With every release, I’m A Cliche‘s offshoot Edit Service has proven its namesake. Subverting the ongoing swathe of lazy disco edits, the label – run by Berlin-based producer and DJ Cosmo Vitelli – dusts off forgotten oddball tracks from the world over and enlists the skills of artists like Rouge Mécanique, Red Axes and Ólta Karawane to add their own touch on the edit.
Stepping up to the plate for the label’s sixth release are Parisian duo Youkounkoun, whose previous offerings have made homes on Multi Culti edits and Edits du Plaisir. If that isn’t evidence enough that they’re a dab hand on the rework, their mini LP for Edit Service confirms it. Displaying a diverse range of styles, sounds and tempos, from Spanish minimal wave to Iranian experimental and Gaelic oddities, the pair intricately rearrange and completely morph seven tracks that have previously never been edited, adding their own production touches, vocals and effects. Today’s premiere ‘Mouvement Perpétuel’ flies the mutant flag, layering dramatic French spoken word over low strung bass licks, tight drum programming and wistful 70’s synths.
Special Delivery Volume 6. is available on vinyl from 17th January with the digital files released in six months time – Grab your copy.