Review: Aufgang – Channel 7

Artist: Aufgang
Title: Channel 7 (remixes)
Label: Discograph France
Genre: Electro House, Techno
Format: Digital
Buy From: Juno Download

Frenchmen Rami KhalifĂ© and Francesco Tristano met in New York where they were both studying the piano, and soon discovered a shared love for electronic music. Aufgang was the result, and “Channel 7” – the first single off their soon-to-be-released debut album, comes out the traps like all the best Gallic music, sounding like Tellier’s piano and the rhythm section from Phoenix fighting for three and a half minutes of ultra-pop.

Sutehk slow things down with an almost dubstep remix with electronic stabs and clanking drums, while the first of two mixes from Cubenx takes a strong, chugging kick drum, heading the whole thing to the dancefloor with a 10 minute deep house re-rub.

The standout mix comes from Barcelona-based producer John Talabot and his mid-tempo Balearic groove-based mix. Drifting in with a haunting vocal sample and piano providing a light contrast to the handclaps underpinning them, it has a cosmic/pre-Italo disco vibe, slowing things down to 115bpm pulse for the slow groovers and movers.

Cubenx draw matters to a close going even deeper for their ’20th Floor Remix’, keeping the ethereal piano line but adding some chainsaw synths to sinister things up.

Review: Mark Algar