Creange – Le Soleil (single) (self-released)
We have very few details about French producer Creange (full name: Michael Creange) except that after having produced almost a dozen remixes, including remixes of Darkside, Tove Lo, and Niki and The Dove, he has just released his first original track, Le Soliel.
Creange says he made the track with one goal in mind, that being to take listeners on a journey through summer with the promise of sunny days along with the charm and nostalgia of an early fall.
If we’re honest, Le Soliel doesn’t quite bring summer to mind in the way that Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, or RÜFÜS (read our review of their brilliant Atlas record from earlier this year) do but instead its one tune we’re begging to hear inside a club.
Le Soliel boasts the type of stunning, deep production heard on Sasha’s excellent Involv3r album from last year (think of Sasha’s work on Turn The Tide by Thermal Bear or DIY by Keep Shelley In Athens).
A crystal-clear production made up of deep club beats and bass grooves perfectly paired with thick, atmospheric, and breathy synths, Le Soliel is a delight to listen to.
The piano melody that emerges around 0:45 provides a moment of nostalgia and is more summer in the shade than dancing in the sunlight.
The thick pads around 2:40 which are accompanied by the smooth vocal chants of “Le Soliel” build anticipation wonderfully and when the beat drops on 3:20, it’s a moment of pure ecstasy.
With its variety of sounds and influences, Le Soliel sounds fresh and inspired – a world far away of the predictable EDM being mass produced.
At the time of posting, Le Soleil is being offered as a free download via the Creange Soundcloud.
Listen to the track below: