Dexter's Beat Laboratory Vol. 60 – Dancing Astronaut

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly assortment of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a style that may solely be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a reputation that lends itself to punnery — DA is pleased to current a number of tracks personally curated by Dexter in your listening pleasure.

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After changing into hooked on his tunes in 2014 “Dega Dega” on Mad Decent, I’ve stored my eye on Aquadrop. The producer appears to know no limits and might swap seamlessly between genres from one launch to a different. His newest, “Believe In Me,” is a sultry, electro-fueled quantity, highlighted by luscious vocals and a grooving bassline. It’s extremely catchy and is a part of the Italian producer’s Out Run mini EP.


Savoy’s been holding onto this treasure for some time and have lastly launched it to the world. “Treat Me Right,” a collaboration with vocalist Laura Reed, is afire with the dramatic parts of dubstep and electro the Brooklyn trio has change into recognized for. The track is simply their second launch of the yr — probably as a result of two of the group’s members have been growing a brand new venture known as Jaguar Dreams. No matter what moniker the music’s beneath, although, these guys persistently make a number of the most modern “digital rock music” within the recreation.


Mielo and Align have linked as much as convey a gorgeously atmospheric monitor that’s harking back to ODESZA in its dreamy vocals and distinguished percussion parts. It’s concurrently calming and bass-heavy, bringing two worlds collectively in a single collaboration. “James & I met freshman yr whereas at rowing apply for The University of Iowa,” Mielo says of the track. “I had already began studying produce music & James was an enormous fan of downtempo digital music, so he quickly started to pursue music. We’ve been buddies ever since.”


Since its launch in August, Netsky and A.CHAL‘s “Téquila Limonada” has been on repeat. Its fresh-squeezed taste permeated my mind and caught there, so my pleasure solely grew once I noticed the monitor could be getting a transforming from UK drum & bass heavyweights The Prototypes. After it premiered on BBC Radio 1, the duo uploaded a reduce of it to their SoundCloud, wowing with its anticipatory builds and speedy tempo. It’s a enjoyable reimagining that provides some new aptitude to an already distinctive monitor.


In his newest providing, Kent’s Memtrix thrilled with a mix of enthralling melodies, infectious singing and a speedy drum & bass tempo. He holds nothing again, packing a punch crammed with bass and vocals that draw the listeners in. “Dare Me” makes up half one in all his newly launched two monitor EP, which is out now Viper Records. Its counterpart, “Oxidate,” is equally dynamic, making a journey that feels a lot rather more epic than simply two tracks.