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EP Reviews

Rafael Murillo Feat. Jaw


Off the back of the the successful Key Of Love release, French label, La Vie En Rose returns with another EP,  Background. This time, Parisian DJ/Producer Rafael Murillo and Vincent Vidal step up, each with their own respected, original works. Already receiving success and support on labels like Popcorn Records and Jet Digital,  the two Frenchmen introduce a sleek EP including remixes from emerging producers like Alexkid, Woman, and Hanfry Martinez.

The Background EP touches on all sounds in electronic music, ranging from murky deep to tech-inspired grooves and techniques. Rafael Murillo uses the vocal talents of dOP front man , Jaw,  on Background, a driving tech track with dark textures and a fierce baseline.  Alexkid evolves the sound of the original track into a deeper realm with a rolling bass line and hypnotic vocals. Hanfry Martinez takes Background deeper into the underground, as the brooding remix lurks an after-hours vibe with pitched vocals and minimal percussion. Lastly, Woman introduces a more medallic and soulful experience, perfect for warming up the dance floor. Vincent Vidal brings us a provocative dance floor beat with Backside, a pumping tune with dreamy synths and dramatic drops and breaks making the energy of the tune one that will surely get a crowd moving. With such diverse sounds from both original producers and remixers, Background will be flooding DJ playlists and moving dance floors no matter what the crowds’ taste.


  • Background

  • Backside

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  • Background Alexkid Remix

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  • Background Woman Remix

  • Background Hanfry Martinez Remix