‘Soul Altitude’ / ‘Preliminary Battle’
7” vinyl single / 45 Live Records / Cat. No. 45L7007
Released: November 19th 2018
Available from 45liverecords.bandcamp.com
The 7th release on 45 Live Records obviously had to be by Aeon Seven with his 2nd recording for the label. This French producer/DJ/animator from Rouen in northern France is quite simply a mighty talent, excelling at everything he touches. Whether it be a blistering turntablist DJ set, an expertly crafted mixtape, an eye-popping video animation or indeed some beautifully arranged and produced dancefloor cuts, as we have right here on this new release.
‘The A-side ’Soul Altitude’ sees Stéphane drop some snappy drums and an über phat fuzzy bass as a bed for guitar riffs, organ stabs and LIVE horns to swirl around upon, complete with a tough breakdown and horn solo to end, it’s a deep mid-tempo dancefloor burner. Meanwhile the B side ‘Preliminary Battle’ takes a super tight boom-bap drum sound and adds an even filthier bassline to underpin this heads-down organ-fueled workout. The strings add extra urgency and mood to complete his fantastic 2nd release for 45 Live.
Written and produced by Stéphane Delplanque
Trumpet and Slide Trombone on ‘Soul Altitude’ by Axel Touron
A&R: Pete Isaac
Artwork: Pete Isaac