Out soon on London’s La Bombe label is the new release from Ben Thomas A.K.A. L’Etranger. It a collection of reMixes of tracks from his 1997 EP of earlier this year. 1997 was jammed packed with chilled soulful Disco and storming Turbo Funk playing off against each other, and from the sound of this free download of one of the reMixes of the track Mersey Mersey Me we could be in for some seriously Housed up versions.
Whereas the original was laid back hazy soul, this Club Mix, by L’Etranger himself, is a hypnotic slo-mo House juggernaut. Channelling the original’s soul into deeper, moodier places, L’Etranger works up the perfect warehouse groove with throbbing sine basslines and layers of subtly, yet complex, purcussion. If this is any indication of what the rest of the remix EP holds, then we could be in for a treat.
♫ L’Etranger – Mersey Mersey Me (L’Etranger Club Mix (La Bombe Edit))
L’Etranger’s 1997 reMixed is out soon.
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This week UK boogiemeister L’Étranger released his new EP, Don’t Ever Change. Released on his own new label, Thomorrow, Don’t Ever Change packs in four tracks of blissful House that follow on from his acclaimed La Bombe single, 1997, of last year.
Now Or Never kicks of proceedings in the EP, a warm, bouncy, warehouse track that sets the scene as we’re treated to thick synth bass, choppy vocal snatches and a hint of a Tropical vibe in the purcussion. Got To Know is an awesome, organ led, 90s House workout. All 909 hats and hypnotic hooks with a burbling Acidic backing, Got To Know delivers the prefect party groove, just the right side of Deep, it’s an undulating tune to loose yourself in. The 90s good time sounds continue into Please, the EP’s energetic high point. Layering a reverby House piano over the already compelling Chicago sounds gives the track swirling drive that leads to a full-on dancefloor monster. The EP plays out on Ask, a short Hip Hop beat fuelled outro that rounds off a solid, floorfiling collection of tunes. You should check it out.
♫ L’Étranger – Got To Know
♫ L’Étranger – Please
L’Étranger’s Don’t Ever Change EP is out now.
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UK French Touch producer L’Étranger is back in the place with a new reMix. Just a little something to get your mouth watering for his forthcoming two new EPs. This time it’s Alan Braxe & Fred Falke who get the reMix treatment as L’Étranger taken of the Running classic Most Wanted.
It’s pretty weird to think that Running is over a decade old now, both Intro. and Most Wanted are seminal French Touch tunes that still sound as exciting now as they did back then. L’Étranger takes the bouncy French groove and feeds it through some kind of bastard Disco machine. The track has a real ‘70’s Disco vibe, loaded with electro toms and slick piano, but then layers that with a chainsaw synth lead from some in-your-face dancefloor action. Also, don’t they look young in that photo! Hehe.
♫ Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Most Wanted (L’Étranger Rework)
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