Review: Veteran of the Parisian scene Franck Roger is back at it on his Home Invasion imprint, delivering some bold and stylistic house music. On the A side of the label's 20th release we've got the tough and rolling Windy City influence of "Do What You Gotta Do" (feat Mandel Turner) with its infectious vocal hooks and hands in the air stabs - that the label best described themselves as reminscinent of old Prescription Records or Derrick Carter. On the flip, Roger goes deep with the sexy, emotive and fittingly titled "The Deep" bringing you back to the good old days of the French deep house scene which was run back in the day by DJ Deep, Julien Jabre and Playin' 4 the City.
Review: Frenchman Julie Sandre has recently appeared with a string of great releases for the likes of Poker Flat, Housewax and of course inaugurating the new Digihop imprint with System 2. Here he appears for Franck Roger's Home Invasion with the Serendipity EP. First up is the tough rolling "Restless" which as as dubby as we like it and full of that MPC style swing. Just as heavy on the bass is the title track, which closes out the A side in minimal and hypnotic style. On the flip, the very rhythmic and near tribal deepness of "Just Make Sense" that is perfect for the afterhours and will appeal to fans of The Mountain People. Finally "Autonoe" closes out the EP on a more positive note with this bumpin' and funky minimal house groover. Tip!