The past few years have seen London's My Panda Shall Fly shifting and repurposing his talents into a number of different electronic structures, building a prolific and varied catalog in the process. Even with that in mind, "Japanese Woman" may be a first for the producer, as the moody composition pairs its set of cool chords and unsettled rhythms with a procession of, well, martial arts grunts (i.e. "hiya"), which, as the title seems to indicate, originated from a woman of Japanese descent. These auditory flashes of hand-to-hand combat are ultimately not the focus, though, as "Japanese Woman" finds My Panda Shall Fly patching together a number of seemingly unconnected ideas into a coherent—albeit slightly unconventional—piece of beat work. This latest cut from the budding UK talent is set to appear in the first half of No Secrets, My Panda Shall Fly's upcoming four-track EP for Swiss label Creaked, out on April 28.
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Crafting a dark undercurrent in his latest production, anonymous UK DJ/producer TÂCHES utilizes a gallery of glassy synths in the house-inclined "Malindi" track. Pitch-shifted vocal snippets bounce around the production's persistent clap rhythm as a buoyantly ambling synth melody leads the charge. Glimmers of radiant bleeps permeate the closing end of "Malindi," shortly before a drum pattern accented by ambient tones leads TÂCHES' track to a slow-burning finale.
After unveiling his debut mixtape and listing his favorite go-go tracks in a recent edition of XLR8R's Hi-Five feature series, P. Morris (formerly known as Morri$) has unleashed a new mix and announced an upcoming string of tour dates across North America. Read more »
Aside from sporting an obvious affinity for Hayao Miyazaki's film of the same name, ToToro has little information available online. Featured here, the producer's oddly titled "Cats Eggs" tune starts off small, but doesn't take long to accumulate its massive arsenal of sound. A low-muttering vocal pattern eventually turns into an ecstatic explosion of deft synth sequences which exude nothing but concentrated bliss. ToToro's elated melody is one of many on Tings In Boots 3, a compilation of brand-new tracks put together by London label Push & Run. featuring the likes of Blacksmif, EAN, Tyde, and several others. The whole thing is available to stream and download for free after the jump. Read more »
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