A French artist with a number of years of DJing and producing under her belt, Flore will launch the Polaar label early next month with her own RITUAL Part 1 EP. Consisting of tracks extracted from her current Ritual live A/V show—which is said to question "the visceral relationship between art and the holy throughout history"—the crunchy "Graved on Stone" is set to close out the forthcoming three-track effort. Beginning with dubbed chord stabs and a series of static-laden hits, "Graved on Stone" spends little time before laying into its thick rhythms; composed of metallic booms and clangs, as well as a series of machine-rendered toms, the production ultimately reveals itself to be a precisely crafted piece of industrial-minded club music. Ahead of its release on November 4, Flore's upcoming RITUAL Part 1 EP can be streamed in full after the jump. Read more »
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NYC producers Francis Harris (a.k.a. Adultnapper) and Anthony Collins are set to release their debut LP together as Frank & Tony via the Scissor & Thread imprint on November 17. Leading up to its release, the pair's nine-track You Go Girl LP will first be split across three vinyl EPs—titled You, Go, and Girl—with the series' first EP having arrived last week. Appearing in its original form on that effort is "Bring the Sun," a smoky, low-swung house track which features the band-passed vocals of one Gry Bagøien. Here, we have the track's Dub version, which strips back Bagøien's vocal contribution, further revealing the murky pads and smoldering textures which fill out the duo's slow-motion house production. Before Frank & Tony Go and Girl EPs arrive in the coming weeks, both efforts can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
The Enchufada label's ongoing Upper Cuts series aims to highlight burgeoning talent from the world of global club music by offering exclusive tracks up for free download on a regular basis. The latest such artist to contribute to the series is Siete Catorce, a Mexico City-based artist whose hypnotic—and appropriately titled—"Syncopate" production serves as the latest Upper Cuts single. Pieced together with a somewhat minimal arrangement, "Syncopate" focuses on a string of sharp percussion hits, which float up and down the frequency spectrum as a thumping kick drum and airy chords fill in the space behind them. An affiliate of Mexico's NAAFI crew/collective, Siete Catorce's new track can be grabbed below, while the most recent contributions to Enchufada's Upper Cuts series can be streamed and downloaded here.
After appearing in XLR8R's Downloads section early last month while operating under his Dr. Nol alias, Dublin producer Cignol has returned with a new record in hand, the Tidal Sheer EP. Serving as the second effort from fledgling UK label Seagrave, the cassette/digital release offers four synth-streaked productions including the electro-indebted "Sys486." Again finding Cignol carefully tweaking out an arsenal of thick synthesizer tones, "Sys486" appears on a moodier tip than the last outing we heard from the Irish producer, with dark chords and pensive melodies spread across the track's skittering 808 beat.
London transplant Terrell first appeared on our radar earlier this year, when the producer dropped an EP's worth of raw, atmospheric tracks via the First Second label. While Terrell has been relatively quiet on the release front since then, the UK artist recently surfaced with the soul-strewn house of "Werk That," a production first offered for free via the budding talent's SoundCloud. Spanning just under six minutes, "Werk That" is a lively bit of house, one-fueled by chopped Rhodes chords and hypnotic vocal snippets which bounce around the tune's sharp hats and active layers of percussion. Not to be overlooked, the track's occasional whistle blow is a nice touch too.
Sabota—the collaborative project between Canadian producers Max Ulis and Robbie Slade (both pictured above)—first appeared on our radar earlier this year when the pair issued its debut full-length via the Hybridity imprint back in February (the pair also offered up album cut "Jeans" ahead of the release). While the duo is set to return with a new EP for the Mina label in 2015, Sabota has in the meantime passed along its remix of Vancouver singer No Sinner. A bluesy effort in its original form, "Rise Up," is stripped down to just its smoky vocals on this rework, where No Sinner's voice is repitched and sculpted to fit within Sabota's atmospheric house production.
Bologna producer Nas1 will be the next artist to release via Bosconi ExtraVirgin, a sub-label of Italy's Bosconi imprint. Set to offer five original dusty, loose-swung productions—alongside a remix from Gifted & Blessed—Nas1's Super Quarter EP is slated to drop on October 30. Ahead of its release, the artist has passed along bonus cut "Layer A3," an understated effort that perfectly captures Nas1's adventurous, soul-burnt production style. This one even finds the Bologna resident exercising a bit of patience, as he waits until past the four-minute mark to speed up the tune's percussion, only to tease the track out seconds later. Nas1's "Layer A3" bonus track can be grabbed below, while his forthcoming Super Quarter EP can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
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