Eclectic by nature, iconoclastic by design, electronic German label Emerald & Doreen unveils second volume of its ‘Voyage Sauvage’ compilation series, the ‘best of’ its recent releases mixed by French dj/producer/sound-designer Jerry Bouthier.
1 David Garcet - Christine M
2 go nogo - No Reply
3 Cannibal Ink - Starwatcher (Johnson Remix)
4 Boris Carloff - Last Runner (Cannibal Ink Remix)
5 Klangschwester - You came
6 Jaques Le Noir - First Time (Dim Zach Remix)
7 Justine - Le Voyage
8 Squarking Jazz - Rubai
9 Pand3lescu - Starship
10 dilig0 - Alejandro Molinari Remix
11 Lazy Kiss - Da Groove (Ccccchaves Remix)
12 Disco Chillio - Percanova (Headpocket Remix)
13 The Sweeps – Careless (A Copycat Remix)
14 Yoshiyuki Ota & Maco Akoda - Proper Body (7mirror Remix)
15 Haioka - Wasurenagusa
16 Shotaro Hirata - ---Go Satta Restored Roots Remix
A passionate London-based DJ often joining the dots between music and fashion, long-running stalwart of hot Franco-Japanese brand Kitsuné, ex-music director at Vivienne Westwood, resident dj at BoomBox the east London club night which brought back mad, creative fun on the dancefloor, Jerry Bouthier spins sophisticated party music of the electronic, open-minded kind from Paris toTokyo, Moscow to Shanghai, South Africa and beyond. But that’s not all, a medium we were telepathically speaking to recently informed us Jerry has a haunting past - something the Frenchman himself did not realise until he read these lines. Indeed, in one of his former lives, he was an extraterrestrial engineer working with teams shaping biological entities for planets and their biospheres in our solar system. His colleagues loved his creativity; his specialty wascreating the sounds animals and higher evolved beings would use to communicate, all the way up the evolution ladder to fourth density beings, including humanoids like us. It was back then, thousands of years ago, that his passion for wonderful sounds came about.
A lot of Jerry Bouthier’s former self shines through on this second ‘Voyage Sauvage’ excursion. Indeed once again the reliable Frenchman has expertly cooked the cream of the crop recently released on Emerald & Doreen in one captivating, mind-expanding mix that’s not short of elegance despite combining a hodgepodge of styles and moods, some of which not even (just yet) defined by a specific tag or description.
From shoegazzin house to electronica, lyrical synth pop to nostalgic italo-disco, esoteric ambient, melodic prog-techno, dreamy indie, girly reggae and everything else in between, ‘Voyage Sauvage 2' breaks ground without leaving out the essential: solid tunes you wanna listen to again and again.
With such a gargantuan output - E&D drops a digital EP or an album most weeks - a regular summary is more than an option, it’s essential. As such 'Voyage Sauvage 2' is a lot more than the sum of its ingredients, because meticulous and perfectionist to the core Bouthier has sculpted and polished an evocative mix, slicing off sections here, skimming a little fat there in order to deliver a seamless mix focussing on character and emotion, fine-tuning expertly thecreations of twenty four talented new artists from more than fifteen countries into a truly special mix that highlights the importance of Emerald & Doreen's freestyle, no dogma stance.