Francois Dillinger is first up with Inner Peace, industrial percussion is swiftly layered with sinister synths and vocal haunts. RVP’s Five Conductor is subtle with intricate and hypnotic key patterns, textured with soothing synth lines. Minimal cut Shampoo Dub is up next from Mister Joshooa and Jeremy Kypta, featuring Tree who is owner of the TV Lounge. The infectious bassline and old school sounding vocals make for a blissful journey. ADMN and Francois Dillinger team up for the last track Not Sure, delivering chugging beats amidst an array of percussion, deep pads and trippy FX.
This compilation creates music that works in all environments and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sounds is what has made him a beloved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world.
This work leaves nothing behind and confirms the mission that electronic music has always had: to play with the present and move towards the unknown, beyond entertainment. We don’t know where to record his latest work, since he is capable of navigating between various genres with ease and mastery. We could say that his retro-futuristic electronic court is the most honest and eclectic to date. This latest work, as narrative as it is cinematographic, invites us to enjoy it both at home and on the dance floor.
The result is a compilation that is as experimental as it is intense and addictive, which takes hold of itself like a sweet poison, while progressively transporting us, as few producers with any degree of fluency are willing to do. We don’t know what the future holds, but we do know that this album is testimony to a turbulent and uncertain present, which will remain in our memory forever. Because of records like this, we can keep fighting for a better future.