Archive | Rinzen

Desert Hearts goes deep and dark with new sublabel, Desert Hearts Black

Most know Desert Hearts as a fun-loving crew touting House, Techno, Love across the world. Crew members Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, and Porky often purvey a lighthearted, fun tech sound; but their fellow cohort Marbs has always maintained a deeper, more driving musical aesthetic. Together with Desert Hearts regular Evan Casey, the two have now […]

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Rinzen’s third EP is a cinematic ‘Prologue’ for what’s to come [Review & Stream]

Over the past two years, Michael Sundius has become a mau5trap fixture. His brand of cinematic, progressive techno as Rinzen has earned him numerous releases on deadmau5’s esteemed imprint, as well as the coveted honor of opening for Zimmerman himself at shows around the globe. And, while this success, for many, would mark the culmination of a musical career, […]

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NMF Roundup: Gesaffelstein reveals ‘Hyperion’ in full, Seven Lions remixes Above & Beyond, Rinzen releases new mau5trap EP + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. This Friday’s slew of releases is highlighted by the much-anticipated release of Gesaffelstein‘s Hyperion. We’re also welcoming yet another Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge release, along with a […]

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Lunar Lunes: Vincent and Yetep get on the ‘Same Page,’ Will Clarke and Nick Monaco thrill with new original, Jai Wolf delivers two new tracks + more

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick […]

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Rinzen lands on iconic German label Steyoyoke in fine ‘Forms’

One of mau5trap‘s prominent rising stars, Rinzen, has spread his influence across the pond as of late. It began with an emotive “Tragedia” on the UK-based Chapter 24 records. Afterward, he packed his USB crate and traveled alongside deadmau5 on his Euro tour, further solidifying his fanbase overseas. To top off his 2018, he and […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Top Tracks of 2018

Paring down an entire year’s worth of songs is no easy feat. 2018 saw the explosion of songs like ZEDD‘s “The Middle” and Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa‘s “One Kiss,” dominating both the dance music charts and the radio airwaves. Ear-catching tracks like these, along with fan favorites like FISHER‘s persuasive “Losing It” and Anti Up‘s […]

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Good Morning Mix: Rinzen tears down Printworks London with atmospheric set

Rinzen has had a monumental 2018. From deepening his ties to the mau5trap community with his “Monophobia” remix and Exoplanet EP, to touring some of the UK’s finest underground venues, the LA-based artist has shown serious development. To cap off his year, Rinzen has now shared his set from Printworks London back in November. Cycling through […]

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Rinzen and Evan Casey land on Parquet with a magical, ‘Fractal’

It was obvious from his start that Rinzen is primed to lead the next generation of underground greats. He already earned a co-sign from Giorgio Moroder on his very first release, and since being picked up by the mau5trap crew, has been able to spread his musical vision across the states and more recently, Europe. […]

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Rinzen whips deadmau5 ‘Monophobia’ into an analog masterpiece

Deadmau5 and his team are masters at sniffing out the next generation of great talent and promptly signing them onto the mau5trap family. When it came time to select a few artists to remix the icon’s most recent single — an extra-special collaboration with Rob Swire titled “Monophobia” — he put his trust into his […]

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Rinzen ponders new worlds to help understand & appreciate our own with bewildering interplanetary voyage, ‘Exoplanet’ [EP Review + Interview]

Rinzen is traversing through the interplanetary realm at light-speed with his latest conceptual EP Exoplanet. Rinzen’s undergone a most sudden awakening — seen through his continual creation of compelling sonic narratives — embodying the English translation of his Japanese moniker in the process. With a visceral pursuit of progressive house and compelling techno undulations, Rinzen’s music highlights the creative powers […]

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Rinzen gives a glimpse into his personal crate with release of debut mixtape, ‘The Prologue’

Deadmau5 has a proven A&R knack for spotting emerging talent, and historically, he’s equipped them to go off and take over their own corners of the ever-growing EDM empire. If the career trajectories of artists like REZZ or Skrillex serve as any indication, then we have another star on our hands with Rinzen. The LA-based mau5trap recruit, currently […]

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DA Presents: 15 artists that rocked the underground in 2017

 1DA Presents: 15 artists that rocked the underground in 2017Dance music’s second wind persists at a seemingly endless rate. In fact, its current boom has resulted in a complete infusion of the genre and into the fabric of the mainstream; megastars like Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, and Kygo have helped shepherd in a new age […]

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BlackGummy announces 2018 US Mesophase Tour

BlackGummy is poised to hit the road come 2018 as part of his newly announced Mesophase Tour. The initiative currently clocks in at a total of 18 stops, but is expected to grow once the tour commences. The Mesophase Tour will see the mau5trap mainstay kick things off in his home state of California, descending […]

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Rinzen embarks on ‘The Return’ to the Forbidden City

The Forbidden City beckons; for its mysterious nature is hard to shake from the psyche. In “The Return,” Rinzen brings us right back to the universe created in his debut mau5trap in the most avant-garde of fashions.Where Forbidden City charts the adventure of a hero’s journey through a secret, hidden realm, “The Return” offers a deeper […]

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deadmau5 unleashes complete track collection from BBC Radio 1 residency on Spotify

Deadmau5‘s struck an underground gold mine, and luckily, he’s happy to share the wealth.After an exciting string of announcements amidst the mau5’s final BBC Radio 1 residency show, the big cheese has thrilled fans with a more immediate gift. Fans of deadmau5’s radio show can relish in a complete collection of the music the artist […]

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deadmau5 stuns in BBC Radio 1 residency finale, confirms ‘new music, new tours, & a new show of some kind’ for 2018

“It’s a little weird…a little different…but we like it…,” deadmau5 coyly affirmed during his final BBC Radio 1 show, and while the virtuoso was referring to an eclectic tune by the likes of Holy U & Mariatti, the same phrase would hold true for the entirety of mau5’s show.Over the last 12 months, deadmau5’s taken over the airwaves […]

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Rinzen tells a stunning hero’s tale through ‘Forbidden City’ [EP Review + Interview]

Pressing “play” on a Rinzen production can be equated to stepping into a different universe. From the first hit of percussion to the closing note, the LA-based artist effortlessly lures listeners into his domain and traps them there with distinctively brooding, cinematic soundscapes.Creative to his core, Rinzen’s purpose as an artist is to venture beyond […]

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Monstergetdown & Rinzen devastate in their techno weapon, ‘Paradox’

When two of Mau5trap’s newest LA signees combine together, the result is nothing short of impeccable. Made with solely a drum machine and a Moog, Rinzen and Monstergetdown have created a wickedly powerful techno weapon in “Paradox.”“Paradox” begins with a cunning analogue arpeggio, immediately setting a tense tone as added layers of percussion begin creeping into […]

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Rinzen crafts a poignant rework of ATTLAS’s ‘Aspen’

Rinzen is the brand new gift that keeps on giving in the realms of techno and proper progressive house. Through a select number of releases, such as his hard-hitting “Renegade,” and a special appearance at the Mixmag Lab in LA, the burgeoning producer has more than proven his worth on the underground circuit and his fierce […]

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Mau5trap unveils special ‘Ten Year Anniversary’ compilation

Mau5trap officially has a full decade under its belt of cultivating the next generation of groundbreaking electronic talent. Known for helping launch careers of many greats, including Skrillex, REZZ, Eekkoo, and more, the deadmau5-founded label has been more than well-received by the industry at large.10th anniversary celebrations kicked off with a special party in Joel […]

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