Posted 31 May 10
Infiné, easy music for the hard to please
Doing things by the book has never been Danton's forte. That might be the reason why the London-based Frenchman's path is so atypical, it's probably why he has never committed to a specific style or musical family either, when pretty much everyone else seems to be in a rush to "belong". Mind you, if he had, he would certainly have bored you to tears a long time ago, and his releases would not be welcomed with a distinctive sense of "what has he done this time".
From the start it was clear Danton was in for a jolly good laugh, and trend-setters got it spot on when they started to embrace his deviant but addictive music, from "Confessions Of An English Opium Eater", to "Face Control", or the wicked in the true sense of the word "Give Me Pain". He was a man on a mission, and a mission he took really seriously at that: giving all he had, sweat, blood, beats and screaming synths, whenever he set foot in the main clubs of pretty much all the countries who have a knack for electronic music. And the word spread fast, so fast he had already toured left right and centre by the time his debut LP "Yes Is More" came out. But Danton saw this as an excellent opportunity to cover his tracks and shuffle the cards again - Just when you thought you had got to grips with his style.
The frontman is also a man in the background on various projects, his years as a studio engineer paying off and allowing him to overtake the producer desk and make good artists better, turn OK tunes into full-on old school hits. In a world of music taylorism he likes to add uniqueness, and install a playful feeling to the music he produces. That's right, if he was to be put in a category, it wouldn't be pop, electronica or house - it would be "playful". And yes, he does the same thing with photography, with the way he dresses up for his performances, erecting the way he sees music to an art de vivre. Ready to go there with him? He'll be more than happy to take you for a ride.
If Looks Could Kill
Danton Eeprom's sophomore album is set to be released February 3, the aftermath of an intense period at the controls of his purpose-built studio. The result is a record which is hybridised at its core, where pop songs gradually intertwine with dance floor values while sprinkling risqué references in the process.
Endless Hit List
Danton keeps delivering huge tracks, Face Control, Grindhouse feat Radioslave are definitely two of the biggest tracks of the year.
No wonder Danton decided to praise Thomas De Quincey, a Romantic English writer of the 19th Century by naming his brand new 10-minute-long track after the title of the writer’s most famous book. Both of them are sharing the same taste for twilight atmospheres, both of them are depicting a world of mental fulfilment and physical enslavement. Massively played by Ewan Pearson, Michael Mayer, Radioslave, Trentemoller, Damian Lazarus, Ivan Smagghe, Jennifer Cardini... to name just a few.
iF2052 // OCCIDENTAL DAMAGE
A2. Andreas Tome remix
B1. Lee Burton remix
B2. Cardopusher remix
IF1007 // YES IS MORE
01 - Thanks For Nothing
02 - Give me Pain
03 - Stilettos Rising
04 - Tight
05 - Desire No More
06 - Confessions Of An English Opium Eater
07 - The Feminine Man (Feat. Chloe)
08 - Unmistakably You
09 - Lost In Music (Feat. Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster)
10 - Attila
11 - Vivid Love
12 - What's A Balloon But A Bag Of Air