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French Fries // Drums / Traxx

26 May

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After the release of their acclaimed 1st anniversary compilation, ClekClekBoom Recordings already have another EP ready to go, coming in the shape of a vinyl-only white label from CCB’s co-founder and figurehead French Fries
Having supplied the imprint’s inaugural “What to Do / One ting Dub” white label in July 2012, the second installment finds the producer going back to an prior analogue jam session, where producer used only his beloved Minimoog Voyager, an old Sequential Circuits drumtraks and the classic TR 909. 
Inspired by Chicago’s producers from the Dance Mania era, French Fries also lays down his own vocal freestyle of “Drums-Traxx” across the EP. 
  
The first part, ‘Drums’ uses an infectious acid bassline to cut through an overdriven Detroit inspired groove. 
The flipside, “Traxx” is the result of a lengthy jam session with Chaos in the Cbd in French Fries’ studio and uses the same sounds for a different purpose. For this Chicago flavoured version, a 4×4 kick propels the groove accompanied by loose, pitched toms and distorted hats 
  
“Drums / Traxx” undoubtedly drips with old-school Detroit & Chicago House influence but as the impassioned vocal chant of the EP title sprinkled across both tracks reinforces, it is not purporting to be anything but a sincere, superbly executed homage to a classic era.

(ClekClekBoom SC, 2013) Buy here.

French Fries // Everything EP

13 Feb

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French Fries is back for a third outing on his own label with a new 3-track EP demonstrating a more experimental side to Paris’ ghetto mastermind producer. A-side ‘Everything’ features flanged percussion, vast, atmospheric strings and a stumbling, Detroit acid bass used as a Pulse. The first B-side, ‘White Screen’, is a Chicago style 909 jam complete with rapid-fire hats and techno stabs driven along by piercing claps laden with old-school, 80s-era, reverb. The final tune, ‘D’Angelo’, sees French Fries slow the tempo and bring together rippling atmospherics, a ’Yo Vogue’ style bassline and washed-out synths for this Detroit-inspired, double B-side homage to The Wire’s D’Angelo Barksdale… Let the boy be. Through a shrewd combination of experimentalism, uncompromising bass-weight and French Fries’ now renowned clarity of sound, this is EP is sure to be found in a wide-range of record bags.” (ClekClekBoom SC, 2013) Out in March. Check ’em out at zoo this friday with Kill Frenzy!

French Fries // Space Alarm

22 Oct

French Fries delivers two originals on the cutting edge of modern bass. “Space Alarm” is right up in your face but artfully holds back right when you think it will go over the top. The inside “Smoke Wine” is more in the vein of last years smash “Yo Vogue” yet more understated and deep which is rare for the genre. When I play these at the right time they always solicit an audible “ooooh” from the crowd at the drops. Remix #1 is by Justin Martin who really blows it up dirtybird style with almost a breakbeat old school electro beat. Remix #2 is by dirtybird newcomers GoldFFinch via Belgium who also deliver a really funk laden club version. Both remixes are ace and the full release brings a very fresh sound to the label. (VonStroke, 2012) Out on beatport Oct 31st and everywhere else Nov 13.

Justin Martin // Ghettos & Gardens Remixes Vol. 1

27 Sep

Justin Martin‘s Ghettos & Gardens Remixes Vol. 1 out next week on dirtybird! Below are a few picks, click here to hear ’em all!

_Justin Martin, Leroy Peppers – Riding Spaceships (Ardalan Remix)

_Justin Martin – Butterflies (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix)

_Justin Martin – Molokini (French Fries Remix)