Ever-active French label Cascade is beginning its 2015 run with a limited vinyl 12″ from Julien Mier, who has crafted eight intriguing beat hybrids for the forthcoming Out of the Cloud mini-album. Serving as a preview to the Dutch producer’s upcoming release is “Dappled Damp,” a track which places its miniature rhythmic components in a constant spiral around a series of juicy, jazz-flecked chords. A concise production, “Dappled Damp” nonetheless moves through many phases in its three-plus-minute run, all the while using playful melodic lines and upswung fills to keep the track buoyant throughout. Mier’s newest collection of beats will see its release on January 21, when Out of the Cloud officially drops in vinyl form.

Dappled Damp