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Laika EP by Stephane Lefrancois & James Gilvarry

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Author Mathias Haegglund in Music for Evlear
Published Thu. 19th of Mar 2015 URL Bookmark

Secret Music offers up Laika EP from Stephane Lefrancois & James Gilvarry and it's backed with a remix from Dantiez Saunderson.

Secret Music is a London based record label launched in 2013 by Stephane Lefrancois, a Parisian artist now residing in London who’s most notably seen material released via the likes of !K7, Compsost and BBE. Here we see Stephane pair up with America-born now London based producer Jameson Gilvarry for ‘Laika’, titled after the first cosmonaut dog, and focused on the duo’s love for spaced out, analogue produced electronica.

The original mix of ‘Laika’ kicks things off and sees Lefrancois and Gilvarry deliver an atmospheric and hypnotic roller fuelled by vacillating stab sequences, murky pad lines and swinging rhythms from outboard drum machines. The outcome is an ethereal slice of electronica with a weighty low-end drive.

On the second half of the release we have a remix from up and comer Dantiez Saunderson entitled the ‘Deep Journey’s Remix’. Saunderson provides a more reduced take on the original in contrast laying the focus on raw percussion and the original’s smoky pads initially, before unleashing propulsive and infectious synth hooks to round things off.

Stephane Lefrancois & James Gilvarry - Laika EP
Release date 27th April 2015 (Vinyl) // 18th May 2015 (Digital)
Label Secret Music

Tracklist
1. Laika
2. Laika (Dantiez Saunderson’s Deep Journey’s Remix)

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