Archive | Melodic House

Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Nora En Pure

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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Premiere: AFFKT – Rufian

Spanish producer AFFKT has kicked off his year under a brand new label: Tronic. Bringing a touch of melodic flavor to the label across three tracks, his Red Crocanti EP exemplifies the forward-thinking direction Christian Smith is looking to take his label.Red Crocanti’s close “Rufian” serves as an explosive conclusion to the EP. Elastic rhythms hit the eardrums […]

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Hudson Mohawke gives away elusive new tune, ‘Foxy Boxer’

Remember the days of combing your favorite music blogs for brand new tunes, years before the DSP arms race began, circa 2010? Perhaps not…that era seems like ancient history now. However, for those who do recall that time fondly, Hudson Mohawke is finally tossing out a long awaited piece of blog-era nostalgia with his elusive […]

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Ekali and Zhu team up for stunning new release ‘Blame’ [Free Download]

2017’s holiday season is a gift that keeps on giving. OWSLA announced on Twitter that Ekali and ZHU’s long awaited collaboration has not only been released, but it is available for free download.The track, titled “Blame,” opens with characteristically ZHU vocals and pulsing synths as accents. An elaborate collection of chords roll into a delicate […]

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Above & Beyond shares Part One of Best of Group Therapy 2017 mix

In 2017, Anjunadeep shepherded a dazzling array of artistic deliverances. Old and new artists graced the label, including a slew of releases from acts like Alpha 9, Above & Beyond, Ilan Bluestone, and Oliver Smith — to say nothing of a storied return of the beloved progressive house and trance amalgamators Gabriel & Dresden. It’s more than […]

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Kaskade drops dulcet new remix of Kygo’s ‘Stargazing’ [Stream]

Kaskade has placed his re-imaginative stamp on “Stargazing,” the lead single off of Kygo‘s newest EP of the same name.The original hails straight from Kygo’s wheelhouse, layering Justin Jesso’s melancholic vocals atop a piano assisted backdrop characteristic of the Norwegian producer’s sound. Kaskade maintains much of the single’s character in his rework, weaving subtle elements like an […]

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Gorgon City end the year with another jaw-dropping EP, ‘Groove On The Vinyl’

Between launching their very own imprint REALM, announcing their expansive 22-date “Kingdom Tour,” and taking time to talk with DA on their ubiquitous sound, Gorgon City continues to develop masterpieces in the studio. Their latest creative endeavor comes as their fourth EP project, dubbed Grooves on The Vinyl, out now on REALM.Totaling four tracks in length, the EP taps into […]

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Edu Imbernon reimagines The xx’s ‘Lips’ with melodic poise

Valencian Edu Imbernon has a gift. Everything the artist touches exudes a dulcet essence. It would almost seem as if his blissful tunes were created precisely for the hours before the sunrise or a dancefloor’s denouement.Having already given his melodic treatment to The xx’s “Crystallised” in 2011 and “Reunion” in 2013, Imbernon’s now returned with a new rework […]

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Don Diablo puts VIP spin on A R I Z O N A collab, ‘Take Her Place’

Don Diablo‘s highly anticipated track “Take Her Place” has seen some major buzz since its release, featuring soothing electronics from Jersey-native trio A R I Z O N A. The original may have leaned more on the trio’s side of things in terms of production style, centered on vocals and a slower tempo. This time around, Don […]

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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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Good Morning Mix: Sasha’s three-hour LNOE special

Seeing Sasha live in top form embodies his label’s name Last Night On Earth. His vast experience as a DJ and pioneer of the progressive genre translate to an almost spiritual sensation on the dance floor, wrought by polished mixing and impeccable track selection.Those attending the legend’s second performance at Glasgow’s Sub Club were treated to the aforementioned […]

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Good Morning Mix: Sasha’s three-hour LNOE special

Seeing Sasha live in top form embodies his label’s name Last Night On Earth. His vast experience as a DJ and pioneer of the progressive genre translate to an almost spiritual sensation on the dance floor, wrought by polished mixing and impeccable track selection.Those attending the legend’s second performance at Glasgow’s Sub Club were treated to the aforementioned […]

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Kasbo releases dazzling new indietronica single ‘Bleed It Out’

In 2015, Kasbo played his first shows to massive, sold-out crowds in support of ODESZA’s In Return world tour. Quickly thereafter, the Swedish producer began cementing himself as one of electronic music’s most formidable up-and-comers. For his latest single — “Bleed It Out,” out now via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective — the Swedish producer has joined up with vocalist Nea for a track that’s every […]

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Techno Tuesday: Jonas Rathsmann

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.French Express conductor Jonas […]

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Walker & Royce’s dulcet debut album ‘Self Help’ has arrived

Walker & Royce have been swiftly rising in the tech house reigns for some time and now, the Brooklyn-based duo has finally released their debut album Self Help on Dirtybird Records.It’s a pivotal moment for the duo, comprised of Samuel Walker and Gavin Royce, as Self Help is six years in the making. But it’s also a collection of tunes the two thought may […]

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Cheat Codes tap Fetty Wap and CVBZ for new indie dance track ‘Feels Great’

Cheat Codes‘ continue their hot streak with a new single featuring Fetty Wap and CVBZ, “Feels Great.”The LA-based trio, currently on their “Too Easy” US tour, continues to be a positive force in the dance space, constantly shifting their sound and breaking into cutting-edge genres.Starting off with feel-good guitar riffs and echoing drum kicks, Wap graces listeners with his […]

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Premiere: Teachers – Loved You All The Way (Johannes Brecht Night Remix)

Leave it to Johannes Brecht to transform a nostalgic, cheery indie song into a poignant electronic masterpiece. He does so to Teachers’ single “Loved You All The Way” with finesse, laying dissonant piano chords over haunting, deep strings to elicit an emotional response whose end result is goosebumps. While feel-good vocals were the centerpiece of “Loved […]

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Robin Schulz releases vividly-diverse 3rd album, ‘Uncovered’

German producer Robin Schulz is no stranger to the spotlight and continues to thrive by offering some of the best known melodic house music to date. His third official album, Uncovered, represents his extraordinary ability to create emotionally-infused music across all genre lines. The album, released via Atlantic Records, boasts a total of 18-original tracks, ranging from […]

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