Premiere: La Fraicheur & Leonard de Leonard “Mind The Step” – Sigourney Discs

Author : Max Spruill
March 01, 2022

Premiere: La Fraicheur & Leonard de Leonard “Mind The Step” – Sigourney Discs

Sigourney Discs is a vinyl-focused label from Barcelona fueled by the love for the diversity of scenes within electronic dance music, from the sound of Valencia of the 80’s to contemporary Computer Music via the sound of The Hague or the British Sound of the 90’s.

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Premiere: La Fraicheur & Leonard de Leonard “Mind The Step” – Sigourney Discs

While driven by the desire to support and highlight the Catalonian local scene, caring for its growth from the present and from the point of view of each artist, Sigourney Discs remains aware of the rich link between local and international contributions, working hard to publish all that precious and elusive material that sometimes does not find its place in the music industry.

The label is happy to present its third release following BACK by Dark Vektor and CZ200 by PLOM. Rinse Repeat is the new EP from Barcelona-based French producer La Fraicheur and Berlin-based French producer Leonard de Leonard. After over a decade of collaborations ranging from studio production to radio shows and party series, it was time for them to launch a new facet of their symbiotic exchange : the live act.

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Going into this project with their experiences as DJs and producers, they came up with a formula with dancers as central focus. Using the DJ’s observational skills of reading a room, the narrative emotional impact of the producer work and their love of analog and modular gears for an engaging live experience, the duo dynamic divides the work in a way that allows one artist to handle the groove to keep the audience dancing while the other can build on crowd feedback to improvise a melodic direction, going from emotional journey to hard hitting efficiency according to the dancers needs.

The Rinse Repeat EP shows the duo’s wide spectrum of love affairs with techno’s rich universe of sounds and moods. The title track “Rinse Repeat” is built around a raspy and ever-evolving playful acid bassline with added drama from sound design and distorted glitchy gimmicks.

“Mind The Step” is taking the sound design-induced drama a step further with a slow burning spacious and epic cavernous fantasmagoria that flips itself on the head half way through, becoming a vengeful track driven by a menacing yet groovy gritty bassline.

Rounding up the EP is the apt-titled “Fairies Bootcamp”. Ethereal and eerie skidding melodies balance out a grounded martial rhythm as if you had, on a forest walk, stumbled upon an army of fairies in a training camp caught mid-flight arming themselves to take their land back. The soundtrack of a supernatural call for arms.

On remix Sigourney co-founder leaves the war behind to focus on the otherworldly elements of Fairies Bootcamp and offers a trippy, floaty dreamstate rendition for open airs and early morning rising suns.

Connect with La Fraicheur: SoundCloud | Facebook | Instagram
Connect with Leonard de Leonard: SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter
Connect with Sigourney Discs: SoundCloud| Bandcamp | Instagram