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‘Along Came Polly’ producer Rebūke continues hot streak with ‘Jump Ship’ on DIRTYBIRD [EP Review]

Hot Creations had an instant classic on its hands in “Along Came Polly,” an infectious jam that would put Rebūke’s name on the map and eventually hold the top spot of Beatport’s Overall Chart for quite some time. It’s clear the aforementioned producer had found a magic formula of mixing past and present tech house […]

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Ookay releases gargantuan bass EP, ‘NICE!,’ that is anything but just okay

Ookay is quite the versatile producer, from his shocking heavy bass headings at the raucous Lost Lands festival to his  caressing melodies on the Billboard charts. The Marshmello collaborator, real name, Abe’ Laguna, just released his NICE! EP, the heavy-handed offspring of the producer’s darker side. “Can You Hear Me” offers a cinematic entrance into bright lights […]

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Gorje Hewek & Izhevski – L’eternite / Vechnost [EP Review]

Russia houses a number of extraordinaires when it comes to melodic, emotive shades of dance music. Gorje Hewek & Izhevski have found their way into this realm via deep house with a hint of progressive flavor fused in, and have found their way on reputable imprints spanning from Shanti Moscow Radio to All Day I […]

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Lee Burridge, Lost Desert, and Junior return with a follow-up EP to ‘Lingala’ [EP Review]

Everything seemed to fall perfectly into place when Lee Burridge, his longtime collaborator Lost Desert, and Broadway vocalist Junior met together in the studio for the first time. Their collective chemistry and knack for ear-catching arrangement with tasteful use of ethnocentric elements translated into an instant classic: “Lingala.” Junior’s vocals, sung in the language the […]

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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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Jeremy Olander enchants in ‘Karusell’ [EP Review]

Each piece of music Jeremy Olander output exudes the amount of care the Swedish producer places in its creation. Roadtested for extended amounts of time and painstakingly edited to top form, fans of his know that his work is worth the wait. Olander’s Karusell EP is a testament to this methodology, with both of it […]

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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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Ben Böhmer shares dreamy, brimming ‘Morning Falls’ EP

Blossoming German newcomer, Ben Böhmer has shared his musingly melodic Morning Falls EP via none other than deep house destination Anjunadeep. The classically trained Böhmer first appeared in the Anjuna arena for the label’s fourth Explorations series, with his fluttering track “Flug & Fall.”The three-track Morning Falls EP, is a warm, stirring horizon prevailing over a cruel, arduous winter. The EP begins with the gentle, downtempo grooves and idealistic, waxing and […]

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Be Svendsen – Getula [EP Review]

Be Svendsen ended his year on a sensual note via “Getula.” Through jazzy keyboard riffs, Eastern-inspired instrumentation, and carnal rhythms embedded in a mid-tempo foundation, the Danish producer proves once more that electronica doesn’t need to be pounding and high-charged to create an irresistibly move-able atmosphere. Its hypnotizing layers serve as tentacles that keep the listener hooked until the […]

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Ilario Alicante thrills on new Drumcode release, ‘Figures & Echoes’

From the time of his fervent Time Warp debut at just 15 years old, Ilario Alicante has knocked out a lifetime of accomplishments. Between his prodigious productions for Sven Väth‘s Cocoon Recordings, the expansive techno label Cécille Records, or Dubfire‘s premiere SCI + TEC Digital Audio label; Alicante has displayed time and time again just how much he’s […]

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Kris Wu (feat. Travis Scott) – Deserve [Lido Remix]

Lido has broken through to the mainstream in recent times, garnering critical support for his releases of Portugal, The Man’s seminal pop track “Feel It Still” and a massive collaborative effort with THEY on “Not Enough.” These singles came after a slew of forward-thinking outputs over his years in music that had already made the burgeoning […]

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FEYNMAN crosses into experimental urban bliss with ILLUSIONS II [EP Review]

A longtime protagonist of electronic music’s more experimental avenues, FEYNMAN has long been a tough artist to pin down to just one sound or genre. For ILLUSIONS II, the long awaited follow-up to the EP’s series debut, the Frenchman sounds no less ready to hand in his chips to the predictable palate, instead of testing […]

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Stephan Bodzin releases a breathtaking ‘Strand’ on Afterlife

German synth wizard Stephan Bodzin has been quite the busy character. Since the release of his critically-acclaimed Powers Of Ten LP, immense hunger for his whimsical, yet driving productions has led to him undergoing an expansive and heavy tour schedule. The result has been an plethora of opportunities to see him live; however, this comes […]

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Amelie Lens sets out on a pulsating techno expedition on her latest EP, ‘Stay With Me’

Belgium’s rapidly ascending techno stalwart, Amelie Lens, has surrendered an astounding new four-track EP boasting her ominously pulsating prowess. After a solid debut on the Italian Lyase Recordings, she’s churning out new recognizable originals through her latest Stay With Me EP, a heightened juxtaposition of both the beauty and form of the genre. Stay With Me is a release that’s poised to dominate the foreboding techno […]

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Gabriel & Dresden – White Walls [EP Review]

Gabriel & Dresden have returned in a momentous way. Announcing their first album after eleven years with the release of their touching progressive trance record “With Closed Eyes,” the duo has released the next chapter in their forthcoming project in the form of Waiting For Winter/ White Walls.Waiting For Winter/ White Walls induces bittersweet euphoria across […]

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Bicep unveils emotive ‘Glue’ EP, delves into UK rave nostalgia in accompanying video

The illustrious Bicep is fresh off the release of a sensational, emotive dance record. In September, the Belfast duo released their self-titled, critically acclaimed record, only to return less than two months later with a brand new three-track EP titled Glue. In light of the heaven-sent deliverance, Bicep has also shared a deeply personal, nostalgia-ridden video for the EP’s lead […]

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JUDGE teams up with Wax Motif, Graves, and more for debut EP, ‘X’

Hip-hop-turned-electronic producer JUDGE has released his first EP titled X, despite still being a lead producer in upcoming tracks with Marshmello, Migos, and Young Thug, among others. The EP features collaborations with industry mainstays Wax Motif and Graves, and the five-track compilation bridges the gap between urban/trap production and the current sounds in the electronic space. The Kansas City-born producer spoke with us […]

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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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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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Notaker releases breathtaking ‘Genesis’ EP

Following up an impressive selection of tracks earlier this year, Notaker has released his biggest collection of music to date: his Genesis EP.The five-track Monstercat EP shines a spotlight on all sides of the artist’s production skills. With each track, Notaker leads the listener through a complex, euphoric soundscape, beginning with a gradual build-up in the introductory “Just Close Your […]

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