A duo of Toronto-based producers/musicians/sound artists, Snowday will release its debut full-length, As We Travel, late next month. Pulled from the upcoming effort is "Walk Along These Rocks with Me," a production which comes flushed with bouncing layers of bell-like chords and textured percussion. Landing far away from the club side of electronic production, the track is a mediative composition, one which effortlessly floats bubbling electronics, airy vocal samples, and gliding synths in and out of its fluid run. Snowday's nine-track As We Travel LP will see its official release on November 25.
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Seasoned Berlin producer and co-founder of the Natch label, Audiolouis has taken to a new alias for his latest effort, crafting the six-track Lost in the Instability mini-LP under the name Ruhig. Set to appear on the fledgling Midgar imprint, the record is accompanied by "Sister Ray," a digital bonus track which serves as a fine introduction to the brand of atmospheric techno Ruhig is after. Spanning six minutes, "Sister Ray" in unwavering in its aims, as the track remains acutely focused on its deep-reaching four-on-the-floor while it methodically unrolls vast sheets of static-laden pads and airy atmospherics across the production. Out this week via Midgar, the rest of Lost in the Instability can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
Spanish producer Eduardo De La Calle today delivers the latest release for Barcelona's Endless imprint, the Sanskrit Vèda EP. Serving as the four-track effort's closing cut is "On the Maya Hands," an efficient track which sinks into cyclical, stripped-down grooves for the entirety of its seven-minute run. With the exception of a subtly bubbling synth sequence and occasional chorded stabs which weave their way into the track, the tool-like production focuses on its rhythmic components, painstakingly adding to and manipulating the track's bouncing collection of phased hats and miniature FX. Out now, the rest of Eduardo De La Calle's Sanskrit Vèda EP can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
Random Numbers is a freshly launched Italian label and collective that has compiled a five-track digital EP to introduce its stable of artists. Naturally entitled Random Numbers 1, the inaugural compilation includes this lush production from Carlo Mameli, a Bolognina-based producer who operates under the name BXP. Mameli's "00" somewhat harkens back to the sound of classic Border Community releases, fitting sharp bits of percussion between a dense series of billowing synth tones, with plenty of melodic sequences to follow throughout the track's five-plus-minute run. BXP's contribution to Random Numbers' introductory offering can be download below, while the rest of the comp can be heard (and downloaded for free) via the label's SoundCloud.
On his upcoming Ignea EP, Chilean producer Tomás Urquieta crafts club music indebted to the sounds of labels like Night Slugs and Fade to Mind, fitting industrial hits and space-age FX between booming rhythms. On his remix of Urquieta's "Smoke Signal," Texan producer Sines elects to lace the track with an electro-like rhythm, placing crisp claps and racing hats between the tune's thudding kick drums and extra layers of chopped chords. Sines' remix can be grabbed for free below while, ahead of its release on October 10 via Chile's Diamante imprint, Urquieta's Ignea EP can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
Nunca Duerma is a burgeoning beatmaker who hails from Chicago and is set to make the trip out west for his debut at Los Angeles' renowned Low End Theory party later this month. In anticipation, the producer has sent over "He Is Gone," a choppy beat that makes use of fast-looped samples while its rhythms nod to the juke and footwork tradition of his hometown. Still, "He Is Gone" does see Duerma (who released his Shapeshifter LP via Eliot Lipp's Old Tacoma imprint earlier this year) imparting plenty of his own personality onto the track, with blurry flashes of glitched electronics and a melancholic piano melody further building upon the tune's jittery rhythmic base.
Will Lister is a young UK producer with a handful of "edits" and mixes to be heard on his SoundCloud. Featured here, "Mecca" serves as the budding beatmaker's newest original effort, and it's one that signals that the young talent is progressing in an interesting direction. For someone who is likely still too young to easily get into clubs (Lister's SoundCloud profile claims he is 17), the dancefloor certainly does not sound like unfamiliar territory to him, as "Mecca" eventually locks into a low-swung shuffle, its swinging groove left with plenty of room to breathe while tasteful bits of synth melody and extra percussion pile on top of it.
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