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Maceo Plex Mixes DJ-Kicks
Out April 30 On !K7 Records
Is it possible to zero-in on the sound of the future by re-contextualizing music of the past? Maceo Plex’s meticulously crafted DJ-Kicks mix aims to do just that. “For the last three years at least, the big trend has been early ’90s house,” he says. “Everything’s a throwback. I think it’s the right time to put out something that’s a little more deep and futuristic again.” So while Plex’s mix includes tracks that are up to 20-years old, the selections highlight timeless qualities he feels are missing from contemporary dance floors, and the music is painstakingly re-edited for emphasis. “Most of the tracks are really old, so they needed freshening up,” he says. “A lot of them were missing percussion, or some other element I thought they could use. I think it’s time for people to move on to rediscovering what electronic music is all about, which is moving forward. That futuristic sound, which is timeless.”
But isn’t it a bit of a contradiction, trying to bump electronic music out of a retro rut by looking to a different set of old records? Plex, whose real name is Eric Estornel, reasons it thus: “A lot of the music on there is old, but basically has the sounds and the type of vibe that I think is missing these days. I went through a lot of new music. I didn’t want to select anything that everyone is playing at the moment and I definitely didn’t want to select anything that was already out on digital. The whole mix is comprised of vinyl-only tracks that are not going to be out on digital other than the DJ-Kicks mix. To do that I had to go through a lot of new music and a lot of old music, and there wasn’t much new music that I really loved. I mean I love a lot of new music, but there wasn’t anything that I wanted to represent what I’m trying to do with the mix.”
Estornel has certainly come up with a forward-thinking set that doesn’t sound like much else out there. It opens with “Spatial Lobe” by Monsters From ID, a lost gem of electro typewriter beats and cosmic bleeps by two brothers from Northampton in the UK, who also released under the name Bitstream. “That is one of my favourite tracks of all time,” says Estornel. “It’s a really deep emotional electro track.” “New York Is Alright” by TV Baby, a throb of low-resolution low-end and caustic vocals, bleeds into Estornel’s collaboration with Michael O’Sullivan, “When It All Comes To This,” which sees acid house poetry set against a menacing tech house groove. “The way they go together is a really important moment in the mix,” he explains. “It’s a really good groove; futuristic but really soulful and funky at the same time.” The thread that runs throughout the mix is a compelling darkness. “The whole mix is very dark,” agrees Estornel. “But it’s varied as well. It’s really boring to stay one style. If you’re a lover of music, you don’t love one style. I think it’s important to travel through different styles.” The end result is an education, a lesson in how electronic music for the dancefloor is done with intelligence.
If the custom treatment of older tracks sounds likes a long-winded process, it was. “It took me at least three months. I went through my own stuff and previous DJ-Kicks mixes. Y’know, research. I think it is the most important mix series so I wanted to make sure it was music that I really loved and I want to hear in five or ten years time.” Estornel continues: “I think one of the biggest moments is “Racing Tracks” by Visnadi, the edit that I did. It’s got these racing car sounds and I think that the edit came out really well. It’s a pretty strong moment.”
In time-honoured tradition, the mix contains an exclusive track (in addition to the ten new re-edits). Maceo Plex’s “Galactic Cinema” is a muscular and suitably off-world house chug. “I’m kind of known for a couple of big disco records and some really deep bassline house tracks. This track is much darker, but still pretty sexy and soulful. The whole thing is dark and futuristic.”
“This mix is kind of my legacy, or, at least, part of it,” says Estornel, by way of a parting thought. “In ten or twenty years I’m going to want to go back and listen to this mix and I hope it’s still fresh.”
01. Monsters From ID / Spatial Lobe
02. Voice Stealer / Evaluation
03. Stingray313 / Defect
04. Mathias Schaffhäuser / Nice To Meet You (Maceo Plex Edit)
05. TV Baby / New York Is Alright (Blak Spun Mix)
06. Maceo Plex & Mark O’Sullivan / When It All Comes To This
07. Lab Insect aka Nomenklatür / Oh Happy Day (Maceo Plex Edit)
08. Kimbu Kimra / Raise The Dead (Love From San Francisco Dub)
09. Mattski / Escapism (Maceo Plex Conversation Remix)
10. Eric Volta / Rez-Shifter (Maceo Plex Remix)
11. Visnadi / Racing Tracks (Indianapolis Drive Mix / Maceo Plex Edit)
12. Maceo Plex / Galactic Cinema (DJ-Kicks)
13. Move D / Sandmann (Maetrik Edit)
14. Zeta Reticula & Freaks / Creeps (Maetrik Fusion Edit)
15. Jaydee / Payback (Maceo Plex Remix)
16. S.A.M. / Nangijala (Maceo Plex Reggae Edit)
17. Turner / Multiorgel (Schneider TM Mix)
18. Maceo Plex / Mind On Fire
US tour dates:
14th March: Mansion – Miami, FL
15th March: Beyond Wonderland Pre Party @ Exchange, LA
16th March: Beyond Wonderland at Downtown LA, LA
17th March: Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL
20th March: Ellum Showcase at Electric Pickle, Miami, FL
24th March: Last Resort, Miami, FL
Calling all video nuts! Think you got enough cool to produce the official music video for Soul Clap’s latest “Lonely C”? Then this challenge is for you! Presented by !K7 this music video contest will be accompanying the forthcoming Wolf + Lamb vs Soul Clap DJ-Kicks CD.
The winner will collect $2500 and their name in lights (well not literal lights, but you get our drift!) Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap, two of the most exciting DJ duos of recent times have joined musical forces to bring a special episode of !K7’s DJ Kicks compilation out in March 2011.
Winning Video Award:
• $2,500 Cash Prize
• International Exposure as the Official Album Video
• An Opportunity to Produce the Next Soul Clap / W+L Video
• A Chance to Shoot the Forthcoming Tour with the Artist
for all details!
Download Minitel Rose’s new remix for Jimmy Edgar!
Minitel Rose new album Atlantique out November 22
On K7! Records
“Turn You Inside Out (Minitel Rose Remix)
In advance of the November 22 release of their new CD Atlantique, Valerie Collective member Minitel Rose are offering a free remix of fellow K7! Records artist Jimmy Edgar’s “Turn You Inside Out” – a very unique paring of artists indeed.
“Minitel Rose share Klaxons melodic sensibility, Boy Crisis lissom sophistication and, at their best (whistle-tastic single Magic Powder, a potential indie-electro Young Folks), Lykke Lis spare sound palette. They should ease off the shrill, clichéd Justice synths, but there is a bright glimmer of real promise here”. NME
“Sickly sweet. With their snazzy logo and oh-so-?80s retro look, new Nantes trio Minitel Rose are perched atop the crest of the next wave of hip Gallic electro-pop. Their debut The French Machine offers an elegant take on the Ed Banger aesthetic, but their plundering of Sebastien Tellier, Sparks and Daft Punk often turns sickly sweet”. UNCUT
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Minitel Rose – Wild Birds (Wagner Remix)
Minitel Rose Live @ Fête de la musique
“Minitel Rose share Klaxons melodic sensibility, Boy Crisis lissom sophistication and, at their best (whistle-tastic single Magic Powder, a potential indie-electro Young Folks), Lykke Lis spare sound palette. They should ease off the shrill, clichéd Justice synths, but there is a bright glimmer of real promise here“. NME
“Sickly sweet. With their snazzy logo and oh-so-?80s retro look, new Nantes trio Minitel Rose are perched atop the crest of the next wave of hip Gallic electro-pop. Their debut The French Machine offers an elegant take on the Ed Banger aesthetic, but their plundering of Sebastien Tellier, Sparks and Daft Punk often turns sickly sweet“. UNCUT
French electro trio Minitel Rose is back in the game. Two years after their critically acclaimed first album, The French Machine (Futur, 2008), Raphael, Romain and Quentin have teamed up with K7! Records for their sophomore release Atlantique.
Simple but sophisticated; Retro; Futurist; Positive; Romantic – just a few of the words that come to mind when describing Minitel Rose’s sound. Falling somewhere between rock and dance (the band loves rock drums and dance synths), Atlantique was composed largely in a rented house overlooking the ocean in Quentin’s hometown of Pornic, France. “We wanted to get an album composed in a special place during a special period, in a special time of our life,” Quentin says. “It’s very important for us to be in an atypical place to compose, we are always inspired by what we can see searching for a melody in front of the sea is different that in a big town or in a desert.”
While The French Machine was largely the product of computer technology, Minitel Rose’s growth is witnessed through development of a fantastic live stage show and relying more on analog gear for the studio productions on Atlantique. Currently Minitel Rose’s live show consists of four performers on stage, a real punk drummer and three live synths. “It’s a real rock gig. We use synths but no computers or tapes. It’s all energy and sweat,” Quentin says.
The first single of the album, “Wild Birds,” has an Electro-House tinged Disco SynthPop sound with full effect on this energetic, anthemic track. Its retro synth chords and uplifting vocals seriously bode well for this album being the soundtrack to the fall. On remix duties they have some big names, including Barretso, Kolt13 and Thieves Like Us
Between the humidity of Sebastien Tellier, the scientific cult of dreams a la New Order and the overexcitement of a Calvin Harris, Minitel Rose have just taught climate change a lesson: only one season is ever worth living. A nerverending summer with a clear blue sky, cradled with Atlantique’s electronic flows.
1. Ocean’s Call
2. Wild Birds
3. She’s Lost
4. Hundred Years
5. Heart Of Stone
8. So You
9. Under The Rain
10. Too Late
11. Movie Of Your Life
13. Snake Girl
These three are Minitel Rose.
Raphael : Synth , Lead Singer
Quentin : Synth, Back sing
Romain : Synth ,Back Sing
On stage we have an extra drummer. There is no computer on stage and everything is performed live.
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