Following the success of Chloé's The Waiting Room, the label Kill The DJ continues to redefine a certain idea of electro music with the long-awaited release of the first album by REMOTE, aka Seb Fouble & Eric Guillanton.
2000-2003: the post-French touch period, everybody is on the look out for something new, and that something new is somewhere out there on vinyl. Seb & Eric release their first maxi as Joe Zas & Co. on Pamplemousse.
Then another, this a really important record, a witness to its time: Astroglide, considered as one of the best maxis in 2003 by the press and DJs alike.
Then the incredible first EP by Henry Goes Dirty, Seb & Eric's side project, citing Sonic Youth and Syd Barett as well as Phuture as influences. A bizarre mix of electro-pop-rock revealing the roots of what is now Remote's dentity: a totally personal appropriation of current trends tinged with a certain independent romantism.
In 2005, the duo reforms as Jenny Goes Dirty for their first EP on kill the dj. A collaboration with Jennifer cardini for a cold synthetic cover of Elli & Jacno's tragic/classic track: "Amoureux solitaire". Romantism [once again], and a slap in the face.
Then Get A Real Job ep under the name Remote. The maxi is played and praised by Tiga, James Holden, Tiefschwarz and Ivan Smagghe, and "Teaser" - one of the tracks on the EP - becomes a timeless underground anthem.
Now is the time of "Dark Enough". The first album for a music originally meant to be made for maxis. And it damn works! Diificult to talk about as it is more something one feels in the guts. With a voluntary opaqueness, against he tide of trendiness, they play it heavy and slow, the exact opposite of the light fluffy minimalist clouds. This is storm we are talking about...and Carpenter is not far off.
"Dark Enough" is about techno and disco meeting on a same dancefloor. The choice is one of a certain roughness, anchored in the ghetto sound of Detroit. They actually explain it very clearly: "We tried to make a techno that is contemporary, but which doesn't leave behind its acid house and techno roots, while not giving in to the easy void sound design or minimal flourishes. Dark but not cold. Hard but not insensitive."
And if we didn't know that they weren't capable of such a thing it could almost be the perfect promotional text!