Two Inch Punch will get his close-up on October 31 when his debut EP, Love You Up, comes out via PMR, the upstart label that's also home to the likes of Julio Bashmore, L-Vis 1990, Javeon McCarthy, and Jesse Ware. On "Luv Luv," Two Inch Punch offers a soothing brand of dubstep-tinged R&B reminiscent of The Weeknd— albeit a chopped and screwed version—or perhaps James Blake having a vocal-pitching fit. The track was released earlier this year as a limited-edition white label and also features a sample of Groove Theory's classic "Tell Me." It's now available for download below, offering an infectious bit of insight into what's to come this Halloween.
It was around mid-September when we first heard that French party-starting label Sound Pellegrino had plans to kick off a series of collaborative EPs, and now we've got the finer details of its first match up. Read more »
Earlier this week, ghettotech protagonist DJ Godfather unveiled the Detroit Booty Callin' EP, an expectedly raunchy and fast-paced four-song digital release. The EP finds DJ Godfather (a.k.a. Brian Jeffries) collaborating with fellow Motor City residents Lil Mz 313 and Good Money, as well as Chicago footwork specialist DJ Rashad. Yet "Make That M.F." is DJ Godfather all on his own, laying down charging booty bass with vocals urgently exhorting listeners to shake what they've got.
It's quite possible that Ben Thomas has had the most quietly productive 2011 of any burgeoning electronic artist, dropping his debut LP as BNJMN, Plastic World, on Rush Hour earlier this year and following it up with an impressive EP for the Svetlana imprint shortly thereafter. On Black Square, the young producer from Southern England continues to move further into a world of his own making, presenting nine more expertly crafted slices of dreamy house—with a heavy emphasis on the music's dreamy aspect. Read more »
Although it's been several months since the release of 93 Million Miles, the duo of Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek has yet to visit North American shores in support of its debut album. Next month, Africa Hitech will be remedying the situation with an extensive trek across the US and Canda that's set to last for more than three weeks. Read more »
The City of Angels is the next stop for Tiga side-project ZZT, whose first LP, Partys Over Earth, will be released on November 7 via the Turbo imprint. "Partys Over Los Angeles" is the album's second single, and this remix from UK producer Jon Convex (pictured above) finds the Canadian man-diva getting upstaged by Convex—who also happens to be one half of Instra:mental—as the low-end- and vintage-electro-loving beatmaker smelts the hyperactive original in a crucible of vintage bass. The "Partys Over Los Angeles" single also includes reworks from Duke Dumont and TWR 72, and will be released on October 25.
Burgeoning Londoner Jack Dixon has contributed a couple of tunes to the XLR8R Downloads section over the past two months (first here and then here), but never with word of a proper release in the works. Now, we're pleased to pass on the news that Dixon has a new EP on the way, Knowledge (artwork above), and we're even more happy that he's decided to share another of his bubbling house tunes with us. Although "Clear" does not come from the aforementioned EP, the track does serve as a fine example of the smooth, percussion-filled endeavors one can expect to hear when the Knowledge EP drops at the end of the month via Losing Suki.
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