Tchami is future house, even if an interview from December 2013 might reveal otherwise. Apparently, he is unawares of this future house according to (RIP) Do Androids Dance. The artist had this to say when asked ruling this fairly new genre to which fans and critics have bequeathed the throne, crown, and scepter, essentially naming future house for him, and by him: “I don’t know what Future House is. It’s whatever you create that doesn’t exist before you created it.” With parameters like that, it is no wonder that he has since made a wide array of sounds and tracks that have certainly felt very future to us. Future house royalty, perhaps a member of the clergy of this house of the future.
We would know; we are too fyooch after all. Maybe that will make more sense in the description of futuristic sounds that represent a number of genres, and easily translate to the sounds of Tchami’s peers and colleagues. I still remember how monumental his DAD mix was, displaying this revolutionary sound that was more than just this artist’s style, but the start of all kinds of future chunes and subgenres, and has let to some of the best blending and mixing this scene has seen.
This Parisian gets around, and since that article and mix he made for Do Androids Dance, has gone quite global with his countless, impeccable remixes, flawless mixes, all while setting himself aside from anyone else in the industry. Without trying, he has proven himself to possess an innovation that has already attempted aping. To no avail has anyone mimicked Tchami. Even his track titles are futuristic and next level. Maybe they’re just French.
“Afterlife” though, is a concept that means future. Except it already came out so that is technically the past.
What is the future? It is the “Afterlife,” also a title of the , the one featured in Tchami’s newest remix package, premiered on Thump, and featuring some ear pleasing music makers. He once told DAD that his inspiration for remixes comes from the voice, first and foremost. The vocals from Stacy Barthe on “After Life” are sweepingly prominent, as it is obvious in Tchami’s work that he is somewhat vocally driven. He also fancies remix packages. As with everything else, Tchami’s “Promesses” remixes are killer. The contrast between these two tracks is a testament to Tchami’s versatility. And to take it a step further, he chooses some amazing artists to remix his work.
Each artist throws down on these “After Life” remixes. Prominent vocals remain a constant on these five remixes, maybe partly why they were chosen. Yung shark Jauz is pushing his fin through these dark industry waters, slaughtering sets and solidifying his future as king of Jauzstep, whatever that means. His remix is as different as he is, yet it holds the styles of the original artist and remixer. San Holo slaughters this remix, chopping up the intro and giving us some chirps and ambient sounds to accompany this mellifluous vocal track. Who is Malaa, her Soundcloud begs? An artist still a bit mysterious, comes through in a big way in this sort of coming out tune for her. She currently has under 3K SC followers. If Tchami is fond enough to commission this remix, it is probable that she may be someone worthy of such fondness. He remix is deep house with a twist, eerie and fun at the same time. Who doesn’t love a little percolation with the instrumentals? Point Point is the future future if Tchami is the future. Their remix is so solid, so speedy, so upbeat. It caught my ear on the immediate. Fellow Parisians DJ Snake x Mercer come together in the name of creation. This last but not least remix exceeds expectations even for the elite serpent and his homie.
Well we have animals and unknowns, and then some artists to look out for, all remixing the legendary Tchami. We have gods, priests, kings, and queens. Killer whales and a snake. Remixes from all of them innovators , all of them, shows us that nothing is limited to genre restrictions and compartmentalized sounds. There is more to this music game than throwing a crown on someone and calling them a king. Tchami certainly is one, but it is because of way more than the two words he is probably so hard of saying.
House of the future.
Tchami – After Life (ft. Stacy Barthe) [Jauz remix]
Tchami – After Life (ft. Stacy Barthe) [San Holo remix]
Tchami – After Life (ft. Stacy Barthe) [Malaa Remix]
Tchami – After Life (ft. Stacy Barthe) [Point Point remix]
Tchami – After Life (ft. Stacy Barthe) [Dj Snake & Mercer remix]
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