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Parisian maestro, a close friend of us here at Discobelle and one of the founders of one of our favorite record labels Sound PellegrinoTeki Latex – drops a mixtape of Bérite Club and it’s insanely good.

“When i was doing my weekly DJ-centric web TV broadcast Overdrive Infinity in the last few years i noticed a group of young Parisian DJs and producers forming around the show, kids who would come almost every week and who vaguely knew each other from online. They were all lovers of Grime, US Club styles, Ballroom, Kuduro, Global club music, you name it, just like me. They were the new generation of french underground music makers, but they were also quickly realizing that even though it brilliantly borrowed tropes from different dance music styles originated in various countries, their sound wasn’t specifically french-sounding if that means anything. As i befriended them, we got the idea to try and think of a new identity for a french club sound that didn’t exist anywhere else and that would be a confluence of some of the various electronic music styles which had an impact on the french audience. After a certain number of discussions online and IRL, during sessions in the same studios where Overdrive Infinity was taking place, an embryo of a new genre was slowly being born.

Out of the blue a severe explosion occurred in the building next door to the studio due to a gas leak, making the studio impossible to use and later on forcing parent company Dailymotion to sadly terminate the projects attached to it, Overdrive Infinity included. We no longer had a place to meet regularly but that idea of a new french sound kept flourishing, becoming more and more concrete as we all kept getting together at club nights and whatnot. Towards the end of 2016 the first Bérite Club music tracks (named after Rue de Bérite in honor of the street of the defunct studio) started appearing and being played at small club nights, and just like that a movement was born.

Today i am collecting a lot of these early Bérite Club Music tracks and mixing them together with influences that were discussed during our reunions, trying to put together a sort of manifesto for what Bérite Club Music should, or at least could be, in the form of a sonic collage. It’s a starting point for a new generation of producers to build on, and hopefully take to the next level as the style matures and becomes more and more tangible.”

FACT TV and Sound Pellegrino presents Meet Koyote, a documentary about French club music’s best-kept secret.

Although he’s far from a household name, key figures in French clubbing such as Teki Latex, DJ Orgasmic and Manare – all featured in Meet Koyote, along with Detroit’s DJ Nasty and others – revere Koyote for his encyclopaedic knowledge of dance music, his musical approach (a healthy combination of wide-eyed naivety and not giving a fuck what people think of him) and his contribution to the Paris scene as a booker, DJ and producer.

Speaking to FACT, Teki Latex – whose Sound Pellegrino label have just released Koyote’s latest EP, Let Me Tell You What I’ve Got – compares Koyote’s music to Matt Groening using high school bands to play music in The Simpsons, despite it being arranged by professionals. “This EP reminds me of that approach”, he explains, “anti-elitist sounds and instruments serving a very confident release that stretches our personal definitions of House to spy movie scores played by children, characterised with playfulness and radiating the pure joy of creating music.”

“Let Me Tell You What I’ve Got” is out now on Sound Pellegrino.

Let your weekend be soundtracked by this Fact Magazine mix done by none other than DJ Orgasmic and Teki Latex (2/3 of Sound Pellegrino).

Expect left field dance music interspersed by bassed up club sounds from across the globe but with an emphasis on their French counterparts.

“We tend to favour live blends over bootlegs and edits, and the occasional tweaks and glitches you will hear in this mix are made live using (and abusing) the slip mode on the CDJs nexus. We have always had a hard time choosing between 4/4 and broken rhythms, or between techno and a song format, so we tend to jump from one to the other. We grew fascinated and obsessed by these dualities, and it’s the re-contextualisation and association of these tracks together that create our own version of club music.”

Parisian gentleman Teki Latex and Helsinki production wizard Eero Johannes teamed up for the track “Things That I Do” and now we get the splendid visuals with drawings and animation done by Pierre Thyss.

“It’s my song and as usual I feel awkward talking about it. Probably my first foray into a ‘song’ format since my ‘Pop’ days, and who else than Eero Johannes (Planet Mu) to back it up with a chunky slice of kindergarten futurist lo-fi phonk? The lyrics are a confession of sorts, and the beat, stuck between Computer Love and the traditional Eero-dney Jerki-hannes vibe make this ‘kind of a cool R’n’B song’.” (▰˘◡˘▰) ←Teki blushes.”