Illinois-born Justin Cudmore’s debut EP Crystal dropped as the tenth release on Honey Soundsytem’s record label earlier this month. A former staff member of Little White Earbuds, he has recently been garnering attention for his Hotmix parties across Brooklyn, as well as for his productions (being picked up on last year’s Deep Club sampler).
The EP features remixes of the title track by recent guests at those Hotmix parties, Mike Servito and Gunnar Haslam. Today’s download is a bonus remix from the latter of the two, Haslam, who is giving away his Périphérique mix of “Crystal.” Haslam is a former participant in our podcast series, who emerged in 2013, and has since released tunes on the likes of Delsin, L.I.E.S. and Mister Saturday Night. The New York-based artist was formerly a student of particle physics, but is totally focused on house and techno production now, both alone and as Romans alongside Tin Man.
In contrast to the relatively restrained acid workout that is Haslam's Dekalb Avenue mix (featured on the release), the Périphérique mix pulls no punches, with crashing drums pouring over distorted synths. You can purchase the original EP from the Honey Soundsystem Bandcamp, and download the track that Haslam has kindly shared this week below.
Crystal (G. Haslam Périphérique Mix)