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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 08/10/2012

First Listen

Robot Koch & Rain Dog "Never Will"

The title of Berlin beat maestro Robot Koch's upcoming release, Cosmic Waves (artwork above), derives from the concept that everyone and everything is connected, and the production process behind the record demonstrates that the name is apt. Robot Koch sent half-finished tunes to artists both on and off the Project: Mooncircle roster, asking them to fill in the blanks, the results of which exhibit two styles—no matter how different—joining together as one. Some names on the Cosmic Waves tracklist, such as Kuhn and Submerse, might be instantly recognizable to you, and, if you've been diligently keeping up with XLR8R for the past month, you'll probably recognize Rain Dog, too. The young London-based tunesmith's "Think of You" ranked as our most popular download in July by an absolute landslide, and now, "Never Will," his collaboration with Robot Koch, features more of the spacious production style we've come to expect from him. Here, the duo lays down an energetic, garage-tinged shuffle, which they smother in ample servings of atmospheric synths. After nabbing this track, you can stream a preview of the rest of the EP before it drops on August 31, after the jump.

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