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It begins with a persistent tap, as if Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom want to hack into your dreams. Then the faint emergence of radiant synths, which break through the scant stillness and grow more prevalent as the song, “Fallen Down,” takes shape. This is moombahton, the decelerated Latin-infused house music Nada created in 2009.
Out today, Nada and Nordstrom—known collectively as Nadastrom—have released a new four-song EP that reinterprets “Fallen Down” twice: tracks two and three feature remixes from San Francisco house DJ Justin Martin and British producer Switch, who signed Nadastrom to his own Dubsided label and released the group’s debut EP, Pussy.
Here, Martin’s “Fallen Down” interpretation is more utopian than the original; spacey sounds ride an abrasive, pulsating rhythm. Switch’s remix is more hollow; he draws out the vocals and pushes the instrumental to the background. For the EP’s last song, “Shelly,” Nadastrom offers a nine-minute tropical vibe that builds and recedes behind enveloping electronics and well-placed crackles.
Nadastrom will release a full-length debut album this fall. Purchase the EP here and stream “Fallen Down (Club Mix)” after the jump.