Review: That Lazare Hoche super sharp shooter is back with two choice remixes of his bomb "Time Guard" which dropped to much acclaim last year. First up on the buttons is Jesse Perez, who gets busy with some dusty funk licks strapped to a crisply programmed break before blowing the roof off with a soaring melodic injection guaranteed to incite blissed-out reverie all over the floor. East End Dubs takes a very different approach, jacking up the machine rhythms and weaving reams of bugging synth lines in and out of the groove for a dynamic electro-stepper that should go down a treat with future-minded party people.
Review: Following the hot off the press drop "Time Guard", Lazare Hoche taps up a pair of remixers to provide fresh angles on his latest transmission. First up is Moscow Records' Archie Hamilton, who whips up a propulsive, bubbling techno roller laden with lush melodic content. On the flip, regular Hamilton collaborator Noha serves up a twinkling, mysterious strutter that should sink under the skin nice and easy in the late morning sessions Lazare Hoche records are so well suited to. Using spooky off key synth licks and a steady ticking beat, Noha provides a worthwhile new twist on the original's vintage techno sound.
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Big time modern deep house dons Lazare Hoche and S.A.M. team up for this new label Perfect Pushup, which from the outset seems to be dealing in some pretty big time edit business. On the A side, they've taken on evergreen Arthur Russell delight "In The Light Of The Miracle" - hallowed ground no doubt, but the team approach with care and tease some additional minutes and a little more oomph out of this beauty of a track. It's harder to ID "The GB Track" on the flip, but it matters not one bit as the endless flow of woozy, tastefully cut up funk spills out over 12 minutes.
Review: EXCLUSIVE LABEL: The Infamous Access Imprint is making the difference embracing the very unique Parisian Sound Athmosphere with a cultural and polymath approach. Starting with a Detroit Synth infectious loop, DEEP AGAIN, that has the perfect advanced structure to burn any dancelfoor, on the flip side, NMS, you will be hammered by the chirurgical balance between raw and atmospheric inside travel.
Luke Solomon presents Jean Caffeine - "Jean Aftertought"
Point G - "La Lampe du Vizir Adjané"
Modal - "Lovers" (Roy Davis & Dj Skull remix)
Skymaster - "Final Link"
Lazare Hoche & Malin Génie - "Formes"
Nimbus Quartet - "Your House Is Yours"
Lazare Hoche & Malin Génie - "Session 2"
Unit T - "Mystery Tones"
Mandar - "Fouad"
Review: Lazare Hoche doesn't release that much music, but what he does put out is invariably excellent. Following a smattering of singles and an acclaimed collaborative album alongside Malin Genie - 2013's I Don't Sync So Volume II - he's decided to put together a compilation featuring his own productions and those by music industry mates. Access, then, is a lesson in warm and luscious deep house, with significant contributions coming from Luke Solomon (donning the Jean Caffeine guise on the dreamy and rolling "Jean Afterthought"), DJ Gregory's Point G project (the ultra-deep pulse of "La Lampe Du Vizir Adjane"), and pals Skymaster and Mandal. Hoche's own contributions rank amongst the compilation's highlights, with the title track delivering a pitch-perfect lesson in the seductive powers of dreamy, dust-encrusted deep house.