Shuffle | New Sounds from Our Inbox
by Joshua P. Ferguson
Joakim "On the Beach"
French eccentric Joakim is back with new work for the Tigersushi label, including this twisted and trippy cover of Neil Young. Creeping along with measured half-step and the stutter of fuzzy bass, "On the Beach" sees Joakim chanting along in a heavily vocodered fog with lectronic whispers, coos, slides, and late-stage live sax from Etienne Jaumet lending a humid, tech-blues processional feel. A far cry from the original, it's not so far off from the out-of-left-field style the mad Frenchman behind the board has come to embody.
DOWNLOAD: Joakim "On the Beach" | 320 mp3
The/Das "Parallel Worlds"
Best known as the breathy vocal support to Italy's DJ Tennis and his Life and Death label, The/Das turns to a delicate indie-dance vibe here to tease the duo's forthcoming LP, Freezer, due out late this summer on Sinnbus. More of a band-driven affair than earlier work from the Berlin pairing, "Parallel Worlds" lives up to its name with a mood that is simultaneously hyperactive and thoughtful. A solid show of versatility, it's a unique tell of where these two might end up going on their album debut.
DOWNLOAD: The/Das "Parallel Worlds" | 320 mp3
Thanks to the fine lads of Brooklyn blog Do Androids Dance, we're treated to sneak peak of bruk tech from British UKG-Bass producer Luthor. The man behind the Haunted Audio label, he's releasing here on South Fork Sound, and showcasing a dynamic turn through bass and 2Step reminiscent of Horsepower Productions, only more playful. "119" is a rough piece of bass music, injected with just enough brightness and oddity to keep it interesting.
DOWNLOAD: Luthor "119" | 320 mp3