We have a bit of a soft spot for Kolour LTD here at Bolting Bits and it’s not only because they were the label to kick off our premiere series. No, we like them because they’re a label that’s committed to vetting the quality of their output, carefully choosing each and every track they release while consistently signing artists both upcoming and established into their extended family. Ethyène (soundcloud) is probably somewhere in between the two. Definitely not a newcomer anymore, but, with a consistent quality of releases under his belt in just a short period of time, he’s definitely becoming a household name.
France is churning out a lot of quality at the moment and we’re more than happy to listen, with this young Frenchman being no exception. A co-founder of Moonrise Hill Material, the Lyon-based producer has had successful EPs and singles released on his own label as well as Kyoku Records and Roots for Bloom. His releases to date show a mature and extensive knowledge of music based on the samples dug up for his various releases thus far.
Ethyene’s forthcoming five track EP for Kolour LTD ‘Clubs, Dubs & Rubs‘ is no exception to the former fact. All five tunes showcase his wide-spanning taste with samples ranging from hip hop and R&B to disco. The A1 and our premiere “Truth About The Unseen” is most definitely a disco record and one that’s likely to cause some noise. The samples on this track come from a rather “Frisky” disco cut from 1979 but Ethyène manages to pull some of the best parts and elegantly re-arrange them into his own piece. The guitar and bass riffs are perfectly complimented by his choice of drums which don’t overcomplicate the composition, while the classic-sounding disco strings and hooking vocals really manage to rope you in.