Hear the Range's Lush Left-Field Dance Track, 'Rayman'

From the upcoming Dropping Gems compilation, 'Gem Drops Four'

The Range 'Rayman' Stream Gem Drops Four
The Range is James Hinton of Providence, Rhode Island Photo by Hector Perez
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Portland's Dropping Gems label has been a humble but strong influencer in the international electronic music underground, thanks largely to the strength of their Gem Drops compilations. On July 29, the series gets a fresh infusion of burbling lifeblood via Gem Drops Four (that's the pre-order link with all the hand-crafted bells and whistles) which will amass the talents of familiar faces like Natasha Kmeto, Devonwho, Philip Grass, Pixelord, and Free the Robots.

Also among the 21 featured artists: the Range. The Providence, Rhode Island producer's contribution can be heard below. "Rayman" is an indicative work from the man born James Hinton — a track that begins in a dridfty haze and winds up positively ascendant, incorporating busy percussion, cut-up computer voices, and chiming melodies along the way. It's no wonder the dude just did time opening for Phatogram and Chvrches on the road.

The label promises "left-field heaters" and this is one of them. Track list below.

Gem Drops Four track list:

1. DJAO – "Shadow"
2. Anenon – "Actions"
3. Gouda Hoop – "Range Four Harry"
4. Vandetta – "Falling"
5. Ghost Feet – "Give Me Something"
6. The Range – "Rayman"
7. Rap Class – "Jenny @ Da Pie Shop"
8. Shawn Don – "We Do"
9. Philip Grass – "Wmn Too"
10. M. Constant – "Funes"
11. Bone Rock – "Souler"
12. Swarvy – "Creepin"
13. Devonwho – "Sunder"
14. Free The Robots – "Frownin (Robot Edit)"
15. Pixelord – "Mist"
16. Natasha Kmeto – "Last Drop"
17. Braxton/Palmer – "Krycek"
18. Qloq – "Disappear Here"
19. Time Wharp – "Duke 6"
20. Marley Carroll – "Layer Rush"
21. Big Sigh – "If I Could"

The Range tour dates:

August 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *
August 23 - Long Island City, NY @ MoMA PS1 Warm Up #
September 6 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival !
October 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands

* with Flume
# with Kevin Saunderson, Gifted and Blessed
! with Jamie xx, How to Dress Well, Blursome

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