There’s always been a darkness in French house producer Tchami’s club-heavy sound, but his latest double EP feels surprisingly bright. “Aurra” and “Shades” are joyful, even celebratory. It’s like the clergy-costumed gentleman stepped out of the confessional into a new lease on life.
“Aurra” opens the scene with one of Tchami’s most infectious house grooves yet. It’s a mix of ’90s nostalgia and modern technique with a hard, thumping beat that finds heaven in a perfectly-repetitive melody.
“Shades” is even breezier. It’s warm and reassuring, like sun on your face after a heavy storm. The tune features Donnie Sloan and Ricky Ducati, a production and vocalist pair who’ve previously released on the label Future Classics as the duo Midnight to Monaco.
It’s a new golden morning with this double EP, out now on Tchami’s Confession.
Listen to both “Aurra” and “Shades” below.