Though ABGT 050 may seem like ages ago, with the number of brand new gems revealed in the six-hour broadcast, the Anjuna family can relive the magic each time a tune gears up for official release. “Prototype,” a track debuted during Andrew Bayer’s set, was recently slated and announced as ABGT 053′s ‘Record of the Week.’ The new production marks the first single for new project Artificial: the official collaboration between Bayer and Norin & Rad. The three envelope pushers have toured together, remixed for each other, and now have married their talents in holy progressive union. Their debut tune infuses the label’s emotive touch into a club-ready structure, backing builds with bliss and synths with strings. Due out on December 9th, this is one prototype we’d like to see built out.Posted by
Andrew Bayer has become a name synonymous with quality. Over the course of the past year, the Anjunabeats talent has proven something of a virtuoso. While his avant-garde sophomore album If It Were You, We’d Never Leave showcased his refined classical training, Bayer followed with stunning club-oriented pieces like “England” and “Need Your Love (Club Mix).”
Today, Andrew Bayer adds two more tracks to his landmark year and growing Anjunabeats catalog. The first track, “Perth,” is a gorgeous progressive house production: a track we’ve been waiting to get our hands on for quite some time. With its cascading melody and emphatic progression, “Perth” is one of Bayer’s finest productions to date. The B-side to the release, “Mirth Mobile,” is something a bit different from Bayer: gritty electro house. Clearly designed for the peak time of his sets, “Mirth Mobile” is near-relentless, save its delicate, trance-like breakdown.
On October 26th while partiers in the States were wrapped in a Halloweekend haze, revelers in London were getting a different set of treats. Above & Beyond celebrated their 50th episode of Group Therapy with a live show at London Town’s Alexandra Palace, bringing their aural group hug to fans both in attendance and around the globe. With a lineup that included Jody Wisternoff as warm up and Guy J, Boom Jinx and Arty among the support, if A&B’s own performance took the cake then Andrew Bayer’s set was the icing.
Introduced with the claim that the “M” in “Andrew M Bayer” stands for “mmmm,” the DC native laced his set with undeniably mouthwatering exclusives and sprinkled in a few favorites for good measure. Though relying largely on his own material, amongst “Need Your Love,” “England” and forthcoming tunes “The District” and “Perth,” Bayer also included brand new tunes from Mat Zo and his Norin & Rad collab project, Artificial. While you can’t yet own roughly half of the tracks, you can listen to them in their shining first-play glory again and again whenever you like. We suggest you start now.
Andrew Bayer has established himself as one of Anjunabeats’ finest assets. After captivating the electronic world with his avant-garde sophomore album If It Were You , We’d Never Leave, Andrew Bayer has gone on to showcase a plethora of high intensity, club-ready productions. His newest release comes in the form of a two-track EP, slated for official release on November 11th. The A-side to the EP, “Perth,” has received no shortage of attention thus far for its radiant sound design and uplifting progression. The B-side to the release, “Mirth Mobile,” has finally been previewed by Bayer. In contrast to “Perth,” “Mirth Mobile” rides on a thunderous sawtooth bassline and feels more akin to the fusion of electro and progressive house popularized by such artists as Zedd and Clockwork (among many more).
Andrew Bayer’s newest work may be a far cry from the eclectic downtempo and midtempo productions of his album, but if anything, it further supports the claim that Bayer is one of the most versatile artists in the dance music sphere.
Through you’re likely hundreds of miles away from the revelry currently taking place in London, Above & Beyond are bringing the Group Therapy to you with their live broadcast of ABGT050. The milestone episode is happening now at Alexandra Palace, and with a warmup set from Jody Wisternoff already wrapped and Guy J currently manning the decks, the 6-hour broadcast is proving to be a radio experience not to be missed. Boom Jinx and Andrew Bayer have yet to spin before A&B take the decks at 7 EST, so get in on the action now and tune in here.Posted by
After the release of his experimental 16-track album “If It Were You, We’d Never Leave,” it’s become quite clear that Andrew Bayer is no ordinary producer. Rather, through his combination of orchestral soundscapes, intricate melodies, and intriguing beat patterns, he’s proven something of a visionary.
While he’s made everything from techno to glitch hop to downtempo in the past year, Bayer returns to trance for his upcoming three three-track release on Anjunabeats on August 19th. With a club mix to “Need Your Love” and “England” from Anujnabeats Vol. 10, Bayer is once again in familiar territory. For the final portion of the release, however, Bayer adds”Detuned,” a gritty dubstep track with just enough charm to balance out its harder bite.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
While there aren’t any strict definitions as to what constitutes downtempo, it’s generally known as slower, ambient-driven electronic music. This week features an assortment of downtempo productions with two impeccable originals from Andrew Bayer, a rework of “Move For Me,” X3SR’s remix of “Breathe,” and an original from Kastle.
If you missed any of last week’s lighter selections, check out Mat Zo’s blissful remix of “Alive,” Jonas Rathman’s forthcoming remix of “Another Love, “ and Moon Boots’ new original “Love Strong.” For Sunday mornings, it doesn’t get much better than lush synth pads over an absorbing, sub-100 bpm broken beat. Click past the break for five downtempo tracks.
Andrew Bayer, a well-oiled album smith with strong ties to Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats, is setting himself up for a landmark year. With one solid album under his belt and another, If It Were You, We’d Never Leave, out today on the Anjuna label, Bayer tugs at the heartstrings of electronic music fans in an unconventional fashion. Dancing Astronaut took the opportunity to grill the American artist whilst picking apart his latest full-length outing. (more…)Posted by
Another day, another reason to be excited about Andrew Bayer‘s new album. If It Were You, We’d Never Leave should be released on Anjunabeats within the next few weeks, but the label continues to preview tracks for eager listeners. Just a few weeks ago, Bayer released “It’s Going To Be Fine” as a free download and now it’s the lead single from the album, “Lose Sight.”
What happens when classically trained musicians discover electronica? Look no further than Andrew Bayer‘s single “It’s Going To Be Fine” off his forthcoming LP If It Were You, We’d Never Leave. The former Berklee student has been sharing previews for months now, and with each new peak into the album anticipation builds. He’s built this album with sample-based production in the forefront of his mind, taking a page out of the book of esteemed hip hop producers like J Dilla. “It’s Going To Be Fine” utilizes hip hop’s downtempo breaks, carefully crafted Sufjan Stevens samples, and Bayer’s expected classical piano and strings. This is a gorgeous piece of music. Look for the full album on April 15 on Anjunabeats.
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