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Busy birds Walker & Royce touch down to talk the release of their debut album ‘Self Help,’ abandoning samples, and bringing hip hop vocals to house music [Interview]

Six-years ago, birds of a feather Samuel Walker and Gavin Royce perched atop an egg of an idea. The Brooklyn based duo’s musical nest hadn’t, however, been empty — the Brooklyn-based duo had been releasing music since 2011, when their track, “Future Lately” caught the attention of Damian Lazarus. The ‘yolk’ of Walker & Royce’s […]

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Questions & Pushups w/ GTA [INTERVIEW]

Firstly, you guys have so many diverse interests in music. You’re constantly talking about hip-hop, alt-rock, all these different things…. So we just wanna know, what artist or genre that you guys listen to would we be surprised to learn about? Wow…. there’s honestly been so many different artists that we’ve been inspired by together. I guess for ME […]

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Just A Gent talks style evolution, creative process [Interview]

Australian artist Just A Gent has been producing since his pre-teen years, evidenced by his compellingly composed pieces of music that transcend genre classifications. His diverse musical interests have led him to flip songs of all genres over the years — from Illenium to Whitney Houston — all while sporting a spiffing suit and top hat.Just last month, he released a wistful […]

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KRANE discusses his Dim Mak album ‘Fallout,’ SESSIONS 2018, and finding his sound [Interview]

KRANE is an eternally evolving force, creating ripples throughout the dance music sphere with each new phase in his career thanks to his recurring motif of emotive future bass. Starting at his entry as an up-and-coming artist 3 years ago, KRANE has always maintained a forward-thinking modus operandi with everything he’s done — this is […]

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Louis The Child talk tour life, Rick & Morty, and

Freddy Kennett and Robby Hauldren aren’t your average producers. Already conquering a large portion of the world on a number of tours, collaborations with multiple artists and a fanbase that grows exponentially, the two have experienced enormous growth over their years in music. Rising from bedroom producers to international success didn’t come overnight, but these two made it look […]

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Cuphead Developers Talk Cut Bosses And What’s In The Cups

Designing a game that manages to be both tough and fun is a difficult task, but Cuphead designers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, along with the rest of StudioMDHR, managed to pull it off. I spoke with the two brothers over the phone to learn about boss design, cut concepts, and life after a successful indie […]

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Troyboi opens up about his debut album Left Is Right playing Webster Hall and his musical inspirations

UK native Troyboi was often labeled as a trap artist back when he first broke into the scene. As his hard-hitting, bass-heavy beats crossed the Atlantic and spread throughout the American underground, it quickly became obvious that the exploding talent could not be pigeon-holed so easily. Troyboi has amassed a global following of fans who have fallen […]

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Slander discuss new EP with Kayzo, ‘Dilapidation Celebration’ [Interview]

The relationship between Slander and Kayzo goes back many years.A simple Google search reveals that while their two-track Monstercat EP is out in full on Oct. 27, their first musical collaborations date back to 2012, when all three of them were just getting started in the dance music scene.Derek Anderson and Scott Land, who make up […]

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Whethan talks tour life, waffles and Good Nights

Touring across North America with close friends and having full control each set is not a feat that many people can say they’ve accomplished, let alone by the age of 18. Proudly hailing from Chicago, Ethan Snoreck started off like many other aspiring producers, putting together beats and remixing songs, then uploading them to his […]

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Techno Tuesday: Pig&Dan on crafting a signature sound

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music.Over the span of […]

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Techno Tuesday: Pig&Dan on crafting a signature sound

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music.Over the span of […]

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The Bloody Beetroots ruminate on the sustenance of EDM, challenge the industry with ‘The Great Electronic Swindle’ [Interview + Album Review]

The Sex Pistols are undeniably one of the greatest punk rock bands in history, as their influence on both contemporary music and pop culture is inarguably ubiquitous.While punk counterculture seeped into nearly every cultural crevice of the United Kingdom in the late sixties, it had yet to ooze into the streets of the United States for some time. Of course […]

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The Bloody Beetroots ruminate on the sustenance of EDM, challenge the industry with ‘The Great Electronic Swindle’ [Interview + Album Review]

The Sex Pistols are undeniably one of the greatest punk rock bands in history, as their influence on both contemporary music and pop culture is inarguably ubiquitous.While punk counterculture seeped into nearly every cultural crevice of the United Kingdom in the late sixties, it had yet to ooze into the streets of the United States for some time. Of course […]

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Nic Fanciulli delivers dynamically expanse, emotive debut LP, ‘My Heart’ [Interview + Album Review]

It’s incredibly exciting, and yet, surprising almost that UK house maestro Nic Fanciulli is just now releasing his debut record — especially after playing such a pivotal role in the UK underground scene over the years. Fans of the virtuoso are ensured that it is with his prolific touring life and keen propensity for considerate curation that the […]

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Purple Disco Machine presents debut album ‘Soulmatic,’ talks timelessness of disco [Interview + Album Review]

Disco remains at the forefront of dance music four decades after its genesis, thanks in part to the genius and innovation of Dresden-born artist Purple Disco Machine (PDM). With his debut album Soulmatic, Purple Disco Machine — also known as Tino Piontek — challenges the notion that the aforementioned genre was laid to rest with the bell […]

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The Creators of Bitter Root Want a Demon-Hunting Family’s Adventures to Take Readers Back Through Black History

Some concepts just grab you right away. Take this one: a family of demonologists operating during the Harlem Renaissance, with a creative team that includes the writer and artist from Marvel’s late, well-loved Power Man and Iron Fist series. You want to know more, right?Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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TOKiMONSTA is recovered and ready to take on the music industry [Interview]

TOKiMONSTA — born Jennifer Lee — was synonymous with left-field beats and vibrant collaborations before September of 2017. Coming up in the Los Angeles beat scene, she earned an early co-sign from Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint before going on to release on Ultra Records and her own Young Art Records. Lee has gained the respect of her industry peers, as her classical music background and intricate sound design always […]

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Beyond The Booth 005: FTampa transforms hardship into creative growth

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 […]

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