with this fifth release, the moonrise hill guardians decided to deliver a vinyl conceived by half of them on the a-side and two friends they decided to invite on the b-side. the first side of the record is the more club oriented one, with two tracks from ethyène & folamour that sums well what made the early moonrise style, between smart soulful sampling to unstoppable groovy beats that will instantly make you burn a dancefloor. the second side starts with one of the two guests of this record, lb aka labat, with a house anthem that gathers all the detroit codes and an undeniable hip-hop influence. toshigi canopy has been asked to end the record, something that he did perfectly well with a more lo-fi track leaving you with a mysterious poetic taste that the moonrise hill guardians have always been defending.
marc biancos first ep on moonrise hill material is going to surprise more than one person. after a quick appearance on the 6th release of the french imprint, marc bianco is now unveiling a totally different side of his project. purely jazzy & j dilla influenced, the tone of this record is given with organic flights on 3 chords basis. it will surely please bedroom listeners as well as club dancers.
ltd 2018 repress !! folamour comes here with a crossover 12-, exploring the whole spectrum of human emotion through his personal vision of a journey. the vinyl record starts with novalaise, sweet memory of the french country where the producer s from. the track builds itself up around a slow progression of a catchy acoustic piano loop. the listen goes on with la pierre et le sabre, in which folamour spreads his love for french 90 s house vibes, paying tribute to soul and gospel, two genres that mainly influence him. b-side starts with rue d amsterdam, an undeniably hip-hop influenced track on which folamour develops keyboards, bass and vocal samples around a rough beat, taking the listener away on an inescapable urban dream. the record ends with l Île des gauchers, bewitching song inspired by folamour s literary ravings (alexandre jardin in particular). the track progression can be compared as a book reading, rocked byan ubiquitous bassline, attending its voices until the last furrow.
folamour has worked under a number of different aliases and makes poetic music. as a dj he has lit up dance floors all over france, and he also runs the fhuo records label. this new nine track lp is the start of a busy year that promises more music on church and defected, all after some fine outings on labels like fauxpas music and all city records. the excellent album is an ode to his love of japanese culture and mixes up beats and house samples, disco swing and future jazz in ways that work both in the club and your living room. the warm and musical ‘night of desirable objects’ kicks things off with loose jazz chords, shuffling beats and welcoming moods that come from smart vocal samples. it’s a brilliantly heartfelt opener that makes way for the slowed down grooves of ‘y’all right.’ trumpets, live drums and gorgeous chords all exude genuine soul and funk, and ‘petit prince du macadam’ is an exquisite hip hop beat that echoes the great dilla. elsewhere, ‘ivoire’ is a big, afro-tinged cut with bouncy drums and vocals as well as party-starting percussion. ‘look at me or i ll steal your eyes’ then pulls back to perfect loops of funky guitar, trilling chords and organic drum work. like much of the music here, the loveably rough style of moodymann is a big presence in this one. french filter styles characterise the sunny disco influenced grooves of ‘devoted to u’, ‘oyabun’ is a blissed out bit of romantic house, ‘kickflipin’ that stuff’ is another gorgeous hip hop interlude weighed down by hot soul and ‘jah love’ is a masterfully melodic piece with splashes of cymbal, brilliant key playing and jazz drums that find their way into your heart. this is a fine artistic statement that comes ahead of tour dates and festivals at clubs all over europe. as such, it is rightly sure to propel folamour to the next level.
moonrise hill material is a record label based in france, founded with love by folamour, ethyÞne, kaffe crÞme & okwa. focused on poetic house music, from the one that you can t stop dancing on to the one that you want to keep for yourself, the label defends the preciousness of every musical journey and the sensibility through beautiful stories.
first ep from okwa under his side-project s saint paul. he delivers an introspective musical journey from his own vision. the whole stainted with organic sounds coming from various influences, which include funk, jazz, soul, hip hop and afro music.
2nd episode of love me some friends with two new guys which gave us their most beautiful experimental work on what moonrise hill love. housy catchy track from side-projecs okwa, saint paul the best bassline ever from marco goldmember bianco big beats, breaks and mushrooms in the same track with g2s shitty jazz orchestra debut to arrhythmic drops with the poulaillerie crew kaffe crème with roomates bernie.
through this 4th release, moonrise hill material provides one of its co-founders, ethyÌne, with an opportunity to deliver an ep carved around his fascination with groove, sampling and skyscrapers. always mindful of bringing together his love for the bumpiness of street-life music and the absolute sensitivity of black music, this maxi allows the producer to confront the listener with his realities, between new territories exploration and eternal urban nostalgia.
kaffe crème, 21 years old, is finally releasing his debut vinyl ep on his own imprint moonrise hill material founded in february 2015.this year, he took part of multiple projects in addition to the production of this ep such as a jazz house live creation with piano, flute and percussions and the composition of an electro-symphonic artwork. due to his classic, contemporary and jazz percussions practice and his love for old school and electronic music, his ep retraces all of his influences and recounts the progress in his musical research this year.
the first vinyl edition of the label moonrise hill material presents the differents artists work which will composed the label. funk to ambient, with proper jazzmen groove, where the house music predominate and appears like gold in every tracks with something which united them. the vinyl starts with « fucked up jazzmen », powerful track with jazz and hip hop influences from folamour, french producer which the last release on fauxpas musik is a love declaration to the sampling and to the 20s grooves until today. next listen with « jack my sista » from kaffe crème, french producer who takes the auditor in a perpetual modulation of the pads and bass under a syncopated rhythmic, between a real game and the tr-808. there is passion and percussions talent that comes to his classic formation in acadamy. the other side begins with « manhattune » from ethyène, soul anthem from 70s mixed to a proper chicago deep house rhythmic. after a empty period, the french producer annonces his next releases for the coming months, where samples and groove found a paramount place. the release ends on « cosmic spirals » from the lyonese okwa, who reveals his love to the electronic sounds for a half path ballade between dark walks and dance floors. after a great ep « preacher », in which he develops a returns to the 90s house music. focused on poetic house music, from the one that you can t stop dancing on to the one that you want to keep for yourself, the label defends the preciousness of every musical journey and the sensibility through beautiful stories.