Blende tickled the ears of listeners throughout 2012 with his nu-disco electro hybrid productions, landing him a spot on DA‘s Artists to Watch in 2013 . Beginning the new year with a preview to his Synapse EP, Blende taunted fans with the first glimpse of his collaborative effort with La Bombe labelmate Surrender! on the EP’s title track.Jump below the break for a listen to the twinkling extended play.
One of our Artists to Watch 2013, Blende has already started the new year off right with a collaboration with fellow La Bombe imprint resident Surrender! Further asserting his promise in 2013, Blende’s touches on the collaboration are undeniable. On “Synapse,” the two establish a sound footprint for the nu-disco/electro hybrid style with disco-tinged arpeggios and gritty synthesis. One part thunderous and groaning, the other melodic and funky, “Synapse” represents another sound offering from the La Bombe imprint and one hell of a start to 2013. No official release date yet, but expect this one to go on sale sometime in February.Posted by
With the new year comes new talent, new sounds and new mind-blowing tracks. We’ve already got our sights set on Miami Music Week and the slew of huge releases and up-and-coming talent that will define 2013. We’ve been watching these artists over the past year, their outputs have been impressive but their full potential still untapped.
Jump past the break to check out who we are most excited about in 2013.
Well, as predicated by the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, it’s the end of the world as we know it. Unfortunately, only one of us is John Cusack, so the rest of us have no choice but to party into oblivion. At least we can thank the Mayans for conceding doomsday to a Friday. To accompany Armageddon, we have provided a list of tunes that will add appropriate theme music to the backdrop of imminent annihilation. Hopefully, you can find consolation in their uplifting message. Godspeed.
Today’s Good Morning Mix is from an innovative and exciting up-and-comer that we’ve been keeping our eye on for quite some time. You might have seen his recent remix to Skrillex’s “Drop Dead” — where he transforms a dubstep monster into a tasteful disco cut. You can tell from his track selection that his influences come from the old-time disco sound, but coincide with his new-age electro spin. His knowledge of music is apparent, choosing songs from the likes of Todd Terje, Aeroplane, and many more. Start off your week with a thirty-minute mix from a kid who’s clearly ahead of the curve. Full track list after the jump.
In conjunction with Skrillex and Atlantic Records, Swedish producer Blende has been commissioned to offer his own rendition to “Drop Dead.” Premiered last night on Sirius XM and offered up today as a free download, Blende’s signature cross of hard-hitting electro and funky disco groove is seen throughout the release. Blende has been filling a gap amidst the over saturated electronic music world — transforming Skrillex’s relentless dubstep sound into a relaxed melodic progression. The end result gives it a modern day Daft Punk feel — palatable on all fronts. One thing is abundantly clear: Blende is quickly becoming a standout act amongst his Swedish peers as he continues to champion his eccentric nu-disco sound.Posted by
We last heard from Blende on his remix of Lana del Ray’s Video Games,” and now he is returning with a unique effort of his own. “Fake Love” is a top of the line indie dane tune that serves up a generous dose of nu-disco and features a vocal from Rebecca of Rebecca & Fiona. The up-and-coming Swede delivers 2012 disco in the same vein as the popular French producers, proving his young, versatile talent. The original mix comes supported by its remixes, so check out the official release at Beatport.
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It is almost impossible to keep up with the constant influx of new music that hits our inboxes here at Dancing Astronaut but that doesn’t mean we won’t try our best to keep our loyal readers on the pulse of everything dance music related. There were two huge event announcements today from Goldenvoice and Insomniac, a unique remix of an indie classic from Robbie Rivera, a making of video featuring two of the most beautiful women in dance music today, some nu-disco gems and a radio show from none other than Thomas Gold. Read on after the break for the Best of the Rest from Tuesday, July 17th 2012.
It was a crazy Tuesday in the world of music news, but we here at Dancing Astronaut don’t like to leave our readers hanging. That’s why we’re sharing the Best of the Rest — the stuff we didn’t get a chance to post earlier in the day, but think you should know about anyway. We’ve got a few new previews, some free material to download, and a few good articles from around the web. Follow along while we complete your daily dance music education with the Best of the Rest, for Tuesday July 10th, 2012.
Yesterday we featured Blende’s June 2012 mix, and now today we have a stellar remix collaboration with Sweden’s own Adrian Lux. Botched Saturday Night Live appearances aside, Lana Del Rey still has one of the most enchanting and seductive voices to hit airwaves in recent memory.
Adrian Lux and Blende team up to create one of the best remixes of this young stunner’s stand out track “Video Games” (and there have been many.) Lux’s melodic sensibilities paired with Blende’s electro-disco style are a match made in audio heaven. With arpeggios as silky smooth as Lana’s voice and a grinding electro breakdown with some serious bump, this track is a must grab. Watch for its Swedish release on Universal Records on June 16th and then wait patiently for the US version to drop sometime in the next few weeks.Posted by