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Flight Of The Comet
   
Ban The Disco - (5:25) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flight Of The Comet - (4:00)
   
Pendant Ce Temps-la A Vera Cruz - (4:38)
   
La Chatte Au Baron - (5:22)
   
Ban The Disco (Drum Tool) - (5:20)
Review: French veteran Art of Tones AKA Llorca teams up with Parisian jazz-funk outfit Chatobaron, and 'Flight Of The Comet' is a very apt EP cos the results are out of this world! 'Ban The Disco' (and its accompanying Drum Tool remix) and 'La Chatte Au Baron' operate at the jazzier, classier end of the disco spectrum, while the title cut with its stop-start rhythm and the lounge-tinged 'Pendant Ce Temps-La A Vera Cruz' probably sit more comfortably under the jazz-funk umbrella, but what all five tracks share is a musicality and sophistication that puts most of the week's other releases to shame. Very fine fare indeed.
FRPP 008
30 Nov 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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In The Mood
   
Let Your Body Move - (4:32) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
For My People - (5:04) 126 BPM
   
Summer Heat - (5:43) 123 BPM
Review: Fresh from serving up the highly attractive For The Soul EP on Frappe, Loic Peltier AKA Brooklyn Baby returns to Frappe for a joint release with fellow label regulars Shortcut (AKA Yan Lahellec and Marc Royer). The results are undeniably impressive, with the trio expertly exploring their love of thickset, loopy, groovy, jazz-flecked house haziness. To kick things off, they make merry with rubbery, beefed-up beats, hip-hop vocal snippets, life-affirming disco loops and jammed-out electric piano solos on 'Let Your Body Move', before reaching for sun-splashed piano motifs, elastic double bass, snaking sax snippets and crunchy drums on classy jazz-house workout 'For My Heat'. Arguably best of all though is the rolling, warming, eyes-closed brilliance of classic-sounding peak-time deep house workout 'Summer Heat'.
FRPP 010
21 Oct 22
Deep House
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For The Soul
   
For The Soul - (6:01) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Watch What You're Sayin' - (4:56) 117 BPM
   
NYC - (5:04) 128 BPM
Review: Fresh from offering up the sublime, sun-soaked deep house sounds of the Love Overdose EP on Hustler Trax, rising star Brooklyn Baby (real name Loic Peltier) appears on Frappe for the first time. He begins offering up something 'For The Soul - a classic-sounding chunk of rolling deep house warmth in which tactile organ stabs, eyes-closed diva vocal samples and sampled funk guitar notes rise above chunky beats and a thickset bassline. Peltier dips the tempo a little and reaches for the hip-hop vocal samples on the jazzy, loose and languid deep house number 'Watch What You're Saying', before paying tribute to his favourite U.S city on the bumpin', chunky and bass-heavy deep house retro-futurism of 'NYC'.
FRPP 009
20 May 22
Deep House
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Amour Fatal
   
Temakinho - (6:12) 125 BPM
   
Amour Fatal - (5:42) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bomaki - (6:36) 123 BPM
FRPP 007
25 Feb 22
Funky/Club House
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The Godbanger
   
S3A - "Work For NYRK" - (5:24) 125 BPM
   
S3A - "Slump" - (6:02) 128 BPM
   
Ten Fingerz - "Rue Du Fonk" - (6:01) 125 BPM
   
Basile De Suresnes - "Get Back" (feat Tareuss) - (6:44) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Alastair Lane - "Tokyo Love Affair" - (4:44) 110 BPM
Review: We're not quite sure what the loose theme is for Frappe's latest multi-artist EP, but the material on show is well worth further investigation. Scene stalwart S3A provides a peak-time ready chunk of sparkling, densely layered sample-house full of rubbery slap-bass, drowsy chords, chunky house beats and twinkling melodies ('Work For NYRK'), before laying down an even weightier, horn-heavy house stomper ('Slump'). Elsewhere, Ten Fingerz joins the dots between chunky, peak-time house, hip-house and Blaxploitation funk ('Rue du Fonk'); Basile De Surenses drops some disco-tinged, soul-fired vocal deep house ('Get back'); and Alastair Lane reaches for the glassy-eyed 'city pop' synths on the gorgeous and sublimely squelchy 'Tokyo Love Affair'.
FRPP 006
10 Dec 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Work For NYRK
   
Work For NYRK - (5:24) 125 BPM
FRPP 006BTI01
03 Nov 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Afrodisiaque
Various
   
Floyd Lavine - "Creda Mutwa" - (6:18) 133 BPM
   
Mr Raoul K - "Raining Love" - (7:25) 118 BPM
   
Saudade - "Bougarabou" - (6:37) 124 BPM
   
Ten Fingerz - "Blow Da Conga" - (5:17) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Basile De Suresnes - "Bastoss Afrok47" - (5:37) 125 BPM
Review: Since launching in May 2020, Frappe Records has released a string of multi-artist EPs, each with its own conceptual theme. They've continued this approach on Afrodisiaque, an attempt to join the dots between Afro-house and "the French sound of the early 2000s". Floyd Levine's opener, 'Creda Mutwa', offers a perfect encapsulation of this, combing jacking Chicagoan acid house grooves and wild TB-303 lines with densely layered African style percussion, while Mr Raoul K's superb 'Raining Love' is authentic West African deep house rich in fluid xylophone melodies, melancholic chords and foreboding electronic riffs. Elsewhere, Saudade hits the heights on the luscious 'Bougarabou', Ten Fingerz doffs a cap to the disco-house/Afro-house futurism of DJ Gregory's Africanism series ('Blow de Conga') and Basile de Surneses rolls out some rave-ready Afro-acid ('Bastoss AfroK47').
FRPP 005
24 Sep 21
Deep House
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Raining Love
   
Raining Love - (7:25) 118 BPM
FRPP 005BTI02
10 Sep 21
Deep House
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Tropicana
   
Tropicana - (6:20) 130 BPM
Played by: Tiptoes
FRPP 004BTI01
14 May 21
Deep House
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French Kiff
Various
   
Mark Blair - "Tropicana" - (6:20) 130 BPM
   
Naux - "Kristofer" - (5:58) 124 BPM
   
Groove Boys Project - "Groove Box" (Paname club mix) - (5:49) 128 BPM
   
Basile De Suresnes - "French Toast" - (5:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ten Fingerz - "Ze Party" - (5:17) 128 BPM
Review: The Frappe label loves to give its' multi-artist EPs a concept, though there appears to be no such unifying theme behind French Kiff, their latest mini compilation (or at least not one they've so far mentioned). Regardless, there's a lot to love across the EP, with the Parisian imprint's selected artists all delivering the goods. Check first the mid-90s New Jersey garage revivalism of Mark Blair's 'Tropicana' - all bouncy organ riffs, squelchy bass, driving beats and synth-trumpet solos - before admiring the starry, synth-bass driven deep house haziness of Naux's 'Kristofer'. Elsewhere, Groove Boys Project's 'Groove Box (Paname Club Mix)' is a summery slab of jazzy deep house warmth, Basile de Suruesnes' 'French Toaast' adds scratches and hip-hop vocal samples to a chunky deep house beat, and Ten Fingerz' 'Ze Party' is a woozy, crunchy and starry treat.
FRPP 004
14 May 21
Deep House
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Groove Box (Paname Club Mix)
   
Groove Box (Paname club mix) - (5:49) 128 BPM
FRPP 004BTI03
14 Apr 21
Deep House
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Jtekken 3
   
Basile de Suresnes - "Break For Good Teuchi" - (4:51) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ten Fingerz - "Ns" - (5:01) 128 BPM
   
Tomasi - "Haute Altiture" - (5:04) 129 BPM
   
Basile de Suresnes - "Dirty Shit For Badass" - (4:58) 129 BPM
   
Ten Fingerz - "I Wanna Jack" - (5:26) 130 BPM
Review: French label Frappe has worked out an entire storyline for an imaginary arcade game -Jtekken 3, which lends the EP its' title - in order to provide context for the music on this multi-artist extravaganza. It's a long and rambling if entertaining tale, so we'll just focus on the five tracks on display. Basile de Suresnes kicks things off via the rubbery, rap-sampling electrofunk brilliance of 'Break For Good Teuchi', before Ten Fingerz drops some spacey acid/synth-pop/deep house fusion ('NS') and Tomasi layers classic-sounding US house riffs and bleep melodies over a bustling, all-action peak-time beat ('Haute Attiture'). Elsewhere, Suresnes returns via the sweaty and excitable piano-house rush of 'Dirty Shit For Badass' and Ten Fingerz' second contribution to the compilation is a starry slab of deep acid ('I Wanna Jack')
FRPP 003
05 Mar 21
Deep House
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Break For Good Teuchi
   
Break For Good Teuchi - (4:51) 129 BPM
FRPP 003BTI01
12 Feb 21
Breakbeat
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Roller Cluster
   
Art Of Tones - "Cameo Maceo" - (5:47) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Georges - "Downed" - (6:24) 115 BPM
   
Robby & Stupid Flash - "The Realm" - (4:14) 125 BPM
   
Basile de Suresnes - "Jazz After Sex" - (6:35) 124 BPM
   
Ten Fingerz - "Stereojazz" - (5:13) 123 BPM
FRPP 002
23 Oct 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Fete En L'Air
Various
   
Deborah Aime La Bagarre - "Victoire Disco" - (5:34) 130 BPM
   
Basile de Suresnes - "Falcon" - (5:49) 127 BPM
   
Madcat - "Gato Loco" - (4:55) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Basile de Suresnes - "Frappe" - (4:41) 127 BPM
   
Ten Fingerz - "Maison Acide" - (5:22) 124 BPM
FRAPPE 001
22 May 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Falcon
   
Falcon - (5:49) 127 BPM
FRAPPE 001BTI02
24 Apr 20
Funky/Club House
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