collaboration with SG Lewis, and the track is a unique fusion of dazzling production techniques paired with her enthralling vocals. The production features colorful electro notes that twist together to add some flavor to the steady bassline […]

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NMF Roundup: Aluna and SG Lewis shine on ‘Warrior,’ DJ Sliink and DJ Jayhood take listeners to ‘Jersey’ + more

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. 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 […]

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NMF Roundup: Aluna and SG Lewis shine on ‘Warrior,’ DJ Sliink and DJ Jayhood take listeners to ‘Jersey’ + more

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. 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 […]

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Digital Mirage 2.0 kicks off day one of their all-star virtual festival [Stream]

Making their return to the streaming landscape for the second time, Digital Mirage 2.0 is back with their three-day virtual festival over June 5-7, 2020. The online streaming event first came to fruition through the joint efforts of Proximity, Keel LA, and Brownies & Lemonade, where they debuted their first weekend stream earlier in April, […]

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