Cyphon Recordings welcome DJ, producer, musician, and D.KO co-owner Flabaire for the fourth outing on the label.
At just 29, the Parisian artist, already has a fair share of victories under his belt. On his acclaimed D.KO imprint, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, he?s released three albums and several EPs, as well as charting releases for Organic-Music, Deeppa Records and South Street.
For his next solo EP, he brings his beautifully affecting and nostalgic blend of electro, IDM, and deep house to Cyphon. Doing what he does best, Flabaire?s ?Entre-Deux? is an EP brimming with emotion and atmosphere. Pulling at the heartstrings, opener ?In Between? layers an electro beat over lush pads with iridescent synth lines rising out of the haze. Cowbells swing into action, pads swell and glisten, making way for a squelchy 303 to bubble underneath.
?No Minding? moves into softer realms, a serene blend of deep house and electronica, it?s paced by a warm bass bounce and shuffling percussion sprinkled with chopped vocal samples and bright keys. Flabaire?s bass mastery continues ?Click Plok?, as does his deftness at producing delicate, gliding pads, this time punctuated by tight bleeps, gentle open hats, and a meandering synth solo.
Closing out the EP the atmospheric ?FBG?, a balmy syncopated groove joined by twinkling synth melodies that dance over dusty breakbeats and hushed vocal stutters.
Mad Mats, Domenic Cappello, Richard Dorfmeister, Hector Romero, Craig Smith, Massimiliano Pagliara, Fish Go Deep, Slothboogie, Darker Than Wax, Basso & Lex
Press / Radio:
Click Plok is really nice, small hours house music 🙂
DOMENIC CAPPELLO/ SUB CLUB
Click clock is a tune
MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA / OSTGUT TON
This is a bit spesh! X
Click Plok is an absolute jam! That 909 shuffle, the pad and lead line are killer. Love it
The Flabaire-no minding version is the one for me ?
Digging the last 2 tracks on this – cosmic!
JASON KENDIG/ HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM
No Minding is the highlight here for me. FBG rounds things out with a wonky shuffle that seems like it will be fun to play out.
LARS BEHRENROTH/ DEEPER SHADES
Click Plok is a jam.
HECTOR ROMERO/ DEF MIX
Solid deep grooves on this EP.
CRAIG SMITH/ 6TH BOROUGH PROJECT
Solid EP. Clik Plok is the one on the selection
FRANK ROGER/ REAL TONE
Great release :-). No Minding is the 1 for me
LEE FOSS / FORRINER
Clik Plok is doing it for me! ??
SHANE JOHNSON / FISH GO DEEP
Love the big, wide sound going on here. All four tracks are working but the emotional electro of In Between and bright and breezy groove of No Minding are really grabbing me.
RALPH SESSION / HALF ASSED RECORDS
Interesting stuff. Diggin it.
DANNY ASHENDEN / SLOTHBOOGIE
Loving the first track!!
DAN COOK / POTATO HEAD BALI
Wow! Top notch E.P! Intricate and delicate production – Stand out track for me is definitely ‘Click Plok’
MARCUS ROSARIO / DARK THAN WAX
Love this record – really like track 3 the most off this release.
FEEL FLY / INTERNATIONAL FEEL
Wow! Totally in Love! “In Between” 5/5
NORM DE PLUME/ DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
Super dope. My pick is ?No Minding? but it?s all really lovely.
BASSO / RED LIGHT
Total sucker for dreamy electro here. !!!
LEX / LENG
Loving all the package here, especially No Minding!
GARETH SOMMERVILLE/ ATHENS OF THE NORTH
A quartet of tracks that will sound equally as good on night drives as they will in night clubs. Fave tracks are ?Click Pick? and ?FBG?.
GRATTS/ TRISTAN JONG
First track is my pick! Epic, very nice.
KIKO NAVARRO/ AFROTERRANEO
This is beautiful.