Friday, June 4, 2010
A French producer by the name of Daze emailed me a while ago with some tracks from his SoundCloud which, at first listen I was unsure of. However after a closer look at his body of work I figured this is someone that I think you should know about.
His style is a combination of the amiga 500's demoscene, chip tunes, vintage synths and electro funk. Think the kind of music that used to run out of trashbags in it's prime. When he was young, he loved trying to make music with a soft synth called noisetracker, which is the reason why his music sounds a bit like Kavinsky, Danger amongst others, as they've certainly have the same influences.
While the sound doesn't exactly appear original, there's enough freshness skill behind it to make it intriguing. It's like Kavinsky but a lot more proactive. At the moment, he is working on his first EP called "The Awakening". You can preview the title track below, and if that's anything to go by, it's an album that you'll be interested in purchasing.
Daze - The Awakening by Daze
For good measure I've chucked in his remix of Australia's answer to bangers, Redial.
Redial "Deadrising" - Daze remix by Daze
You can view more of his music on his MySpace of SoundCloud.