Discovery : Dune

Back to Paris for that new discovery. This time we’re heading towards the sandy universe of Dune (not the german happy hardcore act from the 90s!), a yet little known Deep / tropical house producer I like very much. Definitely one of the upcoming talents to watch.

Along a tropical house remix of Tim Berg (Avicii)’s Seek Bromance, Dune uploaded two great tropical house tracks featuring always excellent tropical mallet alike pizz sounds, a light but effective beat that takes you away, under the palms of a tropical beach.

While Dune might – maybe – need a vocalist to take it’s works on a further level (vocals play a more important role in tropical house than in more classic deep house I think), his productions (Nautilus and Curuba) are excellent both on the technical and artistical level as everything is in place and that the tracks really make you feel being on a beach on some distant island, a cocktail in one hand, your girl/boyfriend next to you, watching the waves break while the sunset paints the sky in fire. And that’s what makes this kind of music so great 🙂

Definitely a producer worth following, as he might turn out to be France’s big surprises in the next few months.

Discovery : Croquet club

Very little is known about that quite secret french producer. Actually except the real name of the man behind that project – Jeremy Villecourt – and the city he lives in – Paris, nothing is to be found about him online… except for his music. And what music !

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Croquet club is one of the most interesting projects to follow in the current deep house scene. Signed to Anjunadeep (again!), this french audiogenius provided me – and hopefully soon you too – with some of the best tunes I heard in the last years.

Careless love is as simple and magic as it’s cover artwork. Slow paced, it starts with some minimalistic plucks, then builds into a light beat supported by pads and then some delightfully loungy vocals kick in, just before a nice rhodes piano alike sound fills up the soundscape. A lovely soft atmosphere merging the best of the wonderful 70s music and its contemporary avatar. An ideal song for a cozy, yet modern atmosphere.

But Jeremy’s masterpiece – to my ears atleast – is his amazing Only you can tell release, which is one of the greatest tracks I heard in the last years, the kind of music that makes you literally feel like being in paradise. Starting off with some heavily sidechained pads that play throughout the track, a light beat then comes in, a delightfully haunting vocal line and some nice muted guitars that play a kind of arpeggio throughout a track that builds up more and more, breaking once again the boundaries of the genre and setting us free from the chains our daily life put on us. 4 minutes and 31 seconds of pure audiopleasure I’m glad to share with you :

Enjoy that club, folks !

P.S. : I searched and searched the internet for an interview of Croquet Club but found none. If some of you know one, please let me know. And if none is available, Jeremy is always welcome to contact me and we’ll find a way to arrange you that interview that will be made available here 🙂