Dancing Astronaut Auditions: Episode 3
Dancing Astronaut Auditions is a feature dedicated to providing an outlet for fresh and original material to earn the audience it deserves. Each edition of Auditions will showcase a handful of standout submitted original mixes from a diversity of genres.
Welcome back to Dancing Astronaut Auditions! The following five tracks were some of the best we received since our last episode. Autumn has arrived, which means fewer warm-weather distractions competing for budding producers’ attention. Get in the studio and give us a ring when you’re ready to be heard. Send your unsigned original mixes to firstname.lastname@example.org!
1. IZM – We Get Down
Rising Los Angeles talent IZM defies classification on a smashing hip-hop tinged tune that showcases the producer’s fine ear for rollicking rhythms and artful sample interplay.
2. John Pierson – The Bridge
Boston’s John Pierson takes us back to a time when progressive house was characterized by thoughtful melodic and harmonic evolution rather than predictable builds and breaks on this well-crafted throwback track.
3. Eric Lam – Scream
Philadelphia-based producer Eric Lam’s foreboding melodic lead and crisp and clean production style stood out on this dynamic big room number.
5. Skizye – Entropy
20-year-old North Carolina producer Skizye offers up his take on melodic dubstep with a varied track that features plucky chords prior to a stuttered multi-tone drop in the archetype of Zomboy.
5. Huminal – Prophecies
Dutch duo Huminal curate a patiently evolving ambient techno soundscape on “Prophecies,” a mellow track that boasts careful attention to atmospheric sound design.