Villanova – Physique Bell EP (on MFRR)
Allow us to introduce you to French electronic music duo Villanova, who will release their 5-track Physique Bell EP on My Favorite Robot Records September 2nd. The release features two remixes from Kiki and HearThuG, and three sensational new originals. Although pretty new to the scene, the so-far-accomplished duo from Marseille are quickly making a name for themselves. Having just finished their second EP, they’ve already been picked up by one of the finest underground labels in the world to release it.
Electronic music will never relent, because there is no limit to it’s potential. There are hundreds of styles, techniques, and genres, the earliest of which were house and trance. After 30 years of countless artists giving us their take on those styles, the guys at My Favorite Robot Records manage to keep a clean edge on the genre. The Toronto-based label is large a collection of artists who truly love house music, and capture it’s spirit with more passion than most DJs you see in clubs. Villanova is sure to nestle tightly in their group.
There are barrier-breaking musicians, and there are traditional and classic musicians, and there are both. Villanova embodies a pure old-school vibe but they persevere with a flowing intensity. The two tracks have a distinct sharpness to them. The rolling bass lines and high-hats don’t overstimulate you, but they give you everything you need. This duo flows with clever and calculated simplicity to carry you through the rhythm instead of dropping it on you. They are in no rush, but the pacing is steady and engaging. Similar styles of house music can get very boring, but the precision and actual soundscaping these two play with is very crisp. It is up to the artist to keep the audience interested, and there is nothing dull about Villanova. Sometimes you need to let your body do the work, and let your mind fall into space, going faster and faster as it descends. Take a listen and enjoy the ride.