Needwant get set to welcome you to the world of Parisian super duo, The Mekanism, with a debut EP that will make you fall in love with their spin on disco infused house music. Effortlessly smooth and divinely deep, they capture an advanced and modern sound that will blow you away. The EP features three original tracks plus a remix and dub version from Needwant favourite, Mario Basanov.
Damien Roussel and Raphael Cesario first crossed paths in the summer of 2011 and almost immediately The Mekanism was born. Prior to the birth, both men had been DJing and producing separately for considerable time. Damien began his path into a musical career in 2000 DJing in the best clubs in Paris. Moving to Asia he began to produce and now resides back in France continuing with both his DJing and production. Raphael began producing in 2006 with his more techno orientated project ‘UNL’ and began to DJ soon after a few low-key releases. Amalgamating their rich musical history, the pair now share the same enlightened vision of a deep and disco influenced modern house sound.
Title track ‘Can’t Believe’ oozes with a funky yet deep groove and rhythm. The empowering melody and warm keys captivate the mind, as the murky vocal swims through the deep waters of this powerful drop of sexy disco funk.
Lithuanian hit maker Mario Basanov steps in for remix duty, with a housier, dance floor spin on the original ‘Can’t Believe’. Grumbling stabs and rounded melodic keys drive this remix with impressive results. Basanov also provides a digital only dub version to round off this solid package, which sees soaring strings float over the deep and dubby textures.
Next up ‘Missing Love’ is highly infectious with its forceful bass, fluid warm keys, steady claps and captivating, deep vocal, which will engulf the dance floor. Emotively deep and groovy, the enlightening strings and blissful synths roll over the electric bass groove and are destined to capture any crowd.
‘Your Shade’ is the third of the original tracks on offer from the talented duo. Using their own vocal for a French twist, they prove their artistic worth. This driving, deep cut is laced with a disco influence yet embodies a modern edge that delectably withholds a classic touch with smooth, shining synth patterns.