Tom Flynn - Avenue A [R & S Records]
R&S founder Renaat Vandepapeliere returns with his personal RV Trax series showcasing the sounds he plays on the dancefloor. Part four carries off where the other volumes have left off with more underground electronica and techno.
Veteran French producer DJ Oil is on the A1 with previous outings on the likes of Blue Note (as part of Troublemakers) and BBE. His ‘Addis’ continues his explorations into sample heavy house with a hint of electro that made his recent ‘Bref Avenir’ album such a joy. On the A2 is Halosaur, which is a new alias of Stephane Lefrancois, another Frenchman who usually goes by SLF on labels like KMS. Recording as Halosaur lets him indulge his electronica influences and get serious on his modular synth set up.
We premiere Avenue A from, Tom Flynn, who continues his string of flings with household heavyweight's; previous releases on outlets such as Planet E, Dirtybird and Hypercolour. ‘Avenue A’ balances deep mechanical rhythms with sophisticated piano motifs. An entirely cerebral affair - one to dance and/or cry to.
Wrapping the up EP is up-and-coming French producer Marianne Novomesky. Her track ‘Palm Tree’ is dreamy, stripped down, funked up, sun-baked house.