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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 04/26/2012

First Listen

Portrait "Can You Tell"

Up-and-coming Bristol-based beatsmith Artifact (a.k.a. Ryan Bonfield, pictured above) has made a couple of appearances on XLR8R this year as a solo artist, and has now tipped us off to Portrait, his side project with production partner Ziro. Bonfield says Artifact will remain the home of his dancefloor-ready productions, while Portrait takes a more "musical" approach. "Can You Tell" seems club-appropriate enough to us, but it is a lush bit of 2-step in the vein of Burial, as opposed to the bassy, driving beats provided by Artifact. This tune will not be receiving an official release, but Portrait does have a digital two-tracker, "Because" b/w "All of Me," coming out on April 30 through Pollen, the artwork for which can be found after the jump.

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