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Download: Milo McBride "FLAZ"

Label: Ventura

Born and raised in NYC, Milo McBride is a beatmaker who utilizes a wide array of sonic elements to create his hybrid productions. "FLAZ"—the lead single to the man's upcoming RUINZ EP (expected to drop via Ventura in early September)—is a sleek and efficient first glance into McBride's style, one which utilizes sweeping chords, filtered vocals, sub-bass stabs, and the detailed rattles of metallic percussion throughout its run. Building in patient, measured steps, "FLAZ" becomes more immersive the further one follows its fractured rhythms, as new miniature elements seep into the production, forming a series of hypnotic, interlocking patterns as the track moves toward the end of its three-minute jaunt. 

Average: 8.3 (46 votes)

Download: J.Tijn "Chubcard"

First Listen

This wandering techno expedition comes from J. Tijn, a London-based producer who has served as a core contributor to Untold's fledgling Pennyroyal label since its founding last year. A chugging production led by snaking synth sequences, "Chubcard" pulls no punches, ceaselessly pushing forward as it carves a direct path straight to the dancefloor. Tijn's latest production can be downloaded below ahead of the rising UK talent's appearance at the Clouds-curated Headstrong night, taking place at The Art School in Glasgow on August 23; a night which will also include sets from recent XLR8R podcast contributor Randomer and, of course, the Scottish Clouds duo. (More info can be found on the flier included after the jump.)  Read more » 

Average: 6.9 (65 votes)

Download: Reighnbeau "Highways"

First Listen

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bryce Fletcher is currently putting the finishing touches on a new album as Reighnbeau. Set to appear on that upcoming effort is "Highways," a bliss-streaked beat which fits an array of sharp, snapping rhythms beneath layers of cloudy pads and elongated vocal phrases. Featuring the vocals of one Sister Grotto, "Highways" is a hazy, but still not necessarily downtrodden, affair—its sneaky synth melodies and airy finish hinting at a more optimistic tone. Still currently in the works, Reighnbeau's upcoming LP is expected to drop later this year. 

Average: 8.5 (73 votes)

Download: Shine 'n' Criss "Yuh"

First Listen

Shine 'n' Criss is a freshly launched production outfit and label, which has issued two 12"s so far this year. Citing a love for both dancehall music and techno, the group seeks to explore the possibilities of bringing "a more tropical vibe" to the dub techno structure. To give us a better idea of exactly what they are after, Shine 'n' Criss have sent over "Yuh," a six-plus minute expedition that patiently builds hypnotic patterns from a bouncing, organ-like synth and interwoven layers of detailed percussion. Serving as a bonus track to the outfit's recent efforts, "Yuh" can be download below, while Shine 'n' Criss' most recent 12"—"Ting" b/w "Brock"—can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 6.3 (36 votes)

Download: Vhyce "Long Way"

First Listen
Label: Overcooked

"Long Way" starts out unassuming enough—a dusty hat skips between a simple kick-and-clap pattern—but once the tune's chords begin to creep in, it's clear there is much more on the way. Crafted by Belgian producer Vhyce for Parisian label Overcooked's upcoming All You Can Eat Vol. 2 compilation, the track aims straight at the dancefloor with its series of weighted chords and sweeping pads. Spanning over six minutes, "Long Way" develops in steps, gradually building the full-bodied track's potency. Featured here, Vhyce's contribution to All You Can Eat Vol. 2 will be joined by 10 other disparate electronic productions from fellow budding artists when the comp sees its official release on August 25. In the meantime, the full collection is streaming after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.1 (47 votes)

Download: Midnight Magic "Calling Out (Bell Towers Remix)"

After delivering a rework of its own for our Downloads section back in June, NYC outfit Midnight Magic (pictured above) are now on the receiving end of this remix treatment from London producer Bell Towers. Included as part of the recent Midnight Creepers Remixes 12" (which features additional refixes from Session Victim, Hugh Mane, and Suzanne Kraft & Secret Circuit, working together as Blase), Bell Towers' take on "Calling Out" strips the song down to more efficient form, placing spurts of the original track's vocals between cyclical synth sequences that are restlessly tweaked across the course of the seven-minute production. The Midnight Creepers Remixes 12" is out now via Permanent Vacation.  

Average: 5 (52 votes)

Download: Warsnare "Children with Feet of Giants (Mass)"

First Listen
Label: Seclusiasis

A barrage of rattling percussion and sharply cut samples line "Children with Feet of Giants (Mass)," the lead single from London producer Warsnare's upcoming Endgame mini-LP for Seclusiasis. Filling every inch of his production with sonic details, the track is a rush of audio, one which folds gasps of candy-coated R&B, red-lined bass stabs, and an innumerable number of disparate rhythmic pulses into its five-plus-minute run. "Children with Feet of Giants (Mass)" and a handful Warsnare's other sneaky bass permutations will be available in vinyl and digital format when his Endgame mini-LP drop in mid-September. 

Average: 7.9 (53 votes)

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