What does French techno have to do with DMC Champion scratching? The answer is the Kyoto EP by Sovnger released via Police Records. This four track EP includes 2 original tracks and 2 remixes. Each track is special in their own way offering listeners and DJ’s alike something to enjoy. The titular techno track, Kyoto featuring DJ scratching champ Mr Viktor, is probably the most standout track of all, featuring a slow pulsing saw synth. It is then taken to the next level by some expert staccato style scratching, which you’d expect to hear in the mix of a legendary DJ like A-Trak. Moon offers a more radio like experience with calming contemporary style vocals from Lux Montes. Jackin With The Drums offers up a remix of Kyoto that should make Berlin proud, with it’s rhythmic, dark techno atonal production. Moon get’s the remix treatment from Just Regular Guys by jackin’ up the drums with lots of 90s sounds making it probably the most club friendly track of all and my personal favorite.
Even though the Elusive EP isn’t a big crazy dance record, I feel very enthusiastic about it because of all the thoughtfully beautiful production by Doline. Sound Pellegrino has a special talent for finding artists who make this kind of music. Maybe it’s because they’re french and it’s in their blood. Who knows, but the most important thing is that this record is great and listening to it will make your day better. Cus D D’Amato opens the track with some great drum machine programming, feeling a lot like a dramatic scenic opening to an 80s movie. Landeoff III ups the tempo giving us something to dance to. This track reminds me a lot of a more relaxed version of Etienne De Crecy’s Super Discount 2 album (which is one of my all time favorite records). The titular track Elusive, which is also the last track on the EP, is perhaps the most mystical of all the tracks. It reminds me a lot of the music from Ecco: The Tides of Time on Sega Genesis but better. I love this EP.
Flight of the Conchords is the best export we gave to the world. Now you would contest that Lord of the Rings should be the prime example to what NZ exports to the likes of America but lets face it, Flight of the Conchords is more funnier and memorable to those yanks.
So lets recall all those funny memories with an Eclectic Method mash up