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Download: Perera Elsewhere "Drunk Man (Prefuse 73 AA Meditation Mix)"

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Berlin-based artist Perera Elsewhere (a.k.a. Sasha Perera) recently shared a free stream of "Light Bulb (Shlohmo Remix)," which will appear on the deluxe edition of her Everlast LP on May 6 via Friends of Friends. Now, she is offering up another forthcoming cut with "Drunk Man (Prefuse 73 AA Meditation Mix)," which sees longstanding beatmaker Prefuse 73 (pictured above) give Perera Elsewhere's tune a dreamy makeover. Conjuring a brilliant assortment of delicately soaring synth arpeggios, plucked strings, and a hypnotically fluid bassline, the astral tune is overlaid with Perera's fragile vocals that resonate flawlessly atop Prefuse 73's feathery production.  

Average: 8.3 (45 votes)

Download: Lorenzo Kurizu "Lauwerecht"

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Label: Neovinyl

Lorenzo Kurizu's "Lauwerecht" production makes for an inviting eight minutes, with its airy chords and light melodies balanced by a rounded bass and deep-reaching kicks. Though, what keeps Kurizu's extended work moving is the Dutch producer's methodical use of textured percussion, as he places grainy hats, dusty clicks, and fast-paced machine rumbles between the cut's otherwise simple four-on-the-floor. "Lauwerecht" is one of two new tracks from the budding Utrecht-based producer set to appear on his Cinta EP for the Neovinyl imprint. Dropping later this month, the rest of Kurizu's upcoming EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (48 votes)

Download: Jackie House & Dr. Sleep "Predatory Landscape"

First Listen

This collaboration from San Francisco artists Jackie House (a.k.a. Honey Soundsystem's Jacob Sperber) and Dr. Sleep features a sample of "Primordial Landscape," a particularly swampy composition from last year's excellent School Daze collection of Patrick Cowley rarities (issued by HNYTRX, a label Sperber helps run). Here, the slimey textures of Cowley's original serve as an intriguing bed from which the two producers launch their adventure into psychedelic dancefloor fare, methodically piecing together and then stripping back layers of subtle percussion which push and pull the track in and out of its primordial ooze. In addition to this free download from Jackie House and Dr. Sleep, Sperber and the rest of San Francisco's Honey Soundsystem crew have also let loose a new mix, which can be streamed and downloaded after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.2 (37 votes)

Download: Sage Caswell "Street Lite"

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Budding Los Angeles producer Sage Caswell—who we deemed, alongside his frequent production partner Cromie, an up-and-coming artist to watch earlier this year—released a new EP this week via French outpost Decabaret. Though it doesn't appear on Caswell's new Tribute 2 CC Archer EP, "Street Lite" nonetheless proves a fine showcase of the dense and rugged brand of house the SoCal producer is fond of crafting. Built around a tough shuffle, the seven-minute tune weaves an unhurried path through hiss-lined percussion and dusty chord stabs, digging deeper with each passing bar. After giving "Street Lite" a spin below, those interested in hearing clips of Sage Caswell's Tribute 2 CC Archer EP can do so after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.3 (39 votes)

Download: AGC Esquire "The First Broadcast"

Label: Cut

Another alias of Scottish DJ/producer and Cut label head DFRNT, AGC Esquire has shared the retro-touched title track from his recently released EP. Drenched in bouncy percussion and textured synth melodies, "The First Broadcast" evokes the nostalgic sensation of booting up MegaMan on your NES, and watching as colorful 8-bit textures flicker across a CRT display. AGC Esquire's production is an in-your-face reminder of the euphoric and optimistic soundscapes produced by hardware of past decades, revitalizing a familiar sound while incorporating his own fresh style and production techniques into the mix. A preview of AGC Esquire's The First Broadcast EP—which happens to be Cut's first release since switching to a subscription-based model that gives fans 12 releases a year for the price of $1.00—can be streamed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.2 (34 votes)

Download: IZC "Untitled"

Label: disko404

Packing his track with melting synth patterns, recurring sounds of demonic chimes, and viciously shuffling percussion, Viennese producer IZC proves he is not afraid to explore strange sounds with "Untitled," a cut from his analog-centric Zig Zag EP. The loosely constructed production consistently evokes tension and a relentless feeling of dread, effectively showing off the artist's capabilities in forging dark, ominous atmospheres. Before it drops in digital formats on April 21, the rest of IZC's Zig Zag EP can be streamed in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.2 (48 votes)

Download: Applescal "The Veil"

Label: Atomnation

Dutch-born, Berlin-based producer Applescal has launched a new digital single series via his own Atomnation imprint, and serving as its first installment is "The Veil," a methodical and somber piece of techno built around a dark rhythmic core and expanded upon by hazy, wordless vocals, swirling FX, and subtle melodic embellishments. Chugging ceaselessly forward for much of its run, "The Veil" eventually begins to unfold in its final minutes, peeling back its drum programming to reveal a bubbling well of granulated bell sounds and long-winded vocals that reach deep into the production's wide sonic landscape. With "The Veil" as its inaugural release, Applescal's single series is said to continue in the weeks to come over on Atomnation's Bandcamp page.  

Average: 8.4 (67 votes)

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