Phono Obscura is the forthcoming debut compilation from the freshly launched Hallucienda imprint, a label which is intended as a continuation of the Hallucination Limited outpost helmed by longtime NYC DJ Three. The label's inaugural collection is set to include contributions from J. Alvarez (a.k.a. 214), Terry Francis, and the collaborative track featured here from Öona Dahl and Jonny Cruz. Together on "Oceans," the two producers craft an extended jaunt into lush and emotive house, with a pulsing bassline and jacking rhythms absorbed by an array of slow-evolving synth tones across the track's eight-plus-minute run. "Oceans," and the rest of the nine-track Phono Obscura compilation will see an official release on October 7.
Queens-based producer Gut Nose has shared a "visual mixtape" to accompany the first half of his Filthy City LP, the recent Bubblin' Up artist's debut full-length which landed via the Styles Upon Styles label last month. Read more »
Today the Cut label—which operates on a subscription basis with a new EP added to its catalog every month—drops Red Mist, a four-track outing from Estonian producer Firejosé (a.k.a. Mark Stukis). Pulled from the record is "Windy City," a production built on the back of low-swung rhythms culled from a series of boxy kicks, clattering percussion hits, and loose hi-hats. Spanning over seven minutes, the track focuses on dense, looping chords, adding only small glimpses of refracted vocals and extra percussive bits here and there as the listener is left to be absorbed in the track's cyclical current. Already in the hands (or, really, hard drives) of those who subscribe to the Cut imprint, the rest of Firejosé's new Red Mist EP can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
A track which first appeared earlier this year on his Reality Testing LP for R&S, Lone's (pictured above) "Restless City" production has received a remix treatment from Head High, the rave-leaning guise of René Pawlowitz (a.k.a. Shed). Read more »
The month of September saw a slew of new tracks hit XLR8R's Downloads section, with remixes from the likes of Lee Bannon (pictured above) and Chicago house veteran Larry Heard joining a host of original productions from seasoned artists and relative newcomers alike. As we do every month, we have studied the stats and can now present our Top 20 Downloads of September. Read more »
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