[Download] Perseus’ ‘Shadow Of The Beast’

 

Perseus

It’s been quite a while sine we last heard from French Express main man Perseus. Over a year in fact since his last rash of releases, the acclaimed Seychelles and Love In Zanzibar. From out of nowhere, this week saw the man dropping a brand new track, and possible his best to-date. We can’t stop listening to this one!

With a title like Shadow Of The Beast, and the eerie intro, you’d be forgiven for expecting some dark, a bit experimental, atmospheric piece. But no, Shadow Of The Beast almost instantly becomes on of the most infectious slices of Boogie you’ll hear this year. Given it’s first airing on Perseus’ Boiler Room set earlier int he month, Shadow Of The Beast rolls together a little Ashanti vocals, an rubbery bassline and a whip-crack snare with some lush 80s synths to create a Disco tinged, House leaning, R&B fuelled, retro dancefloor mover. That chime melody’ll send shivers up your spine.

Perseus – Shadow Of The Beast

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Perseus’ Love In Zanzibar’

Perseus

This weekend French Express main man Perseus dropped another new free tune, and like ‘Seychelles’, it doesn’t disappoint.

The Mary J. Blige sampling ‘Love In Zanzibar’ is exotic Disco at it’s finest and although the vocal snippet dominates the track, it’s the synth bassline that is the real draw here. It plays out a robotic Funky groove which provides the whole route for the rest of the track to be smooth and soulful over. File this under ‘perfect tunes for lazy summer days’.

Perseus – Love In Zanzibar

Perseus’ ‘Russian Girlfriends’ EP is out now.

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New track from Perseus

Perseus

French Express main man Perseus is spoiling us these days, not only with his labels awesome release but with some pretty exciting deep Disco sounds of his own recently.

His latest tracks, ‘Seychelles’ is a ultra-smooth ‘90’s House jam. With a Tropical flavour Perseus takes us on a relaxing cruise with an old school FM bassline and some seriously slick production. The whole track has a slightly dreamlike quality, like when you’re just totally lost in a magical night out. It’s also loaded with early ‘90’s nostalgia, but never sounding dated. Perseus has nailed the vibe he was going for with this track which has us looking forward to the next EP.

Perseus – Seychelles

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Perseus’ new EP

Perseus

In a stunning display of X-Mas cheer French Express head honcho Perseus has dropped his new EP, for free, and it is seriously good.

I’ve been rockin’ these three tracks all morning, every track on the EP is total quality and exists in a place where Nu-Disco,  Chicago House and late ‘80’s Pop Dance meet. ‘Cool Runnings’ kicks off the EP with a laid back groove with an ‘80’s electronic Soul vibe and sets the Disco/House precedent. ‘Russian Girlfriends’ dusts off the old ‘Ashley’s Roachclip’ break, a brave move put Perseus pulls it off with stunning effect, I think there’s even a bit of PM Dawn in there too! The whole mix is pure early ‘90’s House gold, and highly addictive. ‘Running Back To You’ rounds off the EP by bringing it back to a smooth beach party Disco vibe, with random ChipTune elements. Not only is this EP free, it’s better than a lot of it’s contemporaries you be spending money on. PopDanceHouseDisco brilliance!

Perseus – Cool Runnings

Perseus – Russian Girlfriends

Perseus – Running Back To You

You can grab the EP in high quality from French Express’ SoundCloud, the WAVs are coming soon to Beatport.

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autoKratz get reMixed by North Lights

London’s noisy ElectroPop kings autoKratz’s new single is pretty eagerly awaited round these parts, everything we hear from it is sounding awesome.

Like this reMix from North Lights, which is Junior Thibaut, ex-one third of Disco trio Perseus, who turn in an awesome Dreamwavey Nu-Disco take on the track. Pumping up both the Electro and the Pop aspects of the track with a big slice of Disco in the breakdown. This was actually the last track that Perseus, as a trio, produced together before going their separate ways. I’m sure we can expect great things from both Perseus (as it is now) and North Lights.

autoKratz – Opposite Of Love (North Lights (Feat. Perseus) reMix)

24th January is the street date for ‘Opposite Of Love’

autoKratz @ Beatport

autoKratz @ Juno

autoKratz @ 7Digital

autoKratz @ Amazon

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Grum; ‘Through The Night’ reMixes

We’ve already featured the pretty hilarious video for Grum’s forthcoming single ‘Through The Night’, one of our favourite tracks from hid début album and now we are able to bring you a couple of reMixes from the forthcoming release.

First up is electronic rumors staple Beaumont’s contribution to the reMix package is of the quality we’d expect from the man. A smooth jam that takes the Toto sample and works it into a mash up between the equivalents of some of Jan Hammer’s incidental music for Miami Vice and an Ed Banger floorfiller. Excellent work as always. Belgian Electro Rocker Perseus take a more pure Nu-Disco route, with a nice bit of French Touch and some Disco licks.

What I like about both these reMixes is that they are prime examples of why I love reMix culture these days (amongst the Nu-Disco/Electro-House/Dreamwave scenes anyway), the level of musical ability required. No longer is it acceptable, as it was 5 years ago, so simple lay down a beat and a couple of arpeggios under an acapella and call it a reMix (the amount of people who got rich doing that is unbelievable!). These days if you want to stay up with the cream of the crop were talking about writing basslines, writing lead lines…writing music!

It’s all good!

Grum – Through The Night (Beaumont reMix)

Grum – Through The Night (Perseus Remix)

The single is out 6th October, expect remixes from Beaumont, The Swiss, Tom De Neef, Perseus and Grum himself.

Grum @ Beatport

Grum @ Juno

Grum @ 7Digital

Grum @ Amazon

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