Masters of the new classic turned fashionable Electronic outlet Kitsuné have never been a predictable asset to Europe’s forward thinking club assets. But in a bid to extend their already extensive back catalogue of quality music from across the spectrum, the full-bloomed summer season sees the French imprint bring aboard homeland Electro maestro Fred Falke and New York duo The Knocks to don their studio wizardry to the original of Kitsunes quite possibly most hotly tipped release of the year.
With a sound scope ranging from the playful stylings of the original right through to Aylen’s considerably heavier interpretation, the ‘Geronimo EP’ ditches the straight up House grooves to collect one of the most fluid and forward-thinking EP’s to have touched Electronic music this year. While Louis La Roche ups the ante of the more comfortable original with familiar heavyset edge and strong melodic ornamentation, Finnish prodigy Lenno wraps it up with another stellar example of his signature sound of perky middle-ground fuzz. Despite the strong French hallmarks that pervade this modern package, the ‘Geronimo EP’ is a strong indicator that amid the 21st century swell in club culture, the positive universal footsteps within the industry have not been limited to European Progressive House.
Update: Official music video added
/Dan Carter & Anton
While the stereotype goes that France remain the untimely key holders to fine Electro House, Norwich’s Brett Ewels has always had other ideas. Under his potent Louis La Roche moniker, the Kitsuné approved club monger takes on the sturdy studio work of New York’s The Knocks and Parisian favourite Fred Falke.
Amid the familiar heavyset edge and strong melodic ornamentation that the imprint have become renowned for, Ewels successfully raises the bar on an already potent club grinder with a strong take on the handy work of two of Electro’s most sought after artists. Despite the strong French hallmarks that pervade this modern gem, Louis La Roche is a strong indicator that amid the 21st century swell in club culture, the positive universal footsteps with the industry have not been limited to European Progressive House.
Released July 23.
Words by Dan Carter
French Electronica entrepreneurs Kitsune have always been full of surprises. But in a wild card move for the dignified imprint, formidable Caen producers BeatauCue call upon young Swedish peer Adrian Lux to remodel their ‘Slow Down’ single. Already renowned for superior production qualities, there is something distinctly different in his approach to this restrained yet refined remix. Pacing the beats and concisely tailored bass line alongside a closely cut array of high-end leads, Lux escapes the realms of the Progressive House banger to develop a mature and overtly warm collection of deeper club music with unmistakable soul. Off the back of his highly-anticipated debut album, this may come as a shock to many of his adoring fans, but the young Swede successfully proves there is more than meets the eye to his stern studio capabilities.
Words by Dan Carter
Masters of the new classic turned fashionable Electronic outlet Kitsuné have mustered some incredibly assorted talents amongst their ever-expanding roster. As one their most versatile assets to date, eclectic French duo BeatauCue prepare to join the ranks of the imprint’s infamously eclectic array of talents for the second instalment of their Parisien compilation – an ongoing testament to the cities deep romancing of persuasive club worthy offerings. Boasting all the characteristics of a modern French masterpiece, their reign as a neophyte stronghold in European Dance music is embellished with this frisky yet smoothly ornamented homecoming of harmonically superior Electronic stylings. In a world where Europe’s reign can often be associated with untimely stereotypes, there is something organically artistic in Alexis Bruaert and Médéric Martin’s definitive nod to the new school French onslaught to which Kitsune are comfortably leading.
Words by Dan Carter
Hailing from Caen, France, Alexis Bruaert and Médéric Martin, better known as BeatauCue, make up one of the most promising acts of the artist roster of Kitsuné – one of electronic music’s most eminent record label to date. Well-renowned for their versatile style and efforts, BeatauCue continue to show no signs of slowing down as they up the ante further for the unveiling of the French duo’s next release off Kitsuné – ‘Kiho’. Set to be released as part of the record imprint’s second installment of their thus far successful Parisien compilation series on February 13th, ‘Kiho’, which hints of a frisky yet somewhat soothing appeal alongside a neoteric and harmonic take on French touch, is certain to see itself arising into prominence as 2012’s first testament to Bruaert and Martin’s already known ability to master a wide range of genres.