D’Julz re-releases « Da Madness » and tells us about his favorite current tracks

By Ken Taylor


D’Julz may not be the most recognizable name on the French techno and house landscape, but his influence and involvement in the scene for over 20 years is irrefutable. Not only has he shown up on releases for 20:20 Vision, Dessous, Ovum, Pokerflat, and Get Physical, but he’s also responsible for the longest-running residency at Paris’ Rex Club, his monthly Bass Culture nights, which spawned his label of the same name. With the re-release of his 2011 track “Da Madness” out now with remixes from The Martinez Brothers, Rolando, and Doc Martin, we tapped the man himself for a few of his recent favorite tracks to play out.

This timeless tune produced Lady Blacktronika is simply of my favorite tracks of the last few month. In my opinion, this is how “real deep house music” sounds.

I don’t know much about this label nor this artist, but I really like playing this track. Nothing really new here: a well-known sample on top of super-fat old-school New York beats, but sometimes that’s all it takes to make a great summer track.

I’ve been hammering both the original version and Delano’s remix in all my sets for four months! Great label, great artist, and even greater remixer—you can’t go wrong with this combination.

Brilliant comeback EP from Nail on Phil Weeks’ always-reliable Robsoul label. There is a lot more to come from what I’ve heard.

One of my favorite ’90s producers is back and it sounds like he is on steroids with this relentless piece of techno released on our mutual friend’s Ovum label.

Superb album from one of today’s finest artists from Detroit. Hard to pick a favorite here. As a peak-timer, I’ll say “I Just Want.”

More strong beats from Mr. Roger. This perfect New York-meets-Chicago-kinda groover will sure bring all the ladies on the right outdoor dancefloors this summer.