PREMIERE : 4004 – Dice Bar [In Any Case Records]

Paris and Lyon-based In Any Case Records are back again with their brand of dusty, sample house. For their third release they are welcoming back co-founders G2S and Cutouane (also known as Malouane), they also welcome back Manuel Nie and invite newcomers Kaffe Crème and 4004 to the label. The first three releases were prepared well in advance and thus the sound has been extremely consistent across the board thus far. Give credit to the label heads (Clément, Théo & Johanna) for having a vision and following through with it. The imprint’s sound itself spans from edits to downtempo beats to the aforementioned dusty house sound. Although the sound itself isn’t a revelation by any stretch, the effectiveness with which the outlet carries it out is to be admired.

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Today’s Bolting Bits premiere comes courtesy of the B1 by Mexican producer 4004 (soundcloud). A staple on Quintessentials and FACES Records, 4004 has a very distinct sound. His jazzy, organic, sampled house is easily recognizable and he’s gone back to what he does best for Dice Bar. A swung groove with natural sounding drums? Check. Mellow Rhodes chords and jazzy keys? Check. Deep and subby bassline? Check. All of the right elements are present as usual, just using different samples and the glissando string is one that really stands out in this particular production. Like the label itself, 4004 isn’t reinventing the wheel, but he is making a damn good one.