Deep, funky, moody, robotic, refined – all words that spring to mind when absorbing the expert selection of our latest mix artist, Parisian house pro and proud vinyl obsessive Franck Roger’s new Home Invasion project.
Recently started as a salute to “the core ideals of house music”, the veteran producer’s Home Invasion guise also signals the start of a new, vinyl-only imprint – also called Home Invasion – that will submerge an already busy producer, DJ and label boss (Real Tone Records) into further delicious sonic investigations.
Roger’s Home Invasion mix for Clash explores the kind of stripped-back, groove-laden house that that producer excels at, also incorporating mechanical funk, rawer techno and just a touch of hedonism and dancefloor acid. Featured artists include Berlin mainstay Efdemin, US soulful house-head Fred P and Kyle Hall’s KMFH alias, as well as several fresh Home Invasion cuts. Roger explains more about the mix below:
“The mix was recorded live in one take in my studio with two MK2 Technics turntables and a DJR 400 rotary mixer that I’ve had for six years. I love to play with this mixer – firstly, because [of] the quality of the sound that you get from it, but also the flexibility I get when playing with the crossover and the EQs while I’m mixing. It’s an old-skool way but I love it, as I grew up with those mixers. The music has been selected from recent stuff that I bought on vinyl and have found very inspiring at the moment, including, of course, some of my new Home Invasion work.”
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1. Efdemin - Shoeshine (Deadbeat Remix) [Dial Records]
2, Monsieur Georget - Poil de Renard [Hold Youth]
3, Fred P - Quantum Effect [Soul People Music]
4. L-F-D-M - Greyscale [Optimo Trax]
5. L.A Dub - Ressource [12 Doors]
6. Home Invasion - Layers [Home Invasion]
7. KMFH - Flemmenup [Wild Oats Music]
8. Paul Du Lac - Backstreet Boy [Delsin]
9. Home Invasion - I Just Can't Stop [Home Invasion]
10. Home Invasion - Storm Beat [Home Invasion]
11. Home Invasion - Storm [Home Invasion]
12. Home Invasion - Kom’on [Home Invasion]
13. Even Tuell - Precious Cloud [Latency Recordings]
Words: Tristan Parker
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‘Home Invasion 02’ is due for release in late February.