“We welcome back long-time First Word family, Souleance, with ‘Bamboule’; fresh from their respective cut-ups for our sister label, Excursions, and their recent ‘Raw Funk’ set, we have a 5-track EP containing something for all the family, crafted with love once again by France’s Fulgeance & DJ Soulist. A truly eclectic collection, comprised of afro grooves, tropical vibes, b-boy rhymes, head-nodding shakers and intensely hype floor-fillers. A seriously fun selection.
It kicks off with ‘Partay’, a mid-tempo slice of bouncy tropical boogie that does exactly what it says on the tin. An effervescent synth-bassline rides on top of a delectable disco shuffle, complete with classic reggae chants.
Title track ‘Bamboule’ is a seriously energetic afro-funk beast. A truly infectious percussive rhythm track, laced with an immense bassline, vocal chops and synth rides, this one is 100% guaranteed to entice any dancefloor into a trance-like state of bugged-out body moves.
’That Guy’ is some uptempo piano-rolling hip hop business, enlisting the help of Brooklyn MC, Von Pea, from the crew Tanya Morgan, who’ve been making noise on the independent hip hop scene for over a decade, as well as recently collaborating with GUTS.
We dip down to around the 85BPM mark for ‘J’aime Marcher’, a lounging boom bap bumper with sloppy drums, jazzy rhodes and vivacious horns.
Closing the EP is ‘Brown Bags’; an almost Dilla-esque cut-up, complete with rolling neck-breaking drums, sweet soul samples and stabs of prog rock. An abundance of variety, we think you’ll agree.
For those that don’t know, the Parisian duo hooked up just over a decade ago, and haven’t stopped to rock & shock parties, clubs and festivals globally since, building a fan-base of solid party people and revered selectors along the way. As always, the wonderful Alice Dufay provides the artwork, making this an essential package for you and yours.”