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If you've kept your ear to the underground, you'll have picked up major waves from French duo The Pilotwings over the past five years. Emerging out the left field with a string of releases on the BDFM label, the duo pulled influences from trance, zouk, Balearic, deep house and breaks, arriving at their own sound of the near future. Fresh from a breather after their all-conquering "Les Portes Du Brionnais" LP, the boys land at Animals Dancing with a scorching four tracker of alternative dance floor business.
Break-laced and bubbling, "Trance En Aubrac" opens the set with major nods to 80s film soundtracks, Goan keyboards and body popping electro. Bass-line gurgle + mystical synth flute riffery? Count me in. From there we sidestep into the sparkling synth, stacatto bass and suspenseful atmosphere of "Futur Glouglou", the soundtrack to a quayside showdown in a coked up cop flick. Turn the corner and tear off your shirt, "Yakado" is an acey, pacey slab of chest beating proto house with a sunrise breakdown plucked straight from late 80s Japan. What else? How about "Gig In The Ocean" a lysergic dub roller which reminds me of the potion shops on the plains of Hyrule.
Patrick says: I'm always excited to see a new release from Animals Dancing, and the latest EP rivals the very best on the label (even Dude Energy)! Lyon crew The Pilotwings do their thing with aplomb here, offering their usual fusion of Balearic, trance, breakbeat, proto house and 80s shirts across four brilliant tracks. All the quickest customers have already mailed me to reserve their copy, don't miss out.
A1. Trance En Aubrac
A2. Futur Glouglou
B2. Gig In The Ocean