For this EP its all about removing reliance on computers and unleashing pure vibes. Taking a step back into the past Franck Roger adopts a raw approach with his latest EP on Real Tone. Removing the comfort of working via sequencers, Franck instills more of a live feeling with the Love Is Always two-tracker.
Having been a prolific producer for quite some time now - he started making beats in 1999 - the Real Tone head honcho decided to inject a raw spirit into his latest project by working around the live edit format. As the man himself says, "It's you with your external machines and your MPC".
A novel approach that has given birth to two warm, analogue-orientated tracks that evoke a sense of years gone by.First up is the title track, Love Is Always, which evokes a deep sensual vibe. Building up from a funky, bouncing bassline the track uses its simplicity to its advantage, taking charge with a smooth, soulful vocal clip as the bass continues to suck you in to its subterranean groove.
On the flip is When You Touch, again focused around a deeper, raw soundscape working off a traditional 4x4 beat and a hefty, driving bassline. There's an aquatic feel to the track with a wobbling analogue groove and sultry organ chords swimming around the hypnotic vocal hook. Gripping the dancefloor from the off and keeping you transfixed from beginning to end, its infectious spirit is impossible to shake off.
To add to the live nature of the tracks, they have been recorded straight to a DAT with the errors still intact. For this EP it's all about removing reliance on computers and unleashing pure vibes... ...and we're sure you'll agree that these two tracks have vibes in abundance. [txt from ]