In late 2011, the ever-active beatsmith Fulgeance released the Step-Thru album on rx:tx Rec. as a limited-edition CD with hypnotic cover graphics. It was his "back to the roots" project - no fancy stuff, just simple and effective production that focuses on the key elements that make people move - the track's rhythmic swing, its bass melodies and haunting hooks.
Now, besides releasing heavy loads of new material on his own (last LP "Cubes on Musique Large") and as one half of Souleance, Fulgeance finally sits back, relaxes and tosses four tracks from Step-Thru to four different remixers.
To start with the three hit French combo, first up is VECT, who is consistently producing some incredible out of the box hiphop & classy futuristic r'n'b beats. His take resulted in a head nodding piece, less of a remix than a total remake of the album opening track "Whut It Iz".
On the B side of the 7" there's Moresounds, the Parisien dub and beats champion, who is lately on fire with his self-titled EP and who has previously released fierce tunes on Om Unit's Cosmic Bridge label. He delivers a deep and jukeish remake of the "Wet" track.
The digital only version of the release also features 2 additional tracks.
The third remix from the French connection comes from the b-boy duo Funky Bijou as they add some melodic funk to the rightly titled "Raw" track.
To top it o here's Oknai, one of the most gifted, focused and consistent
young talents from Slovenia whom we know for his excellent "Ain't a
Dream" EP. He delivers a tight, subby, low down version of the track
“Super dope remix package from the legend that is fulgeance, have played the originals to death, now i can do the same with the remixes!” kidkanevil
" Nice and mellow bangers here! Favo is Square (Oknai remix)!!" 1000 Names
“Raw wins for me again, cheers boss!” Danny Breaks
“It's brilliant mate!!!!” Ross Part Time Heroes
released January 20, 2014
Original songs by Fulgeance
Mastering by Gregor Zemljič at gz-mastering.com
Design by ease at madeofwood.fr
A&R by Borja Močnik
Managing editor Uroš Veber
Editor at large Marko Peljhan