Tuesday, August 18, 2009

phonat.


one of my personal favorites, italian music maestro phonat has already received a fair amount of love with his previous single 'learn to recycle' and while his new track 'set me free' has been on heavy rotation for a while for those who know their game, the real buzz is only getting started now. after radio1 residents jaymo & andy george dubbed it their 'favorite song of 2009 so far' and musical lawbreaker number one norman cook attested that 'this guy fucks with all the rules', mofohifi records obviously noticed they are on to something really big right there.

'set me free' is a brilliant fusion of the loveliest elements in both french house and the more melodic variations of current big room sound, combining huge riffs reminiscent of pryda or (gasp) deadmau5 with the edgey disco roots of daft punk and the soulful warmth of a fred falke production, in short: phonat delivers this season's perfect peaktime anthem. check out the official video and the extended mix right here.

phonat - set me free (video on youtube)
phonat - set me free (extended mix)

in order to reach out to an even greater audience, 'set me free' got remixed by avicii, the latest 'made man' in the orbit of the swedish house mafia, mosh-pit dubstep terrorist high rankin and the united kingdom's hardest working french revolutionist louis la roche. the single with remixes just dropped on beatport today but you can preview all tunes in 192 kbps right here.

phonat - set me free (aviici remix)
phonat - set me free (high rankin remix)
phonat - set me free (louis la roche reconstruction)

show phonat some love on myspace and buy 'set me free' on beatport to ensure he'll keep those masterpieces coming.

9 comments:

j said...

"Set Me Free" has been on my mix list for the past month. The track is such a feel good vibe.

leon said...

i've been set free.

worship said...

Great tune, great vid !!

audio dropout said...

heard this a while back and have to say its one of my favourites from this year aswell! Non of the remixes topped the original but thats cos the original is gold!

Pelifics said...

Love it

Anonymous said...

4kin BIGGG! All i can say is im gona be closing my set with Rankin rmx 4 shaw sat night!

DATA/DEBT said...

Well, the extended mix is still the best cut. Hard to top, I guess, though LaRoche's version is nice because it bites into that nasty bridge sound. Aviici turns it into a Paul Van Dyk track, which is kind of stomach-turning...

Top notch graphical wizardry in the vid... but the actual contents of it kind of serves to draw attention to the fact that it's basically a non-performative genre. I mean, the hands turning invisible knobs? Dunno, I'm trying to put together a real 'live' set right now so maybe that's just picking at scabs. I can dig the "watch my hands, not my face" conceit though. I guess most of my favorite electronic videos don't actually have the artists in them, or feature them only tangentially.

Anonymous said...

It almost seems like they've confused High Rankins remix with Louis La Rochés remix in this post.. Or am I crazy?

aleks said...

anonymous: not sure who you mean when you say 'they' but i just double-checked and everything's right here.

so: you're crazy!!!1