We rounded up a couple of hidden gems to get you through this week.
GusGus – Remixes Are More Flexible Pt. 2 [Oroom Records]
Four months after the first installment of their two-part remix EP series, the Icelandic duo return with part two of a re-imagining of their tenth studio album, 2018’s Lies Are More Flexible. The second iteration of Remixes Are More Flexible boasts several imaginative re-works from some of techno and house music’s finest tastemakers, including Raxon, Jam El Mar, MINDKSAP, and a brand-new single from GusGus themselves, “Out Of Place”.
JOYRYDE – BRAVE [HARD Records]
Since emerging in 2016, JOYRYDE has dominated the dance music realm. Influenced by his UK roots, the producer has brought a signature style and taste to the worlds of fashion, directing, and production design. With ambitions of cementing his status as a catalyst in the music industry, the producer pulled out all the stops to cultivate the theme and concept for BRAVE. The 18-track project is best viewed as a celebration of life rather than a collection of music. An ode to his roots, the Englishman picked on various frames of mind merging grime, hip-hop, trap and bass house altogether. Featuring verses from Youngs Teflon, NoLay, Kid Sister, MAJILLA, and more; this album is carefully crafted to capture the essence of JOYRYDE both as a musician and a warrior.
Slow Magic – Home
Sink into sonic sound waves as Slow Magic coaxes listeners into sweet serenity in his newest. A triumphant display of Slow Magic’s signature sound laced with nuanced flare, “Home” is a stunning effort from the anonymous producer. Swelling effervescent textures set the stage in “Home,” poignantly placed over Slow Magic’s infectious drum patterns. Elegant crooning vocals glide seamlessly atop a synth-laden backsound, as “It’s a long drive/but we’re going home” mellifluously echoes. The single marks the first offering ahead of the anonymous producer’s forthcoming 4-part album, it’s the end of the world but it’s ok, which will be released over the course of 2020.
Max Cooper – 3D Reworks 001 [Mesh Records]
Max Cooper rises to the challenge to correct the recent interest in ‘8D audio’, which is a name that has been given to a single audio track sent through a binaural panner. There aren’t really 8 dimensions, it’s a 3D experience, but it is a special audio experience, worthy of our attention. The binaural recording technique was invented in the 50’s – sound is recorded from inside a fake head, in order to capture the subtle signals of how sound interacts with the head and ears, and is fractionally delayed between the two ear drums depending on its position. These subtle signals are interpreted by our brains to give information about the sound environment around us, which we experience as a 3D immersive sound world.
Download 3D Reworks 001 via Bandcamp HERE.
Apashe – Renaissance [Kannibalen Records]
The producer’s trademark sound, characterized by a larger-than-life approach rife with grandeur and orchestral characteristics, permeates throughout his new release. To take his sonic artistry for Renaissance to the next level, its compositions were played and recorded by a Prague-based 69-piece orchestra in their entirety. The producer also enlists an eclectic mix of talent for the album ranging from Slumberjack to Tech N9ne, Wifisfuneral, Wasiu & Instasamka alongside many more
Tisoki – Promise EP [Dim Mak]
Fluctuating between melodic soundscapes and heavy stick-to-your-rib beats, Tisoki’s Promise is an experimental spin on modern bass music. Led by the titular track “Promise,” featuring emerging talent LiL Lotus and Tisoki’s subsequent VIP reworking, the genre-fluid offering mixes elements of hip hop, emo, trap, and bass music into a cohesive stew, filled with heavy emotion and unwavering darkness.