Qoso – Monica

A1 Hard On The Boulevard
A2 Monica
B1 Crossroads
B2 Crossroads (Perc remix)
12″ vinyl and digital.
Edition of 300
Released June 6th 2013
Play it on our Bandcamp page

After the joyful mess caused by « Brandy » on adventurous dancefloors, Qoso goes deeper with three subwoofer-friendly tracks mixing house, techno, and just enough sonic dirt.
« Hard on the boulevard » has proved its efficiency already on some of the sweatiest parisian dancefloors. Solidely grounded on a a slightly saturating bassline, it gets its driving force from a melodic sample fighting to get out of its cutoff filters and will sneaky easily as a peaktime weapon in every DJ bag. It’s as simple a that, really.

« Monica » operates in a more stripped-out mood and once again makes a bit of sense of the Levon Vincent comparisons Qoso has been receiving. The track is serious dubbed-out deep house business for the early morning… When the synthpad arrives, it’s this kind of moment in a set when you reflect about having been once again out all night long, and how this is something you want to keep happening in your life.
« Crossroads » stars the B side with a quite different atmosphere. It’s a suspensfull, grey moment with his hazy pads and snares delays and you’d probably feel a bit lost as a dancer, but soon enough the bass comes in from the dark and brings along an unbelievably smooth techno beat. Lose yourself to it and it will take you elsewhere, guaranteed.

Finally, a friend of the label since its beginnings, Perc steps in as a remixer for and takes advantage of our weakness for the wildest parts of club music. His « Crossroads » remix sounds like a crazy update of the Djax Up Beats sound and reminds us a bit of Geeeman’s remix for Low Jack, which isn’t something we would have imagined at first, but we now feel is quite a blessing.

Qoso – Hard on the Boulevard from la fumée on Vimeo.

‘Hard On The Boulevard’ by La Fumée


All tracks written and produced by Qoso.
Mastering by Artefact Mastering.
Artwork by Jules Estèves.
© In Paradisum 2013