Abel “Skipping Puddles (Lapalux Remix)”
Released today by magazine-cum-label Rebel, “Skipping Puddles” is the brand-new single by a fresh producer […]
Released today by magazine-cum-label Rebel, “Skipping Puddles” is the brand-new single by a fresh producer from San Jose, CA, named Abel. His airy tune is paired with some equally soulful remixes by Essex beatmaker Lapalux (who just dropped his own EP on Pictures Music) and Brooklyn’s Obey City to fill out the digital release, one of which we’re offering here. Though all three tracks are excellent in their own ways, this rework by Lapalux stood out with its deft applications of the sampled vocal hook (the sadly sung “Girl, I’ve been watching you” is twisted into a number of forms), its dense, glittering atmosphere, and its potpourri of R&B-inspired synth riffs. It sounds sort of like a couple of our favorite Brainfeeder producers (like, say, Matthewdavid and Teebs) and some of our favorite post-dubsteppers (Mount Kimbie and early James Blake) were forced to collaborate on a three-minute flurry of musical ideas and genre experiments, which would be awesome. You can grab the rest of the Skipping Puddles EP (picutred above) for free here.