D’julz – Houdini (EP)
Bass Culture’s latest release comes straight from the studio of the label head, D’Julz. A man who draws on dub influences, groove and deep soul-enriching rhythms, D’Julz is a member of the Paris old school fraternity and brings that classic sound right into the 21st Century with his Houdini EP.
Across three tracks we have a selection of music that epitomises what he’s all about. The title track gets things rolling with a sultry groove pervading throughout, crunchy claps add depth while fizzing synth lines and throwback yelps give it plenty of character. Second track ‘Waiting 4 Visa’ is a classy breakbeat-led outing, delicate effects loom in the background entrancing the listener while the minimal composition keeps things simple and hypnotic. Lastly ‘Serendipity’ takes us a few layers deeper, with a laid-back bounce and chirpy bleeps really bringing it to life. D’Julz shows us once again why he’s one of the mainstays of the Paris, a godfather who does everything with a touch of class.
Played by Ricardo Villalobos, Marco Carola, Damian Lazarus, Richie Hawtin…
What They said about it
‘These are hott! Waiting 4 Visa is my favorite but really like all of them!’ Ryan Elliott ‘i love the release! all three tracks are great!’ Sebo K ‘I played them , good!’ Cassy ‘Mortel!’ Laurent Garnier ‘Amazing tunes. In heavy rotation of my sets. Houdini I play 4 times this weekend and Serendipity 2 times at the beginning of my set’ Tobi Neumann ‘these tracks will destroy the dance floor’ Dyed Soundorom ‘houdini is the cut for me, big thx’ Ben Sims ‘nice ep ! all tracks work fine for me. Serendipity I like most’ Dorian Paic ‘Great release from the boss man!’ Josh Wink ‘Great as always!’ Delano Smith‘alwayz on point’ Sneak ‘Houdini is super cool ! Love it !’ Anja Schneider ‘Houdini has been doing it on the dancefloor!!!!’ Doc Martin