French Express stand out, Isaac Tichauer, rounds out 2013 with his final mix of the year. Staying true to the style of his past outings, Tichauer takes a pragmatic approach to his December mixtape, merging classic percussion and guitar elements with soulful 90s R&B and deep throaty bass lines. A mellow start to your morning, your week, and your month, Tichauer’s December 2013 mix wraps up his stand out year with his finest work to date.Posted by
Between “Bringing You Down,” remix duties for Tom Odel and an impending 10-date North American stint, French Express crew member and Scandinavian house advocate Jonas Rathsman has been one of his nation’s more left-of-field success stories. Can on point for the self-professed ‘protectors of the feel-good,’ the Swedish talent returns with “Feel What I Feel” to add to an already spotless discography of deep and diligent originals. With so much deep house permeating the digital market, Rathsman’s proven penchant for fluid melodic club fuel is not lost upon return to the imprint. Add that harrowing vocal aptitude that his studio output to date has liberally celebrated and once again, the Swedish breakthrough takes a first-in-class run at the genre everyone wants a piece of for 2013. Reassuringly, consistence and coherence keep Jonas Rathsman as one of the most interesting European house producers to breach the underground comfort zones.Posted by
“I’ll Let You Go,” the latest output from Isaac Tichauer, is an example of the great power of driving, purposed house music. A steady house beat greets you from the outset before fragile bass wobbles and some encroaching synths fill out the mix to create a thumping, lumbering bass jam that rocks for a full six minutes. From there, subtle deviations expand on the musical themes – spliced vocal samples, both singing and rapping, filter in and out as the beat breaks and modulates.Posted by
Hiding behind a mask of mystery, the French Express label has received mass critical acclaim for a unique juxtaposition of quality Deep House and Indie Dance releases from prestigious house producers Perseus and Jonas Rathsman. Straying far away from the big-room sound that has dominated the electronic music market in recent years, the ‘protectors of the feel good’ have provided an oasis for fans that desire the melodic emotion of the underground. US fans continuously desire for the true Scandinavian club sounds of label-mates Moon Boots and Isaac Tichauer to be brought to their hometowns, and they can finally rejoice, as French Express has announced a 10-stop US tour featuring the four artists that make the French Express label ever so successful. Though the tour itself will last less than two weeks, fans across the country will have an opportunity to see the spectacle live as the artists give themselves only one day off over the span of their tour.
Purchase Tickets: BandsInTownPosted by
Past the nation’s many progressive accolades, Jonas Rathsman has single-handedly proven to be one of Sweden’s more essential underground spectacles to take precedent across the airwaves and global club space alike. In the wake of such eye-openers as “Bringing You Down” and an accomplished remix for British pop artist Tom Odel, the Scandinavian easy-groover drops a brand new original production for ‘protectors of the feel-good’ French Express. True to the familiar hallmarks that have made his uprising all the more inspiring, “Feel What I Feel” marks that emotive and melodically refined standpoint of quality that house music’s deeper regions have been praying for. Rasthman, it seems, is only getting started – this latest track being the pier de resistance of his scattered studio artillery for 2013. (more…)Posted by
I’m particularly partial to this week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine because it features Oliver, Disclosure, and Eric Prydz: three of my favorite acts right now. Topping that off, we’ve got some French Express sweetness courtesy of Isaach Tichauer and a hot deep house edit from Pleasurekraft. It’s safe to say it’s a good week!
After featuring Oliver’s newest work last week, I couldn’t resist revisiting their beautiful Mechanical EP for this week’s edition. While the whole EP is literally golden, the mellow 80′s vibes of “Mechanical” seem like the most fitting choice for an early morning revival.
Now that June is here and summer is in full swing for many, the grills are showing themselves and the parties are moving outside all around the country. True to the recent renaissance of many of the 70s’ favorite genres, French Express’s Moon Boots released a “Backyard Boogie Mix” this past weekend, and it is perfect for BBQs with both your parents and your friends. Funk is the name of the game on this one, but don’t expect him to stay too predictable over the course of the almost 50 minute mix. The only thing we’d change is the length — you’ll be left wanting more.
We’re still reeling from “Bringing You Down” and Sweden’s deep and devious Jonas Rathsman teases the waters with a high-profile remix for Tom Odel’s “Another Love.” In a harrowing turn for an already solemn piece of pop music, Rathsman’s lucid grooves and low-end progressions spark a considerably fluent transition to major label remixes for the Scandinavian asset. Deep house may be verging on the same saturated milestones as its peak time peers across the industry spectrum, but Rasthman shows no signs on culling his creative integrity with this classy turn of mainstream pop manipulation. Out June 16 on Capitol Records. (more…)Posted by
And now for his next trick, Moon Boots has released French Express’s 34th addition to the catalog, a treasured slice of the sound of 2013 entitled “Love Strong.” Supported by its mischievous melody, heavily filtered mid-ranges, and a jubilant series of piano riffs and claps, Moon Boots creates a song that is literally impossible not to enjoy. This one’s for the books.Posted by
This week French Express, an American label with a globally digestible sound, proudly released a five track EP from one of its “Knights Templar”– Isaac Tichauer. Despite relying on only one ear to produce his music, his EP Take Over You is a perfect example of the genre-less space that much of dance music fills today. “Take Over You” is deep and soulful, but vocally pleasing as well. “To Fall In Love Is True” is more of a classic shuffling house tune and “Hypersensitive Lover,” while still employing hi-hats, dives back into the deep end. He explores more experimental fields too — “This is Trouble” is all about the modulated synth stabs and uptempo 2-step rhythm, and the emotional vocal refrain in “Runaway” pairs nicely with a swinging bass line and tribal percussion tricks. This whole EP is available for free download right now and it will no doubt be a valuable addition to any music lover’s collection.