Alesia – Andrea
Charlie Darker & Paris & Simo – Cairo
Nom de Strip – Seesaw (Original)
Daddy’s Groove – Hurricane (Club)
Dannic – Viper
Hardwell & W&W – Jump
Hard Rock Sofa & Dirty Shade – Collapsar (Original)
R3hab & David Solano – Do It Life In Color
Andrew Rayel – Musa
Jono Fernandez & Paul Paris ft Amba Shepherd – Let It Out (Original)
Rivaz – Colors
Phonk D’Or & Jesse Voorn – Show Me the Love (Original)
Just as the Prince Club is reviving ’90s underground house with a modern flavor, french duo Alesia seems intent to revitalize ’90s techno. Following up the sick trap track “Bird Machine,” “Andrea” sounds like a classic track from Quadrophenia/Eon/Anticapella, modernized with a hint of industrial and glitch. If this track blows your mind, explore the inspiration further through some of the great tracks sitting around waiting to be discovered from that timeframe. Bouncing between genres may make Alesia hard to categorize, but in this current environment of duplicitous soundalikes, that is definitely a good thing.
Image Courtesy of Alesia.
You got to love anyone whose bio simply states “We make music, fuck a genre. If it’s good, it’s good.” Frenchmen DJ Snake and Alesia team up for a trap/moombahton/downtempo/electro/wtf track based on samples of birds chirping. Yeah, it’s further proof that you can make a dance record from anything, but the manipulation of the natural sound of birds to “that” piercing sound you always hear in these records is quite brilliant. The sprinkling of retro ’90s hip-house samples just takes it to the next level. “Bird Machine” is so sick and cool that I wouldn’t be surprised if Azealia Banks drops a vocal bootleg sometime next week.
Image Courtesy of Mad Decent.