Three years ago, French production duo Baron Rétif & Concepción Perez released their debut album Navettes on Musique Large. Live instruments gave their music an analog touch (in their own words: “electric instead of electronic”). It resulted in a versatile album floating somewhere between hip-hop, electronic music, house & jazz.
Next month, BR&CP release a collection of remixes on Fulgeance’s Musique Large label. The project includes remixes by Baron Rétif & Concepción Perez themselves as well as by the likes of Souleance (Fulgeance + DJ Soulist), Charles Trees (USA), Musique Large signee Onelight, and a fresh wave of French beatmakers such as Khryo, Maodea & L. Boy JR.
For Baron Rétif & Concepción Perez themselves, the remixes mark a new approach: they’ve exchanged a mostly analog studio setup to using an SP-404, OP-1, and keys. Concepción Perez’ own remix of “Kamoulox” featuring French emcee COEFF gives a good example of that. From the original heavily leaning on drums and synth to a remix with a smooth jazz loop over subtle keys.
Listen to the new remix of “Kamoulox” below, followed by the original and a link to pre-order the digital album.
The Remix (2019):
The Original (2016):
The Digital Preorder & Stream:
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