Review: Although the Lost Miracle label has released music from a variety of artists, its' most prolific producer is - somewhat fittingly - founder Sebastien Leger. The sometime All Day I Dream regular has, rather predictably, hit the mark once more on his latest two-tracker. We're particularly enjoying opener 'Stevie', a pleasingly melodious and smile-inducing affair that sees reverb-laden choral vocals, bubbly synthesizer marimba melodies and atmospheric electronics ebb and flow atop a locked-in deep tech-house groove. In contrast, 'Firefly' is closer in tone to the more refined end of neo-trance, with mazy electronic lead lines, arpeggio-driven bass and tuneful electronic flourishes catching the ear.
Review: Following up great releases by Israel's finest Shai T, Khen and Roy Rosenfeld, French veteran and All Day I Stream star Sebastien Leger returns to his ever reliable Lost Miracle imprint with "Fibulae" - another serving of majestic deep house for Sunday afternoon afterparties on rooftops. Second offering "Sirene" delves even deeper into the exotic with its lush melodies and proves that Leger is the true expert of hypnotic, slinky and sunkissed grooves. Perfect tracks for closing out the summer in style.
Review: A veteran of the electronic music scene nigh on 20 years, Frenchman Sebastien Leger returns to Lee Burridge's esteemed All Day I Dream imprint for his third release, with four servings of lush and ethereal deep house on the 'Secrets' EP. From the melodic/hypnotic bliss of "Ashes In The Wind" which is sure to cause some drama on the dancefloor, to an evocative trip deep into the exotic as heard on the vocal driven "Menabelle" or lose yourself in the utterly life affirming "Secret". This is the exact kind of mesmerising groove that you could imagine label boss Burridge playing, at a downtown rooftop party on a sunny Sunday afternoon - pure bliss!
Forbidden Garden (Tim Green remix) - (9:00) 122 BPM
Review: Given his progressive house roots, it's perhaps unsurprising that Sebastien Leger's take on deep house tends towards the dreamy, melodious and evocative. His latest missivee, the "Skadi EP" on Lost Miracle, is as tuneful as you'd expect, though all three tracks are bolder and more rugged than many of Leger's other recent releases. "Skadi", for example, contrasts blissful, rising and falling synthesizer melodies with a thrusting, arpeggio-driven groove that tips a subtle wink towards rush-inducing progressive trance. Arguably even better is "Forbidden Garden", an epic chunk of driving ethno-house full of snaking Middle Eastern instrumentation, foreboding electronics, delay-laden drums, humid aural textures and densely layered percussion. Tim Green remixes, offering up a similarly extended, acid-flecked romp through intoxicating tech-house territory.
Review: Next up on Lee Burridge's renowned daydream house imprint is French progressive house veteran Sebastien Leger. Although not having as prolific an output as he did throughout the late '90s/early '00s, it's all been about quality not quantity in recent times - first signalled by a tremendous return to form a couple of years back with his Jelly Bean EP for Systematic Recordings. Given Leger's experience in creating in deep, mellowed and entrancing sounds, there was no doubt in our minds that he could nail that perfect groove for All Day I Dream - and these three tracks are just perfect for drifting on a dancefloor atop a rooftop party downtown. The first track is an ode to the label and it's chief (if we've ever heard one) titled "Rocket To Lee's Little Cloud", followed by similarly slinky and melodic tech-house journeys like "Satellite" and the absolutely majestic "Underwater" which is as immersive as the title suggests.
Review: Sebastien Leger's discography is vast, to say the least, but the French producer rarely releases anything that's not up to scratch. Happily, this two-track missive on the admirable All Day I Dream imprint could be considered one of his most ear-catching EPs to date. What's most striking is the blissful, synthesizer-driven melodiousness at the heart of both "Lost Miracle" - a ten minute chunk of head-in-the clouds loveliness that layers a rolling tech-house groove with tumbling piano lines and swirling synthesizer motifs - and "Dida". The latter is little less than stunning, with Leger employing both sweeping strings and (presumably sampled) fretless bass style sounds with brilliant results.
Review: A 14-track collection here from Lee Burridge's All Day I Dream. The title refers to the release date but also hints at what to expect stylistically, because the emphasis here is on hazy, lazy vibes that'll sound best served outdoors on a hot, sunny day, as deep house, deep prog and downtempo/Balearic collide in one very chilled package. Standouts including Double Touch's Middle Eastern-tinged 'Sunriser', Hermanez's deep tribal groove 'Third Decade' and the Indian-infused deep house of Sebastian Leger's 'Kanga', but really this is one of those albums that's best enjoyed whole, letting the soothing sounds ease away your cares...