Romain Rouffiac, (aka Remain) is probably not a name most North Americans have heard before. Not suprisingly, this was certainly my case until I happened to download the Concrete EP on the FAMILY Name imprint. I am not going to lie, I really downloaded the EP because of the cover art: some random mother fucker with a gnarly tattoo that, of all things, said "PEACE" on his forearm. I combed through the newly acquired releases. As usual, most of the assorted EPs I downloaded were crap or barely tolerable, until I touched this greasy little nugget of heat called Concrete - - a tune so good it made the tedious daily dig worth every agonizing minute. Equally hot were two of the remixes, one by Matt Walsh and the other by Matthus Raman.
Remain - Concrete (Original Mix) >>>> [BUY IT]
Turns out that the head honcho of France's Meant Records makes more than one good song. In fact, the man makes a shit ton of wicked music, much of which can be heard by visiting his soundcloud. Remain makes awesome Techno, Tech House and Indy Dance music that plays a varying amount of the feild, music often displaying a touch of darkness that never fails to evoke strong emotional reactions among listeners - - often finding themselves nostalgically reflecting on past experiences which fit the soundtrack playing in their head.
While darkness and eerie mystery music are certainly salient characteristics of Romain's work, most of it is terriffic on the dancefloor, something I look forward to confirming this Friday when Romain plays a set for his Release party at Late & Deep #6, where we celebrate his up coming "La Rixe" EP, his first release on Canada's My Favorite Robot Records. The Official EP Party is fully supported by local MFR artists including My Favourite Robot, Nitin and Aaron Santos, and the artists will be fully backed by the 40Hz Soundsystem Crew. I have provided a number of Remain tracks for you to check out off his soundcloud, including the unreleased "La Rixe EP".
As a special exclusive bonus, we are also providing you with a free 128kbps download of the La Rixe remix by Toronto's Drumatix Six, courteousy of MFR, Remain and Drumatix Six - - only available here, at the Deep North.
Remain - La Rixe (Drumatix Six Yokai Vocal Dub) >>> Exclusive Pre-Release DL. Right click, save as..
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More information can be found about Late & Deep #6 on our new Fanpage, which is also where daily contests happen for ticket giveaways to this special event on Friday. Also, you can read more about the event on Resident Advisor.
...by DICK DIAMONDS