Hailing from Georgia, Gacha serves up this soft synth bubbler on Apollo Records, which just happens to be the ambient subsidiary of the awesome R&S imprint. Some beautiful guitar lines coupled with chopped and screwed vocals over a buttery beat with enough groove to keep you going til the early hours. You can pick this up in multiple formats here. Expect to have it on repeat for days once copped.

Last night the DJ at Kendrick Lamar’s gig in London played a Cassie tune – it instantly triggered (a random, but) heated debate about her whole existence. We all pretty much made the similar point – that despite not necessarily being the best singer or performer, her first album and lead singles were cold as f*ck. And despite royally crapping on her career by ditching R-Les for Diddy and failing to follow up with anything worth while, her voice and songs continue to get sampled (evidence that despite what anyone may say, is proof that she’s made some type of impact). This probably has something to do with the lack of complexity in her vocal arrangements and tone but either way – it’s always good to hear another producers take on her material.

Enter Sweater Beats. A producer from New York, who by his own accounts makes “music to make your booty bounce”. Listen to his undeniably fragrant take on Cassie’s ‘You & U’, re-titled ‘Make a Move’ – refurbished with 80’s synths, sexy drum patterns and twinkling keys. A vibe.

Expect an EP later this year.

(via Indie R&B)

A bit of a tongue twister to pronounce (en-goo-zoo-en-goo-zooo), this LA duo have kept their beats simpler than their name. A concoction of rumbling vibrations roaring throughout crystallised twinkles and airhorns, this track remains mellow yet skank heavy all the same – a sonic state of delirium.

Still waiting for this to receive an official release date….

In the interim, Scottish producer, Koreless provides a preview for his forthcoming new track. Interesting sounds here – comforting and steady bass, with an intense female voice wandering throughout. Part breathy, part distorted, part creepy but it  all works. To give the track it’s force of industrial British sounds, Koreless throws in some twinkling mind blown beeps too.

Full length will be out 16th July.

It’s been a minute since untouchable Parisian beatsmith Onra dropped the outstanding 2010 set Long Distance. Upon his return we’re bathed again in probably some of the warmest digital funk being made across the hemispheres. Fat and sweaty with Ain’t Nobody style bleepings and stomping vintage drums that sound like a cue for a Peruvian cocaine and yacht purchase, this is lifted from his Fool’s Gold Records EP Deep In The Night which is out now on iTunes.

A while back, we gave you the first track of TNGHT’s (Hudson Mohawke & Lunice) debut EP which happily confused the dance with its fearless minimal sound; Now the duo have put out a preview sampler for our tasting pleasure. The 5-track extended player is condensed into a mini mix and gives a real sense of where both esteemed producers are planning on taking us.

Packed full of digital sounds trimmed over obtrusive beats and spaced out Trap influences –  these two are very clearly connected by the chemistry of their individual geniuses. Together they’ve readied the sirens, the gun-shots and the pull-ups – all you need to do is prepare to press play.

The EP is officially out on Warp come 23rd July.

TNGHT are also playing their first headline show at Village Underground in London on June 21st – buy tickets here.

Love discovering little known talent, definitely something that we thrive on here at PinBoard.

This afternoon, I have stumbled upon a 17 year old who is starting to hone his craft and hopefully create a sound unique to his name. At the moment, the rhythms are bass friendly (as most music should be in my opinion) and waves through lo fi sounds to switched up beats.

WIth the shop front of his SoundCloud, offering up cut vocal samples over sparse sexy 808’s then deep rugged Major Lazer-esque thrashings thrown around a track. It’s clear the young Karma Kid has many influences and thus produces well rounded tracks. His latest free download to tie us over until he finishes school is Lou Lou. A stadium building, fast paced electronic driver. A tad heavy on the raw synths at times, he strays further into  Calvin Harris territory and filters in great breaks that are filled with anthem ready claps and dutiful shakes. Definitely a kid to watch out for.

Zurich based Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie have blessed us with this warped out, lazy drum pad masterpiece. Off the upcoming Wasser EP which is set to drop tomorrow on Soulection, this joint knocks hard. Lovely layered keys coupled with a live jazzed up ending has my ears well and truly peeled for the rest of the release. Video courtesy of the Dalai Limba

We’ve been a fan of Suzi Analogue’s afro-future soul sound for a minute now and been following her steadily paced releases too. After the brief break collaborating with TOKiMONSTA, Suzi Analogue is back in her solo comforts behind the sonics and puts together an 30 minute instrumental package full of soul electronic fusions.

At only 24 years old, the Philly native produces a well rounded blend of Raw&B over mellow waves of synths, staggered mpc and hip hop switches. Great audio beds to listen and vibe to as stand alone tracks, but The Streets homage ‘Single File Line’ and punchy soulful ‘Hi School’ would make for the a perfect starting point for artists to jump on. Just saying.

…Otherwise enjoy the stream below.

A little pre cursor to the weekend dance floor flavours. After talks, rumours and whispers around the raves of a supposed collaboration, the two have collided. Interesting mix of minimal tinned, clashes and murky trip hop beats, from the Glaswegian and Montreal’s Lunice. The 5 track EP TNGHT is to follow July 24th and their first ever live show come 21st June at Village Underground Bugg’n.

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