Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.
Since discovering a few years ago, I’ve been consistently impressed with the Dutch producer’s music. His latest, recently premiered by on , is no exception. With its hip-hop-influenced beats and signature pounding synths, “I’ll Be Gone (I Miss You)” is another great addition to GANZ’s discography.
It would basically be a crime to not include ‘s latest in this playlist. With the announcement a and , Emoh Instead has been taking the electronic music world by storm this week. “Stuck In Orbit” with vocalist BUOY is one his most compelling pieces work to date. The five-and-a-half-minute single serves as a gorgeously emotive precursor to what we can expect from his stacked debut album, and I can’t wait.
Australians and Folly have crafted an absolutely ruthless g-house house tune with “No Games.” The track packs a heavy punch with rap-fueled verses, a driving bassline, and subtle trap elements. Its catchy beat and hard-hitting builds and drops have been stuck in my head since its release last Friday.
As a longtime fan, I’m always interested in seeing how other producers transform his unique music. has taken his good friend’s iconic “Quantum Immortality” and reworked it into a dark, glitchy remix layered with elements trap, future bass, and just about everything in between. The Los Angeles producer has delicately crafted a complicated soundscape full twists and turns that complements Crywolf’s original vocals beautifully.
Last week, teamed up with Matt Van for an elegant composition called “I Don’t Mind.” The track is vastly different from many ‘s recent releases and is a breathtaking, refreshing addition to the label’s . Van’s moving vocals over piano-centered production from Direct make for a relaxing addition to any chill-type playlist.