The sounds of house music from the mid-90s and early 2000s helped shape the future of music in many profound ways. France has always been a breeding ground for talented house producers. Artists like Daft Punk and DJ Falcon helped start an iconic movement and now, artists such as Tchami and Malaa are making sure to not only keep the very same movement alive but also help it flourish in the modern day.
Tchami has achieved this mission through his own work as a producer as well as through his label, CONFESSION. The young imprint has helped give rise to one of the most beloved sounds in dance music today while simultaneously pushing some of the most talented artists in the game today into the limelight. In short – whoever is in charge of A&R at CONFESSION deserves a raise. If you look fondly back on Daft Punk's Homework or DJ Falcon's debut, Hello My Name Is DJ Falcon then we have a real treat for you today.
Kramder – Funkastic EP
You may not be familiar with the name Kramder just yet. But the up and coming artist has just released one of the most impressive EPs of 2018. The two song effort is known as ‘Funkastic' and the extended play entirely lives up to its name. The lead-off single, ‘Groove Sauce', is a buttery single that breaths new life into house music with a modern take on classic sounds.
Immediately upon listening, it is clear that Kramder has an innate talent for producing funky singles that inherently just work. It would be easy to mistake this track for an early production of Daft Punk or Justice. And that is not something I say lightly; the nostalgia-inducing track is just that good. The closing track ‘Pure Gasoline' is just as funky and impressive.
Relying on a steady driving bass line and classic vocal samples, ‘Pure Gasoline' is a throwback to the golden era of house. Cascading, laser-like synths can be found throughout furthering the overall cohesion of the track. By the end of this tune, the listener will absolutely feel the need to dance.
CONFESSION and Kramder
While we know little about Kramder, we are aware of the most important detail – he is one hell of a producer. With this release, CONFESSION has once again demonstrated that it not only has its ear to the ground when identifying new talent but also still respects where it came from.
With artists like Tchami and now Kramder continuing to produce some of the most captivating music in the modern day, the future of house and in turn, CONFESSION is very, very bright. Check out ‘Funkastic' below, and give him a like on Facebook and follow on Twitter.