Taken from new ‘Club Nowadays, Vol. 1’ compilation due 3rd June via Nowadays Records
French DJ / production collective La Fine Equipe are pleased to announce a brand new release with the arrival of ‘L’Autre Dimension (ft. oOgo)’, lifted from the forthcoming compilation ‘Club Nowadays, Vol. 1’ compilation due 3rd June through Today Records.
Drawing on a myriad of influences from old school house, funk, bass, disco and nods to French touch icons, La Fine Equipe deliver the goods in their own inimitable style. They say: “We take this back to the halcyon days of rave, peppered with nods to classic icons like Prodigy, Daft Punk, Alan Braxe etc, we wanted to create a feeling and a moment in time when there was a real connection between club culture and its audience.”
In almost 10 years, nowadays has never strayed away from its initial goal made very clear by its founders Ugo de Angelis (aka oOgo) and Vincent Leibovtiz (aka Chomsky): to create a collaborative space between artists – regardless of which shelf they are store in at the record store.
Nowadays Records’ catalog is aligned with the eclectic tastes of its founders, with productions ranging from trip-hop, house to proper dance anthems, but always keeping electronic music at its core.
The music label has always worked on multiple concepts to be able to bring its ideas and tastes directly to the stage. It started with the Nowadays Parties (live performances by the label’s artists) and kept going with a brand new concept called “Club Nowadays” which was created in 2020, just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and that first started via streaming.
As concerts came back and clubs started to reopen, the label officially launched its events activity. And for the occasion, nowadays is presenting us with a brand new visual identity embodied by the Greek god Kairos that symbolizes the present, the right time. Nowadays is making it very clear about wanting to throw “the parties we would like to go to”, as perfectly summarized by Ugo de Angelis. Clubbing nights with DJ sets from artists of the label and others. So the whole crew will hit the road all over France starting spring, with the goal of making people dance thanks to its well established artists (Fakear, La Fine Equipe) but also through some newcomers (Grand Soleil, Ténéré, Jeff The Fool, Devoted , Phantom Traffic etc…).
Nowadays Records has never lost its taste for compilations. And after having released dozens of them so far, the label is planning to release new ones for the occasion. They will be directly created from these acrobatic nights of artists of different scenes coming together.
The release of the 1st compilation “Club Nowadays, Vol.1” is scheduled for June. It will feature some dancing tracks, and some house and techno sounds – but alway in Nowadays’ style – by the artists Chien Méchant, Grand Soleil, La Fine Equipe, Phantom Traffic, Fulgeance, Trifouille1er and Ténéré.
Nowadays is giving us its definition of club music. It may not be universal but it is unique and inextricably tied up to its image. And because nowadays knows how to make its fans happy, a second volume is already in the making and more parties will be announced throughout the year…
Exciting stuff coming.
About La Fine Equipe:
Side projects, hidden or in plain sight, solo or in a duo, but only one vision when it comes to going into the same direction. That is how oOgo, Chomsky, Blanka and Mr Gib have been working since 2006. When they bring back the flag of La Fine Equipe.
Widely acclaimed by the public and the critics, La Fine Equipe kept exploring and composing, following their famous trilogy of “La Boulangerie”. They are the worthy representatives of a new French electronic scene that is symbolized by the expansion of the independent label Nowadays Records. They hit the road in 2015 and traveled to many renowned festivals, did a three-week tour in South-East Asia, and then a bunch of modern Parties in France and in Belgium. In 2019 they released their album “5th Season” and the EP “Cycles” in 2021, inviting many guests and featurings such as 20syl, Grems, Gaël Faye, T3, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Madjo, Mr J Medeiros, Fakear, Marina Trench, Penelope Antena.
Following an important live tour up till 2020, they then decided to focus on their DJ sets. Pioneers of an always changing music scene, La Fine Equipe keeps experimenting in the studio and onstage.
‘L’Autre Dimension (ft. oOgo)’ / 3 June