We’re pleased as punch to welcome Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts for
his Freerange debut with the Revolution In The Cycles EP. The plucky Canadian via Berlin producer will be well known to most of you through his releases on labels such as Circus Company, Oslo and Raum Musik or maybe you witnessed the master at work crafting one of his amazing live sets. Either way, you’ll know how he likes it, mixing up his deep understanding of rhythm from his years spent playing drums with the unquestioned groove of house and hypnotic beauty of techno. The result is a unique, slightly wonky brand of off kilter house which is perfectly summed up here on this three track EP.
You Lost It brings the undiluted filter funk - loose, rolling disco beats with a weaving synth string bringing the tension and build. Doughnut Jam (Who Took It Out) sees Guillaume in playful techno mode as he weaves his magic across a jacking groove, subtly tweaking as things progress, little sounds and motifs appearing and disappearing before you’ve noticed. We absolutely love this. Finally, Sutra goes super deep. Seriously deep. It’s 11 minutes long and you’ll find yourself wishing it was twice that. It’s that good.
As Freerange hits number 201 we couldn’t wish for a better release to encapsulate and sum up where we’ve come from and where we’re going. Enjoy.
Published: 2nd April 2015