While his name may not be immediately recognized yet across the globe, ANGELZ has remained a staple addition to Tchami‘s branded Confession label. After touring with the esteemed French mega-producer for his nationwide Prophecy tour, ANGELZ has caught the ears of many with his trenchant G-house approach.
He continues steady success and growth with the delivery of a voracious three-track EP, Saint Thug II, — a “sequel” of sorts to his last one. Each individual track is emblazoned with a pleasingly anomalous bass-line that effectively captivate listeners into a hypnotic state of house.
Opening the EP with the first single “So Fly,” fans are quickly drawn into underlying percussive hits layered underneath endearing vocals from Kaleem Taylor, a recurring vocalist on Confession. Pushing a gritty bass-line amongst wailing sirens, “So Fly” exerts an underground feel right from the start.
Following up with his second hit “98 J.Lo,” rap verses immediately consume listeners as tenacious synth-lines take over the core production of this track. Incorporating brusque bass-hits that tie right into the typical G-house characteristics, “98 J.Lo” constructs the workings of a late-night warehouse anthem.
ANGELZ closes the EP by adding a unique addition to his EP with “Supafly.” Clearing the dance-floor with this stomper, muffled lyrics work their way into the track’s infectious melody line.
Martin Bresso, better known by Tchami, has released the official music video of his “World To Me” (feat. Luke James). This release comes as a precursor to Tchami’s Revelations EP, slated for an August 25th, 2017 release.
The French producer is most certainly one of the many pioneers in the future house genre. Tchami began using the term “future house” as a tag on SoundCloud, and it was eventually picked up by the electronic music industry and its leaders. His unique sound has led to remixes and collaborations with iconic electronic music producers like DJ Snake, AlunaGeorge, Martin Garrix, and Jack Ü.
The “World To Me” music video takes a step back and looks at a wide range of the diversity and beauty in humanity. Everyone’s different in their own ways, and that’s why people mean the world to other people.
LA-based house heavyweight Wax Motif has released music through a variety of labels, including Fool’s Gold, OWSLA, Mad Decent, and more. With his most recent Tokyo EP, the Australian DJ and producer adds Tchami’s Confession label to his impressive résumé of imprints.
The EP, while only consisting of two songs, gives a thorough taste of Wax Motif’s signature style. The title track, “Tokyo,” pairs an entrancing synth lead with a bouncing bass line, creating a classic bass house song. The producer then flexes his G-House stylings in the second track, “Make It Rain.” Using a pitched down hip-hop sample, Wax Motif seamlessly weaves together a song with deep growls and an upbeat groove ready for any dance floor.
A master of consistency, Tchami has been very active in 2017, releasing two fantastic new “Confession” mixes and a single titled “Adieu,” which has since gone viral — not a first for the talented Frenchman. The pioneering producer has just released a brand new single, “World To Me,” which will likely be included on his upcoming second EP.
Interestingly, the Tchami has deserted his finely-honed, proven future house sounds in favor of the trending tropical house genre, receiving a lukewarm reception from fans in the process. While the track still features fabulously produced bass and percussion, ethereal organ-sample synths, and dreamy vocals by two-time Grammy nominee Luke James, it is still a style most fans don’t associate Tchami with and would definitely take some getting used to. As a stand alone single however, “World To Me” is perfectly solid and seems destined to gain significant traction as the weeks progress.
Three months have passed since Tchami shared his most recent “Confessions” mix, which came in February, shortly after his latest single, “Adieu.” Now, days after the release of Chace’s broadly-reaching “Adieu” remix, the French future house influencer has published the sixth installment of his fervently followed mix series.
Tchami opens “Confessions #6” with Kevin Spacey’s chilling delivery of the foreboding line, “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Thereafter, the stage is set for Martin Bresso’s musical opener – Habstrakt and Dustycloud’s menacing, unreleased bass house collaboration, “Crows.” Throughout the hourlong set, Bresso vacillates between an array of bass house (including Habstrakt’s high-profile Skrillex joint, “Chicken Soup), future house, and club-germane tech house.
Some standout selections from “Confessions #6” include Cazztek’s formidable remix of “Devils” by ANGELZ and CamelPhat’s “Hangin’ Out With Charlie” – a current tech house favorite in clubs globally.
Carrying a genre can often lead to a sharp and sudden case of fatigue, but Parisian heavyweight Tchami just hasn’t gotten this memo yet. Lumbered several years ago with flag-bearing duties in the rise of the so-called “future house” sound, the Parisian’s footsteps have always felt intrinsically focussed on leading a creative and quality driven charge in spite of the genre’s rise to popularity.
On return to Tchami’s own Confession imprint, “Adieu” befittingly says goodbye to some of his more hallmarked musical attributes, channeling a dialed back and semi-progressive take on proceedings. It’s different, but the track keeps enough groove and stamina to have us convinced this one hasn’t been outsourced in the studio department. 2017 is going to be a year where a lot of artists jump ship on the sound they stapled their industry presence with, but for Confession’s latest, Tchami shows that there’s room to shake things up without shamelessly chasing pastures greener.
Future house maverick Tchami and the mysterious Malaa have teamed up on a dark new track. The release, ominously titled “Prophecy,” pits layers of swirling soundscapes against a punishing 4/4 kick and a juicy, wobbling bass line. The frequent collaborators struggled to keep the song under wraps after several leaks earlier this week, deciding to officially release the track earlier today.
Released via Tchami’s Confession label, “Prophecy” is a follow up to the label boss’s first release of the year, “SIAW”. For the mysterious MALAA, the track follows a debut EPIllicit, released earlier this summer. The collaboration has naturally re-ignited furious speculations that the masked Malaa is just another moniker for Tchami or DJ Snake (or even Mercer), though it’s safe to say the anonymous producer is content keeping fans guessing for now.