Lady Gaga remix album features Arca, LSDXOXO, Charli XCX, more

 Coucou Chloe, Shygirl, and Jimmy Edgar are also involved

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – 13:04

Lady Gaga has confirmed a remixed version of her 2020 album ‘Chromatica’ will arrive this Friday, 3rd September. 

‘Dawn of Chromatica’ features a slew of electronic producers on the 14-track credits, including Arca, LSDXOXO, Charli XCX, Coucou Chloe, Shygirl, Jimmy Edgar, and Planningtorock. Check out the full tracklist and artwork below. 

The new iteration was executive produced by BloodPop®, who also worked on last year’s original record, which was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards. It lost out to Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’. The remix LP announcement follows news that Gaga has been working with Elton John on a new “hardcore drum & bass” version of the ‘Chromatica’ track, ‘Sine From Above’. 

Lady Gaga: ‘Alice (LSDXOXO Remix’
Lady Gaga: ‘Stupid Love (Coucou Chloe Remix)’
Lady Gaga / Ariana Grande: ‘Rain on Me (Arca Remix)’
Lady Gaga: ‘Free Woman (Rina Sawayama & Clarence Clarity Remix)’
Lady Gaga: ‘Fun Tonight (Pabllo Vittar Remix)’
Lady Gaga: ‘911 (Charli XCX & A. G. Cook Remix)’
Lady Gaga: ‘Plastic Doll (Ashnikko Remix)’
Lady Gaga / Blackpink: ‘Sour Candy (Shygirl & Mura Masa Remix)’
Lady Gaga: ‘Enigma (Doss Remix)’
Lady Gaga: ‘Replay (Dorian Electra Remix)’
Lady Gaga / Elton John: ‘Sine From Above (Chester Lockhart, Mood Killer & Lil Texas Remix)’
Lady Gaga: ‘1000 Doves (Planningtorock Remix)’
Lady Gaga: ‘Babylon (Bree Runway & Jimmy Edgar Remix)’
Lady Gaga: ‘Babylon (Haus Labs Version)’

Premiere: Golden Vessel unveils two new tracks under new lo-fi house banner, 1tbsp

Premiere: Golden Vessel unveils two new tracks under new lo-fi house banner, 1tbspGolden Vessel Mammal Sounds

Australia’s Maxwell Byrne, better known as Golden Vessel, has just released a new twofer, “Dhollandia” / “Circles” under his newly minted 1tbsp alias. After receiving tremendous feedback from fans with 1tbsp’s four-track debut EP, kanashī, Byrne was all the more motivated to bring new music to the table.

“Dhollandia” and “Circles” distinctly convey Byrne’s incredibly well-honed production style, simultaneously pursuing more innovative ventures as well, incorporating overlaid synth work with crisp kicks and subdued vocal samples. Engaging this time with vintage production gear, this new sound is not only new for the project, but new to the ears of Byrne’s listeners. With “Cricles” initially intended as a song for the Golden Vessel project, Byrne quickly discovered the new soundscape drifted away from the original intention and into his latest lo-fi endeavor. Heeding inspiration from Brisbane nightlife, the venerated producer shares about his 1tbsp experience,

“I’ve been wanting to put some double singles together for 1tbsp that are a little more club orientated than the Kanashī EP. Over the last few months, I’ve been throwing these events in Brisbane with my friend Connor called “sumoclic night” which I’ve been DJing at, and it’s been so interesting to see what does and doesn’t work with the audience each night.”

Stay tuned for more releases from 1tbsp, and listen to Byrne’s new two-track output below.

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Reason 12 Now Available

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Reason Studios announced today the availability of Reason 12, a major update to the popular virtual studio for Mac & Windows.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“A new look, a new instrument, and a whole new way of interacting with sounds, Reason 12 is all about leveling up the creative potential at the heart of your music-making experience.

Reason’s beloved Combinator has been completely refreshed for an expandable, customizable, and more powerful sound design playground. The brand new Mimic Creative Sampler approaches sample manipulation as a musical reimagining of audio samples that can be both inventive and even fun!

Bringing together the best audio technologies from Reason Studios’ history of groundbreaking DSP and sample-slicing. All new high resolution graphics bring the Reason Rack to life, with under the hood updates to tap in to modern video card performance.”

Here’s a summary of what’s new in Reason 12

  • Reason 12 focuses on improving the Rack experience. This includes making Reason high resolution. With version 12, you can zoom Reason to fit your set-up, and all 3rd party Rack Extensions will be ready for hi-res on day one.
  • Reason 12 also includes a brand new sampler. It’s designed to quickly explore and play back sounds in interesting ways—be that from your collection of samples, something recorded on the fly, or even an export of the very track you’re working on.
  • The Combinator in Reason 12 is overhauled to be fully customizable, more powerful, and easier than ever to work with. Create a custom interface with the controls you want laid out how you like, add images, set up expressive macro controls, change the panel size and more to make a patch your own.
  • To help you navigate new content, Reason 12 also features an improved Reason browser. Search is now faster and your search results are categorized to easily find what you want.

Pricing and Availability

Reason 12 is available now for $399. Upgrade pricing is also available. See the Reason Studios site for more info.

Liverpool independent radio station Melodic Distraction launches venue, Melodic Bar

Liverpool-based independent radio station Melodic Distraction has launched a new venue, Melodic Bar. 

The opening is the result of a Kickstarter campaign launched after the organisation lost its original home in the Baltic Triangle neighbourhood. Raising more than £36,000, the crew have now built a new hub comprising two shipping containers — a studio at the top, with coffee shop, beer and cocktail bar at ground level. 

“This space is a product of Liverpool’s strong sense of grassroots community spirit,” Melodic Distraction Director James Zaremba told RA. “A stark contrast to the top-down, multi-million-pound flat building approach that’s seen the city recently stripped of its UNESCO World Heritage site status.” 

Proceeds from the bar will be reinvested in the station, presenters, and the Liverpool music scene. In-house radio shows will soundtrack the lower-level bar, while local artists will also be invited to perform intimate shows. Art exhibitions, record fairs, workshops, and dances will also feature on the regular programme. 

Earlier this summer, legendary Liverpool shop 3B Records also found itself without a home as a result of disagreements with the landlord. In May, the city hosted a series of COVID-19 test events, including a 3,000 capacity warehouse rave

Swole Sauce, Diana Inez commence collaborative streak with ‘Ashes’

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To release 14 original productions and one remix in just nine months at an uncompromising caliber is no small feat, but as the electronic scene at large is swiftly learning, Swole Sauce doesn’t shy from a challenge. Since January 2021, the New York-based tastemaker has tirelessly undertaken a name-making campaign that’s led him to consistently blur the boundaries of genres and dispense new music at a nearly unparalleled rate.

As the Swole Sauce hype train continues to furiously chug forth, the rising talent relentlessly furnishes streamers with reasons to hop aboard, and “Ashes” is no exception. Released via Simplify Recordings, “Ashes” is the first of a series of Swole Sauce/Diana Inez collaborations to come. The synergistic sonic partnership marries Inez’s singing-songwriting acumen with Swole Sauce’s production fluency, culminating in an impactful addition to streaming platforms.

“It was really fun working with Diana,” Swole Sauce told Dancing Astronaut. “Her voice and lyrics really brought the whole track together, amplifying the track’s heavy bass.”

True his prolific release pace, Swole Sauce has already followed “Ashes” with another production, assuming compilation-opening duties for Trap n Chill‘s Hidden City album. Stream “Ashes” below and read Dancing Astronaut‘s interview with Swole Sauce here.

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Save the date: Big Night Live is bringing Zedd to Boston this Labor Day Weekend

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With a new month of music programming ahead, Big Night Entertainment Group‘s Big Night Live is kicking off September’s roster of shows in grand fashion by welcoming Zedd to Boston to soundtrack the 2021 Labor Day Weekend. On September 5, the True Colors album maker will touch down at the 2,000-person music hall to fill every crevice of the venue—aesthetically inspired by “the romance of intimate music halls and supper clubs of the past”—with the chords of his time-honored catalog.

Recently reviewed by Dancing Astronaut, Big Night Live, located at 110 Causeway Street, has expanded the East Coast’s stock of sites hosting top-notch electronic talent since it formally opened its doors for business in 2019. Marrying an almost Victorian sense of decorative elegance with contemporary bookings attracting some of the industry’s highest-profile acts across genres, Big Night Live should rest on music aficionados’ radars as a must-attend, and—rhetorical question—who better to break the Big Night Live ice than Zedd? Tickets to the show are available for purchase here.

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Juke Bounce Werk opens submissions for new compilation, ‘JBDUBZ Vol. 9

Juke Bounce Werk has issued an open call for submissions to the label’s forthcoming compilation, ‘JBDUBZ Vol. 9’. 

The Los Angeles-based imprint is inviting new talent and established artists, both known and unknown to the crew, to send in footwork, juke, and jungle-oriented music for consideration. All submissions must be received by 1st October 2021 at the following email address, using the subject header ‘JBDUBZ9’:

Tracks are donated to the album, with any revenue received coming from donations that will be used to pay for production of the release, merchandise, and events. 

“Last year, we released our largest and most celebrated compilation to date! The process of curating these compilations continues to expose us to untapped talent as well as host long-time friends and family to celebrate a year of experimentation and progress. Last year’s beast of a compilation saw participants from all over the world,” a Juke Bounce Werk Twitter post reads. 

The previous instalment, ‘JBDUBZ Vol.8’, featured the likes of Bored Lord, Nikki Nair, DJ Earl, and Tomu DJ, among others, and featured in DJ Mag’s Bandcamp Essentials when it landed in December. The series began in 2014, with Juke Bounce Werk launched 12 months prior by Jae Drago, Sonic D, and DJ Noir. Last year the latter penned an in-depth feature on the 160 movement and appropriation of Black culture through language. This Saturday, 4th September, the label, which featured in DJ Mag’s August music columns, has a showcase at Music Center LA with Jlin, DJ Clent, and DJ Corey on the bill. 

RÜFÜS DU SOL share sublime recording of ‘Alive’ at Red Rocks on The Late Late Show with James Corden

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In between the rollout of their fourth album, RÜFÜS DU SOL rejoined the live music circuit for the first time in 18 months with a glorious two-night return to one of the planet’s most hailed venues in Red Rocks. While neither evening was publicly known to be filmed in its entirety, the Australian triad had previously hinted that part of the performance would be available to relive in some capacity in the near future, with RÜFÜS DU SOL now taking to The Late Late Show with James Corden to share a recording of “Alive” from Colorado.

Before running the clip, RÜFÜS DU SOL virtually spoke with Corden for a few minutes to talk about their unexpected pre- and post-show rituals of ginger shots and winding down with an ice bath, how they’re putting the finishing touches on their senior LP, and the feeling of getting to finally appear at Red Rocks again.

Professionally captured in front of a sold-out crowd, RÜFÜS DU SOL’s live rendition of their album’s first offering was as sublime as imaginable and the ultimate follow-up to their Joshua Tree outing, with Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt manning their compartmentalized booths and formally reintroducing themselves to the electronic music world.

Watch RÜFÜS DU SOL’s entire “Alive” performance from Red Rocks below.

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Big Night Live secures bid as one of the East Coast’s choice venues [Review]

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On the East Coast, Big Night Entertainment Group‘s Big Night Live is rapidly giving Boston reason to reign as a choice city for sonic excursions. Since opening in 2019, the 2,000-person music hall, complete with a VIP section and a central island bar along with several smaller bars, has attracted acts on electronic’s top ticket, and with live music back in action, Big Night Live is continuing its tradition of curatorial excellence. The weekend of August 20, Dancing Astronaut ventured to Big Night Live to experience the venue’s House of Blues-meets-vibrant nightclub character, catching sets from Tiësto and SIDEPIECE over the course of the weekend.

Upon entering the building, which Big Night Live shares with Guy Fieri’s renowned Tequila Cocina, guests are greeted by a gorgeous walkway accented with red crystal chandeliers, brick walls, and beautifully polished wooden floors that lead the way to the music hall. Once the double doors open, affording attendees access to the site, ticket holders can walk straight into a luxe U-shaped bar before moving further into the grandiosity that is Big Night Live.

In line with Big Night Live’s conceptually driven design—the space is “a tribute to the romance of intimate music halls and supper clubs of the past”—the venue features pod-style seating in swanky leather booths and a total of 24 VIP tables. Two mezzanines on each side of the stage provide another vantage point to watch from.

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Dancing Astronaut‘s weekend at Big Night Live lifted off with a standout opening performance from Luis Torres, who properly set the stage for Tiësto’s jaw-dropping performance. As to be expected of a producer who’s played the main stage of virtually each important dance music event since the early 2000’s, Tiësto’s energy and expertise radiated from the decks, palpable as ever. Working through his early hits such as “Secrets” and “Red Lights” all the way through to more recent triumphs like “The Business,” Tiësto encapsulated years worth of work in a standard set time.

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The following evening saw opening stints from partywithray and house dignitary Dillon Nathaniel, both of whom set the crowd on fire. As the night drew on and SIDEPIECE stepped on to the stage, the duo fed into ticket holders’ energy, their push to do so amplified by Big Night Live’s state-of-the-art Funktion One speakers. The set consisted of tons of fan favorites like “Acrobatic” and “Together,” not to mention upbeat R&B tracks from the early 2000’s and pop heaters from the likes of Billie Eilish and Tame Impala.

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With more noteworthy performances coming up in September, including sets from Chris Lake, Zedd, Getter, and many more, electronic enthusiasts should take care to head to Big Night Live for an unforgettable evening of dance programming.

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Imanbek expands his sound with LP-assisted single, ‘Fighter’

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Imanbek expands the boundaries of his sound with his newest single “Fighter,” fashioned alongside singer- songwriter LP. The intense topline, country-western introduction, and foundational house notes come together to create a single that sounds like no other. Although sonic element of the song can feel jarring at its first disparate note, as LP’s vocal work carries forth, Imanbek finds a way to tie all of the production’s pieces together in a whole that marks a new direction for his sound.

Imanbek is one of Dancing Astronaut‘s 2021 Artists to Watch, and not without reason. Since earning the distinction at the tail end of 2020, Imanbek has had a strong 2021 peppered by tie-ups with Alan Walker, Sean Paul, Sofía Reyes, and more. LP is the latest of an increasingly powerful list of collaborators for Imanbek, and their single “Fighter” is out now via Effective Records.

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