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Download: Window "See See (Matrixxman Remix)"

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Originally released in digital form in 2011 and 2012 respectively, Montreal producer Window's Immersed and Strands EPs are set to be combined into a single cassette release via Stateside label Crash Symbols, who have also collected a number of new remixes for the occasion. Set to join reworks from the likes of Aria Rostami and Gives, among others, is this remix from former XLR8R podcast contributor Matrixxman. An R&B-soaked piece of somewhat frantic beatwork in its original form, Matrixxman reshapes Window's "See See" production into a lurching dancefloor affair, one bathed in icy pads and eventually led by a bouncing analog synth sequence. After grabbing Matrixxman's extended remix below, the rest of Window's forthcoming Strands/Immersed cassette can be streamed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (10 votes)
 
 

Download: Seafloor "Let Me Go"

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Canada's Infinite Machine label is set to wrap up its 2014 run with one final effort from increasingly active Brooklyn producer Seafloor, whose The Drift EP is slated to land via the imprint on December 1. Leading off the record is "Let Me Go," a fast-evolving production which begins its run as a soul-swept slice of bass music, before alternating rushes of drum & bass and juke-indebted rhythms take over the procession, giving the tune a more sinister edge despite its lush chords and soaring vocal snippets. Ahead of its release next week, Seafloor's forthcoming The Drift EP is available to preview after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (12 votes)
 
 

Download: Casino Times "Lost"

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With a four-track EP due from the pair early next month, London outfit Casino Times (a.k.a. Nicolas Church and Joseph Spencer) has offered up bonus production "Lost" for free download. A track steeped in late-night vibes, "Lost" wraps filtered chords, a muffled bassline, and—eventually—a slow-burning lead synth around a set of skeletal rhythms. A subdued five-minute effort, "Lost" can be grabbed below while Casino Times' forthcoming Lower Level Sounds EP can be previewed after the jump before it lands via Future Boogie on December 8.  Read more » 

Average: 6.6 (14 votes)
 
 

Download: Trap Door "Gravity Break"

Label: B.YRSLF

"I dont make Trap," reads the SoundCloud profile of Manchester-based producer Trap Door, keen to stop any preconceptions about his chosen alias. In fact, Trap Door's latest effort, the Emerald Dove EP (out today via B.YRSLF), sees the budding talent presenting sharp and propulsive club hybrids, including "Gravity Break," a track focused on precise, booming rhythms and glowing swaths of space-age chords. Set to be joined by four other original tracks as well as remixes from Dreams, Mike G, and Grandivaa on the Emerald Dove EP, Trap Door's "Gravity Break" can be downloaded below, while the rest of his new record can be streamed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (21 votes)
 
 

Download: Craig Bratley "Analogue Dreams"

Label: Tsuba

This week sees UK producer Craig Bratley issue his debut LP, Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride, a 10-track effort which showcases the man's propensity for tweaking disco formulas into any number of shapes and sizes. One such track is "Analogue Dreams," a production driven by cascading hardware tones and some light percussion (which is anchored by deep-tuned kick drums). Atop this bed, Bratley effortlessly floats in a number of interlocked arpeggio melodies, which are hand-tweaked as they glide across the track before eventually being joined by a procession of bouncing piano chords and fast-moving digital strings. Out now in vinyl form (and set to see a digital release on December 15) via the Tsuba label, Bratley's Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride LP can be further previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (13 votes)
 
 

Download: Deft "The Night Time"

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One could certainly not accuse Berlin's Project: Mooncircle imprint of taking it easy in 2014. Having added records to its catalog this year from the likes of Submerse, Memoosh (a.k.a. Memotone and Soosh), and a collaborative EP from My Panda Shall Fly & Mau'lin, among a number of other releases, the label has certainly packed in a lot of music over the past 11 months. And still, Project: Mooncircle has a few tricks left of its sleeve, with prolific UK producer Deft set to return to the label next week with the Blue Jasmine EP. Serving as the upcoming record's closing cut, "The Night Time" is an appropriately titled production, one which folds a melancholy procession of hazy, pumping chords and long-winded bass notes in with steady layers of clattering percussion. Out on December 2, the rest of Deft's Blue Jasmine EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.1 (34 votes)
 
 

Download: Turbojazz "DAT Soul (Parker Madicine Point of View Version)"

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Today, the Milan-based CT-HI imprint issues its third release, a four-track collection of soul-lined productions from the label's stable of artists. Included on the Contemporary Theories III EP is Turbojazz's "DAT Soul," a jazzy, loose-shuffling house tune, which here receives a remix treatment from fellow CT-HI affiliate Parker Madicine. On his rework, the Italian producer dials back the original tune's more soaring elements, instead focusing on the track's lopsided bassline and gritty rhythmic textures, which serve as the base to the low-swung remix's five-plus-minute run. Out now, the Contemporary Theories III EP can be streamed in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.8 (27 votes)
 
 

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