In truth, Aashton's original version of "Show You"—the title track from his forthcoming EP—was already well steeped in late-night vibes, but with his "Night Dubbing Mix" of the track, the Brighton producer does dial down the push of the original in favor of a bit more space and a deeper sonic palette. The resulting six-plus-minute song comes sprinkled with blue-streaked chords, refixed R&B phrases, and just the right touch of rhythmic skip, and will close out the forthcoming Show You EP when it drops on March 3.
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UK imprint Get Some is kicking-off 2014 with a debut EP from newcomer LinG, titled Anthracite and set to drop on March 3. The original version of the record's title track lays a dense groundwork of growling low-end, and on HØRRA's remix, the London producer completely removes its wavering, high-pitched synths, adds in a percussive dancefloor beat, and simplifies the bassline. Ahead of its release, LinG's forthcoming Anthracite EP can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
Al Doyle, a jack-of-all-trades musician and member of UK outfit Hot Chip, was comissioned by longstanding Brooklyn math-rock duo Turing Machine to remix the "If It's Gone (It's On)" cut off of the band's recent What is the Meaning of What LP for Temporary Residence. In the tension packed production, Doyle expertly disassembles and manipulates the original song's guitar riffs, suturing them together with sheets of futuristic synths, crashing cymbals, a pounding beat, and indiscernible robotic vocals that oscillate rapidly like a well-oiled contraption. The track will be featured on Turing Machine's What is the Meaning of Remixes EP—which will also include remixes by Still Going, Lovelock, and Jee Day—when it drops on March 4.
After doling out a couple EPs in 2013, UK-based producer Gazelle Twin (a.k.a. Elizabeth Bernholz) will be returning to Anti-Ghost Moon Ray to release her sophomore LP UNFLESH later this year. Ahead of that album, however, the industrial-inspired artist has passed along her "Belly of the Beast" cut before it drops on March 3 as the record's lead single. Bernholz's eerie production lurches forward with a thunderous beat backed by clicking percussion and blasts of atonal FX; between static flurries, her sinister and salacious vocals pepper the song with an added sense of danger. For those looking to get deeper into Gazelle Twin's new single, the disorienting and somewhat disturbing video for "Belly of the Best" can be found after the jump. Read more »
On his remix of Santorini's "Wax Not Wax"—the title track of the Italian producer's upcoming EP for Out-ER—Boris Bunnik stays true to the moody techno sound he's aligned himself with as Conforce. Hunkering into a deep, unrelenting four-on-the-floor kick pattern from the opening moments, Conforce's "Remodel" stretches Santorini's house-minded original into a much more icy excursion, one focused on creating elongated glacial soundscapes thoughtfully laced with rhythmic FX. Conforce's remix of "Wax Not Wax" is set to appear on Santorini's upcoming EP of the same name (out on March 5), which can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
Earlier this week, the Apothecary Compositions imprint (run by stateside producer Druid Cloak) has released the Floral EP from Hasta, who likely serves as the youngest contributor to the fledling label at the age of 17. His three original productions for the record each come backed with a remix, including this one from French artist Neue Grafik. "CHNL" is reinterpreted from its ever-ascending boom-bap aestheric into a decidedly house-minded affair here. Exchanging the stutters and peaks of Hasta's original production for an unhurried shuffle, the Parisian's remix oozes with dusty soul, relying on a series of smoky chords and a loose bassline to serve as its core.
After having shared his "Trails" single last month, Connect label co-founder Rioux returns to XLR8R with a fresh freebie, the aptly titled "Maze1." The DJ/producer's new production drives in a multitude of directions, heading through sentimental vocals, sleek synth arrangements, and soft woodwind constructions. It's a simultaneously pensive and spirited production, as the forlorn tone of the fragmented voices juxtapose with an array of bright, lustrous keys. For those interested in experiencing Rioux's heartfelt arrangements live, information for his upcoming show at Brooklyn's Glasslands Gallery on February 27 can be found here.
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