When Leon Oziel created the French Express record label in 2010, it signaled a departure from the norm of big-room music production. Originating with the ideals of originality and fearlessness in mind, its producers set out to break the mold regarding the state of electronic music. 5 years have passed since its foundation, and the collective has ascended to the position of DoLab favorite and torchbearer for the blend of nu-disco and dance music.
With a stacked list of contributors featuring Isaac Tichauer, Jonas Rathsman, Chris Malinchak and Perseus, the assemblage has built a reputation on its collective of like-minded artists, churning out tunes that fit into the DNA structure of R&B Disco Funk.
Fitting perfectly with that theme is fellow collective mate Moon Boots’ new song “Magic”. Released via Annie Mac’s New Music Monday series, “Magic” uses an up-tempo vocal sample to construct an irresistible foot tapping track. Moon Boots also utilizes subtle ambient vocalizations, an extensive use of synthesizer, and a funky base line to round out the song.
In producing a tune comparable to his previous hits, the Chicago-based producer has pulled elements from works like “C.Y.S.,” Talk Talk, and Don’t Ask Why in creating another timeless single. Listeners can stay up to date on new releases on his soundcloud, and can catch him live at Mamby on the Beach in Chicago or at Woogie Weekend presented by DoLab in Los Angeles in July.