The enigmatic French trio dOP unleash another sonic assault of deep and visceral house music on Guy Gerber’s Supplement facts imprint with three bold and organic cuts for ‘Your Sex’.
A dark broody and characteristically cheeky affair, ‘Your Sex’ opens up this dOP creation with a stripped back beat and looped vocal. Low-end bass build up the title track to a crescendo that engulfs the senses in deep acid frequencies. This is a nod to the techno elite but fusing a new depth and sensuality to the genre, in true dOP style.
Skipping into more subtle and kinetic territory, ‘Half Naked’ flirts with reverberating whispered vocals and crisp percussive beats. A lethargic and almost yearning record, it massages the energies of the body with a playful and soothing approach. Last up Paul Ritch tackles a remix of the title track, elevating those throbbing bass elements to new levels with a fluttering and-high energy weapon made to hypnotise the feet, body and mind.
dOP is the musical summation of a 20 year long friendship between members Clement Aichelbaum, Damien Vandesande and Jonathan Illel, Their musical relationship beginning in 1994 as the result of a rock & roll cover band formed for the French National Day of Music, experimenting in hip-hop, jazz, and reggae followed by various musical incarnations. In 2005 they made the transition into electronic music and last year delivered a highly regarded debut artist album on Circus Company, noted in The Guardian newspaper as ‘steeped not in orthodox 4/4 house and techno, but in jazz, classical, hip-hop and world music”. The trio have thus realised their goal of creating organic dance music through the use of classical music aesthetics while emphasizing the use of real instruments and vocal possibilities.
The name Paul Ritch echoes around the world. His productions are charged with pure adrenaline and characterised by a powerful, harmonic, and deep techno, and his passion and power transmit numerous memorable music moments.