The 26th release from Champagne Records comes from Tyler Touché – a “young funkster” out of Brisbane, Australia. According to his description on Facebook, he aims to discover the secrets of French Touch. Night Dancer certainly plants itself in that area, with a nice modern flip.
The bangers of the EP are most definitely Baguette? (insert upward inflection) and Rocky #48. Baguette? will toy with a crowd on the long breakdown and proceed to slap them in the face with its choppy sampling and neat, upbeat synth work. The EP-titled track Night Dancer lays down a slightly lower tempo, but doesn’t let up on the dope vibes. Fat basslines and samples are plentiful. Musiqué du Cœur is the downtempo player in this pack, lending a much more sexy vibe.
Remix86’s own Lance Wicks caught up with Tyler Touché recently to chat about his young career in the music game. Here’s what he had to say:
When did you start producing?
Well, some basics… my real name is Jordan Hankins, I’m 16, from Brisbane, Australia.
I probably started getting into properly producing around 2 1/2 years ago, and funky stuff only in the last 6 months. Before that I had just been writing little songs and messing around with Garageband. I’m still fairly new to the producing game I guess…
Who are your influences and artists that you dig?
The Ed Banger stuff is really what got me into this style of music. At the moment I’m in love with Breakbot’s music, especially his new stuff. In terms of arrangement and orchestration, he’s really nailed the balance. I think people like Madeon and TheFatRat are killing it from the electro perspective, they’ve been quite a big influence. Artists like Televisor, Poolside and Disko Matique put out some really funky, original stuff. A lot of the early 80s funk music is filled with groovy dance floor synth jams, which I guess you could say influences my music.
Well, I’ve actually been playing the saxophone for the past 6 years. I know my way around a keyboard and guitar enough, to produce some half decent music. :)
Do you have any remixers lined up?
Currently, there aren’t any remixers lined up, but it would be great to see someone else’s interpretation of my music.
What are your plans for the future of your producing career?
I guess I just plan to keep writing new material, improving, and seeing where music takes me. I’d like to start doing more remix work, and perhaps start getting out of the house and DJing a few parties or what not.
What are you currently doing besides producing?
Apart from producing, I’m mainly focused on school. When I’m not doing that, I’m usually listening to music, or hanging out with friends. :)