Up-and-coming producer Yoin technically hails from Scotland, but judging from this tune off his recently released 7" for the Tuff Wax imprint (Aberdeen Truth Vol.2), he could just as conceivably be a resident of Bangor, Maine (as in, "That shit's a banger, mang"). Starting off with some tasty percussion and classic claps, Yoin unfolds a propulsive kick pattern and almost-too-far pitched vocals over the course of the track's first 50 seconds or so. Following that, we get our first taste of bangerdom with ravey stabs and a locked-groove rhythm, leading to the customary breakdown/build-up somewhere around the two-minute mark. Then—of all things—the young producer decides to pitch up the vocals even further and chop them into an inescapable loop. And after that? He serves up even more rapid-fire percussion and stuttering snare fills.
It's an all-London affair with the burgeoning Disclosure duo flexing some serious remix muscle on Jack Dixon's "Coconuts." Whereas the original is a pretty smooth slice of funky UK sounds, the remix is nothing but 100% silky-smooth goodness. Taking Dixon's percussion and vocal sampling to its utmost potential, the young pair of beatsmiths unleash a gliding chord progression and some quasi-fusion '80s bass to wrap it all up in the warm, R&B-infused fashion we've come to expect given Disclosure's small but impressive discography.
This lengthy slice of iridescent, rave-friendly music is taken from the remix EP for UK producer Gang Colours' In Your Gut Like a Knife record. Fellow British tunesmith Pedestrian elongates the rubbery "Dance Around the Subject" to make roughly eight minutes of dancefloor brilliance. You can grab the rest of Gang Colours' free remix EP here.
London's MA1 is a veteran DJ, someone who came up in the late-'90s/early-'00s garage scene and eventually found his way onto Rinse FM, where he continues to pilot a weekly show. Although he oversees his own Karnival Music label, he hasn't exactly been a prolific producer over the years, which makes his latest offering, the four-song Elektron EP, quite possibly the highest-profile MA1 release to date. Read more »
What began as an eight-plus minute expedition into meandering, spacious techno, "Far End of the Graveyard" has been reworked by a number of up-and-coming producers on Ghosting Season's (pictured above) recent remix EP. Here, we have a contribution to that release from UK newcomer Enjoyed, whose hybrid combinations of Balearic pop and chilled-out house we first caught wind of a few weeks back. Electing to forgo the elongated structure of the original, Enjoyed quickly moves into a swirling production that leans heavy on the house side of his sonic palette, placing a bouncing combination of kicks and claps alongside an array of heavenly pads and glistening melodies. After peeping Enjoyed's take on "Far End of the Graveyard," you can stream the rest of the EP (which features contributions from Polinski, Nedry, and Relmic Statue), here.
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