French producer Blâme (who also serves as half of the CDBL duo) will debut on the Parisian [Re]sources label next week with the three-track Paranoid EP, a record said to showcase the artist's "flair for techno breaks, acid basslines, and instrumental grime." Pulled from the record is "Haunted," a track whose heavy-handed percussion tones are laced with a dubwise roll, leaving them to chug between thick layers of clouded chord stabs and streaks of acid manipulations. Out on September 1, Blâme's complete Paranoid EP can be streamed after the jump. Read more »
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Today, Russian label Fuselab drops the Slowdilla EP, a four-track effort from Moscow house producer Marat Shainskiy (a.k.a. Frunk29). Closing out the record is this remix from Ukraine's Vakula, who digs deeper into the low-swung, textured house of Shainskiy's original, layering restless acid lines and an unwieldy array of chopped hats and miniature FX around the soulful, swaying beat. Those curious to hear what else the budding Frunk29 has in store on his new Slowdilla EP can preview the record after the jump. Read more »
Hailing from the North Russian city of Arkhangelsk, Pak0 is set to drop his "Legacy" b/w "Work It Out" 12" via fledgling Moscow label Capital Bass next week. Ahead of the release, Pak0 has sent along "Colors," a garage-indebted workout that is propelled by shuffling rhythms and a series of rounded bass notes which jump around the beat. From there, the Russian beatmaker adds a handful of subtle vocal touches and grainy, droning textures which help give this club-aimed track a bit of an experimental bent. Before Pak0's "Legacy" b/w "Work It Out" 12" lands on September 1, the forthcoming effort can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
A regular contributor to the Sonic Router label's efforts, Bambooman has turned in this remix of "Controller," a track from Eckoclick's (pictured above) upcoming self-titled debut EP for the imprint. Lead by a barrage of sampled textures and expertly layered vocals in its original form, "Controller" is rendered into a more reserved affair in the hands of Bambooman, who elects to focus in on the track's percussive clacks and delicate melodies, adding streaks of smooth vocal snapshots and—eventually—screeching saxophone runs as the remix moves along. A collaboration between London vocalist Femme and budding producer Crewdson, Eckoclick's self-titled debut EP will offer the original version of "Controller," along with five other productions from the pair when it lands on September 8.
Following the release of his recent Voidic Charms LP, Ultrademon (pictured above) has enlisted NYC producer Machine Girl to remix album cut "Drive U Crazy." A sleek piece of pop-infused house (which features the talents of The GTW and Zombelle) in its original form, Machine Girl takes the track to slightly more hyperactive territory, sharpening its rhythms with extra doses of fast-paced hats and the occasional chopped break. Furthermore, the rework finds Machine Girl stripping back the original production's vocal threads, deciding to instead focus his efforts on the song's many restless, candy-coated synth tones. Machine Girl's remix for "Drive U Crazy" can be downloaded below while the video for Ultrademon's original track (out now via Coral) can be watched after the jump. Read more »
Vienna-based label Pomelo is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary over the course of the next two months with a pair of 12" compilations featuring tracks from the likes of Tin Man, Elektro Guzzi, and a handful of other locally based artists. Before releasing the 20 Years #1 12" on September 1, the label has passed along this contribution from Harlem-born techno producer Altroy (a.k.a. TJ Hicks). On "Tokui Waza," the artist flexes his dancefloor muscle, lacing the track's steady stomp with a wobbly bassline and an array of interlocking patterns fashioned from machine-made hits and resonant stabs. Altroy's produciton for the first 12" compilation in Pomelo's 20th anniversary series will be joined by others from Pulsinger & Irl, DJ Glow, and Buffered Multiple when the record drops next week.
Earlier this summer, Bristol trio Elder Island issued its self-titled debut EP (artwork above) via the Four Thieves label. A five-track effort, the record saw the group meld together electronics and live instrumentation for a sound that is somewhat reminiscent of Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago, but with an extra dose of pop and the added presence of vocals. Pulled from the EP is "The Big Unknown," a funk-touched track which has been given a rework by Ben La Desh. Stretching the tune to exactly seven minutes, the Dutch producer's remix infuses Elder Island's original with a late-night pulse which peaks through dense layers of murky pads and a series of cloudy melodies.
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
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