In a recent interview, I:Cube mentioned how difficult it is to finish an album. He finally triumphed over the chimera and delivered a new EP Lucifer en Discothèque as a prelude to his forthcoming album (he must have fought the chimera for real!)
After 15 years of an almost constant production, how can any artist possibly avoid the pitfall of repetition while re-inventing his style? Cube delivers a masterly answer! As its name implies, Transpiration (perspiration in English) is sure to make dance floors sweat around the globe. Whats fascinating with these new tracks, especially Transpiration, is the way Chaix manages to reconcile the old with the new, his 15-year heritage of production with all the recent technological developments.
This track reveals various influences, for instance Todd Terry, Godfather of the 90s NY House, as well as Sheffield rave parties of the same era yet revisited without an ounce of pomposity.
Jah Menta sums up everything that makes I:Cubes style a menta(l) vibe and a down-to-earth beat with mesmerizing softness
It seems like Cube really met Lucifer after all!
From the realm of Beelzebub, he brought back a track that starts like a trance based on a heavy and powerful beat mingled with synth parts seeming to weave concentric circles between Hell and reality
Heres what Cube says about his album, due to release in February: « I spend a lot of time listening to music, I use samples (the very heart of my approach!), I put everything together and then I compose on synthesizers and machines. In short, Im back to my old self. Now I know how to achieve what I want. »