Archive | Electronica

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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Monolink describes growing into his musical self and the inspiration behind ‘Amniotic’ [Q&A]

In recent years, a new type of artist has been developing in Germany, one as unique as he is talented. This artist is called Monolink, and his music is a blend of his own voice, his guitar, and craftily arranged, satisfying electronica. His music has been so well received, in fact, that some are pointing […]

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DJ Koze transcends dance with new LP, ‘Knock Knock’ [STREAM]

Producer and hardware extraordinaire Stefan Kozalla, known musically as DJ Koze, has just released an immensely soulful, unhinged body of work. With a choice sampling from Bon Iver’s “Calgary” on “Bonfire” and features from a diverse cast that includes Róisín Murphy, Pampa Records’ own Sophia Kennedy, Speech from the 90s hip-hop outfit Arrested Development, and more, Kozalla […]

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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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Henry Saiz & Band define music as a connective force in hauntingly daring LP, ‘Human’ [Album Review]

There are few forces that unify humanity as greatly as music. It feels as though we’re inherently drawn to rhythm and sound frequencies woven into notes and melodies, with great philosophers like Pythagoras even boasting about its healing powers. More recently, a study proved these notions with the discovery that brain activity is heightened when experiencing […]

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Bronze Whale – Patterns

Electronica aficionados have found a consistent talent in Bronze Whale, a rising duo from Austin, Texas. They’ve captured the ears in underground circles with their pleasing mixture of eclectic synthwork and captivating arrangement. Their newest piece, “Patterns,” is an intriguing number that will settle nicely into their repertoire. It traverses through several layers of nostalgia, […]

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Premiere: Clarian – Television Days (Guy J Remix)

Television Days already had a lot going for it prior to its release due to the fact that Balance signed it into its arsenal. The debut LP by Clarian explores soundscapes from the past and present, bound together in a cohesive aural tale that highlights the French-Canadian artist’s genre-defying tendencies. Recently, the title single of Television […]

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Anjunadeep stumbles upon ambient gold in boerd [EP Review]

Curatorial excellence on Anjunadeep‘s part is evident in their newest signee, boerd. The James Grant-run imprint isn’t afraid to travel outside its usual deep and progressive confines every so often, and in this case has stumbled upon a promising ambient talent. Boerd’s debut EP on the label, Static, is intellectual and nuanced, playing around with […]

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Brunetto ft Bearoid – Humanity

Brunetto is an artist who wears many hats; outside of creating music, he is also a behind-the-scenes fighter for underground dance. He recently signed onto Sincopat for a whimsical, yet profound “Humanity” alongside vocalist Bearoid. “Humanity” oozes with indie-electro sound, weaving subtle hints of retro flavor into a contemporary canvas and lightening the mood with blissful melodies. […]

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Exclusive Q&A: Break Science on how Brooklyn influenced electronic sound, working with Pretty Lights, and their newest LP, ‘Grid of Souls’

Raised in the cultural hotbed of New York City, Break Science‘s Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee have long brought their city’s rich musical history in jazz, funk, and soul directly into their catalog. As two essential members of Pretty Lights Live, Deitch (also of Lettuce) comes armed with his thunderous breakbeat style on the drums, while Lee brings a […]

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Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Henry Saiz

CRSSD‘s 7th edition is a special one —it marks the official third birthday of the festival. Hosted at its usual location at the picturesque Waterfront Park in San Diego, the semi-annual event certainly hasn’t faltered in its lineup curation, inviting the likes of Cirez D, Empire of the Sun, Henry Saiz, and Tchami onto its bill across March 3 & […]

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Chrome Sparks shares new single ‘Still Think,’ announces debut album & tour dates

Chrome Sparks fans just got a huge dose of upcoming content from the Brooklyn-based producer, with the announcement of his debut album (out April 13th via Counter Records), confirmed tour dates, and a new single, “Still Think.” Sparks (Jeremy Malvin) has reportedly been splitting his time between his Brooklyn studio and a secluded cabin in upstate New York. […]

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Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Rodriguez Jr.

CRSSD‘s 7th edition is a special one —it marks the official third birthday of the festival. Hosted at its usual location at the picturesque Waterfront Park in San Diego, the semi-annual event certainly hasn’t faltered in its lineup curation, inviting the likes of Cirez D, Empire of the Sun, Henry Saiz, and Tchami onto its […]

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Mouse on Mars return with new single featuring Justin Vernon ahead of new album

One of Germany’s most versatile electronic music institutions, Mouse on Mars recently announced they would be returning with a new LP called Dimensional People.According to the electronic duo, most of the album was recorded in a single tempo and was “inspired by Chicago footwork.” The dazzling new album will feature a dizzying array of indie […]

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Sylvan Esso delights on silky new single, ‘PARAD(w/m)E’

The striking North Carolina dance-pop duo Sylvan Esso has followed up their beloved What Now LP and subsequent visual Echo Mountain Sessions EP of the last year with their most outright pop song to date.The largely contradictory “PARAD(w/m)E” embarks from the two’s earlier folk-pop material in the most blatant fashion to date.It’s worth noting that the duo has […]

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Watch Sylvan Esso play their new single ‘PARAD(w/m)E’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live

North Carolina’s dream-pop duo Sylvan Esso has released an ethereal new song, “PARAD(w/m)E” that acts as a follow up to both their beloved What Now LP and the visual Echo Mountain Sessions EP, both from 2017.In honor of the poppy new release, the duo celebrated with a performance of it on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Amelia Meath […]

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French electro duo Synapson drops off video for galvanizing new track, ‘Hide Away’

Read More:Marshmello unveils Lil Peep posthumous collaboration ‘Spotlight’Virtual Self releases otherworldly music video for ‘Particle Arts’Watch Diplo recreate his own drops using only his voice   Continue Reading at http://www.dancingastronaut.com

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Yoke Lore drops off lush remix package featuring Yeasayer, Blackbird Blackbird, and more

Throughout 2017,  Adrian Galvin — the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter behind the indietronica-project Yoke Lore — dropped off a slew of electrifying takes on his 2017 originals “Goodpain,” “Only You,” and “World Wings.”Now, Yoke Lore’s dropped off an official remix package for the number. Goodpain Remix is a cathartic assemblage of Yoke Lore’s work and presents a charming spectrum of electronica offerings. There […]

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Maceo Plex is set to revive his electro Mariel Ito alias after 12 years

Considering the recent resurgence of electro, and more widespread attention given to acts like Helena Hauff and the seminal DJ Stingray, it’s fitting that Eric Estornel —otherwise known as Maceo Plex — is reviving his electro-focused alias Mariel Ito for the first time in 12 years.Estornel’a returns to this project in a big way, as he’s set […]

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Anna Meredith drops off cerebral new track, ‘Calion’

Scottish composer Anna Meredith has returned with a new track for Adult Swim‘s Singles series, which speaks volumes for the artist after a quiet 2017.Meredith released her critically-acclaimed and award-winning debut record, Varmints, in 2016. Her latest synth-drenched offering is sonically reminiscent of her beloved debut and bears a passing resemblance to the work of Jamie xx, Steve Reich, and the seminal Philip […]

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