Returning from a year-long silence, the Silverback label has rebooted with Piri Piri's colorful Patterns EP. Featured here, "Ice Cream" boasts the talent of Londoner Sally Crumb, and revamps swift cuts of choppy, eccentric vocals into rhythmic instruments. Brightly cascading synth arrangements are juxtaposed with resonant drum constructions on "Ice Cream," creating a diverse assortment of textures throughout the rich arrangement. Alongside Piri Piri's own vivid tunes, the recently released seven-track effort features remixes from the likes of Visionist, Matthias Zimmermann, Neana, and Jean Nipon.
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Better known for operating as Lenta, Russian producer Rasul Gafarov will take on the new handle Nenado for his upcoming Your Sketch cassette. "Like Attracts Like" appears early on in the seven-track effort (out March 17 via the ever-diversifying Astro:Dynamics label), and builds a slow groove from its small assemblage of pot-and-pan percussion and a soupy mixture of reversed chords. Across its three-minute run, the tune is hesitant to overload its pattern with sounds; only a hat and a lazily hummed vocal melody are added to the bare-bones cut, which effectively makes an inviting case for the less-is-more approach to electronic production. Before Your Sketch drops later this month; its artwork and tracklist can be found after the jump. Read more »
By now, remixes appearing in our Downloads section from Dutch producer Julien Mier isn't exactly unexpected. The man's take on Arts the Beatdoctor' "Moebius' Travels" (which appeared as a free download in its original form in the fall of last year), is just the latest example of Mier's reworking capabilities. Here, he pulls Arts the Beatdoctor's production out from its subterranean starting point, exchanging the low, bellowing reach of the original for a sound that is much more precise and lined with airy textures. "Moebius' Travels (Julien Mier Remix)" appears alongside a handful of others on the Lazy Thunder Remixes EP, out now via Lowriders Collective.
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 »
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.
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 »
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