The San Francisco producer/digital avatar readies an EP of house and techno mutations.
Matrixxman is no stranger to these pages, whether for his work as half of 5kinAndBone5, his biblical house/snap rap collaborations with Mykki Blanco, or his solo material and remixes.
Next month will see another edition to the latter category. The XX Files joins four originals with remixes by UK producers Ill Life and Myler. With nods to “classic Detroit techno and WBMX-era Chicago house,” the EP ranges from the lush groove of ‘Credentials’ to the percussive intensity of ‘Protocol’. Meanwhile, both remixers take their tracks in darker, metallic directions.
The XX Files is due out July 23 via Brooklyn newcomers Fifth Wall. Preview it below; the cover art and tracklist follow.
1. Case Closed [A1]
2. Credentials [A2]
3. Protocol [B1]
4. A Witness
5. Case Closed (Ill Life Remix) [B2]
6. Credentials (Myler Remix)