Various Artists

“Snuggle & Slap, Ten Years Circus Company”

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Cat. No.CCS041
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Celebrating 10 years of refining its highly personal vision of underground electronic dance music, Paris’ Circus Company presents Snuggle & Slap, a two-CD compilation balancing contemporary house music with more idiosyncratic submissions. It’s more than just a label sampler: many of the artists included here appear two or even three times, having been afforded the opportunity to think beyond the dancefloor and experiment with new sounds, unusual styles, and secret passions. Hushed funk, feathery beats and spongy textures characterize Snuggle, while Slap snaps to attention with more insistent grooves straight to the heart of the label’s sweet spot: sumptuously detailed, swoonworthily deep house. Whether you’ve been following Circus Company for the whole decade or are only just now turning on, this collection of new, exclusive material is an essential portrait of one of the most dynamic labels around. Who’s on board of the 2x12″ version? There are veterans from the label’s very earliest days, including Ark and Sety. There are folks that have joined in recent years, enlarging the label’s sound along with its roster: dOP, Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, Audio Werner, Oleg Poliakov. There are also a few familiar faces hidden behind name that might be new to you: Destination Danger is the pairing of Oleg Poliakov and Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, and together they come up with one of the album’s most driving and hypnotic tracks. Circus Company’s Mathias Duchemin (aka Sety) sums up the project: “The concept of this compilation with to present our artists’ hidden sides. On the Slap side you’ll get their usual, dancefloor-oriented style. On the Snuggle side you’ll have the chance to discover their more ‘home listening’ directions". This 2x12″ version only provide the Slap side of the compilation. Accordingly, these tracks go far deeper than the bongos-and-keyboards model of so much current “deep house.” An emphasis on live instrumentation, acoustic samples and subtle vo

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Agnes: “Super lovely stuff, absolutely refreshing as autumn !!! Will play some of the cuts for sure !!!! FULL SUPPORT ! ”

Alex Dallas: “What can i say, this is just great! dop, dave aju, ryan crosson, homewreckers, nicolas jaar and mymy do it for me! Some heavy Pharoah Sanders moments here, real avantgarde stuff. I'm astonished. Superb!!!!!!! ”

Alexkid: “Brilliant and beautiful... ”

Butane: “Cool comp. the dOP track reminds me of an old Pearl Jam song that I really love. Weird! ”

Cassy (Perlon): “VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

D'julz: “oleg , sety , dop and the winners for me here, great comp”

Danny Fiddo: “Circus gives the music a new and necessary current air. Amazing LP. Thanks!! ”

De:Bug: “CD of the month”

Deetron: “Superb compilation and really hard to pick favourites since it's all good. Anyhow I absolutely love Hide and go Seek, Alligators, Odyssee and Chicago Urban Blues. Lovely to get music like this! Also the 2nd part of the compilation, which is amazing as well. been playing Peneloppe in all my sets! ”

DJ Hell: “Very nice tracks here !!! I will def . play it !!”

DJ Yellow: “5 startz Album.... its modern and full of fresh ideas....”

Efdemin (Dial): “I like the cotou dumont tracks. all in all a very nice compilation. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”

Erensto Ferreyra: “This is the best compilation I've heard in ages. Every track is a journey and flows perfectly from the very first second until the end, moment when i start playing it all over again. FANTASTIQUE!!! will play it, chart it and recommend it even to my grandma ... Long life to the most exiting Circus in the world! ”

Fe=derico Molinari (Oslo): “the Guillaume´s track is amazing... i will play it”

Gavin Herlihy: “Wow! what a treasure trove! a great inventive package of music on here. Favourites include Love Teacher, Bakshi, Peneloppe,... can't wait to hear CD1! THAnKS!” “Definitely one of the best minimal labels ever existed and this is one of the best albums of this year! Excellent compilation. Circus Company is the real sound! ”

IDJ mag - Oli Warwick: “One of the greatest labels of all time, and a stunning collection of tracks from these maestros! Absolutely killer :)”

John Tejada: “A really solid compilation. not a bad track in the bunch. i'll be playing a few of these. it also flows very nice from beginning to end. really nicely put together. thanks ”

Josh Wink: “Congrats on 10 years! Good music. Not all to play out in the clubs. But mostly for home use and radio play. Nice diverse things...”

Kiki: “A truly great album i´ve been listening to every day since i got it! there are just so many highlights on the 2 cd´s! i especially like the 1st cd, but could also imagine playing #7 & #8 from cd 2 and have to give extra props for noze´s "Boredom"... A milestone from one of my favorite labels! ”

Kontrol: “Snuggle and Slap is incredible. Circus Company is truly one of the finest labels in underground dance music, and this selection shows exactly why. Forward thinking, unique and with a tendency to color outside of the lines, each and every artist involved impresses here. 5/5 EASY!”

Laurent Garnier: “Perfect for my web radio and radio show ...will play lot's of music from this great album”

Lexx/Kawabata: “Great compilation, sounds fresh! really love what nicolas jaar is doing at the moment! the destination danger tune is also special. thanks for this.”

Luca Bachetti: “My advice is to listen all these beautifull pearls..this V.A. will be one of the best album of the year... Circus Company has done a good work during the latest years.. quality music!! ”

Luciano: “Best label ! Best compilation ! Full support ”

Margaret Dygas: “Superbbbbb!! thank you ;-D ”

Michel Cleis: “Bravo !!! Beautifull and surprising. ”

Mike Shannon (Cynosure, Wagon: “some excellent material here! I would say the heat on the vinyl for me would be from DOP, Audio Werner, Sety and this crazy track from Destination Dangerous. Who are these guys? It sounds like a sound track to some wannabe African 60's James Bond action Disco scene. Danger! ”

Nick Curly (Cecille): “very good release. really like it”

Nick Höppner: “Just downloaded the compilation through tailored. Had a quick listen and it sounds amazing so far. Will check everything out asap. Very good work ”

Radhoo: “Verry good release!! ”

Raresh: “cool laid back tracks music music music ! :) ”

Ripperton: “Very original and in a superbly compiled. What a pleasure to be surprised as quite often with Circus Company. ”

Riva Starr: “This is such a beautiful bunch of tunes that i can t decide which one is my fave. ”

Salvatore Freda: “Well balanced compilation with many expressions of electronic dance music. Every artist brings their original touch to this global work and it perfectly reflects what circus company is, an eclectic post-moderne quality label. Congratulations... difficult to chose on favourite, but I've to admit that the piano played by charlie oleg is irresistible !!! ;)”

Samim: “WOW! this is amazing music! totally in love with both CD´s but the first one is especially nice! Dop, Nôze.... What can i say, all of it is great! ;) Keep up the good work ”

Samurai FM: “one of my favourite albums of the year so far and i only have a couple that have really impressed me so far this year. just goes to show a various artists doesnt have to be showcase of just a bunch of names` not so amazing tracks... this is such high quality almost every track is a hit for me. killer and hugely recommended... Snuggle is an absolute gem of a disc.”

Sascha Dive: “Du Rififi au katanga is Amazing, One of the best Tracks i heard long time.”

Sascha Funke (Bpitch Control): “super compilation. i play a lot. especially audio werner and guillaume & the coutu dumonts”

Seth Troxler: “A true work in art and sound, this compulation to me symolizes a true connection with jazz, urban music and contempory dance music. the furture has never burned brighter. for electronic music then today. AN OVERALL STELLAR PEICE OF WORK.”

Solomun: “Circus gives the music a new and necessary current air. Amazing LP. Thanks!! ”

Solomun: “Circus gives the music a new and necessary current air. Amazing LP. Thanks!! ”

Todd Sines: “of course I am loving it all.... where else can you find almost all of my favorite producers on one comp? ”

Trevor Jackson: “I must say how wonderful the circus company compilation is! Almost too much good music in one package, the noze track boredom is astoundingly good perhaps as good if not better than kitchen, (which is saying something) the album is bursting with diverse ideas and personality, seriously deep in points but never losing a sense of playfulness of intelligent with musical without being pretentious, sonically adventurous and a downright thoroughly enjoyable listen i will highly recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in contemporary dance music and even more to those who have may of lost faith in the modern dance-floor. Will play it all to death”

Willie Graff: “Great compilation! Superb home listening and tripping cd.I like at first listen the songs from Nôze, Guillaume, Homewreckers, Nicolas Jaar... Look forward to part 2! Happy 10 years!!! ”

Woody: “always support circus company! best wishes!”

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