Friday, 8 May 2009
The Sounds Of The French And Of The Norwegian
Now you must be thinking: What have the croissant eating-snobby-oh la la frenchies have to do with uptight-cold-northen Norwegians?
Well, nothing. At least nothing remotely relevant to the society.
But i know one thing they have in common: They know how to do the best kind of music i like: French House.
Yeah, yeah, another french house post. Don't care. I like, i post. So shut your pieholes and listen.
I have today 4 different tracks from 4 different artists, 2 French and 2 Norwegian.
Lets start with the French.
First off is Ilictrnoix regular, The Phantom's Revenge. Known for his massive sampling and chopping them to tiny bits, he is one of the few of the "Let's Bring Back French House" revolution who are actually signed to a label.
Released on D.I.S.C.O Texas, this track is a bit professional than a lot of his tracks, and to be honest, my favourite from him.
Called "Late", its again very choppy, with a heavy beat, but with the vocals from whatever sample he chose coming in there taking the dial down a bit. Still, its very dancy and its typical Phantom's Revenge.
The Phantom's Revenge - Late [right click to download]
Next up, a classic. Modjo is mostly known for their 2001 hit, Lady (Hear Me Tonight).
But they also had other singles released. For example, Chillin'.
Chillin' is a perfect Summer track, and its French House at its best. Nice vocals, massive filtering (especially flanger), and a nice bassline.
An absolute shame they only did 1 album, but its better than nothing.
Modjo - Chillin' [right click to download]
Now, the Norwegians. Both quite unknown, although one is in a label.
That one is called Inventus. People from the TDC know him quite well, especially due to his tantrum, to put it nice.
Nevertheless, this guy makes great tracks. And is also on the good way to bringing back French House.
Released on Beatism, "On The Phone" is quite repetitive. Always repeating the same vocals ("on the phone"), it also has lots of filtering and edititng, especially with the cut off method.
Once again, a good bassline, repetitiveness, and catchyness makes this one a very underrated track. (yet)
Inventus - On The Phone [right click to download]
And finally, the most unknown artist of the lot, and actually a newbie in the production business.
Coeur D'Amour has been posting tracks on TDC and Myspace for a few months now and i decided to give it a shot, after hearing the good reviews of his tracks.
His tracks are a mix of Inventus and The Phantom's Revenge, minus vocals.
I cant say much about him, but after reading about the other tracks, i think you can guess what you will listen.
Coeur D'Amour - Wild Lovin' [right click to download]