Editors’ Selections: Week of July 22nd, 2013Editors Selections

Editors’ Selections: Week of July 22nd, 2013

Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors. 


Jody Wisternoff – We Are Heroes feat. Pete Josef

Jody Wisternoff and Pete Josef become familiar collaborative bedfellows throughout Wisternoff’s Trails We Blaze album for Anjunadeep last year. This year, their return to the world of hypnotic club music comes at the avail of “We Are Heroes.” A deep and divine union of Josef’s supple vocals and firm melodic composition that has hallmarked this months Anjunadeep 05, the track is a perfect soundtrack to the much needed downtime inbetween festival hopping.


Gems – Sinking Stone

Discovered by way of Goldroom’s twitter account, this gem embodies the exact flavor of music I’m into at the moment. Utilizing a strong downtempo vibe combined with brilliant vocals and song writing, Gems creates a sound truly exquisite to the ear.


Maor Levi – Holding On (Evan Duffy Piano Cover)

If you haven’t heard of Evan Duffy, you have still heard Evan Duffy. The composer is EDM’s favorite pianist, and if that sounds like nonsense to you just look at Kill The Noise and Candyland, who have featured Duffy in their tracks, and Skrillex, Krewella, and Porter Robinson, who have all supported his piano covers of their own tunes. While I highly recommend checking out his YouTube channel for a treasure trove of EDM covers (think mau5, Madeon, Nero, Knife Party, etc, etc) his cover of Maor Levi’s “Holding On” is his most recent work, and with support from both Maor himself and Anjunabeats it’s as good an intro as any to a composer that is truly putting “music” back in EDM.


Rockwell – Detroit (Original Mix)

London producer Rockwell has emerged as the gold standard in minimal drum ‘n bass, combining the forward-thinking genre take of Noisia with a stripped down aesthetic akin to that of Phonat. “Detroit” is a driving dance-floor friendly beast that retains Rockwell’s unique brand of unconventional elements and crystal clear production clarity alongside crowd boosting samples and acid dub stylings. It’s a great gateway track into one of the more underrated producers in the game.
Joal – Looking Down (Original Mix)
Portuguese producer Joal is one of many to appear on Richie Hawtin’s Enter Ibiza compilation for this summer season, but his “Looking Down” struck a chord more than most. Like any good dance track, the song steadily builds tension before it breaks, but Joal’s dramatically stuttered female vocals are what set this slice of the Space terrace above the rest.

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