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Haywyre unleashes his creativity in six-part ‘Panorama’ series [Interview]

For two decades, the piano has been Martin Vogt’s forte. He’s been tickling the ivories for the majority of his 26 years and has been releasing under the name Haywyre for a decade this year, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, electronica, dubstep, and more across a wide catalog of music. In recent years, the classically trained pianist… Continue reading Haywyre unleashes his creativity in six-part ‘Panorama’ series [Interview]

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Varien weaves a dark and vulnerable web in ‘Death Asked A Question’ [EP Premiere + Interview]

In his seven years producing as Varien, Nick Kaelar has consistently surpassed genre constructs and proven himself a true mastermind of the electronic music realm. Having always fostered an affinity for music and composing, Kaelar made a name for himself with notable works such as his Skrillex orchestral suite and innovative originals like "Valkyrie" with… Continue reading Varien weaves a dark and vulnerable web in ‘Death Asked A Question’ [EP Premiere + Interview]

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Soak up some synthwave nostalgia in The Midnight’s new album, ‘Kids’

Long gone are the carefree days of our youth. The breezy, blissful moments of our childhood have faded away into adulthood, and The Midnight take time to reflect on those times gone by in their new album. Though vocalist Tyler Lyle insists that “we are not a sentimental age,” the duo’s latest venture may suggest otherwise. The nine-track Kids contrasts… Continue reading Soak up some synthwave nostalgia in The Midnight’s new album, ‘Kids’

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Jaguar Dreams unveil debut original track, ‘Just Life’ [Q&A]

In mid-July, an enticing cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s iconic “Dreams” made its way onto SoundCloud. Captivated listeners, upon clicking on the source, found the dreamy cover to be the one and only track on the channel. The channel belonged to Jaguar Dreams, a Brooklyn trio comprised of Ben Eberdt, Michael Kelly and Tim Kiely. In their “Dreams” cover, the… Continue reading Jaguar Dreams unveil debut original track, ‘Just Life’ [Q&A]

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Koven talks working with 100 fan-submitted vocal samples for ‘Voices’ [Q&A]

At the end of July, UK duo Koven debuted their third Monstercat single of 2018, “Voices.” “Voices” had been in the works for some time. In mid-May, Koven’s Katie Boyle popped up on Monstercat’s social media in a video, asking fans to submit vocal samples for a forthcoming song. She gave an example of the kind of material the duo… Continue reading Koven talks working with 100 fan-submitted vocal samples for ‘Voices’ [Q&A]

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i_o invites you to his warehouse with ‘Not Techno’ [Q&A]

i_o continues to build his techno regime with each powerful new release. Fresh off an impressive two-track EP, the producer has been cooking up a sassy tongue-in-cheek track called “Not Techno.” He gave DA some insight into the track, along with his thoughts on today’s techno scene, in the Q&A below. What statement are you making with a song… Continue reading i_o invites you to his warehouse with ‘Not Techno’ [Q&A]

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Premiere: Tim Schaufert & CASHFORGOLD – Always High [Q&A]

Tim Schaufert and CASHFORGOLD have collaborated on more than a dozen songs since they began releasing tracks together last spring. The German producer’s and Detroit songstress’ styles come together brilliantly from across the sea, blending into a glowing atmosphere that’s simultaneously ethereal and eerie. From last November’s “Gold” to July’s “Awake,” the duo demonstrate a perfect mastery of… Continue reading Premiere: Tim Schaufert & CASHFORGOLD – Always High [Q&A]

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Xan Griffin unveils the story behind his conceptual ‘Zodiac’ album [Interview]

Xan Griffin has been producing music for nine years — half of his life.  When he was just 9 years old, the young music enthusiast being creating his own compositions. He loved the idea of concept-style arrangements and swore to himself that when he honed his craft, he’d work on a large-scale project based around… Continue reading Xan Griffin unveils the story behind his conceptual ‘Zodiac’ album [Interview]

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Dancing Astronaut proudly presents the 2017 label of the year

Monstercat Breaking barriers and pushing the dance music envelope since its inception in 2011, Canadian independent label Monstercat is Dancing Astronaut’s Label of the Year. For the past six years, Monstercat has paved the way for listeners to discover dozens of new artists, garnering a massive following along the way. Led by a boundary-pushing team, 2017 proved to be… Continue reading Dancing Astronaut proudly presents the 2017 label of the year

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Kove goes back to his roots with new EP, shares exclusive ‘Dig It’ [Interview]

James Rockhill, known to the music world as Kove, has been taking the drum & bass world by storm since his beginnings as an artist in 2012. In the five years since his debut, Rockhill's sound has morphed and transformed as he's honed his sound. He's toyed with house music for singles like "Jericho" and "Comin' On… Continue reading Kove goes back to his roots with new EP, shares exclusive ‘Dig It’ [Interview]