Angger Dimas & Bassjackers: "RIA"
Doom Records just released this hard-hitting collaboration between Indonesian DJ/producer Angger Dimas and Dutch DJ/producer team Bassjackers. Throbbing and metallic, "RIA" teases with build-up after build-up. This track is an update on the predictable form of climax and then drop; the wait pays off when the beat finally plunges into free-fall.
Bonobo ft. Andreya Triana: "Eyesdown" (Floating Points Remix)
Post-dubstep outfit Floating Points is responsible for the best remix of UK downtempo veteran Bonobo's "Eyesdown." Appearing first on 2010's Black Sands, "Eyesdown" features a chill two-step beat and Andreya Triana's dusky croon. On this year's Black Sands Remixed, Floating Points injects just enough space to get lost in.
Clams Casino: "Moon and Stars" (Remix Instrumental)
Clams Casino's latest remix instrumental lounges in the region between house and instrumental hip-hop. He remixed the original Big K.R.I.T. song so Devin the Dude could lay down some verses, but this is the first release of the plain remixed instrumental. Without lyrics, the combination of a mellow shuffling beat with jazzy keyboard and trumpet allow "Moon and Stars" to stand on its own as sensual downtempo.
Duct: "Blackheath" (Fybe:One Remix)
Glistening and elusive, "Blackheath" initially hangs back before coyly unfolding into an unpretentiously elegant number. Label-mate Fybe draws the tune out, emphasizing the uncertainty without compromosing the satisfying bass. Check out Duct's latest EP, Circles, below.
No list of latest house tracks would be complete without some witch-house. Unlike other artists on TriAngle Records, Howse has stepped away from sluggish, grimy bass and ethereal ambience. That being said,"VBS" embraces the label's typical chopped & screwed aesthetic and vulnerable female vocals.
Miike Snow: "Paddling Out" (Bart B More Remix)
Miike Snow's slick electro-pop didn't need remixing, but Bart B turns "Paddling Out" into a serious rave banger. The lyrics are amusing, especially the claim, "There is someone here who laughs too hard at everything."
Tomas Rubeck: "Glass Plates" (Lawrence Black Remix)
On "Glass Plates" Rubeck delves into the most current trend in minimalist house: glossy, subtle beats accented by vague R&B loops. Life-sounds (little gurgles, little splashes, little laughs) complete the landscape, and then Lawrence Black comes along and gives "Glass Plates" a dynamic makeover...