Leonard Perret aka Le Loup stays true to his roots linking up with impressing Parisian imprint Eklo with ´4 My Homie´ - a limited pressing, seven-tracker and the first double vinyl release on the label to date.
Things open up in a laid back and seductive manner, with ´Lost Treasure´ commencing with stripped back drums and rolling snares welcoming a layer of warm reversed chords to take centre stage. Driven by a squelchy disco-like bassline, soulful vocals snippets and warm pads, ´Sweet Touch´ is a funk-laden groove that does not quit. The flip then welcomes label head Seuil to the foray for ´Reverie´, and the collaboration delivers an epic, hypnotising and constantly evolving piece.
The C-side steps things up a gear with a couple of dance floor weapons. ‘Ghettos Of The Mind’ rumbles along to a 909 influenced percussive track, which gains depth and space when met with a deep male vocal, Rhodes chords, and atmospheric pads. ‘Mystery Unfolds’ is a constant builder, unfolding gradually around a raw beat to reveal deep stabs, skipping hats and a killer bassline.
Things deepen up on the D-side with ´Brother Land´ blending deep chords, pads and tribal bongs around an irresistible bassline, while ´Sundance´ has more of a sampled hip hop feel to begin with until a subtle kick emerges along with a soulful vocal to give the track a new incentive.
The young Frenchman Le Loup has quickly made a name for himself as an accomplished purveyor of house music, successfully spanning many styles and genres throughout his short but incredibly sweet career - this release might just prove to be a collectors item in years to come.