Archive | Bass

Zeds Dead drops off massive 1000Volts collaboration, “Kill ‘Em”

Zeds Dead have made a career out of destroying crowds with their endless canon of haymakers. Adding to their catalog, the duo are back again with “Kill ‘Em,” a ground-shaking collaboration featuring 1000Volts, the production and vocal duo of Redman and Jayceeoh. First previewed at EDC last month, DC and Hooks come through with the official […]

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Panda Eyes, Barely Alive, and Virtual Riot smash their new collab, ‘Triforce’

Panda Eyes, Barely Alive, and Virtual Riot team up for the glittery dubstep collaboration, “Triforce.” With video game synths, happy horns, lush keys, and twinkling arpeggios, the track starts off in a blissful state before shifting towards the dark side. There’s a stark contrast between the verse and hook, using a Skrillex-esque vocal build that […]

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Skrillex returns with highly anticipated remix of Pendulum’s seminal ‘The Island Pt. 1 (Dawn)’

It has been almost exactly eight years to the day since post-hardcore screamer Sonny Moore officially launched his Skrillex moniker with an aptly titled, My Name Is Skrillex EP. Electronic music was experiencing its first real emergence from the underground, but before Skrillex positioned himself to completely revolutionize the stateside bass music market, acts like Noisia, Skream […]

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Introducing Dorfex Bos: A rising underground bass talent talks inspirations, collaborative hopefuls, and his penchant for low-end vibrations in debut ‘Opinions’ EP [Interview + EP Review]

Who exactly is Dorfex Bos? Dorfex Bos may not be a household name in electronic dance music, nor may he ever wish to be. However, the Madison House-signee is one name in underground bass that we’ve been keeping tabs on here at Dancing Astronaut since appearing on Bassnectar‘s tenth full-length studio album, Into the Sun, back in […]

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Beyond the Booth 013: Carmada give us a taste of their outdoor lives

Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then returns to […]

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Tor lays down an eclectic, low-end wonderland ahead of Lightning In A Bottle [Mix]

Amidst a blanket of monotony in the bass world, Tor has risen as one of the new wave of forward-thinking talent introducing an aural breath of fresh air. The producer wriggled his way into the spotlight not too long ago thanks in part to Emancipator, and quickly made a name for himself thanks to his […]

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Alison Wonderland gets experimentally profound in ‘AWAKE’ [Album Review]

Alison Wonderland strips down to the bone with the release of AWAKE, an exquisite illustration of an artist’s self-exploration. The self-made producer is known for her galvanizing productions and performances, which have projected her into the limelight of dance music over the last few years. With a robust fanbase that continues to support her constantly-evolving […]

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TOKiMONSTA – I Wish I Could (feat. Selah Sue) [Sofi Tukker Remix]

Sofi Tukker goes deep in this new remix of TOKiMONSTA‘s “I Wish I Could” featuing Selah Sue. The original hit track — featured on the LA-based DJ/producer’s 2017 album Lune Rouge — gets a second wind thanks to Tukker’s rhythmic production ability and the start of another energy-filled festival season. Selah Sue’s vocals are still as catchy as ever, yet Sofi […]

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Launchpad Playlist: Heat up the night with this hefty heavy bass playlist

Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.  With the proliferation of bass music in today’s scene, particularly drum & bass, […]

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Stream Daktyl’s 7-track ‘Riyaaz’ EP

Daktyl has continued to climb new heights after bursting into the EDM-sphere with superb remixes to records like Autograf’s “Metaphysical” and Flosstrodamus’ “Rebound,” and also with last summer’s career-defining release of his Act of Hesitation EP. Now, the LA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist returns with his second major project signed to Counter Records. The seven-piece effort is aptly titled Riyaaz, after an Urdu expression meaning to practice […]

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Ganja White Night explore the dynamic depths of low end bass in seventh LP, ‘The Origins’ [Interview + Album Review]

Who exactly is Mr Wobble? It’s question that has been on the minds of many since Ganja White Night released a series of music videos late last year. One that has answers partly in the release of their newest and most ambitious album to date, dubbed The Origins, out now on their own imprint SubCarbon […]

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Bad Royale’s new track is heaven to bass lovers’ ears

Bad Royale had a roller coaster of a 2017. The production crew collaborated with the likes of Steve Aoki while contrastingly shrinking to a three-man crew. The trio is back with new music and returned to their Caribbean bass roots with their newest release, “Lock Off Di Dance” featuring Richie Loop. The track opens with pop synths and […]

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Camp Bisco releases 2018 lineup rife with bass artists

Come July, Camp Bisco will bring its vibrant bass campout experience back to Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania to commemorate its fourth consecutive year at that locale this July 12–14. A roster of talent replete with the high octane bass offerings for which the festival has cultivated a loyal following, Camp Bisco’s 2018 lineup is led by The […]

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Datsik evolves with meticulous masterpiece, ‘Master of Shadows’ [Interview + EP Review]

How does an artist become an icon? Musicians and managers often overlook this question in their quest for career prosperity. It speaks to art at the intersection of style and substance, more than it does to commercial fame. Datsik certainly understands the power of iconography. Recently dubbed by critics as “ninja warrior,” Troy Beetles has harnessed the visual power of the Asian samurai. Look […]

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Dustycloud – Those Nights

Tom Roy, aka Dustycloud, is sending wall-crumbling future house vibrations all the way across the pond to Insomniac headquarters. The Parisian DJ and producer has risen to prominence over the last year with guest mixes on NEST HQ and Dr. Fresch‘s Prescription podcast. Back in October, Roy added to his successes a bass-laden collaboration with Drezo called “House.”Roy’s newest single, […]

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Khamsin – Second Guess ft Anuka

Twenty-two-year-old French producer Khamsin has been called upon by everyone from Zhu to Mura Masa with Charli XCX to do remixes. Now, he has released an original of his own, “Second Guess,” featuring Anuka. It’s out now on Lowly Palace.Anuka’s vocals draw the listener in, and her singing leads to a commanding drop that doesn’t fit into […]

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Gaming collides with electronic music in Nitro Fun’s new EP, ‘Closure’

Gustavo Rangel started producing music at age 14, thanks to an obsession with video gaming and his desire to incorporate gaming elements into music. One year later, the gamer turned music producer won a remix contest on Monstercat, and the rest is history. Rangel was the youngest artist signed to Monstercat at the time, and has […]

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Snails finally drops long-awaited ‘Break It Down’ along with wild music video

Back in 2015, French-Canadian bass maestro Snails was a featured guest on an episode of Skrillex‘s OWSLA Radio residency on Apple Music. Between bouts of friendly banter, the superstar DJs showcased two hours worth of tracks in their personal rotations, even going as far as previewing unreleased selects over the air for each other. One such […]

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Julian Calor – Run Away ft Maggie Szabo

Julian Calor stands as one of Holland’s most talked about new producers, with a knack for producing technical, yet melodious EDM that far exceeds his years.  Still only 24, the Dutchman has already dropped a full-length album on Hardwell‘s Revealed Recordings and headlined various festivals worldwide.His latest track, “Run Away,” is another clear testament to his […]

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