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ARTIST
TITLE
Sweet Addiction EP
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
FINE 023EP FINE 023EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/28/2016

12" vinyl version. Sweet Addiction is Yuksek's great studio comeback - these five elegant tracks signal his return as a main player. "Make It Easy" features the Greek singer Monika and the duo Her are featured on "Sweet Addiction". Yuksek's characteristic sound, midway between post-disco, house and pop, shines through on its various tracks. Even more than on his last album, Living On The Edge Of Time (2011), Yuksek shows his talent as a singer. His new melodies are sunnier than before; his beats and production more subtle. Airy, but still conveying a touch of hedonism in its most club-friendly sounds, this EP is a foretaste of a sparkling new opus. At the start of the 2000s, Yuksek released a series of EPs and then two albums: Away From The Sea (2009) and Living On The Edge Of Time. Those records laid the foundations of a sound that uncompromisingly combined pop, disco and electro. Then in 2013, he set up his own label Partyfine, working from his studio at the French National Drama Center in Reims. The label is now home to artists such as Clarens, Weekend Affair, Get A Room!, Jean Tonique, Tepr and Villa. Since 2013, he has collaborated with Chassol, Keren Ann, Yaya Herman Dune, JD Samson, Boston Bun, The Magician (Peter & The Magician) and Alex Metric (The Alexanders), and continued to make remixes (Lana Del Rey, Phoenix, M83, Gorillaz, Empire Of The Sun). Yuksek has also devoted a lot of time to writing for cinema, television and the stage. He composed the philharmonic orchestral music for the original sound track of the Valérie Donzelli movie Marguerite Et Julien (2015), which was in competition at the 2015 Cannes Festival, and music for an Ingmar Bergman play performed by Sophie Marceau on the Arte TV channel. He also wrote the instrumental arrangements for director Ludovic Lagarde's adaptation of L'Avare (The Miser) in 2014 and has composed music for documentaries.