tEPr has long been one of your favourite French producers. His solo work, his reMixes and his production chops as part of Yelle have always hit the right spot for us. The man has a new EP forthcoming, to be released on Yuksek’s Partyfine label, called Hypnotease. A six track affair from which tEPr has unleashed the title track for your listening pleasure.
Hypnotease is certainly hypnotic; it’s no taste though as is really delivers the goods. After years with Yelle it’s probably not right to compare this tune to older tEPr work, this track is more mellow; maybe even more mature. An undulating DiscoPop tune for the first three minutes of it’s life, warm and drifting on hazy synths and Tanguy Destable’s distant vocals, then just past the midway point the track explodes with a huge Inner City-esque Chicago hook and House beat. Intoxicating stuff.
This week saw the release of the new single from last years king of blog-hype, Woodkid, ‘Run Boy Run’. It’s a typically introspective slice of avant-Pop, the kind we have gotten used to from Woodkid in the past year, the man has a skill for crafting really thoughtful tracks, both musically and lyrically. Remember how huge ‘Iron’ was last year. While the internet is bound to get all excited about the fact that there is a SebastiAn reMix on the single, to be honest it’s kinda’ mediocre. The easy highlight of the bunch comes from one of our favourite producers, and one third of one of our favourite bands, Yelle, tEPr.
It’s not the first time tEPr and Woodkid have crossed paths. Woodkid, A.K.A. Yoann Lemoine, directed Yelle’s ‘Ce Jeu’ video in his other guise as video creator, so maybe this is him returning the favour. tEPr’s reMix of the track is a deep throbbing slice of Electro-esque House. Highlighting Woodkid’s intimate vocal style and ‘Run Boy Run’’s primal percussion, tEPr applies then to a rock solid robotic beat and some nice Chicago stabs creating an interesting contrast of machine music and Woodkid’s incredibly human song. Not quite as Disco as we’re used to from tEPr, but he’s got this House thing down. It’ll be interesting to see whether this style was adopted just for the rEMix of if we’ll see tEPr heading down this path in future.
French Disco wizard, and one third of Yelle, tEPr’s reMix of CSS current single ‘City Grrrl’ is a thing of pure awesomeness.
I have a massive soft spot for CSS, back in 2007 they were killing it, but the do have a habit of getting a bit Rocky for me, so this mix which combines tEPr’s Nu-Disco genius with Lovefoxxx’s sassy delivery and catchy song seems pretty perfect. tEPr provides such a cool beach party vibe for the track, with big, filtered, Dreamwave style synths and a big of French Touch bass. The track would have made a sweet instrumental, but the addition of a vocal that sounds like it was always supposed to be on a Disco tune pushes is into magepartyjam territory.
♫ CSS (Cansei De Ser Sexy) – City Grrrl (tEPr Rmx)
CSS have also just reMixes The Asteroids Galaxy Tour’s ‘Heart Attack’, from their forthcoming ‘Out Of Frequency’ album to celebrate the announcing of their headlining US tour. It’s a cute Blip-House ElectroPop mashup.
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…