Chateau Flight – Kounka - Versatile Records
Having impressed many with his excellent M for Megamix LP as I:Cube, Nicolas Chaix returns to the Chateau Flight operation he mans with Versatile Records boss Gilb'r for their first original material in over 12 months. It's pretty hard to describe "Kounka" in genre specific terms, with the track seemingly overloaded with rhythmic and textural twists and turns over the course of its duration. Commencing in some sort of ascendant cosmic Italo strut, "Kounka" embarks on the first of many swerves as the grubby kick mainlines into action and veers off into weirdo Gallic bleep. Pick yourself up off the floor and flip the record over and you have the added treat of not one but two Steve Moore remixes, with the LIES and Future Times artist on typically rich and hypnotic form. Somehow harnessing the unbridled sonic chaos of the source material, Moore invites us into the deepest recesses of endlessly building, multi layered dancefloor intoxication on the first remix, while the self styled "Off-World" version pitches down into the realm of luxuriant cosmiche.