D’julz & Phil Weeks - Second Hand Smoke (EP)
26 years of gestation, a slow but precise maturation, lead us to the urge, almost the necessity of doing a label, one that will bring further the music and the culture Rex Club always fought for.
And here we go ! After 26 years of existence, of countless beautiful nights given to generations of clubbers, it’s with the same high standards Rex Club is now starting a new adventure : REX CLUB MUSIC. A new entity is born, a label that reflects the club : eclectic and on the edge, where residents, newcomers and internationally acclaimed artists take turns. An effervescence, just like the club and its bookings, open but also faithful.
Original tracks, Eps, Remixes, the platform is open, only one rule : quality and the same intransigence that made Rex Club what it it is today : a temple for electronic music.
We couldn’t expect less : “Second Hand Smoke” hits hard and raises the bar high. Somewhere between the worlds of Bassculture and Robsoul’s, D’julz and Phil Weeks’ respective labels. They confront their visions and join their talents on this Ep that’s just like them : energetic, groovy and sexy.
Fresh and vitamin filled, with its catchy and steady kick, Ligne B opens the A side rolling its breakbeat house cut, a happy and jumpy affair. Hypnotic robotic voices synchronising your legs and arms, beware, expect feverish dance floors !
Like an irresistible urge to dance, to let your head go to the rhythm of this remix ! With it’s funky (bass)line and its kind of retro TR flavour, Ligne B (Trus’me pourquoi pas mix) revisits the techno original to give birth to this breakdance infused boosted house track. Sober and ruthlessly effective !
With the B side we dive into an 8 minute refined techno odyssey. Deep and powerful bass, claps that cut, right from the start, 2 Miles Away imposes its rhythm and deploys its uncompromising mechanics ! One whisper, one breath…one stop for those who were late, a dying jazzy note as a diversion…and right back into it. Even more ruthless !