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Dancing Astronaut’s Most Anticipated Electronic Albums of Fall 2013

Remember when electronic albums were few and far between? Not anymore. This year’s new buzzword is album. “Working on my new album” could be the most persistent expression dance artists share across social channels and in due course. DJ/producers and labels now have the widespread audience to follow suit with more commercially-driven music marketing. Step one? Cryptic announcement. Step two – single. Step three – album bulletin with tracklist and pre-order intel. The formula is tried and true. Fans flocking from album-centric genres expect to be indulged with packaged and organized content. That’s what we want to pay for.

As many as 14 full-length albums will hit the digital shelves over the next two months, running the gamut from veterans Kaskade, The Bloody Beetroots and Claude VonStroke to newcomers Krewella and Angger Dimas. This fall’s unprecedented streak of electronic album releases coalesced with EDM’s advancing digital sales should kindle mainstream headway, the right way. Just ask Disclosure what happens when a fire starts to burn… Here are the most anticipated albums of the fall.

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Artist Album Title Release Date
I Am Legion I Am Legion September 2
Hot Natured Different Sides of the Sun September 2
Angger Dimas Angger Management September 3
Kaskade Atmosphere September 10
Avicii TRUE September 13
The Bloody Beetroots HIDE September 17
Krewella Get Wet September 24
Claude VonStroke Urban Animal September 24
Sub Focus Torus September 23
Camo & Krooked Zeitgeist September 30
Afrojack TBA September
Moby Innocents October 1
Feed Me TBA Early October
Chase & Status Brand New Machine October 7
Duck Sauce TBA October


I Am Legion – I Am Legion

I am Legion

Release Date: September 2
Tracks: 16
Collaborators: Strange U, D.Ablo

Six heads are better than one. At least that’s the obvious assumption behind I Am Legion. Hip-hop-bass triumvirate Foreign Beggars unite with bass triad Noisia to form a diabolical supergroup that would have been more keenly dubbed Scylla. Their self-titled debut album promises “futuristic, electronic, rapshit” and from what we’ve heard so far, that’s right on the money. The trios have been engaged in studio sessions over the past five years finally bundling a diverse selection said to merge hip-hop with numerous subgenres of dance music. As the first single, “Make Those Move” set the tone for I Am Legion to deliver relentless beats and lyrical treats. “Choosing For You” saw the premiere of the album’s first music video.

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Hot Natured – Different Sides of the Sun

Hot Natured Different Sun

Release Date: September 2
Tracks: 15
Collaborators: Kenny Glasgow, Anabel Englund, S.Y.F, Roisin Murphy

Hot Natured is comprised of an ensemble cast that includes Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C and Ali Love. Having already toured and produced several hits, the supergroup prepares to release their debut album, Different Sides of the Sun, with 12 new tracks to accompany 3 previous singles. This surely won’t be the first album from the outfit. Jamie Jones has said they went into the album with 45 songs and walked  away with 30 to spare. The album’s first single “Isis (Magic Carpet Ride)” features Egyptian Lover offering up some super sensual vocals.

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Angger Dimas – Angger Management


Release Date: September 3
Tracks: 15 + 4 bonus
Collaborators: Steve Aoki, Vandalism, Will Brennan, Polina, Xander Pratt, Jevin Julian, Cassie Crawford, D.O.D, Piyu, Tara McDonald

Indonesia’s number one DJ gears up to release his first full-length album. As a successful remixer and collaborator, Angger Dimas prepares his most ambitious release to date. If the album’s minimix is any indication, Dimas will attribute his unique sound to a multitude of subgenres – from moombahton to hardstyle. Angger Management will see his return to Dim Mak Records, featuring collaborations with mentor Steve Aoki, Vandalism, and vocalists Polina, Tara McDonald and Cassie Crawford. Four bonus tracks, including three originals and an unreleased remix from Digital LAB, take this album’s tracklist to 19.

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Kaskade – Atmosphere


Release Date: September 10
Tracks: 14
Collaborators: Project 46, Late Night Alumni, Lights, Becky Jane Williams, School of Seven Bells, Zip Zip Through The Night, Haley, Debra Fotheringhamg

It’s been two years since Kaskade dropped Fire & Ice. Ryan Raddon’s followup album, Atmosphere, will be his “most personal record to date.” Raddon cites his hectic tour schedule on the Freaks of Nature tour as the stimulus for diving back into writing music. Ryan asserts his 8th full-length effort is “much quieter, more introspective,” than his previous albums. Kaskade couples classic progressive gems with more minimal offerings as a return to his roots. Haley and Becky Jane Williams will contribute vocals with other collaborators including Project 46 and Late Night Alumni. The album’s first single, “Atmosphere” features Ryan’s own singing.

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Avicii – TRUE


Release Date: September 13
Tracks: 12
Collaborators: Aloe Blacc, Salem Al Fakir, Dan Tyminski, Mac Davis, Audra Mae, Blondfire, Nile Rodgers, Adam Lambert, Linnea Henriksson, Dan Reynolds

It’s no secret Avicii will release his first studio album this September. Tim Berg’s experimental debut has been hyped since its conversational showcase at Ultra Music Festival in March. The bluegrass and country inspired effort has received a mixed response from fans and critics so far. Although Deadmau5 and Steve Angello, among other prevalent DJs, have applauded Avicii for trying something different. The fresh take on dance music featured chart-friendly “Wake Me Up” with Aloe Blacc as the first single. Other collaborators comprise Nile Rodgers, Mac Davis, and Audra Mae.

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The Bloody Beetroots – HIDE


Release Date: September 17
Tracks: 15
Collaborators: Tai, Bart B More, Tommy Lee, Greta Svabo Bech, Penny Rimbaud, Paul McCartney, Youth, Theophilus London, P-Thugg, Sam Sparro, Peter Frampton, Gigi Barocco

HIDE will be the second studio album from Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo’s brainchild, The Bloody Beetroots. Known for his noire approach to production and punk rock overtones coupled with collaborations from some of the world’s most legendary rockstars, HIDE may very well be one of the most ambitious releases of 2013. Featuring collaborations from the unlikeliest of artists, HIDE has all of the necessary ingredients to dub it a future classic. Peter Frampton, Paul McCartney and Sam Sparro all appear in the album’s 15 track liner notes, alongside artists such as Tommy Lee, Theophilus London and Bart B More. With such a strange and exciting array of collaborators, it’s impossible to guess what the album will sound like in its entirety, but be prepared for something cerebral from one of the most daring artists in electronic music.

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Krewella – Get Wet

Krewella Get Wet

Release Date: September 14
Tracks: 12 + 2 bonus
Collaborators: Gareth Emery, Patrick Stump, Travis Barker, Pegboard Nerds

Since “Alive” become one of the hottest and most demanded songs across dance music — and all of music, for that matter — all eyes have been upon the records’ creators. Jahan, Yasmine, and Rain Man, the trio known best as Krewella, have since been brewing follow-up material amidst a blazing hot streak and never ending summer touring schedule. Their sophomore single, “Live For The Night,” is skyrocketing as an impressive second effort and unidentified, unreleased material makes its way into live sets around the globe. When their debut album Get Wet drops next month, fans will be treated to 14 contagious tunes from the Krew, including collaborations alongside Gareth Emery, Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, and Blink 182’s Travis Barker.

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Claude VonStroke – Urban Animal


Release Date: September 24
Tracks: 7
Collaborators: None

Barclay Crenshaw, known to most as the techno producer and labelhead of San Francisco’s Dirtybird Records, Claude VonStroke, debuts his third foray into full length territory with Urban Animals. Scheduled for a September 24th release date, VonStroke has already sampled a number of the album’s forthcoming cuts, displaying his talent for crafting titillating techno with West Coast personality. Check out “The Clapping Track,” “Can’t Wait” and “Dood” for a small taste of what VonStroke’s got cooking in his kitchen and keep your ear to the ground for more sneak peaks in the weeks leading up to the album’s release.

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Sub Focus – Torus


Release Date: September 30
Tracks: 13
Collaborators: Alex Clare, Alice Gold, MNEK, Kele, Jayelldee, Kenzie May, Culture Shock, TC, Alpines, Foxes

Regardless of your dance music affinities, Sub Focus is a name you should be familiar with. The English-born music producer is responsible for some of the best drum ‘n’ bass in the business, and lately has been showing a knack for melodic drumstep, dubstep, and midtempo. With only one album to his name (his self-titled 2009 debut), Torus is certainly a big deal. The album features a standout cast of collaborators from vocalists Alex Clare to Kele, to d&b artists Culture Shock and TC.

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Camo & Krooked – Zeitgeist


Release Date: September 30th
Tracks: 15
Collaborators: Ian Shaw, Metrik, Lemaitre

Revered drum and bass artists Camo & Krooked are gearing up for their fourth studio album, ZeitgeistThe Hospital Records regulars have crafted some of the cleanest liquid dnb, drumstep and dubstep of the past couple years, and their newest album is looking to be their most promising offering yet. Having already previewed “All Night” and “Move Around,” the Austrian duo have showcased a friendlier and lighter approach to uptempo bass music, boasting disco, funk, and R&B influences. With a fifteen song tracklist, Camo & Krooked’s Zeitgeist will undoubtedly be an exposé of their revamped sound.

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Afrojack – TBA

Release Date: September
Collaborators: TBA

Afrojack has been hyping up an artist album for nearly a year already. The lead single with Chris Brown, “As Your Friend,” proved that Nick has in fact been in the studio laying down new music for a full-length effort, but there’s since been silence on the release which was originally slated for September. While many of his biggest hits from this festival season have already been released and confirmed to have no made the cut on his new album, all possibilities remain. Mr. Afroland himself has two commercial tracks on the way that are expected to make the cut, “Ten Feet Tall” and “Be With You,” and it’s possible that his work with Wiz Khalifa, Jennifer Lopez, and even Sting may make the final cut on his debut album. Hear the first leak from the album: “Be With You.”

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Moby – Innocents


Release Date: October
Tracks: 12 + 6 bonus
Collaborators: Cold Specks, Damien Jurado, Wayne Coyne, Skylar Grey, Inyang Bassey, Mark Lanegan

With ten studio albums already in his rearview, Moby sets the stage for his 11th effort, Innocents this Fall. Announced in July, Moby’s latest has been in the works for the past 18 months, all recorded independently inside his apartment. Featuring a number of guest vocalists, including Skylar Grey, Moby also enlisted the talented Mark Stent to handle some of the production duties. The album’s first official single, “A Case for Shame” has already seen its release and subsequent remix package met with high regard, and the album’s second single alongside Wayne Coyne, “The Perfect Life,” has been the subject of similarly rave reviews. One of the godfathers of modern dance music, Moby’s 11th studio album is a must have for any fan of electronic music with artistic merit.

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Feed Me – TBA

Release Date: Early October
Collaborators: TBA

Jon Gooch has kept us occupied with a spree of singles and EPs since his debut full-length effort in 2010, Feed Me’s Big Adventure. However, little is known about Feed Me’s forthcoming sophomore album. Gooch has announced the album would be releasing the first week of October on his own record label. The imprint has yet to be introduced as well, with this second LP marking its first release. Ultimately we can expect Gooch’s artistic talents to bring his green goblin alter-ego to life like never before.

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Chase & Status – Brand New Machine


Release Date: October 7
Collaborators: TBA

British electronic heavyweights Chase & Status prepare to introduce their third studio album this fall, Brand New Machine. The duo promise a darker sound than than their last platinum-selling effort. If No More Idols is any indication, we can expect a bevy of superstar collaborators and chart-topping singles. Brand New Machine’s lead singles “Lost & Found” and “Count On Me” have already set the bar high. Chase & Status’s radio-friendly brand of drum and bass has been commercially successful in the UK and is primed for the US market.

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Duck Sauce – TBA

Release Date: October
Collaborators: TBA

The quack is back. A-Trak has made it very clear. Returning to the studio with Armand van Helden for their Duck Sauce tag team, the super duo have something special in tow for this fall. Normally, A-Trak and Armand collaborate on rare occasions, releasing hit singles at a rate of one per year. 2013 will be different, as they’ve promised a full length Duck Sauce album with over 10 tracks cut and confirmed. Lead by “It’s You,” their lead single that follows the likes of “Barbra Streisand,” expect only the best of work from this quack-friendly tandem.

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Honorable Mentions:

Markus Schulz – Scream 2 (Fall 2013)

Mat Zo – Damage Control (Fall 2013)

Goldfish – Three Second Memory (2013)

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