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.
‘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