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Veteran Brooklyn label Bastard Jazz keeps its pipeline of quality music flowing with their third installment of Hear No Evil, the label’s compilation series of unreleased tracks, B-sides, rarities and remixes.

Vancouver/Montréal production duo Potatohead People leads off the release, with the group’s own Nick Wisdom repurposing their song “Blossoms” into an uptempo dancefloor-filler.

The original is a a pretty downtempo number originally released on Potatohead People’s Kosmichemusik EP two years ago via Jellyfish Recordings. For the remix, Wisdom flips the script, looping Claire Mortifee’s vocals over playful synths and a bouncing house beat.

It’s a refreshing turn for Wisdom, whose work with fellow Vancouverite AstroLogical under the Potatohead People name leans more toward slower, synth-based hip-hop head nodders.

You can stream the Hear No Evil Vol. 3 EP in its entirety below, starting with Potatohead People “Blossoms (Nick Wisdom Remix),” or cop the release properlike from Bastard Jazz’s Bandcamp page.

Nick Wisdom and AstroLogical are working on a Potatohead People full-length release sometime in the near future, so this is just a taste to hold you over until then.

The EP also features some bonus instrumentals, including a dub of Lord Echo’s “Digital Haircut,” the lead single from his electronic disco-driven LP Curiosities that dropped last year, and one for Captain Planet’s big summer collabo with Chico Mann, “Un Poquito Mas.”

Lord Echo makes an additional appearance on the EP with his jazz-trio side project The Elder Statesman. Brazilian producer/DJ Tee Cardaci chimes in with a light samba touch on a chill rework of the trio’s “Montreux Sunrise” to round out the four-song EP.

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