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Download: Retiree "Altruisme (Harvey Sutherland Remix)"

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This boogied-out remix comes courtesy of Harvey Sutherland, a Melbourne-based producer/DJ who has been tasked with taking on fellow countrymen Retiree's (pictured above) recent "Altruisme" single. In its original form, the Sydney outfit's track is a bit smoother affair, but Sutherland elects to sharpen the edges on his rework, adding an energetic groove and a juicy synth solo to the otherwise subdued production. The Australian producer's remix of "Altruisme" can be grabbed below while Retiree's watery video clip for the original tune can be viewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (42 votes)

Download: The Slow Revolt "Twin"

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We first heard from Joe Mirza (a.k.a. The Slow Revolt) earlier this year when the London producer/vocalist joined the ranks of the FIELDS label (who also released Max Cooper's debut LP earlier this year) with his two-track Never Get Close single. Soon, Mirza will return to the UK imprint with All Your Own, another two-track single which features the intricate "Twin" production as its b-side cut. Setting aside his vocal talents in order to craft an instrumental outing, here Mirza builds a full-bodied track from thick kick drums, detailed percussion, and precise bass notes—all of which provide a sturdy base for chained patterns of restless synth melodies to lead the excursion. The Slow Revolt's second effort for FIELDS, All Your Own, is slated to land on October 20. 

Average: 8.5 (62 votes)

Download: Soul of Hex "Lip Reading (Larry Heard Midnight Remix)"

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Label: CVMR

Soul of Hex is the collaborative project of 4004 and Sebastien Vorhaus, two producers currently based in Tijuana, Mexico. Together the pair will issue its Lip Reading EP via the Mexico City-based CVMR imprint next month, offering a single original track alongside remixes from Vin Sol, Ny*Ak, and a pair of reworks from Chicago house veteran Larry Heard (a.k.a. Mr. Fingers). Featured here is Heard's "Midnight Remix" which finds the time-tested talent digging a bit deeper into Soul of Hex's "Lip Reading," placing a low-rolling groove beneath the track's hi-fi percussion clicks and jazzy keyboards. Dropping on October 14, the rest of Soul of Hex's Lip Reading EP can be previewed after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.6 (83 votes)

Download: Electric Youth "Runaway (Maths Time Joy Remix)"

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Ahead of the release of Toronto duo Electric Youth's (pictured above) Innerworld LP later this month via Secretly Canadian, the outfit has passed along this remix from London beatmaker Maths Time Joy. A lush, M83-indebted song in its original form, "Runaway" is transformed into a neon-laced beat in the hands of the UK artist, who laces the tune with a slew of skittering rhythms while chopping its vocal into geometric patterns that fit tightly between the remix's fast-paced hats and snapping snare drums. 

Average: 8.4 (59 votes)

Download: The Crystal System "Got Me Moving (Moiré Remix)"

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LA transplant Sinden and his The Crystal System project recently dropped its "Got Me Moving" single, a disco-indebted cut which featured former Azari & III vocalist SYF. Along with the original production, The Crystal System's single (which saw its release last month via the Sweat It Out label) boasted a handful of remixes, though the one featured here from London artist Moiré (who recently dropped his debut LP via Werkdiscs) was not included. On his rework, Moiré takes the pop-leaning track in the complete opposite direction, burying the original's groove beneath sunken kick drums and unsettled percussion, reshaping "Got Me Moving" into a much more leftfield piece of club music. 

Average: 6.8 (36 votes)

Download: Erdbeerschnitzel "Treat"

German producer Erdbeerschnitzel has quietly built up an impressive discography over the past few years, most recently turning in four soul-burnt efforts on The Ample Waters EP, his second outing in as many years for the Delsin label. Now, the man has joined the ranks of Cologne's Rote Liebe collective, and to spread the word has shared a new track, "Treat." Again, a production bathed in soulful tones, "Treat" places down-pitched vocals and an array of murky textures atop a series of skipping rhythms, which hold steady as the track slowly evolves into a dense mass of hazy chords and cavernous FX. Erdbeerschnitzel's latest tune can be downloaded below, while his recent EP for Delsin can be streamed in full after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.7 (38 votes)

Download: Timoka "Borogoves"

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Label: Holger

Hailing from Switzerland, adventurous producer and visual artist Benjamin Kilchhofer (a.k.a. Timoka) is set to deliver his second outing for the fledgling Holger imprint later this month. Serving as our first taste is "Borogoves," a collage-like track that threads together off-kilter bell melodies, reversed chords, and a series of unconventional vocal chops, underneath which clunking percussion and a steady kick help give the track its rhythmic cohesion. "Borogoves" will be joined by 10 other such electronic assemblages on September 22 when Timoka's Tulgey mini-LP drops via Holger, a label for which Kilchhofer also (together with type designer Reymund Schröder) serves as the resident cover designer. In the meantime, a grainy preview video for Timoka's upcoming record can be watched after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8.4 (45 votes)

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