Tuesday, May 12, 2009

mille.


mille from stockholm, sweden, has been producing house music when he was 20, then took a break from music, ditching it for 3d graphics design studies and just last fall, he decided to get back into production again. it seems like he finally found his very own style this time around, drawing a lot of inspiration from commodore 64 and sega mega drive games as well as the french electro scene, although i think the only artist over there who can really be compared to him would be danger.

with these influences it's no surprise that mille combines chiptune leads and commodore 64 sid soundchip-style arpeggios with elements of today's dance music. i can't really tell how his music would work in a club but both tracks we've got for you today, 'ghost dancer' and 'crysteena' are definitely some of the best musical work i have heard in ages and remind me how i spent hours in front of the commodore 64 back in the days, just listening to game music soundtracks because i liked the chiptune sounds so much (what a weirdo, eh).

so if you have ever heard of legendary game music composer jeroen tel or enjoy the more playful moments of russ chimes, mille is more than right for you!

mille - ghost dancer
mille - crysteena

big ups to our friends at dödselectro for introducing us to mille, from now on we'll watch his every move and so should you, show him some myspace love.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes. Mille is wicked awesome. About time he got some blog love.

thomas said...

this blog is so ****ing fantastic! I'm following a lot of them: noise porn, palms out, phase02... but none of them reaches the superior level of this one: every track is great, every track is unique! In fact, I even get my ass up to beatport before I even listened to the tracks ;-)

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

fat stuff

Anonymous said...

Interesting but not to original. I guess its one high class act in its genre anyway.

aleks said...

not original?

HUH?

Tobias said...

ano: show me something else that sounds like this and I'll buy you a car.

Anonymous said...

F**KING EPIC. LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

OMG aleks, thanks for introducing me to this! Gotta agree, this is one of the most original stuff I've heard in months!

Keep up the good work, your blog is my absolute fav out there!

Raxl Snaxel said...

Brilliant! Though I agree that this music wouldn't fit on the dancefloor. Too slow. But still genious.

Tobias Dödselectro said...

raxl, works fine on the dance floor, just play it in 130 bpm and bam!

We dropped crysteena at our last party and we will continue to play milles stuff in the future.

Anonymous said...

Could I get that free car?
1. Danger
2. Redial (who massively copies off Danger anyway)

Ok do I get two free cars?

xx

aleks said...

anonymous: no. you're not getting it.

aleks said...

anonymous: oh, and you're not getting the car either.

Tobias Dödselectro said...

ano, which one of them combines c 64 chip leads with todays disco (as aleks brilliantly put it)? Tell me.

none.

no car for you.

Tobias Dödselectro said...

lol you beat me to it as I was writing it.

aleks said...

tobias: yeah. and no one else has got arpeggios like this in their tracks.

he's definitely not biting danger's style. stop acting ridiculous.

Tobias Dödselectro said...

aleks: arpeggios in ghost dancer are insane, constantly running, beautiful.

And the fact that Danger is influenced by amiga music and uses the ocs chip style sounds and feel. While mille is all about the SID.

There _is_ a big difference.

DefensiveCaptain said...

He uses similar sounds to Danger, but it's got a different feel. More bouncy.
I like it.

(And thats 3 posts I've commented on today, I think. I'm starting to look like a fan boy.)

aleks said...

big ups, captain!

Anonymous said...

Even if Danger, Redial, and Mille can be lumped into the same sound, that's 3 dudes. Think about how many motherfuckers sound like, oh, Justice or MSTRKRFT. Or how many fidget producers there are.

In closing, -big fucking deal-.

Anonymous said...

If its one thing that is not original for this artist it should be the arpreggio progression, many artists have learned to master this, but MILLE does a great job to!

LO-Fi said...

ooooohhhhhhh yeaaaaaaaaaaa

Anonymous said...

hey totally in love with "crysteena"
thanks dude !

Chop Logik said...

His work is epic! I was sold the moment the eagle screamed :)

peaceoutside.org said...

Thanks for posting this, Mille is AWESOME.

For anyone who's interested, I've just completed a studio mix with Mille - Ghost Dancer as the opening track.

Here's the link - http://peaceoutside.org/robot_ears.html

The mix has elements of electro, house and trance. Hopefully someone out there will like it.

S.K. said...

Mille's "Crysteena" has a very similar sound to Ratatat's "Seventeen Years". Completely different vibe and beat though.

Thanks for the introduction to Mille, both songs are ridiculously brilliant.

TN87 said...

I really like "Ghost Dancer", BUT - the way it fades in and out in the middle when the beat hits is kinda annoying, sounds as if someone is turning the volume up and down xD...