Johnny Cash – Hurt
I discovered this track only a few years ago and I never get tired of listening to it. So simple, so powerful. A real example of a song that can’t leave you indifferent.
Daybreak – Mattari
While looking for lofi hiphop tracks I stumbled upon this little-known artist who nevertheless has a strong musical personality. I like this type of instrumental with a jazzy perfume but with such simplicity and melodic frankness that you can’t stop listening to it. A very well constructed track.
Sebastien Tellier – Look
It’s soft, it’s deep, it’s simple and well produced. Sebastien Tellier’s melodies are breathtakingly sincere. Like talented first drafts.
Erik Truffaz – Yuri’s Choice
It’s one of the tracks that made me want to tint my productions with jazz sounds in terms of the harmonies, which here are fairly pure. I also discovered the great timbral possibilities of the trumpet with Erik Truffaz.
St Germain – Deep In It
I was a barman, I was playing in a rock band in Toulouse at the time when I first heard that song. It was exactly that track that triggered the idea and the desire in me to produce and compose my music alone with machines, keyboard and guitar in 2001.
Average Wide Band – Pick Up The Pieces
The perfect quintessence of dance, groove, funk and disco.
The Forsaken – La Bolonaise
We are very proud with Beatjunky of this track released last year which remains an ode to disco and the paradise garage years.
Todd Terje – Strandbar Disco
A hypnotic piece that takes you straight to the track. Always in my sets.
Jamie Lewis – Be Thankful
This track was for a long time one of the highlights of my sets in the early 2000s in the clubs between Cannes and Monaco. I still play it and I think it ages very well if you take it properly.
Fouk – Kill Frenzy
A crazy track that propels house music into an incredible groove with warm 70s sounding musical phrases. I recommend it!
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Mr Fuzz – Briefcase (Moon Beam Records)
Frédéric Faupin returns to Moon Beam Records under his Mr Fuzz alias with five funkinfluenced cuts entitled ‘Briefcase’. Frédéric Faupin aka Mr Fuzz is influenced by the soul of the 70s: jazz, gospel, funk and global sounds. In 2002 he composed his first solo album entitled ‘Electro Twist’ under his alter ego Mr Fuzz and has since become one of the most prolific artists on SFP Records under the pseudonyms of Mr Fuzz, Jack In Da Box and Sofian Rouge. In 2019 he signed to Electropical Record and Moon Beam under his alias The Forsaken, where he charted in the top 100 House chart on Beatport and now returns to Moon Beam with the exciting ‘Briefcase’ release. ‘Breifcase’ kicks things off with a laid-back trip-hop cut featuring gentle keys, weaving synths and bouncy bass grooves before ‘Caribéo’ lays focus on alleviating pads, uplifting vocal samples and fluttering modulations rising through the cosmos. ‘Capo Cobona’ delivers a winding house track featuring funk-infused melodies, tranquil atmospheres and soulful elements throughout. ‘Dress Code 95’ continues with the sunshine soaked vibrations through deep low frequencies, elevating oscillations and sweeping tones keeping the energy flowing until ‘No one can fly like this’ rounds off proceedings with low-slung drums, lightening synths and beautifully tranquil melodic notes.
Out now… Mr Fuzz – Briefcase (Moon Beam Records) Cat. No.: 003 Format: Digital