How low can you go? French producer Fulgeance answers this eternal question with his second album in the space of one year, Step Thru.Released as a limited-edition CD on the rx:tx label, with impressive packaging and cover graphics by ease, Step Thru continues to explore Fulgeance’s self-coined Low Club style, taking it further down below into the dark, cavernous crevices that lie between hip hop and electronic music.
On Step Thru Fulgeance returns to a simpler production approach that
strips back the unnecessary and focuses on the key elements that make people move – the track’s rhythmic swing, its bass melodies and haunting hooks. He also indulges in some new school hip hop with two vocal tracks featuring MC Fresh Daily and Yinka. The very last track of the album, the cherry on top, is Kelpe's excellent remix of the title track.
Whichever track you choose to focus on, Step Thru offers a masterclass in musical craftsmanship. This is the sound of a man who’s mastered his instruments – be they analogue or digital – and who has an equally deep understanding of where he wants to take his music.
The preview mix is available here:
released October 15, 2012
All tracks composed by Fulgeance
Track 12 arranged by Kelpe
Lyrics on track 1 by Fresh Daily
Lyrics on track 7 by MC Yinka
Mastering by Gregor Zemljič at gz-mastering.com
Design by ease at madeofwood.fr
Package concept by multipraktik.com
A&R by Borja Močnik
Managing editor Uroš Veber
Editor at large Marko Peljhan