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Premiere: GRiZ – Before I Go (AC Slater Remix) – Dancing Astronaut

Future funk producer, sexy saxophonist, and all-around spreader good vibes, , has been having a monumentally fun-filled 2017. The   head is gearing up to kick f his with a sold-out two-day Red Rocks run, where he will be premiering his first live band experience, on Labor Day weekend.

As if all this weren’t keeping the artist busy enough, GRiZ has been slowly in anticipation for a remix pack his 13-track funk odyssey, . The timing couldn’t be better, either, as we approach the one year anniversary the album’s original release this September.

The latest GRiZ track to receive a high-prile remix, this time from NightBass pioneer, premieres on DA today, Aug. 14. Featuring the soulful vocals frequent collaborator Leo Napier, “Before I Go” encapsulated all the elements that have defined GRiZ’s saxophone wielding electro-soul aesthetic. Now, AC Slater has tamed the track’s meandering sax lines and whirling guitars and introduced upbeat percussive house elements and his signature rolling bass lines.

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Blockhead Gets Weird For 1st Single From Upcoming "Funeral Balloons" LP

Manhattan, NY – Veteran producer Blockhead — known for his work with Aesop Rock — has resurfaced with a taste  his forthcoming album, Funeral Balloons, the follow-up to 2014’s Bells and Whistles. Titled “UFOMG,” the song is a sample his more eccentric tastes, which he admits made it a bit harder to release as the lead single.

“I had a tough time picking what song to leak first, but I opted to go weird instead something that might seem more familiar to my fans,” Blockhead tells HipHopDX. “I’ve been playing songs from the new album at shows here and there for the last few months, and I always give the fans an option to pick an upbeat song or a weird one. Without fail, they choose weird. So, hey, gotta give the people what they want, right?

“This song, ‘UFOMG,’ is me trying to tap into more unusual sounds and trying to find melody in things that might not exude that feeling,” he adds. “In fact, I did that a lot on the new album. I’m trying to find a balance between something emotive and beautiful sounds that weren’t exactly intended to create such an atmosphere.”

Although “UFOMG” is bit a departure from albums like 2005’s Downtown Science or 2007’s Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book, Funeral Balloons doesn’t stray too far from the kind instrumental music Blockhead has been making since emerging with his 2004 debut, Music By Cavelight.

The New York native’s evolution as a producer is on full display as he weaves his way through different avenues and sounds, carving out his own lane between the worlds Hip Hop and electronic music.

Blockhead Gets Weird For 1st Single From Upcoming "Funeral Balloons" LP

Funeral Balloons drops September 8. Pre-order it here (or Bandcamp and get the song as an instant grat track) and check out the cover art and “UFOMG” above.

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EXCLUSIVE: Elephante releases 'Troubled' remix EP, extensive tour dates – Dancing Astronaut

released progressive hit “Troubled” this past May with vocals by Deb’s Daughter. The original version the track combines the best Elephante’s pop and electronic production abilities.  Now, Elephante has unveiled two new remixes the track from producers Haides and Fairlane.

The former track sees Haides twist the original into a textured, poppy number with a vocal forward arrangement and a layers percussive sound. The latter track features Fairlane’s signature sound and an enigmatic future bass infused hook. Though the flips take this track in different directions, they are both exciting re-works that breath new life into the breakout hit.

In addition to releasing the BRKLYN remix, Elephante is announcing his Animals Wanted North American Tour kicking f on August 4th. The festivities will make a pit stop at a number festival and college campuses along the way with notable stops at New York’s and ‘s Halloween fete. If is any indication, the parties will bring fans a taste the infectiously upbeat fun Elephante’s live show is known for.

EXCLUSIVE: Elephante releases 'Troubled' remix EP, extensive tour dates - Dancing Astronaut
EXCLUSIVE: Elephante releases 'Troubled' remix EP, extensive tour dates - Dancing Astronaut
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LISTEN: Avicii shares extended teaser for forthcoming single

Earlier in July, highly acclaimed producer Tim Bergling kept good on the promise he’d made to continue producing music after his sudden  Not only did the artist reveal he’s working on production for the It’s About Time — he’s also shared that he’s working on his fair share solo material as  — teasing his first new music in several years.

The video he shared earlier this month — featuring a backdrop Peru’s Machu Picchu — has now been followed by a second, more revealing installment new music, shot in the same lovely backdrop.

Contrary to the first track’s upbeat energy, it would seem the producer’s taken a liking to his serene surroundings, as he’s revealed a more slowed down topical house style in the latest teaser.

Judging by his social postings — it appears we may get the “” his career “very (very)” soon.

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Umii – 'This Time' EP – Dancing Astronaut

After releasing singles over the past few months, , a duo consisting rising vocalist and producer B. Bravo, have released their first EP. Titled This Time, the three-track project explores funk, disco, and more.

“Don’t Let Up” is an upbeat and lighthearted song with an infectious bounce. The next track, “Dangerous,” is a soulful disco tune, with DeVito’s voice floating over B. Bravo’s funky production. The final track, “Masquerade,” is a downtempo R&B jam that shows f Umii’s more serious side. The EP, released on Portland’s Fresh Selects imprint (home Mndsgn, SiR, and more), is Umii’s debut, although these two up-and-coming artists surely have more work to come.

 

 

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Watch This: An insider's look into Odesza's creative process – Dancing Astronaut

In a promotional video for , Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have revealed some substantive insights into how they forge the near-universal appeal their unique project .

With the eclectic production stware at the core their design-centric home studio, the pair combines their electronic experimentation with the unique vibe their Pacific Northwest location into upbeat bass music that strikes a chord with listeners around the globe.

The duo further reveals how the organic nature their sound stamp is birthed through the serendipitous moments they like to think as happy accidents: “We’ve found that mistakes really lead to the most interesting ideas.”

Perhaps most interestingly, Mills and Knight delve deeper into the creative process  their upcoming LP, which is set for a September 8th release.

The band’s third full-length, A Moment Apart, is .

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LISTEN: Avicii teases music from forthcoming album – Dancing Astronaut

Just over a year after from live performances due to , has fulfilled his promise to continue to produce new music. The producer posted a teaser for a track on Instagram along with a series hashtags that read conspicuously like track titles. The video features a backdrop Peru’s Machu Picchu, where the producer recently took a vacation and, apparently, soaked up some creative inspiration.

The upbeat track features a guitar heavy intro with the producer’s signature spiking synths at the drop. If this preview is any indication, Avicii has remained loyal to the genre-bending style he popularized with True as well as some elements syncopation and tropical house.

The producer has previously confirmed that he has  slated for release this year which he claims will be the “” his entire career.

 

 

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LISTEN: Galantis reveal new single 'True Feeling,' sophomore album details – Dancing Astronaut

dropped a huge announcement on fans this morning when they surprise released a new song “True Feeling” to go along with the announcement  their second studio album — to be called The Ary. The music video is a montage Galantis shows and fans talking about them around the world. “True Feeling” is an upbeat tune that can only be described as “happy music.” The duo states they are excited for the opportunity to perform another album live across the world as they were able to with Pharmacy.

The Grammy-nominated production team have been rolling out a series singles form their forthcoming album—previously “” and “Rich Boy”—and have announced a slew international tour dates to which they will bring their incredible live show to promote the album. Known for their expansive creative vision, the duo teased the album release this week with a series international street art installations.

To promote the album, 11 artists in 8 cities on the duo’s Seafox mascot. Fans have been encouraged to share their interactions with the murals through the hashtag .

The Ary is due out September 15 and is available for pre-order .

 

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Kaytranada and Buddy star in new 'World of Wonders' video – Dancing Astronaut

wakes  up from the rising Compton rapper’s “Find Me” music video in the two artists’ new visual accompaniment for “World Wonders.” Both tracks are lifted f Buddy and Kaytranada’s hot EP collaboration Ocean & Montana, a five track project which proves that everything that Kaytranada touches turns to gold.

The Canadian producer provides an upbeat synth loop and catchy snaps which parallel Buddy’s smooth lyrics on the song. The new video mirrors the laid back tune’s vibe, showing both artists cruising around Los Angeles in an open air car. While the video shows Buddy enthralled with a girl, it equally highlights the friendship the two artists. The true star the video, however, may very well be Buddy’s esteemed rainbow chameleon, who makes a cameo appearance.

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