28 octobre 2010

operation deadline


kill the dj are launching a digital collection of EPs : each month a new release available on beatport.
[don't miss an episode or you won't understand the ending]

- deadline 01 : chloé "one in other" remixes / 21 october
- deadline 02 : RMVN [ivan smagghe & roman flugel] feat clement meyer & the eyes in the heat rmx / 21 november
- deadline 03 : battant ep feat capracapra, jennifer cardini and tim holmes rmx / 21 december
and coming in 2011, krikor, the eyes in the heat, clement meyer and many more

SERIE : deadline 01

ARTIST : chloé


- distant [magda rmx]
- one in other [alex smoke rmx]
- diva [plein soleil rmx]
- one in other [jennifer cardini rmx]
- herselves [issakidis dzir rmx]
- diva [alex smoke rmx]

Chloe's music, especially on her second album One in Other, is a diamond in the rough for remixers. It belongs to the murky waters on the edge of dance music, flirts with experimentation and gives the lucky ones a wide array of eerie material to work with. But her music is also extremely intimate and personal, hence it would be blasphemy to give away such emotions to 'house by the mile' manufacturers.
You can always make cheap bling out of raw gold, many do. At Kill the DJ, we tried to choose artists able to make fine and striking jewellery.

Magda is a long time friend of Chloe's and Kill the DJ and this is a surprisingly welcome late addition to the stable. Like Chloe, she is comfortable on the edge, not afraid of the void. With the help of a strangely catchy broken piano, her rickety version of Distant throws sand in the well-oiled mechanics of minimalism. Perfect, as 'straight' is not very us.

We consider Alex Smoke as one of today's most interesting and singular electronic producers. When asked, Alex first hesitated between this track and One in Other... To our joyous surprise, he ended up doing both... What a spirit! In the Glasgow fog things are rarely what they seem, and the appropriately named Mr Smoke may lead you astray. Thus the hidden beauty behind the industrial corrosion in his Diva and reversely, the lush electronica grown vicious and deadly in One in Other.

While on the subject of vicissitude, Georges Issakidis delivers another backroom burner with Herselves. He does what he does best: slow sleazy house music. Chloe's atmospheric vocals are a breath of fresh air but steadily the druggy sweat takes over. How deep and dark will Georges go in his forthcoming album? The devil only knows.

Jennifer Cardini proves her ever-evolving versatility, fitting in no box except ours. She has recently given us a ravey remix of Battant that will be out soon and here, her guitar led One in Other shows a lesser known pop sensibility.

Last but not least, Plein Soleil (aka Chloe herself and Krikor) have chosen Diva for their dirty funk work out. In quite a tour de force, they manage to melt the epic, almost classical side of the original into an old school, acid tinged belter. The best of both worlds. What more can you ask?

>>> listen and get this ep here.

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