For its 37th release, Throne of Blood reaffirms its love for all things French, with a new EP by one of the country's finest ambassadors: Chloé. The Kill the DJ co-founder found time in her relentless DJ schedule to deliver two originals to form the backbone of the aptly named "Smash" EP. Two cracking remixes round out the release.
On both originals "Smash" and "Time Right", Chloé showcases her trademark sound; hypnotic grooves and simple yet furiously efficient basslines serve as the driving force behind cut up, breathy vocals and tense, reverb-drenched melodies. Tailored for the dance floor, these two gems strongly evoke the energy of her legendary thursday night residency at the now defunct Paris club Le Pulp, and will delight fans of others artists who have added their contribution to the TOB catalogue in the past : Andrew Weatherall, Daniel Avery, Remain & Mlle Caro, Hardway Bros, Populette…
The EP turns into an international affair with two remixes by Belfast's Phil Kieran and Toronto's My Favorite Robot. With his "Smash" remix, Kieran retains the hypnotic groove of the original, adding dissonant synths that culminate into a break worthy of the tweakiest after hours, while MFR take "Time Right" into a territory of their own, blending house grooves and spooky synths to perfectly round this smashing EP.
Published: 1st August 2013