Hailing from Denver, DJCHAP is the latest producer to step up for the Tar net-label's ongoing free EP series. Appearing in the middle of the producer's three-track Amanecí EP is "Wavv," a footwork-indebted exercise that chops together ethereal vocal samples and airy atmospherics over a series of frenetic rhythms (with a few nods to jungle sprinkled throughout). While the track can be picked up for free below, the rest of DJCHAP's new EP can be grabbed—along with all of the Tar label's catalog—over on Bandcamp.
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Denver label Shoeboxx first appeared on our radar last month, when the growing outpost offered a sleek track from Colorado producer Real Cosby's EP for the imprint. Now, Shoeboxx is in the midst of prepping the Selfish People EP from Connecticut beatmaker Adam Yan, who operates as Eest Coast. Serving as the lead single to his forthcoming effort, Yan's "Marbles" production is awash with warm, swelling chords, glistening arpeggios, and sugary melodic twists; in other words, it's an appropriate summer jam. "Marbles" and a handful of other tunes from Eest Coast will see their official release when the producer's Selfish People EP drops on September 2.
London producers My Panda Shall Fly (pictured above, right) and Maulin (pictured above, left) have combined forces for the Push EP, a five-track collaborative effort that will see its release via Project: Mooncircle next month. In the meantime, My Panda has offered his "MPSF's 5 a.m. Minimal Dub" version of EP cut "Gingerbread House" to pique our interest. A dubby production in its original form, here "Gingerbread House" is stripped and reshaped to resemble a pulsing techno stomp, which comes lined with refracted electronics and disintegrating textures. Out on September 9—and featuring a remix from R&S affiliates Lakker—My Panda Shall Fly & Maulin's Push EP can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
New Zealand-reared, now Melbourne, Australia-based producer Mark Wundercastle is next up on the fast-growing—and pleasantly unpredictable—1080p label. Pulled from his upcoming Cell EP is "AC," a seven-minute jaunt across percussive drum-machine patterns, where tuned kicks meet sweeping synth chords and airy, cyclical melodies. From this simple combination of components, Wundercastle is able to build a hypnotic production, one which frequently relies on the entrancing pulse of its drum programming to lull the listener further into its sonic world. In addition to "AC," Wundercastle's Cell EP promises to offer six more "extremely heavy tracks tinged by early '00s futurist vibes" when it officially drops in both cassette and digital form on n August 19.
Early next month, Seattle producer Korma will drop the four-track Skyline EP as part of Car Crash Set's Ice Rink release series. Set to close out the forthcoming effort is "Sky Hook," a bass-rooted production which comes packed with industrial percussion. Running just over four-minutes, Korma's track aligns an ever-growing series of dark machine hits with a barrage of otherworldly FX, together forming tight rhythms that wrap around the tune's steely atmosphere. Korma's Skyline EP is set to land on September 2, which is also the date his Springblade/ Chain 2.0 EP is scheduled to drop, both via the DC-based Car Crash Set imprint.
Stryker Matthews is a burgeoning London-based talent who is set to explore a range of bass-focused, club-music hybrids on his upcoming Shook EP, his first effort for New York's fledgling Doom Dab imprint. Ahead of the release, Matthews has passed along "Sticks," an active production which shifts through rhythmic patterns—chopped breaks, stuttering hats, and tuned snares help the track briskly glide through its three-plus-minute run, led by a sneaky flute melody and airy vocal cuts. Out next week, Matthews' Shook EP can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
Based in Southern California, the fledgling Knightwerk label will drop its next release on August 19 in the form of the TeleKuntx single from Stateside talent BEEK. Ahead of the digital record's release, the label has passed along Doctor Jeep's take on the track, which finds the NYC-based producer keeping things lively with rolling snares and a smattering of FX stabs and chopped vocals. But its really the bassline here that deserves the credit as it slinks around the remix's percussive rhythms in a restless fashion, occasionally joined by a handful of perfectly syncopated synth counterparts which slide around in the upper octaves.
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