Here, we have yet another track to surface from the debut LP by 20-year-old producer Alec Koone (a.k.a. Balam Acab), the mysterious and utterly gorgeous Wander / Wonder (pictured above). The Mechanicsburg, PA native has let go of "Motion," possibly the most upbeat and brightly shimmering selection from his forthcoming record for Tri Angle. There are even parts of this tune (like the sweeping strings) reminiscent of something from a Rodgers & Hammerstein soundtrack for a classic Disney film. If that's not magical, we don't know what is. (via Gorilla vs. Bear)
The two Londoners of production outfit Walls (pictured above) are just over a month away from dropping their second LP, Coracle, via the illustrious Kompakt label. Here, that record's first single, "Sunporch," gets a brooding rework from Tri Angle Records' anonymous tunesmith Holy Other, who slows the bright and airy elements of the original to a syrupy crawl.
If you'll remember back to the beginning of 2011, we weren't exactly pleased with the latest LP to come from Anti-Pop Consortium cohort Beans, End it All. And it wasn't necessarily because the music was bad, it was more that the MC and the various producers' instrumental tracks didn't mesh all that well. Before Salva heads out on a lengthy North American tour at the end of this month, the DJ/producer/Frite Nite label head has elected to try his hand at mixing his glistening, club-ready sonics with the MC's left-of-center flow. Let's just say that a few more cuts like "Blue Movie (Salva Remix)" wouldn't have hurt Beans' LP in the least bit. Tour dates are after the jump. Read more »
Today brings the debut EP from an up-and-coming producer based in Cleveland, Ohio by the name of Jason Burns. The three-track See Thru You isn't exactly as sunny as the above artwork would lead you to believe, but actually follows suit with the dark and deeply soulful "Back 2 You" cut we shared a while back. The same goes for this solid rework of Burns' title track by busy Atlanta tunesmith Distal—who, incidentally, has his own EP on the way via Grizzly, as well as a new, two-track 12" coming from Tectonic. Needless to say, we're happy to hear these two promising artists join forces on this hard-hitting and touching production.
It's a bit strange that Sepalcure would choose to release Love Pressure Remixed now, 14 months after the original EP first appeared. Over the past year, the Brooklyn-based duo of Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (a.k.a. Braille) has not only dropped another EP, Fleur, but both producers have also released various solo offerings. So why elect to revisit the not-so-distant past? Read more »
As the tenth release from UK label Frijsfo Beats, Frijsfo Beats Vol. Three will drop on August 22 with exclusive jams from Cardopusher, Kuoyah, Geiom, and Submerse. We've got "Chip Voices," the contribution from Nottingham producer Kamal Joory (a.k.a. Geiom), to offer as a download here. After you grab this jittery cut, you can check out previews of the rest of those fresh offerings here.
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