"Austere" is one of 13 unconventional beats set to appear on an upcoming mixtape of original productions from NYC artist Quays. A producer who has in the past dropped new tracks via voicemail (allowing listeners to hear the songs by calling a particular phone number), Quays assembles a mix of wonky bells, bouncing rhythms, and sugary synths on "Austere." Though a bit unusual in its presentation, the tune is still in many ways a very sweet composition, its fizzy melodies likely to stay with listeners after Quays—at least for those wrapped up in the tune's intoxicating glow—abruptly cuts off his beat just past the two-minute mark.
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On his remix of bRUNA's "Closer," Brighton-based producer Lost Twin tones down the summer-soaked vibes of the Barcelona resident's original. In its new form, "Closer"—a cut pulled from bRUNA's 2013 Thence album for hometown label spa.RK—the track is reimagined as a stoney piece of understated boom-bap, its radiant synth lines subdued by hazy textures and lo-fi filtering. Lost Twin's purple-streaked remix of bRUNA is set to appear alongside additional remixes from Henry Saiz, Alizzz, and more on the Thence Remixes 12", out this month via spa.RK.
"Deckchairs on the Moon" is the new single from Manchester vocalist Adio Marchant (a.k.a. Bipolar Sunshine, pictured above). The sky-high pop song has seen a release as a three-track package next week along with two house-minded remixes from Eli & Fur and Just Kiddin, whose sleek effort is featured here. On its rework, the Kettering-based outfit laces Marchant's easygoing vocals with a set of soul-drenched chords and a sharply skipping drums that keep this version of the tune completely focused on the dancefloor. Out now, the full "Deckchairs on the Moon" single package can be streamed after the jump. Read more »
Today, the fledgling Modern Math label drops its first vinyl release, the four-track White Label Renegade EP from Vancouver producer Taal Mala. Featured here is the new effort's title track, a bass-loaded affair which fits classic vocal chops, thick breaks, and an array of space-age percussion and FX between its strong-armed kicks and snares. A true hybrid, "White Label Renegade" connects various points from drum & bass, juke, and rave to result in a heavy, club-minded concoction. Two other original productions from Taal Mala and a remix from LA producer Grenier are set to appear on the Canadian artist's White Label Renegade EP, out in vinyl form today with a digital release dropping July 25.
On his remix of "Orange Ocean"—a track taken from Brooklyn producer Kodomo's upcoming Patterns & Light LP (out on July 22)—Vancouver artist Loscil strips back the original track's rhythmic parts in order to focus on its poignant melodic content. Beginning with a playful bell melody and a set of light pads, Loscil's rework gradually opens up, its elements expanding the sonic field as reverb and delay are added to nearly every corner of the track's dense aural landscape. Eventually, Loscil takes a step back from his dreamy concoction, brining the focus again to the original melody only to lose it seconds later to a swell of crystalline drones.
In its original form Ligovskoï's (a.k.a. Nikolaï Azonov and Valerio Selig) "Goha" is a weightless composition which aimlessly moves through angelic drones and bright, airy textures. For their collaborative remix together as HBTVSK, French producers Heartbeat and Voiski reimagine the track as an expansive and dark techno excursion, lacing the floating textures of Ligovskoï's original with thick drum machine rhythms and an extra dose of grit. The 10-plus minute HBTVSK remix featured is set to be included on Azonov's and Selig's upcoming collaborative Dilip EP, which can be previewed after the jump before its sees its official release on July 21 via the Dement3d label. Read more »
New to our Downloads section today is LA-based producer Jeffrey Brodsky, whose recent I'll Be Strong EP places his original tune alongside remixes from Mark E, Mike Simonetti, and Richard Sen. Having received a vinyl-only release last month, the titel track from Brodsky's recent EP is featured here; a catchy house groove that lays synth arpeggios and prominent vocal chops atop a softly echoing beat. Out now, the rest of the SoCal producer's new EP can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
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