- Words: Elissa Stolman
Though a producer called Unknown has appeared on XLR8R numerous times in the past, word has it that the artist featured here is not the same one who dropped a remix for Winchester's Tanka or this version of Korallreven's "Sa Sa Samoa." But a press release has informed us that this particular Unknown "still remains unknown, a person with a Hotmail account and a Youtube channel," before going on about the "hype" and "speculation" apparently surrounding the unidentified artist's mysterious persona (even going so far as bringing names like Burial, Four Tet, and Skrillex into the realm of possibility). Gratuitous mythos and hyperbole aside, "#010" holds up its end of the bargain by delivering hypnotizing vibes that wander from understated bass music and into jazzy territory. The sparse piano keys and lazy drum hits are perfectly capable of carrying out Unknown's express purpose—to "let the music speak for itself"—if only the artist's media campaign would actually let it. After grabbing the tune, keep an eye out for the producer's upcoming four-track EP, aptly titled #001-#004 (artwork above), when it drops via Champion Sound on November 19. If you can't wait that long, we've got a stream of the music for you after the jump.
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