what do you get when you cross a frenchman, a dane, two irishmen and a swede? the debut various artists compilation from kyoku records, of course. gathering the producers who make up their whole discography thus far, the melbourne-based imprint are welcoming back dorsi plantar, sune, long island sound and ethyene (alongside folamour and marc bianco). translating from japanese to a befitting -dancing birds-, the odoru tori ep is revitalizing the elegant origami series for one last spin. the orizuru, hachidori, oumu and hakucho, that is, the paper crane, the hummingbird, the parrot and the swan are bringing the handmade array to a suitable conclusion. on the a side, the scandinavian connection is responsible for bringing some summer heat. dorsi plantar sheds his usual wistfulness for a slightly moodier, more functional track with -senorita lolita-, although still incorporating some of that playful sampling he s now come to be known for. -californicate- from sune takes a more laidback approach and channels the breezy and carefree atmosphere of the coastal golden state. on the flip side, long island sound follow the same recipe that made -delusions- such a big hit with the intricate sampling and eloquent arrangement of -ease in-. to top things off, ethyene, with the help of folamour and marc bianco, close out the record with a groovy, vocal number that sees them employ their signature french touch formula to great effect on the simply titled -good-.
new ep from ethyène showcasing a raising maturity in his discography. drawing samples from library music, dub, soul and r&b, this record delivers everything house music has to, deepness, groove, love and sincerity. no need to say that by launching a new imprint ethyène decided to show a different side from his previous work. we can definitely feel it from the first second the record starts, with static, mashing up samples from 80 s dub music and west-coast funk to finally sound as a surprising modernized classic house anthem. the second track of the record enove lough features a deconstructed and mysterious rhodes loop delivering a smart groove until a delightful sexy vocal sample get in the mix to round off this deeper but easily danceable cut. the b-side of the record starts with cape town mambo , a tune whose graceful horns loop keeps the listeners on an endless dreamy trip while its mid-tempo jazzy beat will have them hips sensually shaking without any doubt. the record has its consistency assured with ending on a 100 bpm powerful hip-hop beat with high-pitched and happy vocals as the nirvana of this 4 tracks sensual and groovy journey.
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.
lyon-based beatsmith ethyène has patented a certain style of mid-tempo house music applying a french touch aesthetic to disco, r&b and hip-hop sample references. through releases on longtime underground favorite kolour ltd and upstart labels like kyoku, as well as contributions to his own moonrise hill material, the frenchman has quickly built a sought after discography. his collaboration with better listen comes at an interesting time, as he seems to really be refining his sound, maturing sonically and honing the synthesis of the aforementioned influences to something nicely unique. the playin with fire ep is a deliciously bittersweet four track affair. the a1 slot sees e joining forces with his homie, the much acclaimed folamour, for the superlative why my love. meanwhile, loneliness of the shadow dancer- continues the r&b cream vibes, combining a classic head-nodding hip-hop flip with a soul chorus. the b-side gets a bit moodier, with the title track climatically building on hypnotically deep riffs and vocals and i sold yayo to buy kicks serving as the bob james-esque closer. the package is a cohesive reflection of a pensive and slightly anguished mindstate, with boom bap cultural influences and his familiar philadelphia streets functioning as the canvas. dont be surprised if this record serves as a point of stylistic elevation for the young producer, with plenty more of this new ammunition in the chamber. and you know the saying: if you play with fire, you might turn into a scorching hot phoenix.
coming off the heels of our t.o.2.c. compilation, we return to the kolour ltd mothership with the stylings of frenchman & moonrise hill resident ethyene. clubs, dubs, & rubs is a five-track affair that undoubtedly shows just how diverse the french underground house sound can be.
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.
drawing influence from the seminal sounds of chicago, detroit and manchester, ethyene s work demonstrates a maturity which belies his years, a result of his early passion for production and fierce dedication to his art. featuring seriously tight production and easy grooves this ep is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and we are honoured to release it as the very first work in the kyoku collection. presented as a strictly limited edition vinyl with elegant album art and sophisticated design, this release is the perfect addition for any vinyl collection.
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.
washington based better listen records drop their first va ep. housing four disco influenced dancefloor workouts bringing a slice of sunshine to our shores. folamour kicks things off with an uptempo disco stomper, complete with driving bass, infectious string hooks and energetic piano stabs. the a2 sees ethyene slows things down combining choice vocal snippets, shuffling rhythms and sleezy synthwork to create a sunset groove ready made for the summer. on the flip ari bald draws on all the elements from a classic disco anthem, with brass stabs, slap bass and an uplifting guitar riff driving things forward, before dorsi plantar closes things out with a blissful boogie simmerdown perfect for any sunrise set.
so the shag edits hits volume 6 and again welcomes in new talents to the roots for bloom roster. ethyene delivers a sample laden vocal sprung straight up house classic. lk slows the pace but replaces with soul and crystal clear percussion. georgi barrel opens up the b side on one to please any daytime party with great use of his well equipped studio and a sample to die for. david moran seals off the ep in true shag edits style, no barriers, great sampling and all with a great party in mind. followers of the shag edits will not be disappointed.
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.