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This tune by Atlanta-based producer heRobust (a.k.a Hayden Kramer) will be the b-side to his forthcoming 7-inch, set for a March 21 release date on Saturate. Both this song and the record's a-side, "Facebook Lift," were previously featured on heRobust's recently released digital double album Late Night/Morning After (artwork above), which can be downloaded free of charge on Saturate's website. "Swagriculture" is a glitchy piece of hip-hop-inspired bass music with an easy-going rhythm and a shimmering cornucopia of sounds and samples.
At this point, it's hard not to feel a little bad for Sigha (a.k.a. James Shaw). That sounds harsh, but it's a statement that has little do with the quality of the London-reared producer's music—which remains quite high—and lot more to do with the fact that he seems increasingly disconnected from the bass-music scene with which he is often affiliated. In reality, Sigha now resides in Berlin and has been regularly turning out heady, mature techno for several years now, a trend that continues on his most recent EP, Abstractions I-IV. The tunes are solid, but one can't help but wonder if they're largely falling on deaf ears. Read more »
NYC-via-Finland producer Albert Swarm has lent his production talents to Young Magic's "Night in the Ocean," another installment in a growing array of remixed tracks from the Brooklyn band's debut LP, Melt. On this remix, Swarm takes the band's vocal harmonies and adds a sense of disarray, creating a chorus of off-kilter synths and stirring in some gloomy ambiance with Young Magic's choral arrangements. It's a fuzzy take on a lo-fi pop song, but Swarm's beats bring new depth.
Premier footwork/juke patron Planet Mu is set to release a new album by Chicago producer and Ghetto Teknitianz affiliate Cornelius Ferguson (a.k.a. Traxman), the 18-track The Mind of Traxman. Read more »
It's been awhile since we've heard from Irish beatmaker MMoths, but in the year since he shared "Summer," the 18-year-old beatmaker has added an extra "M" to his moniker and put the finishing touches on a proper debut EP. The five-song, self-titled effort won't be released until March 6, but this expansive clip for EP cut "THNX" has been unveiled in the meantime. Read more »
Brooklyn's Slava is associated with the borough's burgeoning electronic-music-meets-visual-arts scene, so it's fitting that his latest EP dropped on Software, a label headed by one of that world's most visible figures, Oneohtrix Point Never. "File," the first track from the Soft Control EP (artwork, featuring a "file," pictured above), starts off as a sparse clip of beat music, but develops into something more exciting. As the song progresses, synths and beats layer, and around the midpoint, Slava catches us off guard by unveiling a fully fledged, hands-in-the-air house track. Download the track below and then stream Soft Control in its entirety after the jump. Read more »
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