Archive | Downtempo

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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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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Bassnectar and Sayr release debut Naux Faux album

It’s been more than a year since Bassnectar revealed that he and longtime friend and collaborator Sayr would be joining forces for the first time since the early 2000s. Ripe for a Valentine’s Day release, Naux Faux has officially unleashed their warm, dreamy, and otherworldly downtempo project on the masses. It’s an appropriately timed release, too, because it resonates on the vibratory frequencies […]

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Launchpad: Decompress with this late-night vibes 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 New Year’s festivities behind us, now’s the perfect time to reflect on […]

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Bassnectar reveals new Naux Faux EP is set for tentative Valentine’s Day release

Despite incessant rants from a few vocal minorities across his cult following, Lorin Ashton continues to shower his spoiled fanbase with new gifts — in the form of a throwback Naux Faux side project. Bassnectar has officially revealed by way of Twitter that his psychedelic downtempo EP under the shared moniker with Sayr is in the works for as early as Valentine’s Day. […]

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MGMT drop off new single, ‘Hand It Over,’ from upcoming album

In October of 2017, indie rock heroes MGMT finally gave fans the missing piece of the comeback everyone had been anxiously awaiting: confirmation of a new album due in early 2018. Following the release of the album’s titular track, “Little Dark Age,” MGMT’s first single in four years, the band shared a second preview with a melodic, morbid […]

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Jono Ma & Dreems release ambient beauty, ‘Can’t Stop My Dreaming (Of You)’

Australian dream team Jono Ma (of Jagwar Ma) and Angus Gruzman (of Dreems and Die Orangen) present The Dreemas, an EP that will be out mid-January via Kompakt. Jono Ma and Dreems have teamed up to create a minimalist piece full of ambient vibes and glowing melodies. “Can’t Stop My Dreaming” is notable for its […]

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PREMIERE: Arcando – Don’t Say That (ft. Jaki Nelson)

Fresh-faced Dutch DJ-producer, Arcando, is one of EDM’s youngest blooming talents. While still a teenager, he’s already racked up several top 10’s on Beatport‘s Progressive House and Big Room charts. Arcando’s vibrant sound has captured the backing of some of dance music’s most heeded headliners, including Hardwell and Armin van Buuren, as well as releasing breakout tracks on Armada […]

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Flitz&Suppe joins Tusken. for collaborative downtempo hip-hop album, ‘Nomads Void’

Flitz&Suppe and Tusken.’s music is on an entirely different wavelength.It should come as no surprise then that the latter group is named after the fictional Sand people’s language of the Star Wars universe. The artists internalized that nomadic inspiration into an exploratory downtempo hip-hop work named Nomads Void. The result is a celestial hip-hop collection that is an instrumental amalgamation sure to blast those […]

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Mija announces her debut EP with soulful new track ‘Bad For You’

Mija continues to bend the boundaries of a multitude of genres with her new track “Bad For You,” featuring Kelli Schaefer. Fashion designer, musical curator and entrepreneur, Amber Giles continues to be a creative force in the dance music realm (or whatever realm she chooses to participate in).Connected by a mutual friend via the Internet, […]

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Louisahhh unleashes fervent, punk rock bliss on new track ‘Trap,’ ahead of upcoming EP

Since the inception of Louisahhh’s earth-shattering RAAR techno imprint alongside Maelstrom in 2015, the French luminary has risen above her contemporaries as one of the most hauntingly evocative acts in the world.Unmistakable in her deliverance, Louisa Pillot intertwines punk rock and techno as if the two were a match made in heaven. With each new release, […]

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Bassnectar unveils Naux Faux side-project

Who other than Bassnectar would debut a brand new side-project, then release the very first single as an official remix?Coming as the third teased track off his Reflective Part 2 EP, Bassnectar has teamed up with long-time collaborator and friend Sayr for a throw-back psychedelic downtempo project called Naux Faux. The two producers haven’t worked together since the […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine: seeing extended family sucks, this playlist doesn’t

Sunday Morning Medicine is an eclectic playlist for the chill at heart. Curated weekly, chillers of divergent tastes Alexandra Blair and Michael Cooper bring you a selection of tracks to relax to. Our editorial feature highlights the cream of the crop, but you can follow the official playlist on Spotify. This week’s opening salvo comes courtesy of vocalist Sophie Meiers. With Baltimore-based producer Vide […]

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Stream Petit Biscuit’s soaring, cinematic debut album, ‘Presence’

Rising star Petit Biscuit has proven his talents for music production are developed well beyond his years. Classically trained in the cello since the age of five, Mehdi Benjelloun burst onto the dance music scene with his monumental remix of ODESZA‘s “Memories That You Call,” drawing comparisons of his cinematic sound design with that of the Seattle-based duo. […]

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Kidwaste & Manila Killa – Tonight

Kidwaste has teamed up with Manila Killa for new single “Tonight,” a production undoubtedly suited to unwind to now that festival season has ended.  Chelsea Cutler’s soothing vocals and a chill house backdrop are combined with both producers’ ability to infuse a mystical vibe into their music.This is not the duo’s first time collaborating. They previously […]

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Exmag unleashes funk-infused ‘Part I’ EP

Exmag brings the funk.Not much is known about Exmag and their personnel’s musical history, nonetheless, their proclivity for funky, soulful, and meticulously-crafted electronic compositions is unmistakable. Formed by Brooklynites Eric Mendelson, Mike Iannatto, and Tyler Dondero, the group’s funk-infused melodies are rampant and irresistibly-danceable.Indeed, Exmag’s return after two years exhibits their love of radiating funk and soul tenfold. […]

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Madnap & Duumu – Disappear ft Bien

Coming off his Moving Castle release, “Honey,” featuring Sophie Meiers, Madnap has swiftly served “Disappear,” featuring Bien. Duumu collaborates on this one and includes the slow tempos and seducing atmosphere showcased in his 2017 singles. “Disappear” ties the chill trap side of Madnap together with Duumu’s cloudy and comfortable keys. Bien’s quick entrance and gentle voice make lyrical moments like “mistakes we make / is all those risks […]

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Madnap & Duumu – Disappear ft Bien

Coming off his Moving Castle release, “Honey,” featuring Sophie Meiers, Madnap has swiftly served “Disappear,” featuring Bien. Duumu collaborates on this one and includes the slow tempos and seducing atmosphere showcased in his 2017 singles. “Disappear” ties the chill trap side of Madnap together with Duumu’s cloudy and comfortable keys. Bien’s quick entrance and gentle voice make lyrical moments like “mistakes we make / is all those risks […]

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Madnap & Duumu – Disappear ft Bien

Coming off his Moving Castle release, “Honey,” featuring Sophie Meiers, Madnap has swiftly served “Disappear,” featuring Bien. Duumu collaborates on this one and includes the slow tempos and seducing atmosphere showcased in his 2017 singles. “Disappear” ties the chill trap side of Madnap together with Duumu’s cloudy and comfortable keys. Bien’s quick entrance and gentle voice make lyrical moments like “mistakes we make / is all those risks […]

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Madnap & Duumu – Disappear ft Bien

Coming off his Moving Castle release, “Honey,” featuring Sophie Meiers, Madnap has swiftly served “Disappear,” featuring Bien. Duumu collaborates on this one and includes the slow tempos and seducing atmosphere showcased in his 2017 singles. “Disappear” ties the chill trap side of Madnap together with Duumu’s cloudy and comfortable keys. Bien’s quick entrance and gentle voice make lyrical moments like “mistakes we make / is all those risks […]

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