French Phenom Kramder Kills It With Funkastic EP
French House has a long lineage of impressive artists. From Daft Punk, Justice and Kavinsky, French producers have always blazed a trail in the realm of funky house music. Now, Parisian house producer extraordinaire Valentin Lalonde, better known by his moniker Kramder, continues that incredible tradition of French excellence as he graces us with his Funkastic EP. This juicy two-track offering, out now via Tchami‘s label CONFESSION is a perfect display of this rising star’s considerable production skills.
The Funkastic EP showcases Kramder’s ability to concoct an infectious and pulse-quickening style of house music. Playfully hypnotic and uniquely complex, Funkastic has a bounce and vibe that will pique the interest of house lovers everywhere. The first track, “Groove Sauce,” kicks things off with an undeniably funky groove deeply influenced by Kramder’s disco roots. Bridging the gap between past and present “Groove Sauce” is a delicious combination of classic disco style and sizzling futuristic vibes. Kramder gets cinematic with the second track on the EP, “Pure Gasoline.” Highlighting Kramder’s ability to take things to another level, “Pure Gasoline” is a high octane banger that showcases Kramder’s unbelievable versatility. With a sample of the iconic Sex Panther Anchorman quote, “60% of the time, it works every time,” before dropping into the follow-up, “That smells like pure gasoline.”
The Funkastic EP is the perfect blend of house and disco and serves as a real rebirth of funk. This year is shaping up to be huge for this exciting French phenom who is still only 20-years-old.