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Download: Soul of Hex "Lip Reading (Larry Heard Midnight Remix)"

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Label: CVMR

Soul of Hex is the collaborative project of 4004 and Sebastien Vorhaus, two producers currently based in Tijuana, Mexico. Together the pair will issue its Lip Reading EP via the Mexico City-based CVMR imprint next month, offering a single original track alongside remixes from Vin Sol, Ny*Ak, and a pair of reworks from Chicago house veteran Larry Heard (a.k.a. Mr. Fingers). Featured here is Heard's "Midnight Remix" which finds the time-tested talent digging a bit deeper into Soul of Hex's "Lip Reading," placing a low-rolling groove beneath the track's hi-fi percussion clicks and jazzy keyboards. Dropping on October 14, the rest of Soul of Hex's Lip Reading EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.6 (81 votes)

Download: Electric Youth "Runaway (Maths Time Joy Remix)"

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Ahead of the release of Toronto duo Electric Youth's (pictured above) Innerworld LP later this month via Secretly Canadian, the outfit has passed along this remix from London beatmaker Maths Time Joy. A lush, M83-indebted song in its original form, "Runaway" is transformed into a neon-laced beat in the hands of the UK artist, who laces the tune with a slew of skittering rhythms while chopping its vocal into geometric patterns that fit tightly between the remix's fast-paced hats and snapping snare drums. 

Average: 8.4 (58 votes)

Download: The Crystal System "Got Me Moving (Moiré Remix)"

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LA transplant Sinden and his The Crystal System project recently dropped its "Got Me Moving" single, a disco-indebted cut which featured former Azari & III vocalist SYF. Along with the original production, The Crystal System's single (which saw its release last month via the Sweat It Out label) boasted a handful of remixes, though the one featured here from London artist Moiré (who recently dropped his debut LP via Werkdiscs) was not included. On his rework, Moiré takes the pop-leaning track in the complete opposite direction, burying the original's groove beneath sunken kick drums and unsettled percussion, reshaping "Got Me Moving" into a much more leftfield piece of club music. 

Average: 6.6 (33 votes)

Download: Erdbeerschnitzel "Treat"

German producer Erdbeerschnitzel has quietly built up an impressive discography over the past few years, most recently turning in four soul-burnt efforts on The Ample Waters EP, his second outing in as many years for the Delsin label. Now, the man has joined the ranks of Cologne's Rote Liebe collective, and to spread the word has shared a new track, "Treat." Again, a production bathed in soulful tones, "Treat" places down-pitched vocals and an array of murky textures atop a series of skipping rhythms, which hold steady as the track slowly evolves into a dense mass of hazy chords and cavernous FX. Erdbeerschnitzel's latest tune can be downloaded below, while his recent EP for Delsin can be streamed in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (38 votes)

Download: Timoka "Borogoves"

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Label: Holger

Hailing from Switzerland, adventurous producer and visual artist Benjamin Kilchhofer (a.k.a. Timoka) is set to deliver his second outing for the fledgling Holger imprint later this month. Serving as our first taste is "Borogoves," a collage-like track that threads together off-kilter bell melodies, reversed chords, and a series of unconventional vocal chops, underneath which clunking percussion and a steady kick help give the track its rhythmic cohesion. "Borogoves" will be joined by 10 other such electronic assemblages on September 22 when Timoka's Tulgey mini-LP drops via Holger, a label for which Kilchhofer also (together with type designer Reymund Schröder) serves as the resident cover designer. In the meantime, a grainy preview video for Timoka's upcoming record can be watched after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (44 votes)

Download: Mans O "Freed"

Label: Disboot

"Freed" is the cloudy closing cut from Barcelona producer Mans O's new EP, which landed yesterday via the Disboot label (also based in Barcelona). One of four tracks to appear on the Macaya EP, "Freed" begins with a wash of tremolo synths, which graciously give way to an 8-bit bassline and blip-like percussion. From there, the beat coalesces into an opaque affair, its lush pads blending with wordless vocal chants and miniature rhythmic patterns that seem be absorbed by FX around almost every corner. While "Freed" can be download for free below, the rest of Mans O's new Macaya EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (40 votes)

Download: True Lust "Paranoia"

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The project of Denver musician/producer Dillon Morton (with help from collaborator Robert Sands), True Lust concerns itself with the darker and more eccentric ends of interstellar disco. Set to serve as the title track to True Lust's debut LP, "Paranoia" presents a spiraling array of reverb-washed drum machine hits, MIDI piano chords, and heavily effected guitar strums. Underneath it all, one can faintly detect the presence of cavernous synth bass notes, which echo beneath the mesh of spacey sonic layers to give the track its ominous edge. Though no exact release date for True Lust's debut full-length has been shard, the record is said to be forthcoming soon. 

Average: 7.6 (50 votes)

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