Dexter's Beat Laboratory Vol. 82 – 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 glad to current a number of tracks personally curated by Dexter in your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.


Nora En Pure kicked off her yr with the discharge of a ravishing new Spinnin’ single with Ashibah, “We Found Love.” Just a few months later, she’s launched a small set of remixes for the monitor, together with one she put along with Passenger 10. The pair have opted for a extra understated tackle the music, ditching the unique’s vibrant melodies and piano for a extra refined ambiance—one which would appear extra applicable pulsing by way of a hazy membership than its radio-friendly predecessor. This model creates a dreamier setting and paints Ashibah’s vocals in a complete new mild.

It’s been many months coming, however the wait for brand new Goldroom music has lastly ended with the discharge of “Cocaine Girl.” Fans might acknowledge the intro to the monitor from his June “Saguaro” mix, which kicked off with what would later turn into his first launch of 2019. “Cocaine Girl” options the blissful, sunshine-soaked melodies and beats we’ve come to know and love from Goldroom. It looks like this monitor is perhaps the primary launch of many this yr, because the artist wrote on his social media accounts: “Thank you for being so affected person with me whereas I discovered myself. Shall we go on a journey collectively this yr? There’s a whole lot of new music to share…”

2019 sees the return of Habstrakt in his best home music type. He first burst into the brand new yr with the moody “Darkness” on Spinnin’ in January and now returns with a mighty new home heater, “All Night.” Out Musical Freedom Records, the monitor is Habstrakt in his traditional type: cranking out a bassline that’s irresistible matched with catchy vocals. Prior to those two tracks, the final providing listeners obtained from Uncle Habby was the trap-centered “All Night” in October, so followers of his infectious home stylings probably rejoiced together with his return to the moody pulsing beats.

CRi debuted on Anjunadeep final yr with “Remember You” and makes a splendid return together with his new EP, Initial. I gravitated towards the EP’s final monitor, “Hidden Places,” proper off the bat as a result of it’s totally different from the primary two tracks. Instead of a home beat as a spine, “Hidden Places” options an alluring and gradual construct that appears to happen over the complete size of the music, giving the complete piece an introspective really feel. The music appears to depart house in between the breakbeats and the contemplative melodies for the listener to really dig deep into their feelings.

Bakermat follows February’s pop-oriented “Trouble” with a spirited rework of Beatchild and Justin Nozuka’s “The Only Difference.” The Amsterdam-based artist backs the soulful R&B monitor with a spirited dance floor-ready beat and performs up the vigorous piano melodies. The music works superbly in each codecs, by no means shedding its passionate core. Bakermat continues to convey the occasion to no matter he’s producing, placing his distinctive stamp on songs of all shapes and genres.