Michel Cleis

“Un Dolce”

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Whether he’s producing singalong house anthems (’La Mezcla’) or hard edged tech house (’Red Tape’), Michel Cleis’ obsession with sound has seen him garner a reputation as one of electronic music’s most exciting production forces. With recent remixes such as Tracey Thorn’s ‘Why Does The Wind?’ and Harrison Crump’s ‘Deep Down Inside’ still rocking dance floors aplenty, Cleis’ next solo move has understandably been an eagerly anticipated one. Which is exactly why, for our 54th release, Cadenza are extremely proud to once again present the talents of the multifaceted Swiss native. Featuring two intricately produced tracks, and showcasing the contrasting elements of Cleis’ musical fabric, the ‘Un Dolce’ EP represents the producers penchant for uptempo house music and more soulful, restrained melodies in equal measure. On the opening track, the percussion fueled ‘Litoral’, brash drum patterns and a barrage of shakers make for a perfect introduction, before a sublimely crafted, trumpet led melody acts as the perfect backdrop for the harmonious latin vocal. With a summery vibe that’s sure to prompt many a dance floor smile, ‘Litoral’ is unpretentious house music at its most sincere and purest form. The ying to ‘Litoral’s yang is ‘Don Fiore’, another percussive, albeit melancholy sounding effort. Again, Cleis introduces proceedings via an onslaught of stripped back percussion, before injecting the track with an eerie melody that crops up around the 3/4 mark. As soon as the latter hits, you’ll no doubt already be captivated by the tracks fat bass and dreamy, escapist qualities. Culminating matters is the digital only extended mix of ‘Don Fiore’. Clocking in at at over seventeen minutes, this remix is anything but self indulgent, and more an exercise in manipulation of sound. With every millisecond used to full effect, Cleis takes the listener on an epic sounding journey few other producers in his field are capable of.

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Pablo Cahn: Super Release! Both Litoral and Don Fiore are great. Will play both!


Frank Roger: A nice jazzy touch o Don Fiore that i really love.. feels good to hear that today


Radio Slave: What can i say...michel's back with another party anthem ! Will rock them both all night long... thankyou


Aljanndro Vivanco: Nice one Michel!!! Love the extended mix


Reboot: Grande Michel !


Pete Tong: had an early copy of this - one of my biggest tunes of the summer !!!


Martinez: Sweet music


dOP: Pure Cleis music.. Really enjoy the don fiore extended mix..remind the summer !Well done.


Laurent Garnier: Great grooves will play


Nick Curly: Massive release, again from michel. support!


D'Julz: Extended mix beautifull


2000 and One: Cleis rox the beats, like always!


Deetron: Really into Don Fiore, love the distorted rhodes and beats!


Ryan Crosson: Holy drums batman! I like Litoral but think the vocal goes on a bit too long for me. But am still gonna try it without editing. Don Fiore is more for me slow burning chugger


Markus Fix: Like it...


DJ Mag - Chris: Super Release! Both Litoral and Don Fiore are great.


Ellien Allien: Don Fiore - extended mix will play.. jazzy trip nice


Ralph Lawson: More very accomplished productions :)


Luciano: Litoral is my track of the summer


Ernesto Ferreyra: Michel's music has a mesmerizing force capable of burn a dance floor in question of seconds. Litoral is all about lighting the roof off!!, but the one that has captured my attention is Don Fiore, love the flow and the melody. thanks for the music!!


Stacey Pullen: Yeeeesss !


The Martinez Brothers: Don Fiore, dope groove, will play! 


Dennis Ferrer: Coolio!!!


Frivolous: Amazing RHODES in Dan Fiore! Did you jam out!?! Lovely!


Daniel Stefanik: Love it! like the thats minimal samba!!! :))


Oxia: 'Don Fiore' for me, nice track!


Alex Picone: Another hit from michel...waiting the next one!!!


Brother Vibe: Killer release


Anthony Collins: Don Fiore is nice


Tsugi - Benoît: Really nice !


De:bug - Bleed: Review to follow


Mendo: Summer hit !!!


Luke Solomon: I like this much more than the main track. More subtle and more tasteful. good work.


Layo & Bushwaka: love this !

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