The illustrious French electronic artist Joakim has reverted to his house and techno moniker Cray76 for a new “100% dance record” titled ‘Play Harder’.
Scheduled for March 16 via his Crowdspacer imprint - a label he created for his club oriented productions - the 12 track release is a compilation of previously released, vinyl-only tunes that he has decided to share with a larger audience. Along with a number of alternate versions and new, exclusive tracks he created for the compilation, Joakim’s production as Cray76 showcases a deep understanding of unadulterated club energy.
“Cray76 is about my love of dance music and club culture,a tribute to the raw and essential energy of early house and techno, in my own twisted way,” Joakim explains. “I like to call it deviant dance because club music is an extremely codified genre and codes are fun to twist.”
Ahead of this release, Joakim has thrown together an amusing and spasmodic video teaser that shows off these top-notch dancefloor oriented releases.
Check out the album teaser below.
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