A few days ago South Carolinian producer Noah Smith a.k.a. Hard Mix contributed to a split 7” single with growing r&b/electronic U.K. producer Star Slinger via Double Denim Records, which will surely give the artist more recognition. The beatsmith will be giving away his debut record for Dovecote Records, Defaults, for free and we've just received the first glimpse. “Now Her” is less chopped up and glitchy electronica based than Star Slinger; a hazy synth pop vs dream pop affair, though it does share the same premise of revamping soul and r&b. Defaults will be out March 1, and thus far it sounds quite promising.