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Bay Area based producer Charles Duff is the man behind Matrixxman and the brand new LP Homesick. Set to be released via Ghostly, Homesick is a machine heavy dance album that seems to travel in-between different galaxies. Weaving in and out between vicious acid lines and heavy 909 patterns, it’s constantly teetering on the edge of human and machine. The twelve tracks shy away from a formulaic dance track setup, and instead mirror a narrative journey that evokes visions of other worlds and different times. Though filled with aggressive drum machines and oscillating synths, Homesick still has that human touch that we’re all longing for. The album is out on July 10th, and available for pre-order here.

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Earlier this year L.A.-based duo ROOM8 (composed of Ezra Reich and Nic Johns) made waves with their catchy pop track “No Hard Feelings.” Taking things down a notch, Rothchild aka Ryland Blackington channels a Kavinsky like sound with dark building synths and haunting vocal cuts. The end result is a more complex slow building tune that we haven’t been able to get out of our heads.

The remix is available for free download and you can check out both the remix and the original down below.


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The dark and haunting Ateph Elidja brings a previously unreleased track off his last EP Hurt, and while it was cut from the EP, it’s still a haunting piece that we can’t stop playing. He’s certainly scaled back and simplified his approach over the course of his time at Savoir Faire and Bromance, but his production has certainly upped its game.

Ateph Elidja’s “Zkhal” by Anton Bialas – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

The always genius Madlib has come back with a mixtape for all of us to listen to this week. While we at Discobelle thought that we may have missed the chance when we didn’t get to check out the Rappcats show in Los Angeles, where he released 30 copies of this mixtape with hand-drawn art, we’ve been saved by getting it digitally (still not quite as good, but livable).

The mixtape is beautifully eccentric and all-out what makes Madlib so great. Listen to it below!

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We recently interviewed Zimmer under the hot sun of Palm Springs for Splash House, and while we baked and dried under the intense heat, we’re glad to see that the French producer hasn’t slowed down one bit. His newest track “Heartbreak Reputation” is an absolute dream, and we’re loving the track. This is the second track off his upcoming EP. Listen below.