Earlier this year, NYC producer Saftey Scissors delivered his adventerous In a Manner of Sleeping LP via BPtich Control. In that record's wake, a number of remixes have been commissioned, including this one from budding Vancouver resident Loscil. Stripping the tune of virtually all its rhythmic components, Loscil's remix relies on a simple assemblage of hi-hats to keep tempo while a calming stream of watery textures and airy strings fill the rework's sonic field. When combined with Safety Scissors' sweetly solemn singing, the elements form a deeply immersive and disarmingly meditative listen.
On the new Motor City Jackin EP for Tracy, Barcelona producer Shelby Grey (a.k.a. Vicknoise) crafts cosmic and melodic house cuts with a heavy emphasis on retro synths. "Give Your Love" is a slow-burning, hypnotic throwback built on delayed vocal coos, sticky bass stabs, and crinkly, high-pitched cymbals, its myriad synth layers weaving through the piece's snappy repetition. Before it drops on December 17, the Spanish artist's forthcoming record can be previewed via the player included after the jump. Read more »
Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence (a.k.a. Disclosure) have had an excellent year on the back of their debut LP, Settle—a record which, believe it or not, was recently nominated for a Grammy. Before the London pair's unstoppably busy 2013 comes to a close, they will release a special, remix-packed edition of its breakout album—featuring a star-studded cast of producers which includes the likes of Paul Woolford, Hudson Mohawke, Midland, Dixon, and even DJ Premier, among others. Read more »
Cologone outpost Kompakt is looking to quickly get the ball rolling in the fast-approaching new year, with a fresh collection of remixes for The Field's Cupid's Head LP and a new 12" from John Tejada set to drop in early 2014. Read more »
Berlin-via-Montreal producer Hreno hit XLR8R earlier this year with a track from his The Frank Barns EP and a remix for Visionquest starlet Dinky. Now, we're treated to "Little Squirl" from his Parts Unknown EP (due out on December 16), a track which trots in on a dank and detuned keyboard melody that drifts amongst squirming acid embellishments and murky percussion. A staid spoken phrase eventually slithers in, receding almost immediately into a shroud of white noise as the reigned-in house groove descends into what feels like an extended breakdown.
Roughly two years after his Transistor Rhythm LP dropped via Modeselektor's 50Weapons imprint, Bristolian bass maestro Addison Groove will return to the label in early 2014 to release his follow-up album, Addison Groove presents James Grieve. Read more »
Though it was earlier reported that the new EP from shadowy Hyperdub icon Burial would be released on December 16, the UK imprint surprisingly elected to make the three-song effort available a week early. Even better, all three tracks from the Rival Dealer EP (artwork above) have been posted online and can be heard in their entirety. Read more »
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