If you'll remember back to the beginning of 2011, we weren't exactly pleased with the latest LP to come from Anti-Pop Consortium cohort Beans, End it All. And it wasn't necessarily because the music was bad, it was more that the MC and the various producers' instrumental tracks didn't mesh all that well. Before Salva heads out on a lengthy North American tour at the end of this month, the DJ/producer/Frite Nite label head has elected to try his hand at mixing his glistening, club-ready sonics with the MC's left-of-center flow. Let's just say that a few more cuts like "Blue Movie (Salva Remix)" wouldn't have hurt Beans' LP in the least bit. Tour dates are after the jump. Read more »
Today brings the debut EP from an up-and-coming producer based in Cleveland, Ohio by the name of Jason Burns. The three-track See Thru You isn't exactly as sunny as the above artwork would lead you to believe, but actually follows suit with the dark and deeply soulful "Back 2 You" cut we shared a while back. The same goes for this solid rework of Burns' title track by busy Atlanta tunesmith Distal—who, incidentally, has his own EP on the way via Grizzly, as well as a new, two-track 12" coming from Tectonic. Needless to say, we're happy to hear these two promising artists join forces on this hard-hitting and touching production.
It's a bit strange that Sepalcure would choose to release Love Pressure Remixed now, 14 months after the original EP first appeared. Over the past year, the Brooklyn-based duo of Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (a.k.a. Braille) has not only dropped another EP, Fleur, but both producers have also released various solo offerings. So why elect to revisit the not-so-distant past? Read more »
As the tenth release from UK label Frijsfo Beats, Frijsfo Beats Vol. Three will drop on August 22 with exclusive jams from Cardopusher, Kuoyah, Geiom, and Submerse. We've got "Chip Voices," the contribution from Nottingham producer Kamal Joory (a.k.a. Geiom), to offer as a download here. After you grab this jittery cut, you can check out previews of the rest of those fresh offerings here.
London resident Louis Johnson (a.k.a. Skanky) just dropped the latest release from burgeoning Aussie imprint Templar Sound, the five-track Blind Spot EP (artwork above), which boasts three original tracks along with remixes from LOL Boys and Visionist. "Ghost" isn't found amongst the music on that new record, but it is a prime example of the producer's kind of emotive, bass-centric club tunes. Grab the track below and if it leaves you craving more, the entire Blind Spot EP is streaming here. Skanky also has a video of the EP's title track—which, incidentally, samples this '90s-R&B cut. Watch it after the jump. Read more »
For all of you unsigned and unknown electronic producers out there, toiling away at your next great tune, you now have a unique chance to get your music hand-delivered to the masses, thanks to a competition organized by Bleep, SoundCloud, Warp, and Transition Mastering Studios. Read more »
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