Souleance is the result of the partnership between producer Fulgeance and DJ Soulist of What The Funk… Fulgeance has been building a reputation in the beats scene with his awesome releases on the French label Musique Large. Leading and managing several projects (Peter Digital Orchestra and Connecticut), this talented producer and remixer is well known for his devastating beats and stunning live performances. Focused on hypnotic and electronic Hip Hop, Fulgeance subtly mixes his influences to create his signature “Low Club” groove, (Low Club Anthem being the lead track on his last Musique Large EP).
Soulist, the French funky president, is the founder and resident DJ of Paris’ clubnight What the Funk, which recently celebrated its sixth birthday. A man with an obsession for Disco, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop and Latin, he’s shared a stage with some of the biggest names in the worldwide scene including Cut Chemist, Keb Darge, DJ Vadim, Quantic, DJ Numark, Dudley Perkins, Madlib and Pilooski.
Soulist and Flugeance met in 2006 while performing and from that friendship the Souleance project was born: a mixture of Soulist’s organic influences and the raw energy and production skill of Fulgeance. The EP covers many genres, taking in Hip Hop (Manana), Breaks (Le Monde and One Step) and even the funkier end of the 80s (Cool FM ). The debut EP was a huge success, winning fans across the globe, including BBC Radio One’s Gilles Peterson who included Manana on his Brownswood Bubblers 4 compilation. 2012 saw the release of their debut album ‘La Belle Vie’.
There latest adventure on First Word comes in the form of “La Beat Tape”. Like any classic beat tape, variety is the key, and Souleance do not disappoint. La Beat Tape takes in heavy Turkish breaks (Sauce Samourai), Hammond funk (L’insouleance), tripped out western cinematics (Tout Doux), brooding jazz (Kipseli Street Interlude), Shadow-esque breaks (Strongest Love), Just Blaze-style horn-heavy hip hop (Como Estan Bitches), 80s synth-hop (Cocktail Time) and much much more.
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