Podcast 392: Youandewan

In the run-up to the release of a new EP, the Aus recording artist lays down a beautifully building set of tunes.
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Next month, Ewan Smith unleashes his newest clubland opus, the Verloren EP, upon the world via the ever-reliable Aus Music. We can happily report that it's another fine offering from the man known to the world as Youandewan, with its three cuts of depth-charge four-to-the-floor material nicely complimented by a rough-and-ready percussive version of the title track from Ilian Tape's Dario Zenker. The upcoming release gives us a a good excuse to ask the Berlin-based Brit to put a mix together for XLR8R…but, really, one hardly needs a reason when it comes to Youandewan. He's been at the top of his game ever he got in the game in the late '00s, via a series of deep, subdued and often downright sexy house and techno releases for the likes of Lo:Rise, secretsundaze, Hype LTD and, for the past few years, Aus, making nary a wrong move over that time period. Verloren will undoubtedly be another step up the career ladder for the producer, and we feel the same way about this podcast—it's a patiently building set of tunes, with stripped-down rhythms slowly giving way to emotive warmth and gorgeous vibes. Added bonus: You can get a sneak preview of one of the new EP's cuts, "253," about a third of the way through the mix.

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00 Intro
01 Vermittelnde-Elemente "Moledom" (Ricardo Villalobos mix) (Lo-Fi Stereo)
02 Mark Ambrose "Greetings From Madame Dominique" (Mosaic)
03 Jean Caffeine "Jean's Afterthought" (Classic)
04 S. Moreira "Late Dawn" (Slow Life)
05 Youandewan "253" (Decent Mix) (Aus)
06. Nick Holder - "Swimming" (instrumental mix) (NRK)
07 Crustation "Flame" (Mood II Swing Borderline Insanity Dub Mix) (Jive)
08 Herbert featuring Dani Siciliano "Never Give Up" (Phonography)
09 Moodymann featuring Bilal "Restart" (KDJ)
10 Steve Huerta & Gene Arthur "Damn Shame" (dub)
11 Needs "Brother" (Original Vibe) (Needs Music)