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 glad to current a choice of tracks personally curated by Dexter on your listening pleasure.
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When Haywyre‘s “Tell Me” first got here out final November, I used to be instantly hooked. It’s effortlessly funky, incorporating Haywyre’s personal vocoder-filtered vocals and array of shiny and blissful synth and keyboard parts. As a part of a set of remixes, Notaker is the newest to tackle the groovy tune. The St. Louis producer has put his personal moody, atmospheric spin on the unique, packing a critical punch with dramatic builds and hefty bass. It offers a wholly totally different tone to the piece, and it’s breathtakingly highly effective.
Disco overlords Goshfather and Aylen are at it once more. The duo have a joint two-track EP out, that includes the beforehand launched “Found You” and the debut of “Coastin’.” The tune seeks to proceed the easy, sun-soaked tone of the summer time months, incorporating a retro melody and carefree lyrics to maneuver the regular bassline alongside. It’s onerous to not transfer your ft to this one.
Liquicity mainstay Maduk is again with new warmth. The Dutch producer teamed up with Calixte to create a really infectious tune. “Everytime” appears subdued sufficient to start with, however steadily builds right into a mighty drum ‘n’ bass tune. A piano melody and speeding beat carry Calixte’s vocals superbly from begin to end. “Everytime” is a tune that’s as alluring as its hypnotic cowl artwork.
Fans of Metrik have lengthy anticipated the arrival of “Gravity.” The launch is the primary time Metrik has ever featured his personal vocals, and the addition rounds out what I consider is one in all his greatest releases in latest historical past. “This observe represents a brand new wave of music I’ve been creating utilizing my voice, guitar & synthesisers and is the purest expression of my sound but,” Metrik mentioned of the discharge.
UKF is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and with it comes an unique set of singles and EP from the notable platform. The newest of those is Kove‘s “Le Retour,” a drum ‘n’ bass quantity with cheery horns and an irresistible total retro type. It’s fairly a swerve from its predecessor, “Motor,” which had a decidedly darker really feel to it, however the distinction within the songs simply demonstrates Kove’s ridiculously big selection with regards to manufacturing and sound design.