For many, electronic dance music in France will always be synonymous with the big names such as Cassius and Daft Punk. Their musical innovation and style almost single handedly created what is still thought of today as the French House sound, a style that has continued to influence producers around the world from the late 90’s until today. While these giants of the club scene still resonate today, there is a whole new breed of French producer who are taking the lineage of French House and twisting it together with the sounds of dubstep and multi genre bass culture and once again producing something fresh, boundary pushing and exciting to continue to establish French club culture’s standing as a scene of imperious innovation.
Having already developed Parisian superstars Dirtyphonics within the AudioPorn family, Shimon’s A&R skills and knowledge of the French scene have been proven once again with the exclusive signing of Dilemn whose debut ‘Talk About Us EP’ for the label selectively draws from the palette of influences that Cassius and Daft Punk used in their referencing of Parliament and Funkadelic, but twists it with heavy bass and intricate production from the more cerebral end of dubstep and breaks to produce an EP which is the perfect marriage between bass, soul and groove. A marriage of which both Daft Punk and George Clinton would surely approve.
The ‘Talk About Us EP’ features current darling of the UK Bass scene Ayah Marar whose featuring on tracks with Calvin Harris, Yogi and Camo & Krooked as well as her own singles such as ‘Mind Controller’ have made her one of the most talked about names in bass culture in 2012.