Portugal producer Trikk's original "Jointly" tune served as the a-side cut to the man's 2012 "Jointly" b/w "Fall Down" single for George FitzGerald's ManMakeMusic label. More recently, though, Trikk has decided to revisit the track, morphing it from a stripped-back piece of future-leaning house into a more jacking effort for the "Brooklyn Mix." Like its original form, this new mix comes heavily drenched in soul, but there is an extra rush that now lies underneath—not to mention the presence of a few new reverb-washed saxophone runs that find their way into the mix too.
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Budding Irish producer Montel has raised his profile over 2013, appearing on a Let's Play House compilation early in the year, dropping his Eastside Kings EP with the label in October, and delivering 12"s through a few other outposts. With his one-off freebie "Jack Swing," Montel blends lighthearted dancefloor instructions (via the "Move it to the left/ Move it to the right" vocal sample) atop a jacking rhythmic base, laced with a playfully active bassline and a similarly jumping procession of full piano chords. The combination makes "Jack Swing" an appropriately soul-drenched house number with some rather useful instructions for those who may momentarily forget what it is exactly they're supposed to be doing on the dancefloor.
Coming off of the release of his Stereo Typing LP back in November, Berlin-based producer My Dry Wet Mess has shared a new track lifted from Fine Grains' forthcoming Christmas compilation, a four-track offering which will be available as a free download on the label's Facebook page next Monday. "End and Back" finds My Dry Wet Mess in typical form, employing a looping patchwork of soulful experimentation. Vocals are spliced over a subdued organ and skittering bleeps as a propulsive beat works its way to the forefront of the mix. Switching between warm and cold pad tones, the production continues to build scattered patterns to make for a satisfyingly cyclical dance track.
Italian producer and RBMA grad Broke One has self-released a two-track digital single today, for which "Lovefool" serves as the virtual a-side. Living up to its title, the lovey-dovey house tune wraps a series of deep chords around a relaxed procession of shuffling drums. There's a slight hesitation to the rhythms of "Lovefool"—though that's what really gives it a proper swing, which in turn gives Broke One's purple synthscapes and finely executed series of vocal loops the perfect bed to rest atop. The Italian tunesmith's new digital single is available to stream and download over on his Bandcamp.
Live* & Locked—a recently released record from anonymous producer Bintus—ends each of the seven abrasive techno cuts on vinyl in a locked groove, mostly as a functional choice to assist DJ mixes. "Cylinder-Bop," a distorted slab of minimal drumwork, ushers in creepy arpeggios and an overcooked acid bass to supplement its biting percussive range. A preview of the full Bintus EP can be found after the jump. Read more »
London upstart label Chasing Toulouse continues its line of free digital releases with a three-song EP from UK producer Moet & Benson, D.P.I. Poland-based artist Klaves' easygoing take on the title track toys with dynamic volume effects, rapidly fading finely grained synth chords in and out to achieve a pleasant texture. Scrapping the massive snare hits and spoken word segue of the original production, Klaves' trim remix further emphasizes the rhythmic interplay between its stuttering vocals and the taut, garage-indebted percussion. A stream and free download of the full Moet & Benson EP can be found after the jump. Read more »
Earlier this month, the fledgling Exposure imprint issued its fourth release in the form of the Limits of Design EP from CutOff!CutOff!, a "Berlin-based live act." Serving as the outfit's debut release, the new EP offers a pair of original tunes from CutOff!CutOff! along with remixes from Essáy, ENNIO, and Pathetic Waste of Talent. The lively "Would" comes as a bonus track to Limits of Design, and finds CutOff!CutOff! blending together a number of subtle synths and chopped vocals over a laid-back house beat. The five-minute affair slowly develops into a more lattice-like arrangement, with its many melodic elements piling on each other to create new patterns as sparse FX and tuned percussion fill out the tune's rhythmic backbone.
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