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Premiere: Anton Dhouran feat. Ed Begley – The Myth of Tarae (Third Son Edition)

The Myth Of Tarae is a veritable story in LP form, and a powerful porfolio of Anton Dhouran’s abilities as a producer. Therefore, he had to ensure that those he chose to remix his originals are equally adept at conveying, and enhancing his vision. Third Son thus came as a shoe-on for the job. The […]

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John Monkman twists Kincaid & Sinàl’s ‘A Very Stable Genius’ into a dark club cut (review & Q+A)

‘A Very Stable Genius’  is everything the title pays homage to, but in a good way. The minimal, yet eclectic cut is unpredictable and wild despite its relatively sparse elements, speaking to Kincaid & Sinàl’s excellence as producers. Enter John Monkman, and the piece descends deep into the low ends to become a foreboding club […]

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Techno Tuesday/Premiere: Brian Cid debuts new single from ‘Intriga’ EP, dives into his musical evolution

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. Melody and rhythm […]

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Premiere: Quivver & Cristoph – In Name Only

Selador has made it past the milestone half-decade line. The label — founded by progressive stalwarts Dave Seaman and Steve Parry — has become one of the most formidable in its arena, overseeing a consistent slew of caliber releases that have been rinsed far and wide throughout the underground circuit. To mark the momentous occasion, […]

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The Radar 106: Monoverse

It’s rare in today’s climate to hear of reputable new trance acts rising out of the United States. Monoverse is one of those few, and is helping lead a new generation of producers who crave sounds of trance that aren’t currently dominating the market. He’s additionally known an incredibly hard worker, building his brand through […]

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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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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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Thugfucker forges whimsical house mix ahead of Elements [EXCLUSIVE]

Thugfucker were founded on the basis of uplifting peoples’ spirits with ethereal and mystical shades of house and tech. The outfit — now a singular act led by member Greg Oreck — rose through the ranks swiftly, making their mark on the underground world with their dynamic approach to sets and drive to create an […]

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Sasha, Evolved: A glimpse into the innovator’s next phase [INTERVIEW]

“A lot of artists are always looking for ways to do something different and perform in a different way,” mused Sasha, commenting on the integration of live elements into an electronic performance setting. We caught up with the legendary artist — born Alexander Coe — amid an intensive studio session in preparation for his second […]

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Premiere: Florian Kruse & Hendrik Burkhard – We Own The Night (John Monkman Remix)

Progressive and other melodic shades of house and techno are making their way back into the public’s heart, and John Monkman is at the forefront of this new cycle’s peak. The British beatmaker has recently been enlisted by Noir to help define the new sound of his new NM2 imprint, and his contribution is a […]

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Adana Twins go dark on ‘Sequence 01’ [Premiere + Interview]

If the name “Adana Twins” doesn’t ring a bell, their music is certain to conjure memories of nights out, or days spent dancing in the open air. The German duo has caught the house and techno world by storm, crafting up melodically-inclined releases that fulfill cravings for both sentimentality and grittiness. Having spent well over […]

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3D discuss their legendary union, Danny Howells’ return from hiatus, and more ahead of debut tour [Interview]

Danny Howells, Dave Seaman, and Darren Emerson are icons in their own right. Each of these three stalwarts has spent well over two decades on the international circuit, pioneering the sounds of house, progressive, and other groove-centered strains of dance music. Their unrelenting standards and passion for what they do drives their continued success. When […]

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Premiere: Steve Parry – 303 V (OC & Verde Remix)

Signs generally point to a new act’s credibility if they happen to be a recipient of early support from the likes of John Digweed, Adam Beyer, and Maceo Plex, among other established veterans. OC & Verde have accomplished such a feat, and their strong ethic only continues to land them critical acclaim with each carefully-crafted release. The pair […]

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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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Adriatique – Ray [EP Review]

Ray is an embodiment of Adriatique‘s aural personality across two tracks. The first, “Voices Of The Dawn,” takes conjures gloomy imagery as cunningly-arranged analog synth progressions bounce around the ears. Tribal-inspired drum patterns accent these melodies in an oddly satisfying way, topped off by strategically-placed roars and growls that add to the overall darkness from the […]

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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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Let Darren Emerson, Danny Howells, & Dave Seaman shoot you to a different dimension as 3D [EXCLUSIVE MIX]

Three legends have merged into one powerhouse that they’ve appropriately dubbed, ‘3D.’ Comprised of Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman, and Danny Howells — each of which are innovators and leaders in their own right — the new group is primed to showcase an immaculate melding of all three of their distinctive styles. Based off the mix they’ve just provided […]

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Premiere: Yotto – Chemicals

Yotto, real name Otto Yliperttula, continues to build on his impressive list of achievements. He’s made a return to Joris Voorn’s Green imprint to release the double A-side Chemicals / Second Life EP.  Though the artist debuted on Green last year with “Marisa” — named an Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1 by the emotive dance virtuoso Kölsch […]

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Techno Tuesday: Roy Rosenfeld dives into the Israeli dance scene, and mixing music and politics

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. Israel is 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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