Belgian Duo Madou Releases ‘CHANGING’ EP on Lekker
‘Changing’ is the debut EP from Belgian producers Jochen Sablon and Vincent De Boeck aka Madou. Featuring 4 tracks of upfront club music that just follows their maxim of “No genres, no expectations, no strings attached”, ‘Changing’ follows on from (and includes) the duo’s first single ‘Nowhere Else’, originally released on Skrillex’s NEST label.
Premiered by The Magician as the first track on one of his acclaimed ‘Magic Tapes’, ‘Nowhere Else’ would go on to be championed by DJs from around the world and across all genres of dance music, including everyone from Gilles Peterson (BBC 6 Music/Worldwide), DJ Target (1xtra) to The Aston Shuffle (Triple J) and Anna Lunoe (Beats 1) and being playlisted by Rinse FM in the UK.
The ‘Changing’ EP expands upon that initial promise and delves deeper underground into the Madou’s sound. Opening track ‘Samurai’ leads off with an ominous and stately string section before breaking into an imposing bass line and shuffling garage inspired beats, ‘Floating’ meanwhile offers a masterclass in how to build tension in a track, whilst the EP’s title track sees smokey chords and manipulated vocal snippets slowly mutate into a thumping bass heavy number.
Praised by everyone from Thump and Dancing Astronaut to dozens of blogs worldwide on their debut and earning comparisons to the likes of Four Tet, Pional and Jamie xx, ‘Changing’ is sure to cement Madou’s position as one of 2017’s most exciting new acts.
photo by – Kelly De Block