Earnest Blount (aka Ian Simon; genre-confounding producer out of the WEDIDIT Collective) has recently signed to Teaching Machine and will be releasing his latest EP Other Directions on June 12, 2012. The new EP moves to a new terrain, showcasing his absorption of juke tempos and syncopation, chopped RnB vocals, and his usual chordal density.

Simon is a long time associate of pianist Austin Peralta (of Flying Lotus‘ Brainfeeder imprint); the two began playing together in high school in Los Angeles, where Simon also met fellow WEDIDIT members. Simon is also a member of Peralta’s band, DEATHGASM.

Also check out his recent remix of Rihanna‘s ‘We Found Love’:

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