In the latest edition of HUGO Tracks, we introduce the newest drops from Maxime & Remain, Trickfinger and Bxentric. Though standout talents in their own right, each artist is united by a gloomy, slightly monotone sound that’s brightened up with fresh and melodic synth lines. All three tracks are available for free download right here on HUGO Tracks. However, be quick, their number is limited.
Maxime & Remain “Lost It”
Remain, co-founder of Paris-based label Meant Records, has once again teamed up with Populette’s Maxime Pasquier. The result is the “Lost It EP”, released this summer on Remain’s label as a follow-up to the pair’s acclaimed Throne of Blood release in 2012, The eponymous title track – a cultured, steely synth-based tune – is typical of both producers’ dark and ruthless style, and refined with blurry melodies and a touch of metropolitan funk. The track has inspired a host of remixes from the likes of Jackethat & Lipelis and electro veteran Kasper Bjørke. Get your free download and enjoy the original here on HUGO Tracks.
Trickfinger “After Below”
Another dark, but no less rhythmical and clubby sound comes from none other than former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, better known as Trickfinger. Earlier this year he released his self-titled LP on AcidTest, – an album made up entirely of hardware-built acid house. The first single “After Below”, available for free download below, is reminiscent of earlier Warp Records releases, with mechanical and pummeling melodies, locked-groove drums and interweaving synth lines.
With a profound DJ background, London-based producer Bxentric has spent recent months in the studio, developing a new direction and a unique electronic sound. His efforts have culminated in the two-track EP “Chrome”, which is the inaugural release on his own label Nanda Records. Catching the listener with continuous analogue synths and scattered live instrumentation,“Polymer”. is an emotive, slightly eerie tune, with a blend of organic melodies and mechanical sounds. Download it for free below.