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Alex Attias & Luman Child – Cookie Monster

Alex Attias & Luman Child
– Cookie Monster
– What Do We Do

 3.00 9.50

This sin­gle is very spe­cial for Visions Record­ings, as the result of a fresh col­lab­o­ra­tion between Alex Attias and Luman Child, two Swiss artists reunit­ed for the first time. Alex pro­posed Luman Child a col­lab­o­ra­tion after lis­ten­ing to his music. Then they met and talked about music, their visions, their influ­ences, their method of work and decid­ed, straight away, to work togeth­er with­out know­ing each oth­er well and push­ing them out­side their com­fort zone. They are both very hap­py with the result 🙂

Alex Attias has been in the music for many years pro­duc­ing, remix­ing many great artists and djing all over the world. Recent­ly, Alex released a com­pi­la­tion on BBE Records (Alex Attias presents Lil­ly­Good Par­ty!). A cou­ple of remix­es are on the way and he’s also prepar­ing oth­er sin­gles for his label Visions. Luman Child released Time To Grow in 2017: his first solo album (a killer!) with the Ger­man label Sed Soul Records, still avail­able on a neo-soul hip-hop tip. He reached num­ber 11 in the UK soul charts. As a musi­cian and bass play­er, Luman Child had a few col­lab­o­ra­tions with Fer­ry Ultra, Gogo Music, and Marc Mac of 4Hero fame.

The project they present here is very organ­ic soul­ful and musi­cal. This sin­gle holds two killer tunes for the lis­ten­ers and the dancers. The A-side is a 125 bpm dis­co jazz-funk killer jam with a live bassline, Fend­er Rhodes and vin­tage key­boards sound dri­ven by a very funky drum beat aimed to the dance­floor and good time par­ty peo­ple keep­ing a smile on their face. It’s sim­ply groovy and goes on and on for 10 min­utes of pure dis­co plea­sure. The B-side is a funky num­ber boo­gie jazz funk inspired by Mr. Ayers vibes and sounds. The rhythm is groovy at 120 bpm and the Moog bassline is round and fat. With its both tracks stuffed with Fend­er Rhodes and dope key­boards sounds, this sin­gle will def­i­nite­ly find a place in DJ box­es for those who play and love soul­ful music with an open mind. Groovy, warm and soul­ful at its best.

  1. Cook­ie Mon­ster Alex Attias & Luman Child 1.90 / WAV+MP3 1:44
  2. What Do We Do Alex Attias & Luman Child 1.90 / WAV+MP3 1:46

Alex Attias seems to have found a soul mate in Luman Child AKA Pas­cal Strauss, a tal­ent­ed musi­cian whose rub­bery basslines and jammed-out elec­tric piano lines fea­ture promi­nent­ly on both “Cook­ie Mon­ster” and “What Do We Do”. While many will be drawn towards the eyes-closed soul cho­rus vocals and elas­tic deep house swing of the lat­ter, it’s the jaun­ty, par­ty-ready A-side that’s arguably the strongest dance­floor work­out. Sim­i­lar in ethos to the Her­bie Han­cock­/­jazz-funk-influ­enced work of Dego and Kai­di Tatham’s 2000 Black project, the track is arguably one of the strongest of Attias’s long career.

 

Juno Records, 2018

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