Follentez Records secures another big release for its second outing, this time from French producer Charles Schillings featuring the voice of Kuku, with special remixes from Pete Herbert, Jedsa Soundorom and Simon Le Saint.
Schillings is a key and long standing pillar of the French dance music community. He has had residencies at Rex Club, Queen Club and Coffee Club in Antwerp, has a radio show on Radio Nova and has one foot in the fashion world with ties to the likes of Karl Lagerfeld. He plays special parties for VIPs such as Louis Vuitton, was formerly with Pschent for 17 years including, 5 years as Artistic Director and has put out three great albums and had hits with tracks like ‘Spin It Right.’ Here he works with Nigerian vocalist Kuku, who mixes Yoruba and Western cultures and whose recent album Ballads & Blasphemy was another hit.
‘Where Are You?’ is taken from Schillings album ‘No Communication, No Love’ and is an irresistible eight minute deep disco opus with Balearic guitar licks, colourful samples and real charm in the groove. The drums and hits have a real sense of slap funk in them and the whole thing is overlaid with emotive male vocals that have real gravitas. It’s a singalong anthem in the making that is sure to get played far and wide with great results.
November 10th 2016