Daddy Kev's ever-growing Alpha Pup label is set to add a new LP from budding LA talent Elusive to its catalog later this month. Pulled from the upcoming Blue Blanc album is "Forbidden Fruit," a jazz-touched production that finds Elusive trying his hand at the off-kilter rhythms, loose percussion, and bluesy chords that have become staples of the SoCal beat scene. Still, Elusive finds ways to add his own touch to the proceedings, taking time out to focus on some delicate snaps and hiding sneaky Rhodes leads underneath sections of the lopsided affair. "Forbidden Fruit" can be downloaded below before the producer's Blue Blanc LP officially lands on September 16.
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For his remix of Ilya Santana's (pictured above) new single, "Big Foot," Argentinian producer Thomass Jackson takes the track even further down the space-disco path. Reinforcing the rhythmic structure of Santana's original, Jackson spreads "Big Foot" out wide, leaving space for each of the track's nuanced details—its thick analog basslines, gooey synth melodies, and precise guitar strums—to shine through uninterrupted. A somewhat looser affair in its original form, the rework finds Jackson tighten up the track, its aims more dead set on the dancefloor. Available to download below, the Argentinean producer's remix is one of five slated to land on Santana's Big Foot EP, out this month via the Retrospective imprint.
Buenos Aires producer El Remolón is set to head across the globe with plans to tour around Europe for the month of September. Preceding the tour, the longtime ZZK affiliate has revealed Selva B-Sides, a collection of bonus tracks and special remixes which follow the release of his Selva LP for the label earlier this year. Included in the collection is this remix of Mali vocal group Tartit's "Ehe Ehenia." Bolstered by floor-focused rhythms and brooding synth textures, El Remolón turns the song into a dark and hypnotic expedition into tribal club music. The full list of the Latin experimenter's upcoming tour dates can be peeped after the jump, while the full Selva B-Sides collection can be picked up for free directly from here. Read more »
Last week saw Machine Girl deliver a remix of Ultrademon for our Downloads section; now, the NYC producer is on the other end of a remix treatment. Dropping via Chicago label Them Flavors on September 15, Machine Girl will issue a split EP alongside Darren Keen, a six-track record that will offer two originals from each producer along with a remix from DJ Earl and Nightwave's rework of "Galatea," featured here. Spanning just over three minutes, the remix is a considerably active production, one which finds Nightwave splicing a number of propulsive breaks and booming 808s amongst space-age FX and dense layers of dramatic, synthetic strings.
Earlier this year, NYC duo Prism House (pictured above) dropped its Landfall EP, an effort that found the experimental project piecing together six productions built from an array of found sounds and unconventional audio sources. Now, the pair has issued its Landfall Remixes EP which finds Software affiliate Thug Entrancer and Chicago pair The-Drum taking on EP cuts "Drift" and "The Skyline Breathes Tonight." Featured here, we have the the former producer's rework, a synth-striped, drum machine-fueled outing which reworks the manic pace of "Drift" into a more dancefloor-friendly affair. Out today, Prism House's full Landfall Remixes EP can be streamed after the jump, where the pair's upcoming US tour dates have also been included. Read more »
Over the past five years, the Error Broadcast label has served as a reliable source for forward-thinking beats, counting releases from Shlomo, Pixelord, Soosh, DZA, Monolithium, and others to its discography. To celebrate its five-year run, the label has elected to put together a special remix compilation, from which this rework of Dutch producer 96wrld Comes. Placed in the hands of budding Moscow beatmaker Noame Nogo, 96wrld's "Private Language" is turned into a more head nod-worthy affiar, reshaping the original track's spooky undertones to fit within the structure of Nogo's slow-clattering beatwork. One of 10 tracks set to appear on Error Broadcast's fifth anniversary remix collection, "Private Language (Noame Nogo Remix)" can be download below before the comp—which features additional productions from Om Unit, fLako, Anenon, and Ryan Hemsworth—is available to download for free (or purchase in cassette form) on September 15.
Ahead of the release of its upcoming Cupid in Error LP for Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK four-piece Great Pagans have enlisted label mate Bernholz (pictured above) to remix album cut "Happy Now." For his rework, the Brighton producer takes Great Pagans' original into deep ambient territory, morphing the outfit's song into a cavernous affair full of dense, amorphous textures that help land the remix much closer on the spectrum to the blissful works of Gas than to Great Pagans' shimmering pop constructions. Bernholz's patient take on "Happy Now" can be downloaded below while Great Pagans' forthcoming LP is slated to land on October 20.
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