French electronic music producer and DJ, Yuksek, launches his label Partyfine with a debut EP on May 13th.
Independency is a key word for Partyfine – the will to participate in every production level of an artist from recording and mixing, to mastering and distribution, to the location of the label, Yuksek’s studio in Reims (France). Far from any style diktat, one of Partyfine’s aims is to present Yuksek’s diverse musical tastes including disco, electro, indie and club.
Beyond all, Partyfine was born to gather a family of talented musicians who could collaborate together around a defined concept using their own backgrounds and desires, releasing great music and throwing down some serious parties.
Yuksek explains: “The label is a natural extension of my past years where I have produced for other artists. I met many of Partyfine’s collaborators this way (JD Samson, The Magician, Oh Land, Juveniles etc) and just felt like extending the experience, writing music with them, not just for them”.
The first release of the label is the result of an encounter in New York with pop Danish singer and producer Oh Land, and an extension of the collaboration with French electro-pop band Juveniles, whose debut album Yuksek is producing.
The EP will also feature remixes from Michael Garcon (AS Dragon), Sam Tiba (Club Cheval) and DJ-producer Kasper Bjørke.
Debut single ‘Pilgrim’ released by Chess Club/Neon Gold on February 25, 2013.
The single will be available digitally and on 7-inch vinyl, the latter exclusively with the remix by MS MR.
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[Dedicated to Charmaine Li]
Panamah – Børn af natten (mklsmpsn rmx)
Packed with stunning remixes, “Fear” is the latest single taken from their debut album Reptile Youth. The first step takes international allaround music wizard Kasper Bjørke, who crafted a blazing remix in his signature sound and adds an urging synthline alongside glittering beats. Danish newcomer Broke turn the piece into a psycho disco song in their “Broke Party Anthem”, before New York’s Ryan Cavanagh aka Slow Hands contributes a soulful and dreamy rework centered around beautiful piano chords. The release is accompanied by a fascinating video directed by Icelandic duo Ellen Lofts & Thorbjörn Ingason, who form the “Narvi Creative” unit. Ellen, a stylist, costume designer and director, and Thorbjörn, an art director, illustrator and graphic designer take us on an agravic trip though Iceland’s breathtaking landscape, and perfectly illustrate the lovesong “Fear” might be. The leads are Reptile Youth frontman Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen and Iceland’s new star model Kolfinna K, who’s career only spans a year, but who already walked for Versace, Prada, Fendi, Giles, Acne and Marc Jacobs amongst others. The remixes here also herald the upcoming Reptile Youth Remix-album which is due for release in early May, while the band just returned from the US and keeps touring all the way through autumn.
Here is a remix I made last year for Mikael Simpson it was my second try at a remix but I would love to try more. – Fraser McGuinness