The AXIS 215: Mixed by ATTLAS
With a career than spans nearly half a decade, ATTLAS exploded into 2020 with mood-boosting music and three projects under his belt, ready to give longtime fans a year to remember. In February, he released his debut album Lavender God on mau5trap, which is notably home to a vast majority of his catalog.
To follow, it seemed the Canadian producer forgot to pump the breaks, giving the world official remixes for ARTY and Hotel Garuda, on top of releasing Faya / The Crack in October, another career-first project on Lane 8‘s This Never Happened imprint. One month later, his sophomore LP Out Here With You was added to his discography.
ATTLAS describes the second full-length project as “calming, hopeful, and about the small good things we can control and take pride in,” a notion that is evident on his exclusive AXIS mix for Dancing Astronaut. As he mentions in the mix’s intro, the new album is a “melodic, and introspective work,” as tracks such as “Polar Concept” make clear. In the AXIS mix, ATTLAS engages his newer outputs while delving deeper into his repertoire with fan favorites like “The Machinery Chewed” and “Carmen.” These time-honored staples are juxtaposed against some of the songs he’s been digging of late, including “Star Shpongled Banner” by Shpongle and “Scalar” by Max Cooper. Fans will be even more pleased to hear a few IDs and unreleased edits in there, as well.
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