Seattle's Hush Hush label (whose Decibel Festival showcase we highlighted in our recent review) will next release a self-titled EP from hometown producer Andrew Sutherland under his Secret School alias. To spread the word, the label has shared EP cut "Phantoms," a bliss-streaked production flush with emotional chords, echoed vocal drones, and grand, sweeping textures. Underneath all that, the track employs shuffling rhythms and light snare rolls, further giving the tune a relaxed, introspective feel. Secret School's forthcoming EP is set to land via Hush Hush on October 13; in the meantime, a teaser video for the record and the its full tracklist can be peeped after the jump. Read more »
Mr. Oizo—a French producer who currently operates out of LA—is something of a cult figure, arguably best known for his crossover hit track "Flat Beat." His chopped-and-screwed hip-hop and electro-house has regularly seen release via labels such as Ed Banger, and on November 18, he'll make his debut on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint with a new album, The Church. Read more »
Prolific Chicago producer Ultrademon will next land on the Moscow-based Hyperboloid label (helmed by recent XLR8R podcast contributor Pixelord) with the four-track The .XVX Files EP. Following closely behind the release of his Voidic Charms LP for his own Coral imprint, Ultrademon will close out his upcoming effort with "Where Do I Go," a laid-back outing which pairs deep 808 kicks with loose hats, miniature snaps, and an evolving series of sugary synth melodies. The Chicago talent's full The .XVX Files EP is set to land on Hyperboloid on October 9.
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