Dexter's Beat Laboratory Vol. 81

Dexter's Beat Laboratory Vol. 81

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly assortment of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a style that may solely be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a reputation that lends itself to punnery — DA is glad to current a choice of tracks personally curated by Dexter to your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.


Bishu‘s sixth Monstercat single comes on the listener swinging. He faucets songstress Mister Blonde on the anthemic “Get To Know Me,” a booming future bass monitor that’s refreshing in a style saturated with repeated sounds. Just like in final spring’s “Machine,” Mister Blonde’s sultry vocals once more complement Bishu’s manufacturing completely, as she leads the listener as much as a booming drop. “Get To Know Me” is a part of the Canadian producer’s forthcoming debut EP, The Hali 2 Cali EP.

Since bursting onto the scene simply two years in the past, Midnight Kids have garnered help from among the business’s greatest names. From huge remixes to their debut authentic final June, this duo has proven no indicators of slowing down—significantly with their latest remix: Porter Robinson‘s iconic 2010 “Say My Name.” Hardcore Robinson followers may be a bit cautious of any remix of this notable monitor, however Midnight Kids have accomplished it justice by specializing in the melodies and enjoying up the emotive elements of the monitor. “Porter Robinson modified the way in which we take a look at making music,” Midnight Kids famous of their music description. “Without this document popping out issues might have been totally different for us.”

I used to be obsessive about The McMash Clan’s swing-oriented moombahcore “Swing Break” in 2013 however had a tough time discovering another tunes that included a swing ingredient as flawlessly as that one. When I came upon Teminite and Swing’it Dixieband had teamed up for a cool electro-swing monitor referred to as “Party Like it’s 1923,” I used to be thrilled. Straight out of a Great Gatsby scene, this monitor employs daring horns, a swinging electro beat, and retro vocals for an general stylish and brassy aura. Teminite continues to reveal his versatility as a producer, giving followers the collaboration they by no means knew they wanted.

Mazare returns to Monstercat after his October remix of Hailene with a gorgeously emotive collaboration with vocalist RUNN. The Italian artist additionally lately created an otherworldly drum & bass remix for Seven Lions and solely continues to enhance with every new piece of labor. This new top-notch single has followers raving concerning the impeccable mix of RUNN’s flawless vocals and Mazare’s meticulous manufacturing—and rightly so. It’s one of the crucial blissful items of music to hit the Monstercat airwaves to this point this 12 months.

UKF has been showcasing some distinctive music to this point in 2019, the newest of which is a collaboration of two drum & bass powerhouse acts: Hybrid Minds and Koven. Koven member Katie Boyle’s voice positively drips with emotion on this piano-fueled drum & bass quantity. It’s a susceptible piece, and although the monitor is backed by a racing beat, it maintains an ethereal, wistful environment the entire means by way of. The artists’ ardour for his or her artwork type is uncooked and unguarded in “In Your Arms,” and it’s lovely to expertise.