Ext – Sleepwalking EP | Forthcoming Slime Recordings

Fresh out of the Slime camp Ukrainian 2-step producer Ext comes correct with this new 2 track EP. ‘Sleepwalking’ has a euphoric garage vibe, with rainwater trickling over filtered down beats and some beautifully treated vocal snippets. The second track is on an abberant liquid drum and bass tip and the groove is kept with dark bass conveying what we percieve to be a chopped up soul sample.

Another great addition to the Slime catalog. Available November 19th

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JacM & Zoë Phillips – Rainy Thoughts Remixes EP | FREE DOWNLOAD

Blissful instrumentals, emotive bass lines and poignant vocals. All this screw-facing can get a bit hard on your cheek muscles, so here is something magnificent to relax yourself with.

Available free from Polish chillstep producer JacM‘s facebook page for anybody who clicks the ‘like’ button, this 6 track exposition features the original plus five remixes. It’s hard for me to pick a favourite here, they are all incredible. Have a play and hear for yourself.

There aren’t many reasons I can think of why you wouldn’t download. Unless you are angry all the time. Nobody can be angry all the time. Simmer down and get yourself a copy.

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REKchampa – Self Serve EP | Bandcamp

Back with the future funk, REKchampa comes through with another blunted 2step/Hip Hop cross-pollenation. In keeping with the sound that first got our attention with ‘Pocket The Rest’, here we see enhanced production and a consolidation of his distinctive style.

‘Bartender’s Theme’ opens with restless percussion and bar-room atmospheres underscored by deep chords and a sub-oceanic bass line. Bringing it down a notch on the second track, Brea steps in to lend sampled vocals and harmonies to the beautiful instrumentation on ‘Collapsin’.

‘Flit-Flax’ has a skippy beat and a persistent organ melody which rides over shimmering pads as Timbaland-style vocal incursions dip in and out. ‘The Comeback’ has an eski feel to it, with a glacial drum track breaking into pitched down vocals merged with vibrant chord play. The last track ‘Loft’ sees us out with a gloriously detailed 2step beat and trademark pitched percussive vocals.

He’s done it again folks. Self-released at $4 (or more) and worth every penny. A must for any collection. Go and bag that.

Bunzer0 – Wet Wool | Forthcoming L2S Recordings

Belgian residents Bunzer0 and long time Robot Bodypop favourite Janner collaborate on this new 3 track EP on Whistla‘s future garage label L2S due for release later this week.

The vibe is deep, heavy and steppy. Pitch bent basslines and funky 2step breaks feature throughout. Whilst highly suited to the dancefloor, there is still more than enough subtlety and precise soundscaping to satisfy the contemplative heads who like to stand back taking it all in. A worthy addition to the formidable L2S roster. Preview the full release here and grab it when it drops from any of the following outlets:

Boomkat

Digital Tunes

Red Eye

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Clueless – On The Street EP | Forthcoming on B-Dem

Transmit Sessions contributor Clueless is one of Norway’s finest future garage exports – After a brief hiatus he dropped the excellent Griswald House EP bringing fresh energy and a warm summer club vibe. This, his newest release, will be his debut for Brighton imprint B-Dem Records who also recently dropped newcomer Mr. Beeb‘s first release; the ‘Ambivalence EP’, reviewed here.

The Triplet style that has become Clueless‘ signature is well represented in the funky opener ‘On The Street’, bringing mellow chords that are nicely offset by a punchy bass line and a street soul hook. ‘Give U The World’ ups the pace with speedy claps and splashes of vocal underpinned by its subtle drifting pads. ‘Sync Situation’ is arguably the EP’s showpiece with some amazing drum work, it’s emotive strings perfectly combined with the dazzling vocal and popping garage synths. If you like progressive 2step, we strongly recommend that you check out this EP when it drops on the 21st of September.

Koreless/Jacques Greene – Lost In Tokyo EP | Vase Forever

Jacques Greene and Koreless return for their second collaboration to date, this time on the Vase Forever label.

Koreless comes minimal and mellow as we would expect on the title track – a percussion track is hinted but those waiting for the ‘drop’ will have a disappointing time here.

Jacques Greene strikes a more rhythmic balance to the release with his particular set of skills on the remix ensuring a healthy future for this 12″ in many a club circle. We look forward to many more collaborations from this unlikely duo, who knows what they will come with next. An album maybe? Let’s see.

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