Marion Poncet has had many releases under a number of different aliases, but this is the artist's first release under her real name. The EP comes via La Chinerie, a young and fledgling French label dealing in house, techno and...rap. One could say that Poncet's music on Chineurs De House is a mixture of all three, thanks to its clear broken beat direction. "Rule Of Three", for example, is a deep and funky jazz-dance number a la Dego, whereas "Dancing With Lions" verges more closely to anything techno-minded, but its tribal twist is what makes it interesting. "Hidden" ties things off in classic house mode, and those delicate keys amid the dusty beats remind us of Andres in dance floor mode. Recommended and tipped!
Newa is the stage name for Ana Kublashvili, an upcoming producer from Georgia. Based on this release for French label La Chinerie, it's safe to say that we'll be hearing a lot more from her over the coming years. Focusing on underground techno but not remaining rooted in a particular sound for too long, CDT002 is a wonderfully diverse affair. It moves from the atmospheric, acid-tinged "And They Went To The Mountains" into the punchy drums and pacey rhythm of "Moonless". Newa then veers into the dense, locked on groove that is "Nothing", before closing out this impressive release with the drum-heavy ""Ghala Taina".
According to La Chinerie themselves. after repping their dear home of France on the first volume, they are 'this time enlightening Italy's house scene through an eclectic V/A gathering eight tracks from eight talented macaronis.' Southern Italy represents in the form of Salerno's Giovanni Damico with the funky and dusty soul heaven of "No Al Maltrattamento Dei Samples" while Lecce's finest Marcello Napoletano delivers the goods as always on the gritty house shenanigans of "Insignami". Elsewhere, there's Restoration's Lucretio (via Berlin of course) delivering some muscular, hardware oriented grooves on "I Piu Piccoli" while the north of The Beautiful Country represents too, rest assured, in the from of Bologna's Bassa Clan with the bouncy and swinging NYC circa '94 vibe of "Notte Brava".
La Chinerie is based on the concept of social media-led digging and for this compilation, the French label has cast its gaze far and wide into Italy's techno underground. The selection starts with break beat techno from Wrong Assessment and Alfredo Mazzilli - the latter's dreamy "Reminiscenza" is especially tantalising, before disappearing down a bruised, battered wormhole for Daniele Paduano's high octane "Permissions" and ADT's noisy, Autechre-influenced "Control of Your Brain". Edanticonf's "Le Lacrime di Freya" marks a shift towards straighter deep techno, while Ruhig's "Tacita" features the kind of dreamy, home-listening electronic music that is tailor made to accompany long, late night searches for obscure tracks.
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