(Nu) Disco: Kazy Lambist – Do You

Today we’re talking about electro-pop with a funky touch. We’re bringing back Kazy Lambist, a French artist that was born and still lives in Montpellier where he started and constructed his career.

In March of this year, he released the album 33000 FT. however, he’s still on fire and that’s why we’re talking about him again so soon, this time with the track Do You. Lambist is still on the same game, but this song comes with a touch of drama that makes the feelings go a bit off with the beat.

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It’s even possible to make a parallel with the song we talked about back in March – Love Song – they follow the same recipe but deliver two completely different dishes. Love Song is a chill song with a strong bass line while Do You that is much more intricated and with the ability to get down into your bones but with the same bass skeleton in which the lyrics and other components manage to grow from.

This is a true work of art when it comes to electro-pop, and if you’re really into it, you can dive even deeper getting to know other artists such as Metronomy and Seth XVI with the song How She Goes delivering a much similar vibe to Love Song.

Do You is also the newest feature from our Spotify playlist Synths of Eden:

By collaborators Wallace & Igor

Chill Electronic: Medilöme – 38

A combination of sounds, which is sophisticated and friendly, peculiar but elegant, both melancholic and appealing, emotional and interesting at the same time.

This is Medilöme, from France, and its track 38. Released by 56 STUFF. The track is the first of an EP called Xima.

This track is a blend of everything, hip-hop beats, electro synthesizers and peculiar experimental intro. Overall, this is an absolutely original track that deserves to be featured in our Spotify playlist Chilling in Eden, for it’s potential chill feeling and its experimentation with beats:

Soundcloud IDM: ABSTe – Acid Disorder

Well, if the acid kicks in, don’t expect order. Not sure what ABSTe wanted to express with his track Acid Disorder, if it’s about lysergic experiences, the track tries to show what could be an adventure of acid and its effects by the means synths, thus the natural disorder, that starts, grows and ends after 2 minutes and a half of climax.

The track is part of an EP called Anonymous Delivery and it’s available in Soundcloud (as embedded).

 

Vinyl: Gaëtan Vigier – Mamie Techno EP

Instrumental electronic music with good sense of humour and a French house-disco touch, this is Gaëtan Vigier and Mamie Techno EP, released by Arcade 8-bit (Paris). Besides having techno in the name, don’t expect that dark crude repetitive techno that shows itself on the small details, like Underbooz previously covered here.

Gaëtan goes for a more danceable and party feeling, full of sense of humour. Sounding like an instrumental disco-house, first things that come to my mind as my next tracks are other French artists such as Homework from Daft Punk and those tracks in between the big hits or some other tracks from Justice, like Genesis (1997). Big use of synthesizers and repetitive lead sounds summed by the bass. The A side has claps typical from house and those chord progressions, great for a DJ mix in a party mood. The A side features title track Mamie Techno (4:32) – embedded -, Vacuum Weels (4:24) and the Bar Interlude (1:05).

Whereas for B side, we have a mixture of dark techno with 8-bits videogame influence tunes, like chiptune, such as in Crusty Night (3:52), followed by Radio Clones FM (4:03) and Velvet Club (4:58), all with the same vibe, which makes sense reading again the label’s name and after further research discovering that it is a creative agency that makes music for videogames and run by Gaëtan himself. Overall, the B side sounds like the Streets of Rage soundtrack.

Glad to receive it from Gaëtan himself and Arcade 8-bit.  Great master, it sounds pretty well on vinyl. I had a great time listening it. Artwork by Clémentine Giraud, who has done a highly representative art for what Mamie Techno is as music.

Official release 31st May.

For more details check Gaëtan’s website here: http://gaetan-vigier.com

New Release: JohnT – Ferkop

Synths of Eden always aims to feature highly original tracks and artists. This time, we present you with a new release, Ferkop, by JohnT, French producer from Marseille, released today by Teknofonic Recordings label based in New York, USA. The track has been released after other 4 previous works from JohnT: Well, Wild, Home and Fresher. All of them being distributed in digital service providers, such as Beatport and Spotify.

Initially JohnT was a piano player from conservatory schools, expanding his music skills to playing guitar while being influenced from many travels around the world, such as living in Indonesia for a few years.

Formerly a member of a Lyon-based pop band, JohnT incorporate many elements of his music past life into his productions. According to him, “Wild” is an exploratory track with a jungle-like feeling, with a mood retaining a sense of darkness throughout. As for, “Well” it is a chill out with textured atmosphere, that aims to provide more relaxing melodies. “Home” is a track that provides more energy, with nice emotions following throughout. A bright track with a more positive mood and strong beats. “Fresher” is a fun and happy tune with punchy drums highly inspired by synth sounds and melodies.

His latest release Ferkop is a techno-inspired track, with aggressive and minimalistic synth tunes that flourish the rhythm. In total, 3:30 of moody techno.

The track has been featured in our Synths of Eden playlist, together with other techno inspired tunes featured by the blog recently, such as Caleano from Underbooz.

New Release: Oblik Lines ft. CEC – Window

Though Oblik Lines claims to make ambient music, not that usual ambient in Window track summed with the vocals provided by CEC, that evidences the influence of a more indie-electro approach as well. The track has been recently released in 29th April. Oblik Lines is a French composer/sound designer.

« Oblik Lines » is a new Ambient project at the crossroads of many musical genres. The first EP is a kind of introspection, a first attempt to create bridges between my obsessions for various sounds and musical styles. Maybe it is utopian but if one day we could reunite idm lovers, modern classical fans and electroacoustic elitist in the same concert that would be a huge victory.

Saturday Melodic-Eletro: TH/S /S SH/T – Zero.3

This song is a crossover of many styles of electronic music, for sure TH/S /S SH/T, from France. Is doing highly original work that deserves to be shared. It’s electronic music with kitsch title. They claim their influences range from metal, jazz, electro and math-rock (which I never heard about). Indeed a work driven by audacity. Besides the kitsch title, it is sonically the opposite of shit.

For sure fans of punk rock and underground rock besides electronic music producer, I don’t know why but I felt like listening Sepultura again after that. I leave here with Zero.3. The track is from a 3 track EP, released in August, 2017.

 

 

Ambient: Poztman – Shinrinyoku

Poztman and the track Shinrinyoku is one of the most interesting works I’ve received lately. This track is about the Japanese practice of “soaking in the atmosphere of a forest, i.e. ‘forest bathing’ “.

The track is part of the 40th release from Outtallectuals, Komorebi EP. This is the debut release from producer Poztman on the label. The sound is “an exploration of dark industrial spectral electronic music, with an overall influence of Japanese concepts and sounds”.

Didgeridoo, an Australian wooden trompet, was played by Tel’aran’rhiod.

About the EP: it is composed by elements of ambient drum n bass, post-black metal, neuro, and the avant-garde, to manifest a dystopian etherealm. Each song portrays a certain concept, aurally represented through the specific attunement of each composition.

 

New Chill: Kazy Lambist – Love Song (feat. Glasses)

The whole song is a very funky electro-pop, if you are a fan of outstanding bass lines this song was made for you. It also has a music video made for it. Moreover, it’s a very chill song with interesting dazzling synth pads.

Kazy Lambist starts 2018 very well with a brand new EP: The CityLove Song is a voyage to breezy vocals, primal music production and aerial euphoria. There’s nothing more French than that videoclip, pretty much inspired in the new-wave of cinema,  full of saturated colours and fashion outfits.

Kazy Lambist is an artist from Montpellier, France. And he has been collecting several releases since 2014, as evidenced by his Spotify. All his tracks are highly recommendable if you like this style of electro-pop, it reminds artists such as Metronomy.

 

Album: Jacques – A Lot of Jacques (2017)

This week, 31th January, the English electronic-music and technology Fact Magazine featured the French music producer Jacques in their Against the Clock series. According to them, one of the weirdest episodes of the series, for Synths of Eden, this was one of the best and most intriguing episodes . Against the Clock gives music producers 10 minutes to produce a track, in this case, Jacques appeared there with lots of objects that could be improvised as music instruments, when recorded via microphones attached to guitar pedals, such as an elastic rubber band that could be used to make a bassline and a drill that could be used to perform a lead synth. The reason why Jacques started to use instruments like this was the fact that he couldn’t afford real instruments when he started out to make music.

Quoting FACT: “Now he tours the world with his homemade orchestra of scrapers, cups, wooden spoons and other ephemera, recording them and putting them through an array of pedals, loopers and samplers.”

Apart from being an outstanding live performer with awkward improvised instruments attached to guitar pedals, he also does a great work in studio, as shown by his 2017 releases, such as “A Lot of Jacques”, embedded below. Released by French label, Pain Surprises.

Moreover, Jacques also recorded a multi-lingual album, in which he released his single “Dans la Radio” in 7 different languages, including Esperanto, French, English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.

His 2017 album, A Lot of Jacques, features 6 different short tracks with around 6 minutes, all of them a more “house-like” electronic music to more experimental downtempo styles of electronic music. Plus 3 tracks that are longer, with more than 9 minutes, such as Limbo in Limbo, Bushwack on the Dancefloor and Escape from Boredom. All the tracks have singular music instrumentation, as evidenced by his Agains the Clock performance, Jacques is not any regular music producer. It is also possible to buy his merch, such as music in vinyl on the following link: https://bigwax.fr/fr/pain-surprises