Parisian party-starters Les Yeux Orange have served up some of the edit scene’s most sensational reworks of recent times. They’re at it again on their latest EP, which is hotter than a car bonnet after a day in the baking sun. Opener “Africa”, is a thrusting mid-1980s affair that smothers a throbbing, arpeggio-driven groove in breathy synth-flute motifs, ricocheting drum machine hits and choice vocal cuts. They continue on a similar vein on “Samurai”, a bustling re-edit of a mid 1980s French tune that’s as Balearic as hanging out at Amnesia while wearing paisley shirts and baggy dungarees. Best of all though is “Midnight”, a deliciously camp and sleazy affair rich in dirty arpeggio bass, over-the-top synth motifs and gravel-voiced male spoken word vocals.
Hailing from Montreal, M.S.L is the project of Edouard Le & his pal Francis Latreille (also known as Priori and co-founder of NAFF label with Ex-Terrestrial, he also produces as Jump Source with Project Pablo). After two much acclaimed releases on Model Future and dutch label BAKK, the duo settles down on Les Yeux Orange with a deep and melodic electro four tracker.