Pedestrian is following up his stunning Hoyle Road Ep with a new track hosted over at the Mixmag site. “Betamax” is pretty straightforward as far as his sound goes, relying heavily on acoustic elements and jazz-influenced melodics to make an intricate and smokey soundscape overtop a deep house groove. The track has an almost spooky vibe to it, with vocals floating in and out of the frame, that makes it best served on a moonlit night.
Paxton Fettel is definitely a producer you should be keeping your eye on. The Danish producer has a knack from making deep soulful house cuts that manage to maintain a jazzy and organic feel to them. This weekend he shared his remix of Jesper Ryom’s “Ghostly,” and it’s one of our favorites yet. The track has an airy quality to it that pairs perfectly with vocal track, as it floats in and out over a bed of filtered horns and resampled pianos. It feels like a dreamy trip through the city and can be downloaded for free over at Rekompileret.
Hot on the heels of his Asteroids EP, Outputmessage is back with a new video for the lead single off his upcoming album, The Infinite Void. “Goldilocks Zone” fits perfectly with the space theme, building a dense soundscape with gorgeous atmospherics, echoed vocals, and light guitar accents. The video is hazy and dreamlike, focusing on a silhouette of Farley dancing is a smoke filled room while a series of neon lights cascade around him. It’s soft and sensual and the perfect midweek escape. You can also grab a free download of the track HERE.
New material from UK producer Dauwd comes few and far between. Although he splashed onto the radar in 2011 with What’s There and Could it Be?/Shimmer, it wasn’t until 2013 that he released his acclaimed EP, Heat Division, followed by a set of Heat Division remixes in the late Fall. This all makes the arrival of “Lydia,” the A-side of his upcoming EP Kindlinn, so much sweeter. “Lydia” is a testament to Dauwd’s skill for incorporating many themes in his tracks without dwelling on extraneous pieces. With the bass guides you like a gentle current, Dauwd grows and develops the song’s ideas until the pieces come together in a harmonious and organic climax. If only it lasted a little longer–”Lydia” doesn’t ride out as it did in Dauwd’s latest Boiler Room set, but on the upside, it leaves you wanting more.
Outputmessage is DC-based producer Bernard Farley. Bernard is also one third of Volta Bureau, who have reached audiences the world with their blend of house and indie dance styles. Today, Bernard has released his third album,the Asteroids EP which will take each listener to a viewpoint far above the city. The three-track album provides a blend of electro and deep house that is surprisingly light on vocals, something that’s usually common in his music and often influence his live performances.
Intro track “Asteroids” is a great lead in to the album as it resembles defining yourself through new spaces. Aligned with deep bass and glimpses of synths on top, the track builds a calm suspense that chills your body with a crisp entrance to an atmosphere newly born. “Ceres” puts you in a zone where the music moves to the background while the track quietly teases you with eerie suspense of what’s coming next. The flow is all you want and can accept. “Vesta” shares similarities with each of the two previous tracks and introduces a deeper bass rhythm and more synth variety. The first two tracks serve as the perfect lead up to this point. While including calming chimes and consistently stretched bass, it helps bring your mind back up to speed before the record releases you.
Asteroids will definitely take you out of the city for a moment, like you’ve been sucked into a delusional world where time and space become increasingly unfamiliar and you’re left ultimately in their grasps.
Stream the tracks below and prepare for full length release on Output Noise Records on March 25.