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
Discover more about Neue Grafik and Wolf Music on Inverted Audio.