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16 May
Toy Tonics' head Kapote is back with a 12inch "What It is" par Baptiste

Created by Kapote & Munk in 2013, Toy Tonics is providing some of the funkiest german dance music around. Home of COEO, Black Loops, Jad & The, Rhodes & Brown & more recently Phenomenal Hand Clap , the Berlin based label is in constant evolution with already some classic dance released on their path.

Today we are highlighting Kapote 's new 12inch " What it is". This album perfectly reflects the essence of Toy Tonics , a condensed overwhelming mix of funk, disco, jazz and House music. This one is pure dancing material, perfectly tailored to break any dancefloor: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/kapote-what-it-is/727794-01/

To prove its efficiency on the dancefloor, Kapote sent us a vibrant 1 hour mix coming along with some of the funkiest gem of the album.

Kapote - Delirio Italiano
Kapote - Spacedrum
Kapote - Brasiliko
07 May
[UNDER COVER] par Baptiste

Découvrez l'histoire derrière la plus légendaire pochette des Beatles

À sa sorti en Juin 1967, Sergent Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band subjugue le monde entier. Le public retrouve les Beatles , au sommet de leur gloire avec un 8eme album , considéré par beaucoup comme l'un des meilleurs albums rock de tous les temps. Lassé de leur sur-popularité et de la folie autour du groupe après les sorties successives des albums "Help" , "Rubber Soul" et "Revolver" , les Fab Four décident d'arrêter les tournées et s'enferment pendant 129 jours dans le légendaire studio d'Abbey Road où prend place une compétition créative entre John Lennon et Paul McCartney .



C'est Paul McCartney fortement inspiré par "Pet Shop boys" , le concept album du non moins génial Brian Wilson des Beach Boys sorti en 1966, qui a l'idée de repartir de 0 et créer un nouveau groupe fictif de toute pièce. Avec Sergent Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band les 4 britanniques signent sans doute leur plus belle pièce, autant sur le plan musical qu'esthétique et l'album devient la Bo du "Summer of Love" de 1967 porté par l'explosion de la contre culture hippie qui envahit le monde entier.

Et oui, la légende de ce disque, s'est autant construite autour de sa musique révolutionnaire qu'autour de la mythique pochette réalisée par l’artistes pop Peter Black & sa femme Jann Haworth .



La pochette est imaginée par Paul McCartney (inspiré par la pochette d’un album suédois obscur sorti trois ans plutôt) et réalisée par l'homologue anglais d'Andy Warhol et père du pop Art Britannique, Peter Black aidé par sa femme Jann Haworth . On y retrouve John, Paul, George et Ringo en costume militaire à la sauce flower power entourés d'une flopée de personnalités plus légendaires les unes que les autres.

L'idée était de créer une photo de famille avec des personnalités admirées et sélectionnées par les membres du groupe. Seul Ringo ne mettra pas la main à la patte. On y retrouve entre autres Bob Dylan , Marlon Brando , Karl Marx , Albert Einstein , Oscar Wide ou encore Marylin Monroe . Un décor digne d’une scène de théâtre façonné comme tel grandeur nature en carton découpé et immortalisé par le photographe anglais Michael Cooper . Les rumeurs racontent que certains membres du groupe étaient sous l'influence du LSD pendant le shooting.

Friand d'humour corrosif et de subversion, Lennon , voulait inclure Hitler, Gandi et Jesus dans la photo de classe mais pour des raisons politiques et polémiques, ils n'ont pas étaient retenus (À part Hitler au premier plan, caché derrière une autre personnalité).



Peter Black réalise son plus grand coup d'éclat et se place au rang d'icone du Pop art tandis que la pochette remporte un Grammy et demeure l'une des plus marquante de tous les temps. L’album quant à lui reçoit des critiques dithyrambique et devient le symbole de toute une génération.

30 Apr
LES SORTIES CLIPS D'AVRIL par Baptiste


Le meilleur des sorties clips d'Avril c'est par ici les jizz:

23 Apr
Aussie's band Mildlife returns with a hi-powered 12" par Baptiste

About one year ago, four adventurous musicians just released their first album : Phase . What you can expect : a bunch of synths going places, a well-mastered drum-bass duo (extra percussions included), a nonchalant voice and an englobing guitar. Those 4 fellas have known each other of a long time and the 6 tracks result from years spent rocking the pubs and venues of Melbourne and its region. They conceive a very "live" approach of their music, mostly because of the sound and the alchemy they managed to set while performing numerous gigs together, one of them says it all : "It was all about the thrill of jamming together."

Mildlife is a fascinating mix between psychedelic disco, space jazz & funk pop and we can hear all these influences in the opening track : The Magnificent Moon . It begins with an arpegiated synth loop which be joined by the other instruments in no time, the loop won't stop until the end of the nearly 9 minute long song, however, its sound is easily forgettable due to the large palette of sounds and atmospheres later developped by the band...



The other pieces of music are also successful, Zwango Pop , most likely the funkiest song on this record arrives right on time to follow the synthetic tumult of the previous. With Im Blau the band features a softer feeling with the help of flute, vocoder and enveloping synths. Up next, the title track, Phase or Mildlife at its quietest with this very laid back instrumental in which the rhythm gets slower and slower until it matches seconds' flow. The two last songs revive the atmosphere with sound a bit closer to pop even if the band still mixes numerous influences.



The good news is that they're back with a new single ! Without much advertisement, How Long Does It Take? echoes to the two opening tracks of their first release : the 4/4 beat strikes back after an awsome introduction where rhodes and flute are combined in a mystic way. When the bass kicks in, it's like a take off, soon the musicians will take you outerspace thanks to their intergalactical effect and synths, a valuable and well kept secret.

In addition, the 12" comes with two remixes by Daniele Baldilli and Marco Diogini , the two Italians producers turned the song into a weapon of choice for those willing to spice their house/disco playlist. Special award for the " Melba remix " (last one) which could have been entitled "cosmic remix".



The lead singer declared in an interview the band planned to return in studios after the end of their tour, it seems everyone is back in Australia since last October so we might expect an announcement in the forecoming months...

By : Paul Hazera

Mildlife - How Long Does It Take?
10 Apr
FOCUS: KALABRESE par Baptiste



Modern music wizard, Kalabrese is back with a new EP "Let Me Be Your Princess"

Kalabrese is back this year with a new EP "Let Me Be Your Princess" released by Zukunft Records . This was the perfect opportunity to review the highlights of the above-mentioned man's career, who offers us as a bonus an exclusive mix of nearly 2 hours.



A true Swiss knife, producer, DJ, promoter and even owner of the Zukunft club in Switzerland, Sacha Winkler aka Kalabrese is a modern music wizard and certainly one of the best rated Swiss producers.

It's quiet difficult to classify the native of Zurich in a hut, his music skilfully oscillates between Electronica, House, Indie and Funk with influences ranging from blues to afro beat and jazz. An explosive mix at the borders of experimental with an undeniable groove. Kalabrese made his mark in the early 2000s with highly respected releases on Perlon Records or Zurich's label Stattmusik Records with whom he signed his first album "Rumpelzirkus" in 2007.

A first album halfway between electronica and minimalist House, bordered by the sweet and casual voice of the Swiss, revealing a unique sound signature. Recognized as an artist apart from the European electronic scene, he continues his path and repeats in 2013, with a second album "Independant Dancer" more funk signed by the Munich heavyweight Compost Records followed by a series of releases on Rumpelmusig Records with "All Tomorrow's Parties" in 2014 and on Muting the Noise in 2017 with "Bananenräuber" .

Kalabrese - Let Me Be Your Princess
Kalabrese - Independent Dancer
Howling - Signs (Kalabrese Mix)
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