Hirsute French DJ / production duo Chien Méchant wear their nineties credentials proudly on their sleeves. Their new track ‘Disco Féroce’ is rhythmically powerful club music that blends together upfront house and French disco.
Drawing on a myriad of influences from old school house, funk, bass, disco and nods to French touch icons, Chien Méchant deliver the goods in their own inimitable style.
“The piano part of the track first influenced it – it reminded us of some old house hits and of Todd Terje. We wanted to capture this feeling of freedom and this desire to dance that radiate from these kinds of tracks. But this track is more progressive, it comes from electronic sounds and then gets more organic.”
In almost 10 years, Nowadays has never strayed away from its initial goal made very clear by its founders Ugo de Angelis (aka oOgo) and Vincent Leibovitz (aka Chomsky): to create a collaborative space between artists – regardless of which shelf they are store in at the record store.
Nowadays Records’ catalogue is aligned with the eclectic tastes of its founders, with productions ranging from trip-hop, and house to proper dance anthems, but always keeping electronic music at its core.
The music label has always worked on multiple concepts to be able to bring its ideas and tastes directly to the stage. It started with the Nowadays Parties (live performances by the label’s artists) and kept going with a brand new concept called “Club Nowadays” which was created in 2020, just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and that first started via streaming.
As concerts came back and clubs started to reopen, the label officially launched its events activity. And for the occasion, Nowadays is presenting us with a brand new visual identity embodied by the Greek god Kairos that symbolizes the present, the right time. Nowadays is making it very clear about wanting to throw “the parties we would like to go to”, as perfectly summarized by Ugo de Angelis. Clubbing nights with DJ sets from artists of the label and others. So the whole crew will hit the road all over France starting spring, with the goal of making people dance thanks to its well-established artists (Fakear, La Fine Equipe) but also through some newcomers (Grand Soleil, Ténéré, Jeff The Fool, Devoted, Phantom Traffic etc…).
Nowadays Records has never lost its taste for compilations. And after having released dozens of them so far, the label is planning to release new ones for the occasion. They will be directly created from these acrobatic nights of artists of different scenes coming together.
The release of the 1st compilation “Club Nowadays, Vol.1” is scheduled for June. It will feature some dancing tracks, as well as some house and techno sounds – but always in Nowadays’ style – by the artists Chien Méchant, Grand Soleil, La Fine Equipe, Phantom Traffic, Fulgeance, Trifouille1er and Ténéré.