Earlier this year, Los Angeles producer Astronomar issued his Mutant Club EP, a four-track effort which presented a number of club-ready hybrids in the course of its run. Now, those EP tracks have been handed off to a variety producer's for the forthcoming Mutant Club Remixes EP (out on September 23). Here, we have Fade to Mind affiliate Massacooramaan's contribution to the collection, which finds the Portland-based beatmaker taking on Astronoma's "Gargoile." A hyperactive, constantly evolving production in its original form, Massacooramaan refocuses the tune's sonics into a more brooding effort, one where screeching tones are cut by massive kicks, industrial snares, and a bevy of machine-made percussion. The full Mutant Club Remixes EP lands next week via the Main Course imprint.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Shiva is the latest producer to drop an effort via the Unspeakable, an all-female record label helmed by fellow LA beatmaker Dot. Serving as the title track to her recent effort, "Dark Moon" is a moody production which coyly exists along the spacier ends of the bass-music spectrum. Led by sharp, electro-indebted rhythms, the track gently sways as it unrolls thick pads, laid-back synth bass, and miniature guitar licks throughout its three-plus-minute run. Released earlier this week, Shiva's full Dark Moon EP can be streamed after the jump. Read more »
An unhurried, sun-soaked pop track in its original form, Brett's "Chalon" serves as the lead track to the Stateside outfit's self-titled debut LP, which appeared earlier this year via the ever-growing Cascine label (an imprint who also welcomed the likes of Essáy and Lemonade to its roster in 2014). Now in the hands of Malmö, Sweden-based producer Bam Spacey—whose debut LP, 1998, arrives next month via Brooklyn's Ceremony outpost—"Chalon" is reshaped into a more heavenly affair, one led by a melody worthy of the remix's 1989 time stamp and further bathed in gradually evolving layers of airy synths.
Set to arrive early next month, the debut LP from East Coast producer Cayman Johnson (a.k.a. Tallesen) will offer 12 original productions along with a handful of bonus cuts, including "Court Sight," which has been offered for download here. Built on the back of a series of somewhat lopsided rhythms, "Court Sight" eventually culminates into a cluster of washy synths, with no lead emerging, but rather a bubbling soundscape culminating from Johnson's combination of sci-fi tones. The rest of Tallesen's Stills Lit Through LP will see its release on October 6 via Brooklyn's Software label.
Next week, Brighton-based producer Antenna Happy's Pinto EP will inaugurate Reinhardt, a new imprint based in Los Angeles. Ahead of its release, Antenna Happy has sent over this "Slumber Session Edit" of the record's closing cut, "Spark." Originally made to fit within the producer's Slumber Session mix for i-D, the edit strips the original track's drum programming away, revealing a dense array of thick synth tones, many of which—in the absence of outright percussion—fully reveal their rhythmic qualities, helping to push the composition forward throughout its six-plus-minute run. While Antenna Happy's "Spark (Slumber Session Edit)" can be downloaded below, the man's full Pinto EP is set to see a release on September 22.
Last year, Japanese producer Yosi Horikawa dropped Vapor; serving as his debut full-length, the 16-track album stitched together remarkably detailed sound design and adventurous beatwork. Now, the First Word label is preparing to drop Vapor Remixed 1, the (presumably) first in a series of remix EPs which gathers reworks from Daisuke Tanabe, Fulgeance, and kidkanevil. Also included in the package is "Thousand Year Forest (One for Yosi)," a kidkanevil original made with Horikawa's style in mind. "Daisuke Tanabe and I took a field recording trip to Mount Fuji," kidkanevil explains, "and came across a really beautiful and strange forest nearby... this beat was made from those recordings." Furthermore, the producer explains that he felt "quite inspired by [Horikawa's] use of field recording, the directness and detail and the way it's utilized in his production," and so made this track as a tribute to his craft. The resulting production, "Thousand Year Forest," can be downloaded below while Vapor Remixed 1 is set to land on September 22.
Cherushii is the handle of San Francisco producer Chelsea Faith, a budding talent whose taste for jacking house rhythms and hardware constructions landed her an EP on 100% Silk late last year. Now, with a string of West Coast tour dates ahead of her (alongside fellow Silk affiliate Golden Donna), Faith has dropped off "No Doubt in My Mind," a soul-streaked expedition indebted to the Chicago house tradition, and one which finds ample room to unroll a number of gliding synth leads and R&B vocal chops across its eight-minute run. "No Doubt in My Mind" can be downloaded in full below (the track is also set to appear on a forthcoming, as-yet-untitled EP), while Cherushii's upcoming West Coast tour dates can be peeped after the jump. Read more »
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