For their latest offering, French imprint Empirical Magnetism presents one of France’s most renowned producers, DJ W!LD. A true proponent of top class house and techno, W!LD has been releasing a host of well-received gems for well over a decade now, chiefly via his two labels, Catwash, Dailycid and W. This latest release is another breath of fresh air, and sees the Parisian in vintage form, as he lays down three original cuts, the likes of which he’s built his name on over the years. The whole EP oozes with credibility and is skilfully crafted with stripped down grooves to work the late night dance floor.
We have the first play of lead track ‘Genius’. An immediately catchy, infectious gem, it’s indicative of W!ld’s penchant for no-nonsense, heads down, atmospheric house music. Full of taut drums and muffled, sporadic vocal snippets that weave in and out, it progresses at a frantic but subdued pace, all the while managing to keep a restrained flow before the colourful bassline crops up. One for the heads.
A R T I S T // DJ W!LD
T I T L E // Kindergarten (Part 1)
L A B E L // Empirical Magnetism
R E L E A S E // 14/01
C A T N O // EM03
F O R M A T // 12” vinyl
M A S T E R I N G // Rashad Becker (Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin)
T R A C K S //
A2) Control Us
B1) La Petite Porte