Barbecue is a personal affair of the French producer Blutch. Choosing to focus on quality rather than quantity, the imprint has released 5 EPs in the last three years, all of them authored by the label chief. However, Mr. Blutch is not the only participant of this particular barbecue club, with house heavyweights Red Rack’em and Terrence Parker adding their personal touch on two latest releases.The latest venture on Barbecue follows a similar pattern. Three sample-heavy house anthems are accompanied by a masterful remix from another prominent producer. This time Blutch did not have to look far, as his fellow Frenchman Strip Steve was happy to join the party. Currently based in Berlin, the funky producer has already released with a number of respected labels, including Boysnoize, Royal Oak, Waxtefacts and his own Jazz Cabbage.
The disco-influenced remix for the second track, dubbed ‘Where is Vagi’, features flowing melodies, filtered vocals and groovy percussion – basically all the necessary ingredients for a good time. It is a vigorous house affair with some slight hip-hop influences sprinkled on top, creating an easy-going and summery vibe even though the winter season is creeping upon us. If you don’t trust us, take the word of legends like Moodymann, Session Victim or Medlar who have all supported it.12’ is coming out on October 26th, followed by a digital release on November 17th.