||1.||"Champagne Magnum" (5:48)|
||2.||"Champagne Magnum" (DeWalta Michigan rework) (6:52)|
||1.||"Champagne Magnum" (DeWalta Windy dub) (6:57)|
||2.||"Chateau d'Eau" (4:37)|
French minimal house maestro Le Loup has taken time out from working with close collaborator Seuil as Hold Youth to get into some solo action for Parisian institution Concrete's in-house label. "Champagne Magnum" is more on the deep house tip than usual, it's tres chic! But it's the remixes by Berlin tech house hero DeWalta that really shine on here. The "Michigan rework" injects the track with more shuffle and bounce than the original, but still keeps those dreamy Rhodes and funky bassline intact. Likewise, his "Windy dub" on the flip is rolling and percussive deep house reminiscent of The Mountain People; properly dark after-hours stuff on offer here and highly recommended. Finally second original track "Chateau d'Eau" is dusty, hip-hop inspired house that calls to mind even more tres chic sounds, just of the Berlin kind ie: Gleen Astro or Max Graef.
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