To kick off our first download of 2016, XLR8R is pleased to introduce a fresh arrival to the techno scene. LAROC is a Los Angeles based techno DJ-producer who had previously spent a great deal of time integrating himself in the Washington D.C. club scene before moving back to the west coast, fusing the musical influences of both coasts along the way. Unsigned, with no originals posted on his SoundCloud page and little information available regarding his history, LAROC sent us this remix of the popular 1994 British pop single “Missing” by Everyone but the Girl (previously given the rerub treatment by house hero Todd Terry, among others). Starting off with a heavy 4/4 pop and filtered vocal loops, the track steadily works itself up into a fluent and aggressive techno number with an embellishment of various sonic bells and whistles. While this burgeoning producer continues to cut his teeth in the local LA techno scene, we here at XLR8R see great promise in his relentless and stylish sound, and are looking forward to hearing what comes next.

You can download the remix below, and be sure to check out more from LAROC by visiting his Soundcloud page here.

Missing (Laroc Remix)