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    After a bit more than a year of existence, ClekClekBoom Recordings drops its first compilation, "Paris Club Music", bringing together the parisian crew to express how they feel about club music in their own personal way... first on a double LP, carrying exclusive material, then on a double CD, including those new tracks on one hand and on the other a selected retrospective of all the previous EPs.

    So here's for you the full tracklisting of the vinyl, available now in every good record store...

    A1. French Fries “Southside”
    A2. The Town “Dice”
    B1. Jean Nipon “Coming At You”
    B2. Coni “Missing You Nire“
    C1. Manaré “Riddle”
    C2. Ministre X “Kobe”
    D1. French Fries “Yo Vogue VIP”

    - Double LP (Ltd. ed. 2x heavyweight 180g 12" vinyl) : April 8th
    - Double CD + Digital: April 22nd

    Mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis Mastering.
    Distributed by ST Holdings

    © 2013 ClekClekBoom Recordings

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    What DJ Mag's front editor has to say about it...

    "Paris is back and it’s no longer pumping to the filtered sound of disco house. Instead, a ‘90s generation have come of age born into the monochromatic shadow of Mathieu Kassovitz’s classic film, La Haine. A world of internal tensions cracking the ground for new shoots to appear from a vibrant street culture that’s en Seine in the membrane, raised as much on global bass and hip-hop’s freakiest mutations as the distant orbit of Chicago and Detroit.

    You can hear it in the music of ClekClekBoom, the Paris-based label which began in 2007 as a website releasing baile funk from Rio’s favelas but now serves up its own home-grown ghetto grooves. Built around a core of twenty-something DJs and producers, spearheaded by French Fries (who runs the label alongside Ministre X and The Boo), their youthful energy has forged boundary breaking ambitions. And as ClekClekBoom Recordings reaches its first birthday at the start of 2013, its dedication to quality and longevity is evident in a commitment to vinyl, alongside digital, releases, a box fresh aesthetic courtesy of artistic director The Boo, their fortnightly Boomcast show, attracting like-minded guests from Lunice to Bok Bok, and now this compilation – split between exclusive new tracks (CD1) and a summary of the label’s first eight releases (CD2).

    Stretching from blunted, purple drank stained vocals, to splinters of the ever-evolving hardcore continuum, ClekClekBoom’s musical ADD captures the soul of modern urban life, reassembling elements of juke, garage, house, techno and other machine cut sounds, the product of the first home-schooled internet generation who have left the old world mindset behind.

    Originally released by Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird label, French Fries’ ‘Yo Vogue VIP’ opens the trove of new treasure, owing as much to cult documentary Paris Is Burning as his native city, its hormonally altered appearance scoring tens across the board. His second contribution, ‘Southside’, flips to raw Chicago house re-wired and re-swung, analogue rawness in a digital era, while Manaré’s jacking ‘Riddle’ encapsulates ClekClekBoom's lean, fatless dancefloor accuracy. And that's just the start, The Town drawing transatlantic inspiration for stripped-down roller ‘Dice’, Jean Nipon bringing the grime dread on ‘Coming At You’ and Coni taking things deep on the tracky ‘Missing You Nire’, Ministre X signing off in an explosion of colour with Purple synth workout ‘Kobe’.

    It’s this cast that makes up the label’s past highlights on CD2, with two additions. New Zealand duo Chaos In The CBD, honorary Parisians, turn out the roughly hewn hip house cut ‘Slab', a lowdown booty-shaker that detonated dancefloors at the end of 2012. Closer to home though is Bambounou who features twice. Recently snapped up by Berlin technarchists Modeselektor for his debut album ‘Orbiting’ on their 50 Weapons label, his collaboration with French Fries, ‘Hugz’, an explicit, voice modulating two-step anthem, lit up online message boards months before it launched ClekClekBoom as a record label proper. Solo effort 'Night', meanwhile, awarded DJ Mag’s Killer of the Month when it was released as a single, pumps out immense waves of club sub pressure, a calling card that neatly sums up ClekClekBoom’s modus operandi."

    Joe Roberts - DJ Mag


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