French producer Yuksek harvests a pristine crop of nu-disco-leaning, party-starting moments in today’s exclusive Clash DJ mix, stirring up glittery funk, disco, R&B, nostalgia-tinted pop and a smattering of bass in the process.
Known for tracks like ‘Tonight’ and ‘Extraball’ which mix up shimmering disco-pop with pumping electro hooks and sunny synth sweeps, Yuksek (Pierre-Alexandre Busso) has well and truly conquered the ears and dancefloors of his native country and is well on his way to doing the same in the UK and the rest of Europe.
Not content with merely releasing his own tracks, last year the producer launched his Partyfine label as a channel for releasing music from other like-minded party fiends with a taste for synths, chunky beats and funky pop, recently celebrated in a first anniversary compilation, ‘Yuksek presents Partyfine Vol. 1’.
For his exclusive Clash mix, the producer starts off with a lights-down, sex-funk slow jam from Karma Kid to get us all in the mood, and then seduces us with a lively, funky selection that pays tribute to the sounds and artists that have caught Busso’s attention so far in 2014, as he explains below:
“This mix is a tribute to some of the artists and labels I really respect and [that] did a great job this year, which is also the first year of my own label. Guys like Kindness, James Murphy and Emperor Machine. Labels like DFA, Phantasy and Domino. Karma Kid and Roche Musique are also doing well and all the artists involved in Partyfine are more than just musical relations, they are my friends and some people I respect a lot. Black Yaya, Breakbot, Alex Metric, Poom, Clarens and Villa made this year really special for me, as well as everyone who boarded my boat! Have a great summer.”
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Karma Kid - Between Sheets [Roche Musique]
Claap! - Dimanche [La Belle]
Naaty Fensie - Gonna Find You (Instrumental) [Lafessé]
Kindness – House [Female Energy]
The Preatures - Is This How You Feel (Classixx Remix) [Universal]
Surahn - Watching the World [DFA]
The Emperor Machine - RMI Is All I Want [Phantasy]
Alex Metric & Oliver – Galaxy [Owsla]
White Water - Daylight (Domenico Torti Remix) [I’m a Cliché]
Franz Ferdinand - Right Action (Liv Spencer Remix) [Domino]
Montmartre - Inside of Me (Yuksek Remix) [Barclay]
Villa - Flying Panties [Partyfine]
The Alexanders - Pwoin Pwoin Pwoin [Partyfine]
Paco Wegman - The Return of the Funk [Pets Recording]
LCD Soundsystem – Tribulation (Lindstrom Remix) [DFA]
Black Yaya - Paint a Smile on Me (Breakbot Remix) [Partyfine]
Poom - Les Voiles [Partyfine]
Words: Tristan Parker
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