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Cliché 57

Moscoman / Dark Horse EP

After an LP by Red Axes and an EP by Bot’Ox earlier this year, I’m A Cliché is back in the saddle with a new look and a new feel while keeping the same great sound. Two EPs including this one are going to be released on both digital and vinyl formats this Fall, leading up to very special 10th anniversary celebrations in Paris towards the end of the year.

DARK HORSE
A robust drum groove, a syncopated bass line, a galloping cowbell and treated drum fills mingle with hypnotic arpeggios and dramatic pads to create an ominous feeling. Opening the EP with melody and style, MOSCOMAN reminds us here of his dark horse quality: he might be a mysterious outsider but boy does he have the skills to get dancefloors moving.

REROTICA
A mesmerising bass sequence with a no-frills beat. Somewhere in between disco and EBM, it’s already a sensual affair with the music alone but MOSCOMAN’s libidinous vocals give an unmistakably erotic feel to the track. Clocking at 106 BPM, this slow burner is the perfect tune to initiate body to body dancing and to make sweat drip from the walls.

EGO TRIPPIN
A slapped bass and a funky drum beat are at the core of this track. Adding layer upon layer of eerie synths, creepy vocals, subtle drums lo-fi effects, this track is both groovy and psychedelic. There’s a hint of electro-funk nostalgia and a dash of gothic post-punk which gives EGO TRIPPIN that je-ne-sais-quoi required to take dancefloors to the next level.

EGO TRIPPIN’ (THE TWINS REMIX)
Upon hearing this EP, mysterious producer THE TWINS specifically asked to remix EGO TRIPPIN. They deliver an outstanding remix tailored for club use with an elegant, full-bodied groove where the track’s nostalgic feel is underlined by lush vocals and hypnotic synth lines. When the track dramatically breaks down and that slapped bassline makes an appearance, things get stunningly evocative and the buildup leading back to the beat has rarely been so ecstatic.