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Hi-Five: Tin Man Selects His Top Acid Tracks

Tin Man (a.k.a. Johannes Auvinen) has been releasing music for over a decade, but he seems to have found a real home at Acid Test, an offshoot of LA-based label Absurd. His 2012 full-length Neo Neo Acid brought broad attention to his use of the genre's signature machine—the Roland TB-303—from which he coaxes a distinctive musicality while crafting a unique brand of synth pop-inspired techno. Auvinen's latest album Ode (currently streaming in full via XLR8R) trades in a more distilled strain of post-rave melancholia, and ahead of its arrival on September 22, the Vienna-based artist walked us through five tracks that, much like his own productions, offer a unique take on acid—from Richie Hawtin's minimalist approach under his Plastikman alter ego to the acid-pop crossover of Ten City. Read more » 

Download: kidkanevil "Thousand Year Forest (One for Yosi)"

First Listen

Last year, Japanese producer Yosi Horikawa dropped Vapor; serving as his debut full-length, the 16-track album stitched together remarkably detailed sound design and adventurous beatwork. Now, the First Word label is preparing to drop Vapor Remixed 1, the (presumably) first in a series of remix EPs which gathers reworks from Daisuke Tanabe, Fulgeance, and kidkanevil. Also included in the package is "Thousand Year Forest (One for Yosi)," a kidkanevil original made with Horikawa's style in mind. "Daisuke Tanabe and I took a field recording trip to Mount Fuji," kidkanevil explains, "and came across a really beautiful and strange forest nearby... this beat was made from those recordings." Furthermore, the producer explains that he felt "quite inspired by [Horikawa's] use of field recording, the directness and detail and the way it's utilized in his production," and so made this track as a tribute to his craft. The resulting production, "Thousand Year Forest," can be downloaded below while Vapor Remixed 1 is set to land on September 22. 

Average: 7.7 (31 votes)
 
 

Stream "Fifty Fathoms" from Marquis Hawkes' Upcoming EP

First Listen

Last month, Houndstooth announced that Marquis Hawkes would be making his debut on the label with Fifty Fathoms Deep, sharing a stream of EP cut "Can't Find a Reason" in the process. Now, a second track from the upcoming record has been shared, which offers a more sultry take on sound than shown in the anonymous producer's previous releases. Read more » 

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  • 09/18/2014

Download a New Mix from Ben UFO

Ever-active selector and Hessle Audio (a label which today announced an upcoming EP from Bruce) co-head Ben UFO has shared a new mix. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2014

Hivern Discs to Release EP from Man Power

Barcelona's Hivern Discs—run, in part, by John Talabot—will release a new EP from Man Power. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2014

The Trilogy Tapes Preps 12", Mixtape from Low Jack

Will Bankhead's The Trilogy Tapes label is set to issue a mixtape and a new 12" from French producer Low Jack in the coming months. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2014

Listen to Anenon's Forthcoming 'Sagrada' LP for Non Projects

With his sophomore LP, Sagrada, set to drop next week, Non Projects label head (not to mention an alumni of both RBMA and the XLR8R podcast series, and a former In the Studio subject) Anenon is streaming his forthcoming album in full. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2014

Download: Cherushii "No Doubt in My Mind"

First Listen

Cherushii is the handle of San Francisco producer Chelsea Faith, a budding talent whose taste for jacking house rhythms and hardware constructions landed her an EP on 100% Silk late last year. Now, with a string of West Coast tour dates ahead of her (alongside fellow Silk affiliate Golden Donna), Faith has dropped off "No Doubt in My Mind," a soul-streaked expedition indebted to the Chicago house tradition, and one which finds ample room to unroll a number of gliding synth leads and R&B vocal chops across its eight-minute run. "No Doubt in My Mind" can be downloaded in full below (the track is also set to appear on a forthcoming, as-yet-untitled EP), while Cherushii's upcoming West Coast tour dates can be peeped after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.1 (40 votes)
 
 

Suicideyear Shares Video for "Remembrance" from Upcoming Software EP

Baton Rouge-based producer Suicideyear (a.k.a. James Prudhomme) has dropped a new video for "Remembrance," the title track to his forthcoming Software debut. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2014

Technicolour Preps 12" from Hieroglyphic Being; Hear a Track Now

With an upcoming LP for Planet Mu set to arrive next month, ceaselessly prolific Chicago producer Jamal Moss (a.k.a. Hieroglyphic Being) has revealed that the month of October will also see him debut on the expanding Technicolour imprint. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2014

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