A. Original Mix
From Banlieau hip hop to Catalan drum and bass, French dance music has always had things going on outside of Paris and Daft Punk and it's many bourgeois progeny.
Seb Bouttemy is a living, breathing example. Raised on a techno diet of Samuel L Session, Colin Dale and Patrick Lindsay in the unforgiving environs of hometown Marseille, Seb made a name for himself at the towns Gay Pride festivals, and soon progressed to recording techno cuts for various Swiss, Spanish and French labels.
But come 2008, and in his newly conceived Ktodik persona, things are getting deeper and slower. 'Green Park' chugs along on a swingy, techy groove, accumulating layers of melody and percussion, breaking down and building up again to create an understated but powerful dancefloor bomb.
New Irish lads on the block, Arveene and Misk, strip things down and add their trademark fat bass and sparse percussion to slivers of the original melody for a no less compelling version.
Out now, this is sure to play a big part on the more discerning dancefloors.
Out: September 2008
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