French master Yuksek has been so busy recently. After being relatively quite for a spell, he’s dropped a whole heap or released and reMixes recently, from his awesome Partyfine EP#1 containing the stunning Last Of Our Kinds on his own brand new label, to recent killer reMixes for the likes of C2C and Griefjoy, the man hasn’t stopped this year.
And it doesn’t look like he’s letting up either as he;s straight back in the game with this reMix of Château Marmont’s Wind Blows. Château Marmont have been rocking us since 2009, but it’s only now that they have finally got around to releasing their, long, long awaited début full length record, The Maze, from which this track is taken. It’s a sweeping tune that’s given a typically raw club mix from Yuksek. If you like euphoric piano, twisting 303 Acid lines, and a Disco swagger then you’re in for a treat. Yuksek makes his gritty groove work sweetly with Château Marmont’s vocals. This track got all the Indie-electro slickness of a Marmont track and all the hands-in-the-air rush of a Yuksek track, that;s the best of both worlds right there.
Last month we raved about Brooklyn synth magician Chrome Canyon new video for Generations which is taken from his jaw droppingly good album of last year Elemental Themes. It’s a gorgeous slice of Sci-Fi synth work that has now been given an eclectic workout by French analog adventurers Chateau Marmont. The meeting of these two yields an amazing, nostalgic, evocative synthesizer excursion.
To be released on Chrome Canyon’s forthcoming Elemental reMixes EP, which, as you can probably guess, holds some killer reMixes of tracks from Elemental Themes. Including this one. Imagine the BladeRunner melody from Generations, paired with eccentric percussion and, just a revelling in analog synths. Injecting the original with an exotic edge only highlights the culture mashing Dystopian feel to the track. The EP will also include work from Peaking Lights, Tomas Barfod, Gavin Rusom, Mike Simonetti, ATTAR!, Matthewdavid, Airbird, Eclectic Method, Saarid and Freak You
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from French Indie-Electro band Chateau Marmont, I think the last track they dropped was Receive And Follow, and that was last year. Now they are back with the first track from their forthcoming new album The Maze.
The track is called Wargames, and it’s an infectious combination of Parisian Indie Cool and Vangelis’ BladeRunner End Titles theme. Rolling with that instantly recognizable arpeggio pattern, Chateau Marmont layer on that particularly French brand of piano stabbing, mysterious crooning, IndiePop and waves of thick analog synths. It’s a track that is light years more Poppier than the band’s previous, more introspective and space-age, output, and has us eagerly awaiting the new album.
Still pimping their amazing ‘Nibiru’ EP, which drops this month, Château Marmont have released into the wild this reMix of the EP track ‘Monodrama’ by DFA’s resident psychedelic knob twiddler Gavin Russom.
Château Marmont’s tracks are pretty spacey Electro to begin with but Russom takes it to the next level of analog synth heaven. I love the way the kick drum and the bassline interact in this mix, creating rhythms all of it’s own, it’s serious ‘breakers in space’ stuff.
I loved Château Marmont’s last EP, ‘Solar Apex’, and having just finished listening to their forthcoming new EP, ‘Nibiru’, I love that just as much.
Château Marmont make epic, almost soundtrack-esq Electro. Somewhat in the vein of Kavinsky but more intricate and more musical. Like the introduction to a late ‘70’s or early ‘80’s Sci-Fi show, ‘Nibiru’ is pure retro-futuristic cool that you can’t help but feel is telling a story. The healthy does of vocoder doesn’t hurt either!
‘Nibiru’ is the title track of the forthcoming second EP by French dreamy ElectroPoppers Château Marmont.
The track sounds like a mash-up between current Dreamwave sounds and 80’s B-Boy Electro, spacey retro synths and arpeggios share the space with 808 claps and robo vocodering creating a fantastic hybrid!
The week in Bangers: While electronic rumors isn’t strictly an Electro-House blog, we do cover a lot of Electro-House that crosses over in to our realm. So many good club tunes and reMixes surface each week we can’t (and wouldn’t) cover them all, so this is a round up of some of the best from the week that we didn’t have time to dedicate individual posts to…