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KALTBLUT MAGAZINE PREMIERE.
“These days the attune nature of Compuphonic’s tracks is unmissable, with ‘Metropolis’ effortlessly gliding between the melancholy of melodies, dreamy vocal harmonies, and the grinding energy of beats. If you are awaiting those ‘out with winter in with spring’ vibes, like we are, then ‘Metropolis’ is definitely an EP not to miss.”
Belgian talent Compuphonic has long since demonstrated a serious knack for melodic sophistication, and this new EP for Exploited elevates those lush sounds to some stunning new levels.
Metropolis is a breezy slice of electronica, detached from the dancefloor whilst still taking some inspiration from it. A dreamy female vocal glistens over fuzzy pads in the intro before muted electric piano chords and the kick join in tandem. Heavenly vocal harmonies glide in the background alongside subtle chime tones, with a filtered down synth arp adding yet another dash of sweetness. The various elements slide and mesh against each other effortlessly, with sprinkles of subtle FX lifting the track in just the right places.
Slow Bilbao is more in the chunky deep house vein, hazy tuned percussion samples drenched in pleasing swathes of noise distortion hit in time with thumping kicks and thick bass tones. A melody unfolds in the higher registers from the xylophone-esque resampled instrument, recalling Bonobo at his best as a shuffling percussive groove develops. The samples bring an exotic tone to the track, with the contrasts between the deeper and more pumping sections an intensely satisfying one.
Belgian talent Compuphonic has long since demonstrated a serious knack for melodic sophistication, and this new EP for Exploited elevates those lush sounds to some stunning new levels. Read more in KALTBLUT Magazine.
Labelhead Shir Khan in the mix. Avalaible for download.
11 Hour Mix of some of his favourite tracks from 2016 (includes some classic tunes as well). A trip from Chill-out, Balearic, Ambient to Disco, Indie, Jazz, Afro, Kraut, Leftfield, House, Electro, Techno, Acid, Rave, Arcade Game Music, Trance & Fucked Up Hip Hop.
First feedback in from Josh Wink, Massimiliano Pagliara, Solomun, Dave Aju, Tensnake, Pedro Winter, Mark Farina and and many more.
Composer, skateboarder, synth collector, basketball, burger connoisseur & ex-Chicagoan:
That’s the definition of James Curd.
With releases on labels like DFA, Repopulate Mars, Trax, Permanent Vacation, Greenskeepers & Exploited among others – James keeps his output high.
He has been collaborating with Filip from Daytime Discoact Poolside from LA as well as Chicago Legend DJ Deeon while scoring and supervising movie soundtracks. His music has been remixed by The Black Madonna, Lee Foss and Felix Da Housecat in the past.
James Curd’s new record comes with a remix from Red Rack’em whose tune ‘Wonky Bassline Disco Banger’ was Juno’s biggest selling house record and was played out by a long list of leading DJs as it has been decimating dancefloors all over the world since its release last year.
If you like your grooves funk-fuelled and analog, then look no further than James Curd’s rather glorious triple track EP.
James Curd about his new record:
“One night while I was working in my new studio I got a little home sick because a fest that takes place down the street from my building was going on back home in Chicago. Derrick was playing and I grabbed some of the audio from the end of his set of him talking to the crowd and dropped it into ‘I Get Up”. “Disco Fool” was one of the only songs I made in a studio I built with an SSL desk before realizing a studio under a club was a terrible idea.”