Laszlo Dancehall – “Plimpton” (George FitzGerald Remix) Laszlo Dancehall, the UK production duo made up of Leon Vynehall and A1 Bassline, released their latest EP, LZD III, on George FitzGerald’s ManMakeMusic label earlier this week. FitzGerald’s remix of one of the record’s standout cuts, “Plimpton,” is a characteristically atmospheric production, with deep bass tones and crisp drums that provide a more dancefloor-oriented interpretation of the more eccentric original track. LZD III is out now on ManMakeMusic and look for FitzGerald’s debut LP later this year on Domino records imprint Double Six.
Movement – “5.57” Australian trio Movement’s debut EP features four tracks of moody, dark r&b, drawing comparisons to artists like James Blake, The Weeknd, and The xx. It’s a sound that has become somewhat oversaturated at this point, yet tracks like “5.57” provide a compelling case for its legitimacy with intricate sound design and decadent layered melodies. The track’s pulsing bass line and driving synths combine with singer Lewis Wade’s breathy delivery to make for a hypnotic, highly textured sound. Their self-titled debut EP is out now on Modular records.
Daniel Avery – “Knowing We’ll Be Here” (KiNK Remix) Techno producer Daniel Avery’s well-received debut album, Drone Logic, presented a collection of dub, techno, and house influenced tracks with elegant, understated transitions throughout. Sofia, Bulgaria-based producer KiNK’s remix of “Knowing We’ll Be Here” builds on the infectious vocal melody of the original, bringing a more energetic vibe with lively percussion and soulful keys.
Oxia- “Perception” French house producer Oxia’s latest EP comes via Saved Records and balances the sounds of both house and techno, taking a melodic, groove-based approach to his productions. “Perception” follows a familiar path as a tight groove and short vocal sample combine with a deep bass line to result in a polished, funky sound. Look for the two track Perception EP out May 19 on Saved records.
Mix of the Week: Rufus Gibson- “2014 Spring Mix” Buffalo DJ/Producer Rufus Gibson recently shared his latest Spring mix, which includes a few original tracks like “Soul Feel,” “All I Know,” and “I Don’t Want Your Love No More Honey” as well as cuts from house legends DJ Sneak, Kerri Chandler, and Hector Moralez. Spanning 16 tracks, the smooth flowing mix is full of the old school soul and funk vibes found in Gibson’s flavorful productions. Listen below and check out the Sound of Summer EP now available on Beatport from Fresca Recordings, which contains two originals from the producer.