Source : The Brag

Deep Impressions

Dance and Electronica with Chris Honnery

French producer Julien Veniel, who makes music as D’julz, will release a mixed, digital-only compilation called This Is Bass Culture: 4 Years Of Bass Culture Records early next year. A resident DJ at renowned Paris techno hub the Rex Club, D’julz released one of my favourite club EPs earlier in 2013 with ‘Special Day’ on the Circus Company imprint. Comprising three hypnotic, slightly cosmic cuts of robust house, each track on the EP is laden with evocative, off-kilter melodies that separates them from the generic tech house flooding the market, while Veniel’s knack for creating a stupendous bassline ensures that all three tracks boast strong dancefloor potential. The DJ is no newcomer to the scene, releasing on labels such as 20:20 Vision, Ovum and Dessous since starting out in the early ’90s, but I’d recommend that anyone uninitiated with Veniel’s productions start with ‘Special Day’ and work back through his discography from there. His forthcoming mix is concentrated on tracks released on his Bass Culture label throughout its four-year existence. The likes of DJ Qu, Cassy and Anonym all feature, while there’s also a trio of unreleased cuts thrown in, including a D’julz-Cassy collaboration. There’ll undoubtedly be many mixes that arrive in the new year enveloped by far more hype than D’julz’s latest, but I’m confident that those of you who seek out this compilation will be far from disappointed.