DJ D'Jedi, AKA Antoine Husson releases his second EP on Cocoon with three tracks of techno madness that bring the energy of early 90s rave to a more modern sound. "My Inner Colours" EP is an assault on the eardrums, designed to turn the clubs into a frenzied battlefields.
Following on from last year's debut for Cocoon, "The Devil's Star" EP, the Parisian producer keeps the tempo up and the beat pounding on his latest techno workout. Opening with "Crazy Purple," Electric Rescue demonstrates how quickly he can create a storm on the sound system. After an unassuming start, some steadily building and unforgettably crazy noise modulation begins to pierce through the beat and send the track into overdrive. Anything but unassuming by half way through, this is an electro tinged, techno monster that has the potential to make any club explode. "Bleu Electrique" is next up, serving as a bridge between Chicago-esque phuture sounds and the acid trance of twenty years ago. Although slightly more reserved than its predecessor, it still flexes the driving techno muscles of the entire EP. The Frenchmen returns to club madness for the finale, "Acid Rosso" Peppered with sounds of the acid era, the track is built on the foundation of a thunderously slo-mo basskick that fuels its mighty power.
Once more, Electric Rescue has been able to get the combination of modern rhythmic textures and noisy rave sirens of the 90s onto record. Whilst drawing on the sounds of modern techno he has also managed to keep a distinct acid flavour, bringing a welcomed slab of rave culture to today's techno scene.
The latest single to be lifted from Clouds 'Hokarangen Space Program Strings' album, and one of the finest moments on it. A captivating blend of cosmic audio landscapes and progressive undertones in which the quality lay in the simplicity. The Original is built around a gently evolving string which takes centre stage in the arrangement and mix, while the other sounds subtly wash around. It's the remix which picks up the pace and chop things up a bit in terms of bringing genres together as Throwing Snow brings a unique flavour of rock and a slight edge of dubstep. Completing the package is another new track 'Untitled' that will transport the listener to a Far Eastern temple.
The second release on Virgo comes from Electric Rescue aka Antoine Husson. The French producer has a sizeable catalogue and has released music on a wide range of labels, including Cocoon and Bedrock. On Face, he strikes a balance between modern and classic sounds. The title track centres on a driving rhythm and rock hard beats but is also shot through with mysterious melodies. Similarly, "Forwer" resounds to 90s chord stabs but boasts the compressed beats and percussive bursts of modern techno, while "Kerken" is a hazy, frazzled electronic cut. Despite being a relatively new label, Virgo has tapped some great remixers, with Setaoc Mass dropping a frenetic, chord-heavy take on "Forwer" and Nima Khak turning "Kerken" into a tunneling, hypnotic track.
French producer Antoine Husson's album as Electric Rescue seems like an unusual choice for John Digweed's Bedrock label. That said, Sonic Architecture does have some connection to the British DJ's dance floor selections, both past and present. "Unaggressive Complexity" could be an update on the break beat of Hybrid that Digweed championed - albeit with an evil Hoover riff at its centre - while the trippy vocal samples and insane tonal blips of the minimal house groover "Deode" is more in keeping with the Bedrock chief's current playlists. Sonic Architecture is more than dance floor tracks however, and the angelic melodies and glitchy sounds of "Dope" and the jingly guitar riffs and careering electronic bassline of "Airy Field" show that Husson has become a serious album artist.