Monday, 17 August 2009

Louis La Roche goes electro?

When I first heard Louis La Roche was remixing Phonat's "Set Me Free" I was ecstatic. Having loved the original, and given the standard of Louis' previous remix work, I almost cried when Beatport denied my credit card. However, now I've finally gotten my hands on it.
So how is it? Well, it's very different to the stuff we've come to expect from Louis. He's toned down the disco on this on this mix, going for a more electro sound. I must say it was a little disappointing for me. It's not a bad track, it just sounds a bit too generic and repetitive and doesn't really keep me interested. Overall, this has turned out to be, in my book, the first Louis La Roche remix that's just OK.


Phonat - Set Me Free (Louis La Roche Remix) [Right Click To Download]














Photo © Rutger Geerling

Keep it funky,
Joe

14 comments:

prez jordan said...

Yea I really wasn't a fan of this one. But for me, Shark In The Water was definitely the first "okay" one. Can't blame him, he's getting bigger and probably just whipping these up quickly.

Boba Fettuccini said...

That, and disco isn't a popular sound anymore, and hasn't been for years. Peach EP and Darlin' are total flukes.

Boba Fettuccini said...

that aside, i like it.

Club Cavalry said...

It seems like Louis is getting worse and worse. :( I absolutely love LOVE loved the Peach EP. This electro nonsense is the complete antipode of that.

Axel Le Baron went electro on us too! :(

Dark DJ said...

You know what? I actually quite like this remix? That's anmnoying, even to me O_o

Joe said...

Apparently he said that his album will be half french house, half electro. Which kind of shows in "Super Soaker".

Alex said...

You cant rally judge Super Soaker on the 2 minutes it was on his mix.

Joe said...

Not judging. Just saying the electro influences definitely show.

untravaersil said...

Im more of a fan of the disco side then of the electro. Still, its like comparing the creme to the shell of a creme egg. I like them both.

Oh, and the Peach EP wasn't a fluke.

Cheets said...

Nooo... but I already LOVE the Tasmanian Disco Stampede mix...
Hmm. No matter. It still triumphs over this remix.

Anonymous said...

Louis La Roche is not very French House. More just disco house I guess. He's inspired by Crydamoure, Roulé, Vertigo, We Rock Music and stuff. The Peach EP was good, reminded me of Cassius like Feeling For You. But Me & Her EP was just like aNYway from Duck Sauce. Some nice filters, but not like what they call French Touch 1.0 he makes radio edits just 3-4 minute tracks.

I will say The Peach EP was a tribute to the French House era. Not he makes more 2009 style tracks. Not bad after all. He makes good tracks.

Anonymous said...

* not = now ;-)

asdfffdsa said...

While it may be different from his other stuff, I'm still loving this track.

DJ Happy (Daftendirektour On Youtube XD) said...

This isn't related to Louis La Roche but...

Alive 2007 makes all the pieces of the Daft Punk puzzle fit together...

I thought Human After All was shit, at first, but Alive 2007 proved me wrong!

Daft Punk are one of the only bands that have successfully produced 15 years of good music!

Louis La Roche = FAIL! (Me & Her was BLEH!)

Axel Le Baron = FAIL! (BLEH!)

Jean Moustache = FAIL! (WAS OWNING UP THE DISCOS TILL HE RELEASED THE ALBUM WHICH KILLED EVERY TRACK HE PRODUCED)

French Touch 2.0 is FAIL until Daft Punk releases their next album...