alan braxe and fred falke - defender
these guys are shit-hot right now, suddenly becoming very-in-demand remixers for all manner of artists including goldfrapp, kelis, britney spears, jamiroquai, death from above 1979, royksopp, benjamin diamond, & many more. french house all the way, they are part of an untouchable collection of producers that includes thomas bangalter, benjamin diamond, cassius, & dj falcon (braxe's brother). their compilation album 'alan braxe and friends presents the uppercuts' shows off their hit-making ability to a high degree, giving us the classic 'music sounds better with you' (co-produced by bangalter and sung by diamond) and the mighty 'rubicon' which i consider one of the greatest things ever created. anyway, mr. braxe and mr. falke have a new 12" out atm called 'defender', with the title track on the A side and 'bliss' on the B side. and it's a fucking stormer.
side A 'defender' - a guitar-driven french house monster. sure to make a rackett in a club near you soon.
side B 'bliss' - this one's different but much better imo. layed back, smooth 80's pop gem with lush synths, strings and flute samples. a little like 'crystal city' (the flipside to 'rubicon') but bigger. buy it from voices records
alan braxe & fred falke - bliss (zshare 8.2mb)
alan braxe & fred falke - crystal city (zshare 7mb) from the out of print 12" single 'rubicon'