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Piemont – Coco Cliche


Piemont2.jpgLabel: PlumbumScore: 7.5/10 

German tech-house stalwarts Piemont have been keeping busy of late, turning their hand to myriad explosive releases for the likes of Moan, Mr. Carter and Yellow Tail. Their latest endeavour, Coco Cliche, sees them turn their hand back to their Plumbum imprint, the label that acts as a sister label to their own Suchtreflex.

As always with Piemont, zest and energy are at the core of all that’s great here. The title number for instance, is characterised by its clattering drums and all-round expertly primed percussion, but it’s the ever-so-subtle bassline that lingers just underneath that helps lift the track to higher planes. The spoken word vocal completes the formula, and already the listener is left in no uncertain terms about what to expect.

Next up then, is a man who wonderfully compliments the duo’s talents, Russian producer Andrew “Tripmastaz” Guyvoronsky. Championed by DJ Sneak and having already leant his expertise to other esteemed labels such as Real Tone and Moon Harbour, he transforms the original ”Coco Cliche” into a beast that’s anything but as cliched as its title suggests – but is instead a forceful, jacking, fully-loaded, rave inspired workout. Masterful stuff from a name we’re sure to here more of soon.


Finally, ”Haunted Place” sees Piemont go all spooky on our asses, with its throbbing bass kicks, rollicking drum work and spiky, casio synths sure to be the soundtrack for many a peak-time party. As always, it’s confident sounding fare from Christian de Jonquieres and Frederic Moering-Sack

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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