CLIPP100. It’s a special number so we have really special release for you. Taking the form of our second mini-album our 100th comes from Montpellier via French DJ and producer KARLITA. The 5 exceptional pieces that comprise “Lazydayz” glide against one another informed by the trip-hop, ambient, and lounge music that was folded into Karlita’s youth (by i’m guessing clearly very cool parents). In those years the atmospheric vibes of synth & pads from another world were for her a revelation, as if to say: "this song speaks to me, its history touches me, I almost feel it comes from the sky". Since then, it became a means of expression, and above all a love of music and desire to share emotions, to touch others with words transformed into sound, that Karlita began to compose (in her room probably), inspired by her surroundings and their stories. In her own words: “Où la mélancolie et l'espoir règnent d'une manière groovy” *. This last sentence really connected the dots for us as it explains the zone we’ve created & occupied with our clipp.art releases from the start and up to and including this hundredth release, thus enhancing the charm of this one all the more!
CLIPP100. Opening track “La Chamade” sets the speed, playfully detuned bells flirt around swirling pads, “..in a manner of speaking" a voice whispers into the collapsing pulses and house beats. The die is cast and the only option is to close your eyes and sink backwards into the staccato riddim of “Don’t Worry” - endlessly falling until the dulcet click of the 4/4 groove beckons you into greeting your own subconscious sense of karma. "I don't know what to say” confesses a faceless male voice, to which the feminine reply “I do" echoes back across a chasm as deep as any metaphysical mariana trench. “Good Girl” breaks out into a gentle jog deep the darkness, which is good since you know your hips were made for this action and you’re already flexing. Barely audible Karlita elucidates "She ending up in the roses, a threatening storm over her head, she makes the world turns, as she turns", and it’s no accident, no trickery or wangle that you are now this deep - you’ve since swallowed the red pill and find no horizon, no measure, nor means of escape so go with it, my guy. The only certain choice is down, further down and it’s suddenly a full body bend into the healing semi-spiritual chant of "Shadows, takes me down. Shadows, takes me down. Shadows, takes me down. (etcetera) ". From here we finally feel the sunlight on our faces as the Drexciyan vibes on the aptly titled fourth movement “Shadows” melt away and you awaken to the spraycan shuffle grooves of album closer “Dangerous”. The cycle concludes as the hypnotists fingers snap and the repeating trance of “Dangerous, Dangerous, You're a dangerous girl, she was right" remind you that all hidden meanings can be found deep inside, revealed only once when you stop looking. Emotions shared, words transformed into sound, reaching out across the void. The soundtrack to all our lazy days.
CLIPP100. The deeper we look inward the further we look ahead, mein kumpel. Our resolve maintained, hand-in-hand this excursion into the raw groove continues. Thank you for the sounds of a hundred good times. Join us for a hundred more.
* - translation: “Where melancholy and hope reign in a groovy way.”
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Keep calm, u damn 1-800 GIRLS! What an incredible EP. Just to say why I think this album will consecrate this artist: all tracks are not just beautiful, but original. Even a track like "Suncream", very ROSSFROMFRIENDS' style, has his unique sound. What a surprise, tho. See u soon, mate. FLUCTUS
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Track by track the buzzing humble world of park hye jin comes into view. You find yourself immersed in a cave of deep bass, back pressed comfortably against the wall of sound, nodding along with the occasional glance around the room. With any luck, this is the album you will hear from outside the club that still won't let you in. cabrowning