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Rising German electronic DJ / producer Damian Rausch is pleased to announce a brand new release with the arrival of ‘Train’, a six minute dose of cerebrally aligned electronica channelling deep house influences with hints of jazz and soul. Following on from a slew of releases on Apparel Music, Gents and Dandys, Whoyostro and Traumschallplatten, ‘Train’ marks his first foray into the French electronic scene.
Damian says: “I called it ‘Train’, maybe because life goes so fast – Like a train that makes a few stops on the way to your final destination, but you may end up at a different place to the one you started out on. The possibilities are endless.”
Mineral Records – a new imprint of cult label Roche Musique – releases its debut house compilation ‘IDEAL RULES’, espousing its tenets of creative freedom and progressive expression. In its various forms, house music exudes a blissful, light and free feeling. It is an escapist experience, often taking you away to a better place, offering us the perfect respite we all need right now.
For a Mineral Records debut compilation, IDEAL RULES seemed an apt title. A dizzying, intricate cocktail fusing elements of Jazz, Minimal, Lo-fi, melodic, futuristic and Deep House – Not pigeonholed by one specific genre but harnessing the ability to create your own rules and to look back at the history of the electronic music scene in order to create something entirely fresh and new.
Ten hotly tipped artists were invited to curate IDEAL RULES, each with their own inimitable style. Alongside German producer Damian Rausch, a clutch of producers appear on the compilation including space cowboy Aerial Boi from Lyon; singer and multi-instrumentalist Corbin Canvas – based in Washington DC – with his futuristic house; Parisian DJ and producer Paul Cut, member of the label D. KO records; Reykjavík-based hip-hop and electronic producer/DJ intr0beatz; multi-talented young Swiss artist IyaKo, who composes a sunny African House track for the compilation. Monolithic, Japanese producer based in New York who excels in lunar lo-fi house; the Frenchman Jehan, with his red carpet house with jazz accents and finally, the artists of the Mineral roster, Slow Valley, a trap and future garage producer based in Lille and Cerfeuil, an electronic duo with breakbeat influences round off the compilation with the track ‘Luster’, a melodic house track with a definite groove.
So, to embody and visualise the free spirit of the project, Mineral Records collaborated with an upcoming illustrator Idriss Surena to create a pleasure seeking feline in love with music, words, and sound, the pillars of the label’s values.
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