Toronto’s My Favorite Robot Records team up once again with Jonny Cruz for a new EP featuring remixes from Avatism & Jeremy P Caulfield and Fur Coat. Whether it be their foray into album releases with Jori Hulkkonen (to be followed by Fairmont), their string of singles this summer and their label showcase parties have done well in profiling the Canadian based label. Now the MFRR team look to join forces once again with Berlin based Puerto Rican producer Jonny Cruz, the man who provided the ‘Street Disco EP’ for the label last year.
Cruz has a history with My Favorite Robot Records that includes not only last year’s EP but also a collaborative release with Emerson Todd. He has also released music on labels such as Cocoon, Geno and Poker Flat records building a reputation for decent electronic music. The ‘Devil’s Hex EP’ kicks off with the original version of the title track, a deep and brooding slice of underground electronica with a dark tech edged house feel to it. Heavily effected vocal parts play up against menacing synth lines and haunting FX to create an atmospheric record. The original is backed with a remix from Avatism & Jeremy P Caulfield who take time out from the Dumb Unit family stable to craft an ethereal and emotive remix of ‘Devil’s Hex’ that is a good accompaniment to the original.
The second of the original tracks see Cruz team up with Cali Lanuaze for a synth driven retro vocal workout. Mid tempo bass and drum tracks provide the basis for intricately weaved dark melodies and vocals that have you locked in from the off. The original is followed with a remix from Crosstown Rebels artist Fur Coat who picks up the pace and moves things towards the dancefloor with a hypnotic mix with some intense top lines. It’s out tomorrow, October 22.