This Berlin-based duo are keen on bringing Boiler Room style electro to the German dance music scene. Dumme Jungs‘ newest release, “Trap Tech,” is not what we expect to hear from the techno capital, featuring vocals and percussion derived from the American trap scene. Maximally designed bass-hits and minimalistic horn blasts push the envelope of the ‘bohemian’ (see ‘hipster‘ for definition) underground movement. “Trap Tech” is released side by side with a promo video from their last tour, bringing you behind the scenes and into the booth for the most aggressive drop in Berlin this year. Hear what the future holds for the German electro scene below, and grab it for free on Soundcloud.
Figure has teamed up with Skullcandy to offer a free download of the bass music producer’s remix of Deltron 3030′s “Upgrade.” Deltron 3030 – the futuristic, other-worldly super-group of Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Kid Koala – released a landmark self-titled album in 2000 that undoubtedly influenced a generation of producers, including Figure.
“I tried to capture the vibe of the original all while keeping my sound intact. This remix isn’t made for just dj sets… it’s for the people who grew up on this album like I did and still hold that era up on a pedestal.”
Figure’s remix maintains the original Del vocal while adding a pounding beat and his usual blend of resounding bass and screeching synths. This track is a must for bass heads and hip-hop fanatics, alike. Give it a listen and download your copy for free after the break.
Los Angeles-based producer Kill Paris offered up a free download of his latest genre-blending track, “Tender Love,” via his Soundcloud yesterday. Following in the same vein as “Baby Come Back,” Kill Paris continues to bridge the gap between distant genres, combining ’80s R&B with contemporary electronic music. “Tender Love” samples Force MD’s smooth, heartfelt vocals and layers them over wobbling bass, running synths, and powerful electro stabs. Give it a listen if you’re in the mood for some “baby-making music” and check out the rest of Kill Paris‘ productions, much of it available on his Soundcloud for free.Posted by
Yesterday marked a somber day for electronic music, as Phra and Bot of Crookers announced that they will no longer be working together as a group. While Phra will continue to work under the moniker of Crookers, Bot has decided to pursue other avenues: “After having worked together for more than 8 years now, the time has arrived to start exploring different directions,” Bot said. It is safe to say that Crookers have been been one of the most influential electronic acts of the last ten years, and thus their decision to go separate ways has left many fans heartbroken. Countless artists and fans payed tribute to the duo via Twitter, including A-Trak who wrote: “Big up @crookers.net @bot106 @phrappuccino - soundtrack to an era.”
In the wake of the unfortunate news, Phra has composed a free “Don’t Be Sad” mix. The blistering, electro house mix is an attempt at reassuring fans that despite Bot’s absence, Crookers will continue on. Download “Don’t Be Sad” for free and make sure to leave some heartfelt words for both Phra and Bot. A separation of this magnitude doesn’t happen often. Click past the break for the mix and a full tracklist. (more…)Posted by
The Knocks have followed up their remix of “Sleep Alone” with a free download of their take on Haim’s “Forever.” The New York Ci
ty-based duo have made quite the name for themselves in the indie dance soundscape with infectious vocal samples and a unique blend of funk and nu-disco. Their remix of “Forever” follows in the same vein – featuring pulsing drums and piano breaks coupled with a catchy hook and dancefloor-moving grooves. Give it a listen and download your copy for the fair price of a “Like.”
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Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything! (more…)Posted by
After collaborating on “We Are The Stars,” Laidback Luke teamed up again with LA-based singer/producer duo, MARTEL, to remix their latest effort, “Ricochet.” We weren’t sure of a release date when we brought you a quick snippet of the track last month, but it looks like Luke and MARTEL have decided to just give it away for free. Featuring a pulsing bassline and infectious pop vocals, this remix embodies Laidback Luke’s signature club-destroying sound. Give the track a listen and download your copy below.
Nero has just passed one million fans on Facebook and as a token of gratitude they are giving away their edit of Die Antwoord’s “Fok Julie Naaiers.” For those of you who are unfamiliar with Die Antwoord, they are a rather out-there South African hip hop group, best known for their single “Enter The Ninja” (prepare yourself… the music video is strange to say the least). While South African rap is not something we usually feature on Dancing Astronaut, Nero takes “Fok Julie Naaiers” and ratchet up the bass levels to transform it into the kind of track that makes the walls shake. We remember Chase & Status playing this during their EDC NY set. As we said, Nero is giving this track away so grab the free download!
Die Antwoord – Fok Julie Naaiers (Nero Edit)
Pop the champagne and peel the bananas – Dada Life is back with the July installment of its monthly mixtape. The Swedish duo kicks the set off with the Otto Knows remix of their own “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker” and dives straight into massive electro jams like Dyro and Ansol’s “Top of The World” and Hard Rock Sofa and Swanky Tunes’ “Here We Go.” From there, Dada Life gives us a hint of funk by dropping Wolfgang Gartner’s “Flexx” but brings us right back to the hard-hitting electro with a very appropriate mashup of Knife Party’s “Rage Valley” and the Beastie Boys’ party-themed “Fight For Your Right.” Download the mix for free and be sure to check out our exclusive Behind The Booth with Stefan and Olle for even more Dada.
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Following the release of “OMG,” Jordy Dazz is giving away a free bootleg to stay further relevant in the month of June. His fresh progression and hard hitting bass resurfaces on his bootleg of Rudimental’s “Feel The Love,” which slows down and speeds up several times for listeners to relive the drop. The loud house and soulful vocal segments contrast for a track that will keep your interest over and over. Head over to Jordy Dazz’s Facebook page to claim the bootleg for yourself.
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