The Djoon Experience present Catalina (incl. Jose Marquez & Franck Roger remixes)
Soulfully superior Paris club Djoon continues to shift through the gears with formative record label The Djoon Experience – deep afro-driven house jam Catalina is its third, excellent release.
Renowned LA DJ and produce Jose Marquez drums up characteristically mesmeric, multi-textured afro-Latin rhythms for his epic remix interpretation. Organic, free-flowing percussion builds feverishly beneath empassioned tribal vocals and chants; the intensity of the Djoon groove continuing to build around well-timed breaks until a point of no return – a point at which there isn’t one drum, chant, break or another, only the dance; only the life-affirming dance. It’s a spiritual thing….
Djoon and Real Tone Records co-founder Franck Roger provides the smooth yet fully immersive deep house alternative – slick four-to-the-floor beats and deftly edited snatches of vocal framing spine-tingling atmospherics generated by moody keys, haunting melodies and spaced-out FX. This is chic but powerful stuff.
Over the years, the Djoon club has become a byword for quality house, afro, disco and funk; a special space boasting devoted DJs and dancers, and the kind of heady, ‘real’ atmosphere which, to date, its fledgling label has effortlessly bottled. Catalina follows The Djoon Experience’s euphoric, aisle-stompin’ tie-up with Kenny Bobien, Old Landmark; a track launching the eponymous imprint last year and loved by everyone from Tony Humphries to Quentin Harris. It also follows Mr Cee feat. Mind Games’ super sweet Pain, released in March, and confirms emphatically that Djoon’s future is golden. The Djoon Experience is the ONLY experience….