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have a new project called S L V (Some Late Visitor). Their first EP, self-titled, has just been released on Urban Waves
, complete with apocalyptic artwork from Kim Laughton aka Olivepixel
. Grab it for however much you feel like paying HERE
These are two of the more prolific producers in Shanghai. Downstate’s made heaps of intricately fuzzed-out synth moodiness
and Hamacide’s a wizard with twisted, glitched-out, bass-heavy beats
. But S L V is a case of one plus one being more than two, especially in terms of working the dancefloor.
Taking cues from trap, hip-hop, trip-hop, glitch and IDM weirdness, S L V’s sound gels around reverb-soaked percussive leads, aggressively pitched vocals, and perfectly placed, perfectly fat kick drums.
Drunk Monk played ‘Clip Arp’ at Shelter’s 5 year anniversary party last Thursday, and I had to ask what it was – maybe a new, darker direction for Baauer
?… it’s an awesome surprise when something sounding so fresh turns out to be the work of locally-based producers.
The Hollow Point party tonight at Shelter
will be celebrating S L V’s release. Go hear it the way it was meant to be (with subwoofers, in a basement).