Next week, Brighton-based producer Antenna Happy's Pinto EP will inaugurate Reinhardt, a new imprint based in Los Angeles. Ahead of its release, Antenna Happy has sent over this "Slumber Session Edit" of the record's closing cut, "Spark." Originally made to fit within the producer's Slumber Session mix for i-D, the edit strips the original track's drum programming away, revealing a dense array of thick synth tones, many of which—in the absence of outright percussion—fully reveal their rhythmic qualities, helping to push the composition forward throughout its six-plus-minute run. While Antenna Happy's "Spark (Slumber Session Edit)" can be downloaded below, the man's full Pinto EP is set to see a release on September 22.
As we've been reporting since news first arrived over the summer, Huxley's debut full-length will be delivered by !K7/Aus in October, with the album's first single, "I Want You," scheduled to arrive a couple weeks in advance. Now, the UK producer's original version of track has been made available to stream. Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
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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