hailing from france but now based in tokyo, jazzy couscous is a label that explores all kinds of sounds pivoting around the axis of jazz and deep house, but keeping things wide open for variety and experimentation. following releases from brawther, klodio and more besides, it s time for a hefty various artists release that shows off a whole heap of talent. matthieu faubourg keeps thing pumping and detroit-flavoured on a long way, while drezb smooths things out to a chez damier-influenced deep house groove. pascal viscardi gets things properly jacking on the deep-diving digital illusion, and then the record closes out with the blissful ambient excursion of midori featuring victor santonis distance.
geneva based producer pascal viscardi steps up for the twelfth release on vinyl only imprint shall not fade with this mesmerising and dreamy ‘last day in harajuku’ ep.
pascal viscardi first emerged onto the scene with a string of releases on traxx underground, followed by an acclaimed release on love notes from brooklyn. the swiss producer has a trademark sound, club friendly cuts with layers of depth and warmth. the four track ep features moody, intricate sequences with a notable jazz influence throughout. housed in full sleeve artwork with inner disco bag.
the first place the world heard the lead track from this new love notes from brooklyn release, where pathways meet, was on deep house legend mike huckaby s my life with the wave show volume 2. pascal viscardi was one of many great artists to take huckaby s warm tones and turn them into a work of art. pathways. wriggles with deep funk and soul, and is paired with 3 other likeminded tracks for this very well-rounded ep. oshakusan is the dancefloor track, juxtaposing warm chords and an insistent sax sample over the a tough bassline and rhythm combination that s aimed staight at the floor. free at dawn is the fathoms deep effort, going miles below the surface in a emotional expression of soul, and and i showed the clouds (how to cover up a clear blue sky) provides a perfect outtro, and end to the statement made, making this ep feel truly complete.
press release: 124recordings are back with release number eleven the twin suns ep,representing the new generation of producers.first up is an exciting collaboration between pascal viscardi and hugo lx.both names are well known and respected individually from releases on courtesy of balance,mliu,frole and traxx underground,and this is the first time they have released a track together.twin suns is a homage to when house tracks were made straight to tape,with a killer juno bassline and raw beats.next are two young producers from germany.das carmas vitual reality doesnt hold back with a thunderous kick,rumbling bass and gritty stab.philladelphia s matpat closes the first side with work dis.with its clever use of a dj deeon sample,its a raw stripped down 808 groove.the second side opens with parisian duo dub striker,which glides along with warm embracing chords,soft pads underpinned by a bumping bassline,before fonso closes the release with the hypnotic 28 days
coming from geneva (switzerland) but napoletano by heart, pascal viscardi is a new face in the deep-house panorama. the 31 years old fellow started his career (as a producer) a few years ago with 2 twelve inches on *the exquisite pain*, including remixes from some heavy weights: mark e, session victim and agnes.
for his debut on frole records, pascal kicks in with a single track. *the warmest color* is the kind of cut you might play when the sun shows up and the bodies are ready for the slower and sexiest loops. in a totaly modern swiss vibe (did you say agnes...?) this double kicked tune offers you a straight, extra-shuffled, moodygritty and dubby moment. is this love at first sight?! yes, it is...
our new friend didnt come alone, chosing carefully his remixers to complete your wax in a most accurate way.
born 31 years ago in geneva (ch), pascal brings his gritty mellow tones and extra shuffled patterns to the traxx underground familly. strongly routed into jazzy vinyl samples, black speaches and spatial atmosphere, the 3 tracks composing « wise man s decision ep » take inspiration from the past to showcase a true vision of what slow-deep-house should be in 2015. at last but not least, the great fred p came to make his hands dirty, delivering a true reshape of -wise man s decision-, offering us a tunnel from where it ain t easy to escape. vinyl only release!
geneve based pascal viscardi bring his rich and sweltering textures to saft with his first ep for the spanish label. the swiss producers paradiso ep is already the 9th installment and by no means an odd addition to the family. strongly rooted in soulful sounds with firm aesthetics and blissful melodies, this release is exactly what saft is all about. from the moment the pad in the title track starts riding, paradiso immediately hints to a deserted paradise.
tales from the emax (a2) is a groove laden anthem that will soothe those that are into soulful but firm sounds. on the b side, we find remix work of both originals. swiss house stalwart agnes stirs things up with his thriving rework of paradiso called la charme chambertin mixx. on the b2 cut we find saft familiar jefferson belmondo with a cracking rework of the title track *paradiso* called beach mix. 4 strong, groove-laden cuts that celebrate the saft sound like never before.
courtesy of balance recordings presents their 10th release to date. a compilation of 9 pieces of timeless house music that will rock the underground parties and twisted after hours alike. showcasing the talent of artist hailing from chicago, montreal, london and geneva and france, this triple pack is bound to become yet another classic on the balance catalogue. dont snooze baby!!
2018 repress / vinyl only!! with its debut release, in any case is trying to give you the best and dustiest takes on house, hip-hop and disco, packed on one and only piece of wax. we are very proud to showcase five amazing tracks from five different artists from around the world on this first record. mr. pc from detroit (us) kicks things off with a stunning disco edit, “boogie with me” delivering a mastered groove throughout the whole title, perfect for all the dancefloors. then comes “another lonely man” by martin hayes from leipzig (de). we’re left with a heavy bottomed-end track featuring lush strings and nice vocals. on the flip, we’ve then got pascal viscardi from geneva (ch) and his “fuorigrotta” that comes from deep, deep down with its heavy kicks cutting through amazing synths and disco loops, packed together with that 90’s sp1200 sampler flavour. then, malouane from france (fr) continues the trip with “i did this at work”, another bass-heavy groove melting down below some perfectly arranged samples. finally, we’ve got g2s & ibn sabaa from france (fr) with their “dumb ruler”, a short and wonky hip hop instrumental, blending the fender rhodes sound we all love with dripping hats and screwed breakdowns. there is something for every taste here, so jump on it while it’s hot !
serie limitee records is celebrating its 3rd anniversary with its 8th release on its parent label. a good occasion to welcome pascal viscardi, a promising swiss talent supported by mike huckaby, who signs here his first track using the legendary sp1200...and that s a groovy one. also, first release ever for sixon, sean dixon s alter ego, the manager of final chapter delivers here a sexy hypnotic bomb. already featured on sl007, it s the second release on serie limitee for neuronphase. it seems like winter has been rude in estonia, which is good for us, as it gave the artist more time to produce some deep n raw music which perfectly fits the label. and to close this ep, a beautiful track produced by japanese producer tominori hosoya, aka tomi chair. a pure pearl of deepness which takes the listener to an imaginary dancefloor on a desert sand beach until the early morning. as always, expect a mysterious bonus track by the label s manager, monsieur cedric.