The Obsession label has announced the debut release from a new collaborative project between Matt Didemus (a.k.a. former XLR8R podcast contributor DIVA, who also serve as one half of Junior Boys, the proprietor of the aforementioned imprint, and is also pictured above) and his fellow Canadian Adam Hodgins (a.k.a. Iron Galaxy), a former Bubblin' Up artist.
Operating together as N / Y / X, the two-track "Love Haze" b/w "Kalamazoo" 12"—which was apparently "the result of a 10-day jam session in Utrecht"—finds the pair firstly turning out a strain of techno that skillfully blends heavy rhythmic elements with linear, propulsive grooves, and then hitting on more restrained, pastoral territory on the record's b-side. Preview clips of the 12" can currently be heard below, while the record's artwork and tracklist has been included below ahead of the effort's March 23 release date.