Dombrance is a French DJ and producer who has been releasing selective, highly regarded work for almost 20 years gracing labels like Kitsune, Virgin Records and Yuksek’s Partfine. The single ‘Taubira’ appeared exclusively via Gouranga’s channel two years ago to celebrate the artist’s debut show on American soil. That show was at the first of Gouranga’s legendary Bowery Ballroom parties in New York City. Now the crew present a selection of remixes from some of their frequent collaborators. A perfect opportunity to grab a stunning Back To Mine 10…
Randy Newman “God’s song” from the album “Sail Away”
Randy newman is my favorite songwriter ever. And god’s song is my favorite track. Love all is work, his tone, his humour. “Sail Away” is a masterpiece. I wish he was known for all his amazing albums and not just for his Disney’s music work.
Randy Newman - God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)
Marvin Gaye “Inner City Blues” from the album “What’s Going On”
Marvin’s voice is perfection and James Jamerson is my favorite bass player. What to say about this album…maybe something I love about it, is that there is no gap between tracks. It’s like a long story full of great lyrics, amazing arrangements, amazing musicians and amazing vocals.
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler [HD]
Jeff Mills “The Bells”
I saw Jeff Mills many times in Bordeaux between 95 and 98. And I’ll always remember the moment when he finished his set with only the 909. Love “The bell’s” because this is exactly what I love about electronic music. A nervous beat mixed with a real dirty techno kick, and a great gimmick but also some disco grooves with the arpegio coming in the middle of the track (I feel love classic move).
Jeff Mills - The Bells
Pink Floyd “Astronomy Domine”
I’m a huge Pink Floyd fan. With or without Syd Barrett. “Astronomy Domine” might be the first track I heard from the band and it changed my life. I was about 13 years old and suddenly I felt it was hit by a ‘train’. It was the connexion between pop and classical music (I’ve learn cello since I was 6) Then I dropped my cello eventually and bought an electric guitar…then spent hours with my first band doing (we were 14) Pink Floyd’s covers. There is a link between Psychedelic music and clubbing music.
Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine
Miles Davis “So What” from the album “Kind of Blue”
Once again a big classic. But I’m obsessed with this album. I hate jazz when it’s just about skills “look I’m doing so many notes and I’m so good blablabla” boring..but there is this album and this is the best way of doing Jazz. I think you can even sing each solo and feel the spirit and soul of each musician. Miles, Coltrane and cannonball adderley. I’m also a big “bill Evans” fan. Never demonstrative, always looking for the perfect harmonies.
Laurent Garnier “Crispy Bacon”
My favorite techno track. I was blown away the first time I heard it and was obsessed by Quentin Dupieux’s video. I’m still very attached to the 90’s techno. In 97 I got my first multitrack and tried to make techno.
Laurent Garnier - Crispy Bacon (Official Video by Quentin Dupieux - 1997 - F Communications)
Todd Rundgren “I Saw the Light”
I’ve got a special bond with musiciens/producers who are playing all instruments. This is the life of ‘home studio’ producers. This apply for 90% of my tracks, the only thing I don’t do is mastering. Todd Rundgren was unpredictable as an artist and a producer. He was hanging out with the new York punk scene and was doing songs like “I saw the light”. He produced Patty smith, Meat loaf or Bad religion (a band I used to love). A free spirit.
Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light (Lyrics Below) (HQ)
Paul McCartney “Temporary Secretary”
I’m a Beatles fan. The first time I discovered this track was in 2005. And I was thinking “ok this guy even made techno in 1980”, what is there to say…?
Temporary Secretary (Remastered 2011)
Soulwax “Ny excuse nite version”
In 2005 I came back to Electronic music. I left it at the end of the 90’s. I wasn’t into the new scene. But in 2005 I discovered “Le pulp”, a n amazing club in Paris, and went back to it. Soulwax, Lcd Sound System were the new great bands. And at the same time I discovered labels like Kompakt or Kill the dj. Minimal, Electroclash and soon deviant disco…I’m still a big fan of the Dewaele brothers. Love everything they do with their label “Deewee”.
Soulwax - NY Excuse (Nite Version) [HD Musiс Video]
Rufus Wainwright “Tiergarten” Supermayer remix
A masterpiece! The best remix ever for me. I love doing remixes. I hope that one day I will make one of this calibre.
Rufus Wainwright - Tiergarten (Supermayer Lost In The Tiergarten Remix)