3 Blackbird Blackbird – Rare Candy (Tone Of Arc Remix – Om Records)
4 Tone Of Arc – Retox – Touch Of Class
5 Max Cooper – Woven Ancestry – Fields
6 Trentemøller – Untouched – Touch Of Class
7 Daniel Avery – All I Need (Roman Flügel Remix) – Phantasy
8 Nu – This Land – Dantze
9 Days of May – So Far From Salvation (Shiny Objects Remix) – Om Records
Touch of Class Records' fifth release, Retox/Detox, comes from Tone of Arc, the American duo of Derrick Boyd and Zoe Presnick. The EP's first track, "Retox," features a swooning electric guitar-led melody reminiscent of 1960's Ricky Nelson and Boyd's nostalgic lyrics. Label-mates Signal Flow and Pattern Drama remix "Retox" to "Detox" with warm keys, tight percussion, funky synth, and seismic vocals. The skipping, funky bassline and soul-popping percussion of "Untouched" lead into the pulsing bass, feathering claps, and ear-tickling synths of "Run Rabbit Run," which converge with Boyd's multi-layered vocals to create a sound full of imagination and color.