Little may be known about Paris-via-London based Neue Grafik as of yet, still the French producer’s been delivering a consistent string of suave house ballers over the last couple years, more notably gracing the grooves of local imprints S3A and Beat X Changers.
This time, Fred Bwelle returns with a 5-track transmission on Brighton’s Wolf Music, a label more widely known for having sheltered releases from Frits Wentink, Medlar, Greymatter and Leon Vynehall’s side-project Laszlo Dancehall, to name a few.
Titled after the Japanese concept of ‘Ukiyo‘ (literally meaning ‘Floating World‘), which describes the urban lifestyle, and especially the pleasure-seeking aspects of the Edo era, the EP brushes a vibrant palette of sound colours – from jaunty house to low-slung hip-hop onto playful blends of jazz and boogie.
Our premiere, the bouncy ‘Jam For Muhammad‘ is a straight-up groovy mishmash of iridescent synth glides, piano stabs, soulful vocals and metal-heavy drum programming going off in gun-machine mode. Warm and infectious as it gets, Neue Grafik’s sound encapsulates all the right ingredients required for a light-hearted, free-minded time on the dancefloor.
Ukiyo EP is released via Wolf Music on 12th December, pre-order a vinyl copy from Juno.
A1. Jam For Muhammad
A2. Until Tomorrow
B1. Witches (feat. Wayne Snow)
B2. Butter Chicken (DemoCrazy)
B3. We Need To Talk