Souleance are producer extraordinaire Fulgeance and the French Funky President DJ Soulist. Fulgeance is rapidly becoming one of the most respected beatmakers in Europe with his work on Musique Large, One Handed, MPM and in his Peter Digital Orchestra guise. Soulist is one of the men behind the legendary What The Funk? parties in Paris and is a stalwart of the Parisian music scene.
As well as culling a selection of highlights from their three EPs, the duo have rounded out their trademark mix of soulful samples, crunchy beats and quirky arrangements with some very special guest appearances. The album (due April 9th on First Word Records) combines vocals from Rashaan Ahmad (Pride) and label- mate Homecut (The Unseen) plus drums from Shawn Lee (Ubiquity) and sax-vocoder from Kaye, on the stunning live rework of Le Plaisir (which also includes live bass from Fulgeance!)
The album has a huge range of influences that takes in breaks (Le Monde), Soul (Tryin’), Hip Hop (Pride), Brasilian (Passarinho) and even the funkier end of the 80s (Boobs). This makes their achievement in crafting a coherent and unified album all the more remarkable. The duo have also developed a fantastic live show, so look out for them at this summer’s more discerning festivals (including Croatia’s Soundwave).
Peep the new video above for the title track by director Émile Sacré. You can pre-order the album and stream some album tracks over on their bandcamp here Also catch the album launch with a live performance and a whole heap of badaman selectors here!