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 completely happy to current a collection of tracks personally curated by Dexter on your listening pleasure.

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After changing into hooked on his tunes in 2014 “Dega Dega” on Mad Decent, I’ve stored my eye on Aquadrop. The producer appears to know no limits and may swap seamlessly between genres from one launch to a different. His newest, “Believe In Me,” is a sultry, electro-fueled quantity, highlighted by luscious vocals and a grooving bassline. It’s extremely catchy and is a part of the Italian producer’s Out Run mini EP.


Savoy’s been holding onto this treasure for some time and have lastly launched it to the world. “Treat Me Right,” a collaboration with vocalist Laura Reed, is afire with the dramatic parts of dubstep and electro the Brooklyn trio has grow to be identified for. The music is barely their second launch of the yr — possible as a result of two of the group’s members have been creating a brand new undertaking known as Jaguar Dreams. No matter what moniker the music’s beneath, although, these guys constantly make among the most revolutionary “digital rock music” within the recreation.


Mielo and Align have linked as much as carry a gorgeously atmospheric observe that’s paying homage to ODESZA in its dreamy vocals and distinguished percussion parts. It’s concurrently calming and bass-heavy, bringing two worlds collectively in a single collaboration. “James & I met freshman yr whereas at rowing apply for The University of Iowa,” Mielo says of the music. “I had already began studying the way to produce music & James was an enormous fan of downtempo digital music, so he quickly started to pursue music. We’ve been pals ever since.”


Since its launch in August, Netsky and A.CHAL‘s “Téquila Limonada” has been on repeat. Its fresh-squeezed taste permeated my mind and caught there, so my pleasure solely grew once I noticed the observe could be getting a remodeling from UK drum & bass heavyweights The Prototypes. After it premiered on BBC Radio 1, the duo uploaded a reduce of it to their SoundCloud, wowing with its anticipatory builds and speedy tempo. It’s a enjoyable reimagining that provides some new aptitude to an already distinctive observe.


In his newest providing, Kent’s Memtrix thrilled with a mix of enthralling melodies, infectious singing and a speedy drum & bass tempo. He holds nothing again, packing a punch stuffed with bass and vocals that draw the listeners in. “Dare Me” makes up half one among his newly launched two observe EP, which is out now Viper Records. Its counterpart, “Oxidate,” is equally dynamic, making a journey that feels a lot far more epic than simply two tracks.