Dexter's Beat Laboratory Vol. 33

Dexter's Beat Laboratory Vol. 33

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only …

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.


Fresh f  in October, continues to wow. His latest is a stunning remix ‘s “Be The One.” Backed by top-notch sound design throughout and a series dramatic, fluttering synths in the chorus, KRANE’s crafted a beautiful rendition an already tiptop song.


After months waiting, dubstep fans finally have new material. Turns out they’ve been working on an 13-track album, humbly titled The Greatest Album All Time, and “Mistakes” with PhaseOne and is one its latest singles. The track is one pure energy. It’s packed with the heavy wubs we know and love from both bass acts, along with haunting vocals from The Arcturians that give the track a unique flavor.


kick f the in the  x collaborative album series with a drumstep original, “My Love.” Katie Boyle’s heartfelt vocals put a more lighthearted touch on the verses, but other parts the song are a whole different animal. The duo have put together a track that exudes intensity in the best way, making it the perfect kick-f for the forthcoming compilation album.


has tapped into my nostalgia. Last Friday, he released an incredibly emotive cover ‘s 2004 hit, “Helena.” His vocal-centered rendition strips down the original track to a slower-paced ballad that oozes pure emotion and passion. Unlike Pluto’s voice is so well-suited for this track, and I’ve found myself re-obsessed with it 14 years later.


Seven years and countless remixes later, ‘s “Unison” remains one the greatest hits the early “EDM” era. It’s been reworked, revamped, reshaped, and re-imagined into genres across the board — and some are truly a treat. This latest one from SYN is a substantial contender. The mysterious producer ushers in the iconic melody before plunging listeners into a sea glitchy bass. It’s raw and harsh, but in the best possible way.

H/T to DA managing editor for this one.