The duo of DJ Haus and DJ Q debuted as Trumpet & Badman last summer, with four Jersey-swung, organ-fueled house numbers on the Love Keeps Changing EP. Now the pair is set to return with another collection of summer dancefloor tunes on the simply titled EP 2. Read more »
Earlier this month, Natch label founders Synthek and Audiolouis issued their debut full-length together, Unwise. Featured here, Broken Pad" is one of 12 dense techno expeditions to appear on the record. Beginning with a pulsing pattern of kick drums, the track gradually builds into a thick sonic atmosphere—glacial pads meet sci-fi textures, which are pushed to the background by sheets of machine-made hiss and growing layers of dubbed percussion rattles. The Berlin pair's Unwise LP is out now, with an extensive remix series set to appear down the line featuring reworks from Sleeparchive, Zadig, Neel, Tadeo, Ness and Polar Inertia.
London-via-Moscow beatmaker Lokiboi has appeared in XLR8R's Downloads section quite a bit over the past few years, but he's never quite sounded like he does on "Midnight Tempo." Here, Lokiboi hovers just above 100 bpm, lacing a shuffling four-on-the-floor beat with a mellow procession of chopped chords and murmured vocals—presumably the producer's own. Sweetening the package, "Midnight Tempo" comes with a touch of vintage sensibilities, as Lokiboi utilizes alternating patterns of bright organ melodies and airy MIDI horns to top off the soulful house outing.
This week, the Donky Pitch label revealed details of its next release, the debut full-length from Chicago producer David Beltran (a.k.a. Starfoxxx). Now, a stream of the LP's first full track, "Our Bodies," has leaked. Read more »
After initially launching from San Francisco in 2010, the Rock It Science Laboratories imprint (or RIS Labs, for short) has reemerged as a Los Angeles-based label/collective, with Give In's Slow Moves EP serving at the outpost's latest effort. The alias of LA producer/sound engineer George Cochrane, the Give In project concerns itself with detailed melodic house, of which "Saw Palmetto" is a fine example. Serving as one of two original cuts which appear on Slow Moves, the track relies on intricate percussion to initially build its momentum before Cochrane adds layers of crystalline chords, tweaked synth lines, and jazzy vocal chops to the procession. Out now, Give In's entire Slow Moves EP can be streamed via the player provided after the jump. Read more »
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