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.
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‘“My Love” begins with bright strings and jangling percussion while sweet vocal wisps and a gentle kick create a cozy vibe. The track ends up doing more with less, using sparse hand claps and a gentle whoosh of cymbals over soft pads to cinematically unravel a sentimental feeling. Autumn or not, Compuphonic’s midas touch for Exploited continues, as “My Love” will undoubtedly find its way into countless playlists across the seasons.’
RED BULL ELEKTROPEDIA PREMIERE.
Included in Top 5 of DMC UK BUZZCHARTS:
Nemone: “So I did play you the beautiful, hypnotic, melancholic new work from belgium DJ and producer Compuphonic. His ‘My Love’ EP comes out on Exploited in November and I just played you the gorgeous DOLCE but the whole record is amazing basically so listen.”
Compuphonic is back on Exploited.
When we heard the first skits of his new demos we immediately fell in love.
Compuphonic about MY LOVE: ’This track reminds me of a beautiful day in autumn when leaves start falling from trees and the landscape is filled with different colours. It’s a homage to all these great melodic house records I rediscovered when going through my record collection.’
Lately Compuphonic launched his fantastic mixtape series ’Compuphonic Tales’ – a touching mix of all things melodic. (Listen to his current mix here: https://soundcloud.com/compuphonic-1/compuphonic-tales-10)
He also had festival appearances at Pukkelpop and Tomorrowland among others.
His last Exploited releases – such as ’Radio Atlantis’ and ‘The Sun Does Rise’ (nearly 1 million plays on Majestic Casual) – have picked up great support by radio stations and bloggers worldwide.
We are happy Compuphonic took his time off to deliver this new masterpiece. More to follow.
Some background info on Compuphonic:
Born in 1983 in Liège, Belgium, Maxime Firket grew up surrounded by music. He studied music theory and classical music at the Academy and did not choose the easy route by opting to study the cello. “A demanding and monodic instrument which forces you to find the right sound and the right note to make yourself heard. My cello background is still useful to me today.” As an adolescent, he dreamt of playing in a rock group, but also discovered Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Front 242 and Detroit techno. After having created his own studio and put together a few mixes on a Roland Compuphonic synthesiser (yes, that’s where the name comes from…), Maxime soon found himself behind the decks at Dirty Dancing nights in Brussels and recorded his first tracks for Dirty Dancing Recordings. In 2006, his reputation exploded on the dance floor with the groovy “Emotion”, produced in collaboration with Tiga and released on his label ‘Turbo’.
Compuphonic’s Sunset (ft. Marques Toliver) reached over 10 000 000 views (and counting) on YouTube with support on BBC RADIO 1 by Annie Mac, Pete Tong & Rob Da Bank.
With releases on labels such as Get Physical, Tiga’s Turbo, 20:20 Vision, Systematic and Exploited, Compuphonic has long been regarded by those in the know as one of Europe’s top producers and DJs. He has played shows at Pukkelpop, Dour Festival, Eurosonic, SXSW, Sonar Festival, Monegros, & many more.
Compuphonic’s dedication and elaborateness delivers spontaneous productions of hedonistic house. Natural, open to large spaces, ambitious but always accessible. Handling music as the art form it is. Alternating complicated with simple pieces, electronic with organic, light with dark, ease with emotional, celebration with pondering. Telling a different, but in its way even more exciting new tale, time and time again.