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.
This week’s edition of SMM features five dubstep tracks of the gentler nature. I hesitate to even call these tracks “dubstep,” as the term tends to connote disorderly loudness these days (not to mention a few of them may be better classified as breakbeat). Regardless, the following five tracks are some of the cleanest, lightest bass music tunes around. Sink in to the 140 bpm delightfulness of Blackmill, Phaeleh, Zeds Dead, High Rankin, and Neutralize.
1. Blackmill is a sacred name in the world of chilled out bass music. His remix of Coldplay’s “Trouble” is as therapeutic as Sunday morning music gets.
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.
UK foursome Rudimental has released “Not Giving In,” their follow-up single to the summer smash “Feel the Love.” Along with a the original track, which can only be described as a blissed-out, inspirational, and gospel-like drum and bass anthem, the group signed up Phaeleh, Bondax, Loadstar for remix duties. Phaeleh gives the track his signature cinematic bass feel while Bondax ups the ante on the bass to make the track really bounce, island style. Loadstar rounds it out with a trippy rework and almost a frenetic rearrangement of the original rhythms. Listen to all four tracks after the break.
The four-piece production group known as Rudimental, followed up their global chart topper “Feel the Love” with another heartfelt tune entitled “Not Giving In.” The track is officially due November 18, but a music video has already appeared featuring street dancer B-boy Mouse in his hometown of Manilia. The socially conscience video portrays the life of growing up on the rough streets of the poverty-stricken Philippines—and Rudimental return giving dance music a heart once again.
The soulful tune features vocals from John Newman and Alex Clare and it has already seen countless remixes, the latest from Huxley. The UK producer replaces the jazzy piano chords and breakbeats with snares and snyths to turn “Not Giving In” into a downtempo house melody. His rework gives the track an entirely new sound, distorting the vocals to create a remix ready for dance floors. Click below the break to hear the Huxley remix along with some of the other reworks which have appeared over the last few weeks.