Original Dancing Astronaut artist to watch for 2013, young Walden hasn’t backed down from the limelight since entering the new year strong. Following January’s “Intropial,” the neophyte returns with not only a new single, but a three-track EP dubbed Machine Land, boasting an expansive palate beyond his big room insignia. What seems like spooky twists on the records that helped pave his path, Walden drifts from his comfort zone, curating an electronic fantasy world for his latest extended play. Enter Machine Land below the break.
After the success of “Ciaco,” “Warmonger” and “Intropial,” one of DA’s Artists to Watch in 2013, Walden, hops back into the original production ring with a one-two punch of atmospheric electro. This brief preview of his latest “Machine Land,” showcases the young producer’s constantly maturing sound, one defined by a macabre backbone of mechanical grit. As his career continues on its hot streak, Walden seems to be expanding his sonic range – delivering a finely developed and intricately layered electro house production with chilling style and frenetic synthwork. “Machine Land” is scheduled to be released on April 29th via Big Beat Records.Posted by
In the same vein as his 2012 offering, “You & Me,” and his episode of Dancing Astronaut’s Axis, Special Features brings forth his latest production, “Illusions.” After a sabbatical from music making, his return to the studio proves worth the wait with thorough progression and crisp chords. Special Features boasts yet another catchy electronic styling, making “Illusions” an ideal track to kick off the spring with. Courtesy of Big Beat, Special Features is back in action and “Illusion” is his long-awaited splash of a return.
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Though Walden’s debut appearance at Ultra Music Festival may be over, the Aussie has more in store for Miami Music Week. Now out on Big Beat is a remix package for “Intropial,” the progressive house tune that showcased the young producer’s progress earlier this year. Along with TV Noise and Ghost, Pierce Fulton signs on to give the track the remix treatment, making the vibe a little less sugary and little more sultry. Relying on an easy kick drum and grooving tonal melody, Fulton successfully keep the high pitched vocals while bringing the track down to earth.
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He hit us with a one-two punch back in July; first dropping his acclaimed “You & Me,” then following up with a mix for Dancing Astronaut’s Axis. Eight months later, Special Features has returned with a preview of his next release, “Illusions.” Just telling by the track’s snippet, the producer hasn’t been lackadaisical throughout his hiatus, as he’s arranged a clean-cut progressive track with a new dimension. “Illusions” is slated to hit the release circuit on April 8th via Big Beat.Posted by
As one of Dancing Astronaut‘s 2013 Artists to Watch, the young Aussie, Walden, has stayed true to his course in the new year with the release of “Intropial” back in January. Serving up his 2013 release to the remix circuit, Walden enlists TV Noise, Pierce Fulton, and Ghost for rework duties.
Scheduled for a March 18th release – dead center of Miami Music Week – the “Intropial” remix package fires on all electronic cylinders. TV Noise delivers a rousing progressive electro rendition of “Intropial” with stuttering and high-pitched synth stabs. Pierce Fulton adds tribal drum sections while accentuating the vocals with a pulsing bass line and Ghost turns the mix inside out with a heavy dubstep approach – complete with gut-wrenching drops, thunderous sub bass and more wobbles than you can handle.
Skrillex is showing no signs of stopping. A new EP, a boatload of Grammys, and a mysterious new collaboration with Diplo and A-Trak is a lot on its own, but now we’ve caught wind of more new music from the black-haired bass aficionado — this time featured on a G-Star Raw commercial. Say what you will about branding, marketing, or the continual selling out of DJs but this one minute clip was good enough to listen through more than four times. We’re betting this is probably the first preview off his forthcoming LP, due out this summer.Posted by
Dubstep icon Flux Pavilion has released Blow the Roof, his first EP since 2010′s Lines in Wax. It’s an eight track EP featuring an inspiring mix of divergent bass music, with complimentary vocals from Sway, P Money, Childish Gambino, and Steele himself. While Flux teased a generous selection of originals off Blow the Roof prior to the EP’s release, it was difficult to formulate an opinion on each track without seeing them in their broader context. Upon reviewing Blow the Roof, however, it is quite evident that this not just another slew of disparate ‘bangers’ — rather, Blow the Roof has the type of cohesion and format typically reserved for an LP.
Blow the Roof isn’t perfect by any means, but it’s damn impressive. From Flux’s surprisingly enticing singing voice, to his experimentation with trap and breaks, Blow the Roof is the mark of a producer with more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Click past the break for a track by track review of Flux Pavilion’s brand new Blow the Roof EP.
Meet Apocalytpo, two 18-year old Melbourne-based producers who have quickly begun to make a name for themselves by melding dark synths with harmonious peaks and catastrophically deep valleys. Their debut release, “600 Kents” was premiered earlier this year as an Essential Selection on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show, establishing these youngsters as ones to watch in 2013. Devastatingly dark and ominous, the duo’s debut track is reminiscent of fellow Aussie, Tommy Trash‘s gritty electro. Striking a delicate balance between chirpy melodies and aggressive sawtooth groans, “600 Kents” epitomizes the genre-blurring we’ve come to see from many of dance music’s newcomers – it’s a refreshingly versatile take on an increasingly stagnant genre.
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Complete the puzzle and win VIP access to Danny Avila and Martin Solveig’s show this Saturday at Pacha NYC
Yesterday, we previewed Danny Avila’s “Breaking Your Fall”, and today, we’re happy to announce a joint contest with Big Beat/Atlantic Records and Pacha NYC.
The new cover for the single will be revealed one piece at a time so stayed tuned to Dancing Astronaut, Big Beat, and Pacha NYC, as well as Danny Avila over the next week. It’s up to you to piece the art together and tweet it to win VIP access and a bottle of champagne for you and three and your friends this Saturday at the Martin Solveig/Danny Avila show. The picture above is the first piece to the puzzle.
Be sure to read the full contest details after the break. Good luck, and happy hunting!