Ross Tones is London-based electronic producer Throwing Snow. His broken-beat track ‘Lumen’ appeared on last year’s Best of compilation. His newest track entitled ‘One for the Booth’ is another locked groove exclusive to the forthcoming 111 track #SaveFabric compilation which is avaible for pre-order here or on Bandcamp.
PS. If you like this, check out ‘Bells, Walking‘ from Joy Orbison’s other moniker C/OR.
Lone is the most consistent artist to make it on my annual ‘Best of’ lists. In 2013, it was the rave clapping ‘Airglow Fires‘ and in 2014 it was the bouncy ambient masterpiece ‘Begin to Begin.’
He’s at it again, this time with a 90s Prodigy-esque techno track with quick starting drum kick and pestering bass. He recently performed the track live on Britain’s Channel 4 Four to the Floor show. Check it out below.
He also just remixed Melbourne’s Kllo’s ‘Bollide’ track which was released early on Ghostly International this year. Stream it after the jump.
Boxcutter is Northern Ireland electronic producer Barry Lynn. I first discovered him back in 2006 with the drum machine track ‘Skuff’d‘ on his Oneiric album debut.
Boxcutter has released multiple albums, EPs, and singles since but on his latest track ‘Canopy,’ he’s proving once again that class is permanent. The chopped jazz break is sure to delight fans who admire his moody dubstep aesthetic.
Minor Science is British producer Angus Finlayson based in Berlin, following in the footsteps of other techno music expats like Youandewan. He recently dropped his third EP entitled Whities 004, named after the London-based Whities imprint which released his previous record.
‘Naturally Spineless’ is a dark, grimy listen full of deep bass that briefly glitters around the 3:30 mark to shed some light. The vibe stays true to his production alias. As he explained in an interview with Truants, “a ‘minor’ science works upwards from the particularities of the things themselves.”
“Swimming in this,” says one of his fans on his SoundCloud page. Hard to disagree. Max McFerren AKA Complete Walkthru and formerly MCFERRDOG is a house/techno producer from New York. His most recent release S/T is a nine song cassette on the Canadian 1080pcollection imprint, known for dropping some delicious beat craftmanship from producers all over the world. Side note: I’m looking forward to the Luis-Dreamt Takes release next month.
While ‘Intuition Brought Me Here’ is my favorite song on McFerren’s album, ‘Blatant Doug’ (stream it below) is also a atmospheric gem with an uplifting vocal sample.