The Blank – Clouded / When You’re Alone [EP]

Saweeeet. Not too long ago I’d said, “The Blank will be one of your favorite artists in 2012.” Why? His fuzzy bass and dance floor beats are completely badass. This two track EP just accentuates my claim. It’s a punch in the face—knocking out two front teeth—whistling s’s musical experience. “Clouded” is a foggy, vinyl dusty track that he premiered on his Marinate Mix. “When You’re Alone” sounds like a party getting smothered by a pillow. Don’t worry that’s a good thing. So, get hyped for Suburban Dreamer out on Darker Than Wax in late April. It’s going to be straight dopeness.

Sauce – Sauce [EP]

Everyone should know that there’s no substitute for a fresh, remembered recipe, made-from-scratch sauce. That’s Italian cooking 101. Sauce, a.k.a. Quinton Nicholson, isn’t Italian, but judging by his debut EP Sauce he follows the culture’s golden rule—nothing canned; always fresh. The six (glitch, drum & bass, wonky) tracks feature oddball samples, bass for days and an indistinguishable rhythm that’ll both astonish and confuse the senses. This is damn good music. Damn good.