Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
Back in March, Seven Lions spoke to Dancing Astronaut about some upcoming collaborations, one of which has now been revealed as “Fevers” alongside fellow melodic dubstep champion Minnesota and vocalist Mimi Page. To no surprise, the newly released collaboration is just as entrancing and otherworldly as the trifecta of talent behind it would imply. Page’s voice feels right at home slowly careening over the enveloping, trancelike pads, while Seven Lions and Minnesota culminate the track with a titanic, emotional dubstep drop. In the realm of sonorous, amicable dubstep, Seven Lions has proved virtually untouchable.
Minnesota has honed his niche in the bass music world with his smooth, cosmically-flavored dubstep. His last offering, the psychedelic, multi-genre Altered States EP, was met with a unanimously positive response by the blogosphere. Yesterday, the Santa Cruz-based producer debuted Equinox, the first installation in his Eternal Frequencies series: a four-part release project with an EP for each season.
Equinox is comprised of “Bloom” and “Stardust Redux.” The former is a sedative dubstep original with a dreamlike ambience, while the latter, “Stardust Redux,” picks up the tempo to drumstep for an equally ethereal experience. Make no mistake, this is some of Minnesota’s best work yet. In accordance with his previous releases, you can download the Equinox EP for free from Minnesota’s SoundCloud.
As we predicted it would, Minnesota’s Altered States EP delves deep into the more psychedelic and transcendent elements of dubstep. Tracks like “Yoga Pants,” “Tokyo,” and “Indian Summer” feature conspicuous trap percussion, before veering into powerful, analog synth-driven drops. “To the Floor” and “Float” maintain a distinct glitch hop feel, showcasing Minnesota’s penchant for hip hop. On the whole, the EP is a clean, well-wrought conception: an amalgam of dubstep, trap, glitch hop, and ambient. Pick up the entire EP for free from Minnesota’s website, and get lost in his slick, soporific basslines.
Santa Cruz producer Minnesota is known for his clean and cosmic dubstep productions. After immaculately remixing Adventure Club’s “Need Your Heart,” Minnesota has previewed “To the Floor,” the first song off of his upcoming Altered States EP. The futuristic, groove-laden production has a mesmerizing trip hop vibe; it’s damn near impossible to not bob your head to its deep bass and warped vocal sample.
Altered States EP will be released on November 23 as a free download. If “To the Floor” is any indication for the EP’s direction, you can expect more soul-soothing, mind-elevating dubstep.Posted by
Minnesota tones down the bass on his latest remix of Adventure Club‘s “Need Your Heart.” Known for his melodic productions, Minnesota peels away the hard-hitting bass drops midway through and replaces them with spanning synths. Letting the vocals of Kai take control of the tune, Minnesota gives listeners a relaxed version of the formerly bass rattling track. The remix of “Need Your Heart” stays true to the original, but adds the chillwave dubstep vibes Minnesota has recently become known for. Grab the free download below.