Nuage – So Long EP [Translation]

Translation return with their twentieth release from Russian producer Nuage, showcasing the producers versatility crossing styles and tempos. Last Seen opens the EP with a sublime slice of melody driven garage, while Compared heads for funky, infectious house territory. Both tracks are full of lush, beautiful synth work, with as much attention to musicality as dancefloor sensibilities.

Unexperience continues the infectious house groove with some nice vocal treatment from Ellie, while So Long sees the producer returning to 170 realms with a soulful, experimental composition characterised by chant-like vocal cut ups and more lavish synth backdrops. Finally there’s a cheeky freebie in the way of Simple Story, which you can grab from Bandcamp here. Look out for the release via all good digital outlets from November 4th.

Hidden Element & Liquid Break – Lifeforms EP [Translation]

US label Translation brings us a lovely slice of deep liquid from Ukrainian duo Hidden Element and live drummer Liquid Break. Taking a few leaves out of Seba’s book of song-writing but adding a live drummer to the mix, W.H.O.O.A. dishes up sweeping synths, twinkling keys and an intricate yet laid-back beat, while Watch Me ups the pace a wee bit and adds some jazzier influences to the tone.

Elsewhere Hidden Element go it alone, serving up a distinctly trap influenced dark skanker in the form of Hot Pants and a nice slice of melody driven dubstep on Musiq. Have a listen for yourself and watch out for the beats dropping via all good digital outlets from September 30th!

Mindmapper & Fre4knc – Martial Manners EP [Translation]

US label Translation have delivered a great little EP this month from Mindmapper & Fre4knc. Equal parts grit and soul, the EPs tracks combine nice use of melodic overlays and soft pads with growling low end tight drum arrangements, and showcases a variety of styles, from the grimey stepper vibes of Collesius through the floatier vibes of Shutter Angel and out into the offbeat amen-tinged half-step of Mind of Steel. These boys are definitely ones to watch for 2013 and beyond!

Check out the tracks below and grab yourself a copy on vinyl or digital from the Translation Bandcamp page.