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review BLu ACiD on KMS musicblog

That moment when handmade music makes you groove on the spot, then all of a sudden makes you feel like dancing. The not-so-new track of Mischa den Haring and Jan Mittendorp, better known as BLu ACiD, gets right into your bloodstream. The two dutch musicians released an album called “HCN” recently which features many of their released singles from 2015 and 2016. Although one of the keyphrases I used for this review is “New tracks”, the track “Money” from BLu ACiD is in fact over a year old, but since I discovered it just today, I thought for all of you reading this the sound IS new.Being a drummer in a krautrock band, I just have a thing for handmade music. Using electronic elements in tracks creates that signature sound which stucks to your head instantly, and that’s one of the things the guys of BLu ACiD do all day long. While “Money” as an example hasn’t that much electro elements in it, it still has that distinctive groovy style coming along with the sound. The electro elements in the other tracks on their album is just the icing on the cake, so to speak. “Money” showcases that the two musicians are able to transmit a certain feel with their music. You just can hear that they are living what they are doing there. Groovy slightly distorted guitar tracks combined with deep bass lines and that unique vocals keep you caught in the music for those four and a half minutes. The track itself is mixed a bit too flat for my taste, but this could be a wanted effect, serving the retro feel of the track. There’s that “fattening” missing where other producers tend to double or triple tracks. Still, I’m not sure if keeping the track slim was intentional or not. Besides this, everything is placed where it should be. The voice isn’t too centered to give room for the guitar and backing vocal tracks. And most importantly: the feeling is real – you can’t mix that in. Most of what BLu ACiD is giving me, I’m feeling it. Whether it makes you move, sing along or thinking “how the hell did they DO that?”, it works to keep you entertained, interested and listening. I strongly recommend listening to the whole album, musicians might learn a thing or two from den Haring and Mittendorp, and the avid listener will just groove along.

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first single ElectroBluesSociety

today we released the first single from ElectroBluesSociety

B&T 960 – ElectroBluesSociety – Duck (single version)

This is the first ‘official’ release from this new duo. Modern technologies and 30+ years of live stage experience using computers, a double bass, guitars, foot pedals, vintage amps, midi controllers, an old drumkit and lots of cables. At their website you can find more information, video’s and more music.

The single is released digital only and here are the links to a few popular platforms

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today we released

BA 519 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake – Gallows Tree

The third single from the recording session that BLu ACiD did with singer John Blake earlier this year. Another 21st century take on the worksongs that Alan Lomax recorded in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950’s. The track will be released digital only and is available on all download and streaming platforms. Here are a few links:

itunes

spotify

deezer

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new single BLu ACiD

today we released a new single on BLu ACiD Records:

BA 518 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake – Georgia

The second single from a recording session that BLu ACiD did with singer John Blake. A 21st century take on the work songs that Alan Lomax recorded in Mississippi in the 1950’s. The single will be available on all download and streaming platforms. Here are a few links.

itunes

spotify

deezer

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review Rivherside in ABS Magazine (France)

Le parcours de Renaud Villet est celui d’un véritable passionné de la note bleue, que ce soit comme guitarist chanteur band leader en duo guitare-harmonica ou, depuis 2012 en solo. Et c’est peut-être la a mon sens qu’il a réellemnet trouvé sa voie, dans un blues plus roots, tres orienté Mississippi. Son premier album en one-man-band, <Something On My Mond>, en 2013 (Keffren), avait donné le ton. En 2014, l’orientation évolue avec des sonorités clairement électro et hip-hop. traduites dans un EP autoproduit <Electraw Blues EP>, avant une collaboration en 2015 avec rapper TDB concrétisée par un nouvel EP <Inner Voices>. Mais ce qui manquait a ce musicien toujours en quete d’évolution, c’était un label reconnu et une distribution adéquate. Répons avec Black & Tan, référence pour associer blues et électro. Du coup, la voie est libre pour s’exprimer pleinement avec 12 titres originaux. Renaud assure les parties voix, guitare, basse, drums et programming et des invités l’accompagnent sur certaines faces dont Dave Crowe (du duo Heymoonshaker) a la beatbox sur un titre, LigOne, ou TDB pour ne citer qu’eux. Une version vinyle de l’album est prévue a l’automne, belle récompense pour ce musicien talentueux.