Archive | Electronica

Kasbo delights on rework of Jai Wolf’s ‘Indian Summer,’ apart of the ‘Kindred Spirits Remixes’ EP

In 2015, then 23-year-old Jai Wolf – real name Sajeeb Saha – unleashed his immensely genre-challenging tune “Indian Summer.”While Wolf’s original stands well on its own, if there was anyone put their spin on the track, few would do it the justice better than Swedish producer Kasbo. As such, Kasbo has done just that. He’s reimagined the […]

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Burial slings out ominously redolent ‘Pre Dawn/Indoors’ EP

Burial‘s salient Untrue recently observed 10 years of rotation around the sun.Since the masterpiece’s release, the ominous producer has remained an anomaly. An established recluse, Burial has long preferred that his music speak volumes. His very identity was kept at bay for the majority of the early part of his career.Earlier this year, he made a re-appearance with his Subtemple EP and […]

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Four Tet reworks the ethereal Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, drops off two new originals

Two of modern electronica’s grandest composers — Four Tet and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith — are both fresh off critically-acclaimed albums.New Energy and The Kid, respectively, will likely stand as two of the year’s most transcendent, poignant, and accessible experimental full-lengths. Thus, it would seem apropos for the two to work together. Luckily, it seems Smith and Four Tet agree with this […]

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Oshi – Lost

Nineteen-year-old Joshua Brennan, otherwise known as Oshi, is back with a new single titled “lost.” The track opens with a combination of piano, drums, and bells that fall into synthesized vocals and a pulsing bass line that carries the listener into the crux of the track. “Lost” blends instrumentals, electronic, and bass while putting a refreshing twist […]

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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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Yoke Lore – Goodpain (Yeasayer Remix)

The indie outfit Yeasayer has hit the pressure point in their latest cathartic number, “Goodpain.”“Goodpain” is originally a single by Adrian Galvin — the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter behind the indietronica-leaning Yoke Lore — but Yeasayer’s reworking elevates Galvin’s lively number with a furthered inoculation of high-spirits and perseverance.“‘Goodpain’ is about needing to go through necessary periods of difficulty […]

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Stranger Things composers break down main title theme on ‘Song Exploder’

Netflix‘s original series Stranger Things is the streaming service’s hottest show for the second straight year.Initially released in July of 2016, the nostalgia-steeped series has since been nominated for 18 Emmys and even went on to win the Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.The show’s composers Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon of the synth-led electronica outfit S […]

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S U R V I V E revisits debut album with compelling remix EP, ‘RR7387’

S U R V I V E’s Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein are fresh off the release of their original score to the beloved, nostalgia-steeped Stranger Things’ second season. Now, the duo’s returned to their electronica roots with the release of a new EP, RR7387. RR7387 is a small collection of tracks, but it is a deep dive into spellbinding aptitude of the electronica spectrum.The four-track […]

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Kaerhart – Drain My Love

On her latest single “Drain My Love,” LA-based singer/songwriter Kaerhart’s velvety voice glides over electro pop production courtesy of Dead Robot. The multi-talented artist first sparked the collective interest with writing credits for the likes of Vic Mensa.After a spiritual awakening that inspired her to exercise her vocal talents, Kaerhart creates a space to open up about […]

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Stream The Russ Liquid Test’s genre-bending 7-track ‘World Gone Crazy’ EP

The Russ Liquid Test‘s future-oriented funk and jazz stylings continues to gain momentum across the live jamtronica scene. The New Orleans-based trio — known for their clean fusion of live instrumentation, psychedelic visuals, and digital sound design — have just capped off a mind-blowing Suwannee Hulaween performance as one of the last stops along their extensive fall tour.On Nov. 3, The Russ Liquid Test […]

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Disco Fries – ‘Side By Side’

Disco Fries quickly became known figures within the EDM scene after they partnered with Tiësto in 2013 for “iTrance.” Since then, the New York-based duo have honed their sound into a highly palatable one that walks the line between pop, commercial house, and to some extent, trance.Lately, the outfit has been exploring their pop side […]

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Explore Destructo’s personal record crate with this new ‘OG Underground’ playlist

Before Destructo became the king of west coast dance events and G-house’s popular champion, Gary Richards resumé already boasted the legwork that galvanized the 1990’s rave scene, creating and operating his own label, as well as a co-sign from Rick Rubin to lead Def American’s early electronic A&R channel. Richards is effectively a living time capsule of […]

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Chromeo announce new album, ‘Head Over Heals’

Synth-pop masters Chromeo have been hard at work in the studio preparing for their next full-length album project — three years, to be exact. Their last LP was White Women, released back in 2014. Beyond touring and releasing a huge remix of Lorde‘s “Green Light” earlier this year, though, the Montreal-based duo have been relatively quiet.You can’t rush art in the hands […]

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Gorillaz drop eclectic new track, the Little Simz-led ‘Garage Palace’

Despite Gorillaz ramping up their tech on the Humanz‘ album rollout  — complete with an app and 360-degree video for the song “Saturnz Barz” — Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are now taking their virtual band into the past, as they’ve now released a 2D arcade-style visual counterpart for a new track “Garage Palace.”Originally introduced on Zane Lowe’s Beats […]

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Outliers & Oddities: 10 sinister records perfect for Halloween

 1Outliers & Oddities: 10 sinister records perfect for HalloweenOutliers & Oddities is an exclusive Dancing Astronaut feature in honor of Halloween.With an inconceivable number of Halloween party playlists floating around, we’ve created the anti-party playlist — a hearty harvest of eerily evocative jaunts by the likes of RL Grime, Gesaffelstein, deadmau5, and more. Detailed are […]

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Inverted Silence – Fusion

Jazz has enjoyed one of the smoother forays into the electronic production spectrum. With soulful catalogs from the likes of Gramatik, GRiZ, and Haywyre gaining popular traction year after year, the crossovers between jazz and soul’s inherent room for improvisation and rhythm continue to be explored in exciting new ways. One such explorer, Netherlands-based producer […]

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Tourist embarks on infectiously emotive synthwave exhibition on new ‘Wash’ EP

Seldom are synthwave soundscapes juxtaposed with lyrically poised arrangements, as oftentimes, these sonic landscapes are lush environments unto themselves — ones that require immense patience and a willingness for introspection. Of course, a marriage between the instrumental and lyrical worlds do in electronica, albeit rarely, though a recent melding has piqued the interest of the electronic music scene.Rising […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine: synthwave to soundtrack the pouring rain

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. The first select of the week is a deep cut courtesy of […]

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Watch Stranger Things composers create sci-fi soundscapes at the Moog factory

Anticipation for the beloved, nostalgia-ridden sci-fi hit Stranger Things has undoubtedly been at an all-time high this past month and, with the release of the second season, finally crested.Between the deliverance of synth-led S U R V I V E’s dark soundtrack for the Netflix original and the desire to escape to much simpler, ostensibly blissful times, Stranger Things‘ […]

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DUCKY – You Don’t Really Know

DUCKY might not be a household name just yet, but a string of releases from the LA-based producer have made waves in the electronic music scene. Her unique sound is the biggest reason behind her current rise to prominence: a blend of melodic dubstep, future bass, and hardcore rave music that forms an intriguing new direction.Her latest […]

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