Jacques Bon & Drux

A Long Way

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Tracklist 2LP:

01/ A1 Distant Voices

02/ A2 Celeste

03/ B1 Mirage

04/ B2 Space Ways

05/ C1 Radiance

06/ C2 Your Wings

07/ D1 Elevate

08/ D2 Sandstorm

Release Info:

It’s been a long way. All seems to blend naturally with ‘A Long Way’, the debut album from Parisian duo Jacques Bon & Drux.

Jacques is a long term friend, who was running the Paris branch of the Smallville record store for 13 years (2006 – 2019). He made himself a name also outside of Paris as a DJ and with music released on Giegling, Kann, Mule Musiq and of course Smallville. Jacques shares his studio in Paris with Vincent Drux, a producer and sound engineer, who recently started his own imprint Cabale Records. Both got together naturally in the studio for hour-long sessions to craft an album together. House music at its most meticulous form.

First, as a short form, in which every track captures another time zone of the dancefloor experience. And then as longform, as a whole album with a narrative that combines futuristic aesthetics, classic ethos and human warmth.

From the rolling percussion and windy-city style bassline of opener ‘Distant Voices’, with its cut yet longing distant voices, through deepy, dubby and raw ‘Celeste’, the haunting synths of ‘Mirage’; The snares that arrive mid through ‘Space Ways’ and launch into another level; ‘Radiance’’s Techy vibe ride; The late night chords and peak time beat programming of ‘Your Wings’; And then final couple stick the landing with enough energy, deepness and beauty – ‘Elevate’, which channels Bon and Drux’s inner Fred P, and ‘Sandstorm’, a mastery percussive tale with a long, repetitive chord that opens and closes, teases until it disappears and remains nothing but a whispery dying effect.

Words by Niv Hadas

All Tracks are written, produced and mixed by Jacques Bon & Vincent Drux

Mastering by Helmut Erler

Vinyl Cut by Dubplates+Mastering

Artwork and Typography by Stefan Marx

Distributed by Wordandsound

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Weight400 g
Artist

Title

A Long Way

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Catalog #

smallvillelp14

Release Format

Vinyl

Release Type

Album

Format Description

2 x LP

Release Date

July 01, 2022

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