Archive | Melodic

Blackmill returns with melodic dub offering in hand

New Blackmill should serve as a serendipitous Christmas gift for any melodic dubstep/chillstep devotee. The track, “Redemption,” arrives with all the age-old “Let It Be” creator’s ethereal bells and whistles. It seems there could not be an apter title for the new track from the British, eternally under-the-radar producer, who partakes in 0 DJing or […]

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Boombox Cartel shows softer side on new feeler, ‘Remember’

Boombox Cartel rears his gentler, more melodic side on his new feeler, “Remember.” With catchy vocal chops and filtered rolling synths, the track dips and dives through serene atmosphere guided by a sturdy percussive backbone. The Mexican-born, LA-based producer flaunts his sensitive touch in this new project, adding to his versatile aural toolbox. Some might […]

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Au5 is back with gorgeous four-track EP, ‘Dusk’

Hailing from New Jersey, Austin Collins (Au5) is a frequent Monstercat-associated artist with a dedicated fanbase built around his beautiful soundscapes. He’s soared through 2019 with multiple releases, festival appearances, and even a feature on Andrew Huang’s “Four Producers Flip the Same Sample” YouTube series. As November draws to a close, he’s blessed us with […]

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Ekali and Illenium instill bass-padded poignancy on ‘Hard To Say Goodbye’

It was only a matter of time until two producers equally well matched in technical dexterity and emotive skill meshed their sensibilities. If the synergistic potential of Ekali and ILLENIUM‘s approaches to bass production wasn’t glaringly apparent prior to the arrival of “Hard To Say Goodbye,” the collaboration will render it irrevocably so. The fourth […]

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Said the Sky and Dabin reform their ‘Dab The Sky’ collective on new joint, ‘Hero’

Fans in attendance of Said the Sky, Dabin and Illenium‘s grandiose sold-out Madison Square Garden spectacle were in for a real treat during the show’s opening performance. “Dab The Sky,” Dabin and Said the Sky’s collaborative pairing, debuted a new joint effort for fans fortunate enough to be within the historic New York complex. Following […]

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Ekali strikes an emotive chord on the Wafia-assisted ‘Be Fine’

Swiftly ascending vocalist, Wafia, has momentarily put down the pen she’s been using to scribe her debut album in order to join Ekali for a poignant new production, “Be Fine.” In the past, the singer-songwriter has lent her vocals to other electronic efforts, such as Louis The Child‘s fan favorite, “Better Not.” As in her […]

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Ekali strikes an emotive chord on the Wafia-assisted ‘Be Fine’

Swiftly ascending vocalist, Wafia, has momentarily put down the pen she’s been using to scribe her debut album in order to join Ekali for a poignant new production, “Be Fine.” In the past, the singer-songwriter has lent her vocals to other electronic efforts, such as Louis The Child‘s fan favorite, “Better Not.” As in her […]

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Ekali strikes an emotive chord on the Wafia-assisted ‘Be Fine’

Swiftly ascending vocalist, Wafia, has momentarily put down the pen she’s been using to scribe her debut album in order to join Ekali for a poignant new production, “Be Fine.” In the past, the singer-songwriter has lent her vocals to other electronic efforts, such as Louis The Child‘s fan favorite, “Better Not.” As in her […]

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Gryffin teams up with Iselin on emotional ‘Just For A Moment’

Producer and DJ Gryffin is known for his compelling take on dance-oriented pop music, with a slew of innovative originals and remixes under his belt. The “Love In Ruins” artist has now teamed up with Norwegian singer/songwriter Iselin for their emotional new collaboration, “Just For A Moment.” The new original work is the Gryffin’s second single […]

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Techno Tuesday: Yotto talks his sonic evolution, playing Miami, and using his air miles

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. Yotto hardly needs […]

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Premiere: Rey & Kjavik – Saraswati (Armonica Remix)

Armonica are a pair whose name has been steadily making its way around house and progressive circles. They’ve seemingly come out of nowhere, but have quickly made a name for themselves since being picked up by none other than Solomun and the Diynamic tribe. Now, they’ve been tapped by  Rey & Kjavik to reinterpret “Saraswati,” a […]

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Premiere: BAILE – Spectrum Bias

BAILE translates to “dance” in Spanish. Appropriately, the rising New York talent has proved his aptitude at making dancefloor-worthy hits not long into his tenure in the underground sphere, putting forth melodic and grooving remixes of a multitude of singles in addition to earning recognition for his solo work in both the ambient and deep realms. […]

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Meet the artists of Suwannee Hulaween 2017: Crywolf

Suwannee Hulaween has become one of the most highly-anticipated gatherings over the past five years. Held annually at the picturesque Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, the festival has gained a veritable reputation as the South’s premier Halloween weekend festival. This year, Bassnectar, GRiZ, and The String Cheese Incident are among the top acts that will draw a sold-out jam […]

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ODESZA’s ‘A Moment Apart’ is evocative, organic, and profoundly resilient [Album Review]

Tomorrow marks the exact three-year mark since ODESZA released their second LP, In Return. Today, September 8, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have stepped out of the woodwork for their third full-length album, A Moment Apart, out on their Foreign Family Collective imprint.The relentless touring that followed ODESZA’s sophomore LP gave way to rainy Seattle studio sessions in the winter of 2016, with finishing […]

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Illenium announces sophomore album, releases ‘Crawl Out Of Love’

There are melodic bass producers, and then there’s Nick Miller. The Denver-based producer known as Illenium has not only been releasing cutting-edge melodic tracks over the past three years, he’s also been advocating for “melodic” as a movement. That’s one of many reasons Dancing Astronaut named him one of our Top 25 artists to watch for in 2017.Just one week after his momentous release […]

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