BCR015 : D’julz – Fofoca EP



When Bass Culture Records launched in 2009, the name was already heavily steeped in Club folklore. 1997 saw the birth of the now legendary, ‘Bass Culture’ parties at Paris’ Rex club, and the monthly party has now become the longest running event in the club’s history. The musical programmer and figure-head of both night and label is of course, D’Julz. Whether its through his productions, radio shows, compilations, parties or club sets, D’Julz has been at the forefront of electronic music since his career first began back in 1992. A firm DJ and fan favourite alike, his ability to transcend genres and trends has seen him maintain one of the most consistent levels of success of any modern day DJ/Producer. A run of form that is at its strongest, today. In its fourteen releases to date Bass Culture has welcomed a variety of talent, yet  till now has hosted the mercurial beats of its boss only the once; On the edit of Anonym‘s “Lov Is Easy”. Today’s “Fofoca” EP sees D’Julz confirm once again just why he and his music are held in such high regard, with three exclusive new cuts from the Frenchman. Title track “Fofoca” with its marching bass and rasping hats is the perfect opener. Its ecstatic gasps are countered by the shrill wail and its rapid-fire snares. “Da Madness” again sees D’Julz working the Hats, as its hypno-bass is joined by the intensifying synth pulse and its Jamaican vocal speaks an industry truth as ‘Da Madness’ takes hold. Closing the EP is aptly titled “At The End Of The Day.” Its classic drum patterns and popping bassline combine to create a wonderfully oldschool soundtrack that is set to win the hearts of the new school.


BCR015 : D’julz – Fofoca EP

A : Fofoca
B1 : Da Madness
B2 : At The End Of The Day

Digital Exclusive : Fofoca (Dub mix)

Out vinyl March 30th 2011 / Out Beatport April 11th / Out all digital April 25th

LISTEN & BUY : D’julz – Fofoca EP


KiNK – “I just really like this release! I dont know if its the rawness, the groove or the twist in the classic sound. But it is very good!” – Danny Howells – “Fofoca is killer!!!” – Deetron – “Great EP! All tracks are very useful, love the raw feel to them.” – M A N I K – “Bass Culture doing its thing…will play them all!” – Steve Bug – “Fofoca and Da Madness are the ones for me, will def be playing them!” – Kiki – “What can i say: all killer, no filler!” – Larsson – “Quality Release!!! Love all Tracks! Will play J” – Arnaud Le Texier – “I am playing the whole package since months now and they all rocks!!! Charted At The End Of The Day this month too!” – Franck Roger – “Nice ep, will chill with it during my tour.” – Stuart McMillan – (Slam) – “I really like the vibe of Fofoca. Will play it!” – 2000 and One – “Wow very cool deepness love the sexy vibe on Fofoca!” – Ivan Smagghe – “At The End Of The Day is the track for me from this collection.” – Mathias Kaden – “Great music yet again from D’Julz!!!!!” – Tania Vulcano – “Whole ep is a bomb, love that sound..” – Alex Neri – “Great!!! As always!! At The End Of The Day is my fav.” – Marc Romboy – “D’Julz, the master of 909! Da Madness for me!” – Rocky – (X-Press 2) – “Some cheeky X-Press 2 beats on Da Madness! Love it. All 3 well playable and right up my street.” – Joris Voorn – “Great tech house tools, as always!” – Layo – “Fofoca is rocking!! Big support!!” – Reboot – “Great ep by the label head himself!” – Laurent Garnier – “Yes yes yessss mon Julien C’est bon d’avoir de tes news via ta musique Super fan de tes prods comme d’hab ……merci pour le bon son bien funky . Biiizzz Laurent.” – Anthony Collins – “D’Julz is killing it!!” – Greg – (Catz n Dogz) – “Just in time before WMC! Love the groove of da madness and at the end tracks, will play the both, proper oldschool shit!” – Bushwacka! – “Good work from D’Julz as ever! At The End Of The Day for me!” – Sebo K – “Huge ep by D’Julz! As always 10 / 10!” – Gel Abril – “Superb house and techno tracks from D’Julz, full support!” – Ali – (Tiefschwarz) – “Great as always!!” – Ryan Elliott – “Excellent release. I’ve always liked Bass Culture, but the last 5-10 releases have been absolutely great. Will play this promo, then buy the vinyl, as I have done with the last ones J Stay Strong!!” – Radio Slave – “Julz is on fire…  Sick tracks!!! – Anthea – “At The End Of The Day! Amazin!!!” – Marco Carola – “I am really liking Fofoca. Will play it J” – Craig – (Silicone Soul) – “Great ep – love the whole vibe, cool rocking club schitt!” – Nico Purman – “Da Madness is my favourite!! Always play D’Julz productions.” – Luciano – “Love D’Julz! Great tunes … especially Da Madness.” – Sascha Dive – “Thanx for these. Will play Da Madness and buy the vinyl.” – Okain – “Fat old school beat on Fofoca! Will play for sure.” – Luke Solomon – “Fofoca is killer…full support from me!!” – Orde Meikle – (Slam) – “Another cracking single from D’Julz – full Slam support!!” – Ryan Crosson – “Good stuff here from Julz. Liking Da Madness most. See you soon J” – Franco Cinelli – “All killer tracks! Love it and play it J” – Varoslav – “Great tracks. At The End Of The Day is ruff!! I like it!” – Ralf – “Love the..bass….Fofoca for me. Support!” – Tobi Neumann – “Massive tunes form one of my favourites! Thanks Julz, i will order the vinyl right now. Full support!” – Martinez Brothers – “Love the entire ep!! Very dope!!” – Luca Bacchetti – “Massive tracks!! Fofoca and Da Madness are for me!! Great job Julien! 5/5!” – Axel Boman – “Really nice release, at the end of the day is massive! Great label..” – AME / Kristian – “Dope ep from Julien J!!!” – Anja Schneider – “Its a different one from D’Julz and even for Bass Culture but I like when he is going a bit more oldschool techy and lost in hypnotic grooves ..” – Nick Curly – “Great release like always from both Julz and Bass Culture! – in my April Resident Advisor chart” – Club Madnezz Radio Holland – “Hypnotising.” – Kiko Martínez – (DocePulgadas RadioShow) – “EXCELLENT HIGHS…AWESOME!” – Lele Sacchi – (Boogie Drama/Floor Radio Italy) – “Both Madness and The End of the day will end up in my sets! Good solid stuff as usual by the D’julzman!” – Victor – (DJ Magazine Spain) – “Top selection of tracks. Like the oldskool feel that they have. Da Madness with the toaster and Fofoca are wicked.” – Russ – (iDJ magazine) – “can confirm Bass Culture featured in iDJ’s forthcoming Rising Stars of Deep House feature.” – Tsugi Magazine France – “So nice dub.”Ceoltronic Radio – (RTE Pulse, Dublin) – “Da Madness is my pick of the EP. Will feature on Ceoltronic Radio.” – Chris Ç – (Dinamo.FM / Acik Radio Istanbul) – “Cool tracks. Especially At The End Of The Day is for me.” – Jose Maria Ramon – (Ibiza Global Radio) – “At The End Of The Day is a great track!” – Roual Galloway  – (Faith Fanzine/Radio) – “Tuffness all round!” – Diversions – (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) – “Well rounded release – especially love the breathy grooves of Fofoca.” – Philip Sherburne – (Beatportal / Resident Advisor) – “Good jack action… At The End Of The Day is my pick here, tight and intense.” – De:Bug Magazine Germany – “Review to follow.” – Tsugi Magazine France – “Fofoca is coool.”


Bass Culture label of the month in Soonnight

Bass Culture in “Rising Stars Of Deep House” feature in iDJ