Before Pete Tong dropped Axwell’s anticipated new premiere and Daft Punk’s long awaited interview on BBC Radio 1′s dance music marathon last night, Annie Mac shared the new dub mix collaboration between talented Brits Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont “Safe With You.” Featuring the vocals of Malin from Niki & The Dove, the track boasts pure energy with a big room flare in a perfectly mastered 80s dance feel. Jacques Lu Cont spoke of the inspiration of the release with Annie:
“What I really love is working on music where the objective isn’t about how commercially successful it has to be. Within dance music it’s totally liberating and you do what makes you feel good. The other thing that’s good with DJing is no matter what you’ve made, you know within five seconds of putting that record on in the club whether it’s any good or not, and you don’t get that anywhere else. It’s so immediate and magical like that. I’m enjoying every second of it.”
Release date on Ministry of Sound is still to be determined.
Steve Angello and Jacques Lu Cont team up to take on Depeche Mode’s “Soothe My Soul,” the first single off the iconic band’s latest artist album. With Jacques fresh off the release of “Tracques” and Angello once again finding his footing in the less commercial side of house music, the pairing transform the Depeche Mode original’s bluesy aesthetics into a harrowing synth-driven anthem. Framed around Dave Gahan’s raspy vocals – “There’s only one way to soothe my soul” – Steve and Jacques augment the melancholic atmosphere with a rousing four-to-the-floor beat, gritty guitar riffs, and scintillating melodic sections, effortlessly creating another track worthy of both artist’s esteemed back catalogs.
Acclaimed producers Steve Angello and Jacques Lu Cont have been called upon to remix “Soothe My Soul” off Depeche Mode’s most recent artist album. The arrangement of these iconic names has contrived a release that is nothing short of a dance floor masterpiece. Steve and Jacques build upon the original track’s percussion and bassline to form an anthemic progressive house outing. In praise, Angello told Rolling Stone that “”Depeche Mode and Jacques Lu Cont are heroes to me, so when the opportunity came, there was not a single doubt in my mind.” The track will be released exclusively through Beatport on May 6th.
Thin White Duke, Les Rythmes Digitales, Jacques Lu Cont, Tracques. It’s not a boy band — it’s a series of aliases for the man born as Stuart Price. For someone who has produced for some of the world’s biggest pop stars, won three Grammys, and DJed himself for more than fifteen years, he’s managed to stay incredibly under the radar — but maybe that’s just because no one can seem to keep up with what name he’ll be using next.
As Tracques, Price channels his darker motivations with an album full of raw and punching techno. Forget Madonna, forget that Röyksopp remix you danced to in your college dorm room — Tracques is Stuart Price unchained. Philip Sherburne had the chance to sit down with the man for SPIN to discuss his internal evolution, Swedish House Mafia, the state of the dance music union, and Daft Punk.
After ringing in the New Year with Skrillex under their collaborative Dog Blood moniker and headlining the ever-popular Holy Ship! cruise, Boys Noize continues to ride his 2013 hot streak. The German powerhouse has released official remixes for“Ich R You” and “What You Want” — two premier tracks from his latest album Out Of The Blackthat feature renditions from Jacque Lu Cont, Chromeo, Jimmy Edgar, D.I.M, and Nozeita.
Every Saturday night at 1am in the UK, Pete Tong allows an artist of his choosing to take over the Radio 1 airwaves for two full hours. The Essential Mixis legendary and for many of these DJs and producers, the pressure feels immense. A stellar mix can shoot you to recognition, solidify a career, or facilitate a comeback. Although with the generous input of fans, Pete Tong does eventually crown an Essential Mix of the year himself (last year: Above & Beyond), we also put our heads together to decide on the ten mixes from 2012 that made us listen again, and again, and again.
Jacques Lu Cont may very well be the King Midas of electronic music, everything he touches turns to audio gold. Following up his release on Brodinski‘s Bromance Records, “In The Night” the multi-monikered producer targets Canadian techno-maestro Tiga’s latest original, “Plush,” with an industrial driven bass line and squeaky clean synthesis. Dark and ominous, Jacques Lu Cont throws away the original’s off tempo malaise and replaces it with a shuffling bass line, incessant percussion and heavy heaping of raucous energy.
From the moment that Brodinski and his manager Manu created their brainchild, Bromance Records, a new wave of French techno has been being forged by the likes of Gesaffelstein, Jacques Lu Cont, and a batch of other diverse acts. The label’s seventh release has been delegated to the boss man himself, and features a two-track EP entitled “Dance Like Machines” and “Hypnotize.”
As depicted in the artwork above, Brodinski proclaims the lead track on the EP “is the result of many hours spent in strip clubs,” adding that he’s “in love with those girls who give you pretty much everything by dancing.” “Hypnotize” is the more club-ready track, featuring bouncy acid techno making it out to be a bona fide dance floor pleaser. “Play it loud and you’ll see,” Brodinski demands.
Brodinski’s Bromance Records unleashes another gem of a release in the form of Stuart Price’s “In The Night.” While released under his Jacques Lu Cont alias, Stuart Price reverts to a sound more recognizable as the one he employed with his Les Rythmes Digitales moniker. The funky electro bassline that makes up the heart of “In The Night” is very reminiscent of the similar vibe in his classic track “Jacques Your Body.” Regardless of which alias Stuart chooses to release his music under, when we see his fingerprints on a track, we know that we are in for a top tier production.
Jacques Lu Cont – In The Night (Original Mix)
If you’ve heard Jacques Lu Cont’s remix of Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown,” then you’ll know why we were extremely excited to hear a preview of his new single. Stuart Price’s latest effort, “In The Night,” will be released on Brodinski’s Bromance Records label later this month. “In The Night” is certainly a change of pace from his more mainstream remixes and features a funky bassline punctured by a staccato drum beat. Those of you who have followed Stuart’s career will be reminded of the music he put out under his Les Rythmes Digitales moniker. We’re looking forward to the September 24th release.