Amsterdam producer Applescal‘s El Diablo EP (pictured above), released as a free download yesterday via the brand-new RTFKT imprint, offers about as much variety as a three-track release can hold, from the pensive repetition of “Mr. Cold” to “No Offence”, an aggressive and heavily distorted piece that seems doomed to fall apart at any moment. Featured here, the title track is replete with the 8-bit coloration of a retro video game soundtrack. Thankfully, Applescal skirts the shallowness that can so easily result from such sounds, and chooses instead to employ a central melody with a surprisingly emotional tug. You can stream and download the full EP after the jump.

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El Diablo