Serge Devant Brings Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons' Third Single Straight Into the Sunrise
It's been around six months since Damian Lazarus dropped the debut album from his otherworldy side project—Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons. Since then, the gang has released two singles, one of which was &ME's bouncy churning take on one of the album's standouts "Vermillion." Now, we've gotten our paws on NYC-based DJ/producer Serge Devant's take on the album's third single "We Will Return."
Originally a steadily danceable, yet low-key track featuring some wonderful vocals from Ali Love, Devant takes things in a bit more of a sinister direction, installing some churning synths, while stretching out the track to a place even more fit for the sunrise dancefloor.
Serge Devant Kicks Off Jamie Jones and Lee Foss' New Emerald City Label with Brooding Video
Serge Devant is probably smiling right now. Not only did the NYC-bred house producer and DJ just achieve the supremely honorable feat of being the debut release on a brand-new record label, but that new label, Emerald City, happens to belong to Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, two of the unabashedly so-hot-right-now names in house music.
Sharpening his vinyl in New York City's post Paradise Garage-Studio 54 clubbing heyday with sets at rave havens like Tunnel and Limelight, Devant honed in on what would become his respected dynamic sound. Fast forward to the current day as a forced hiatus due to an injury gave Devant the kick in the ass to slightly revamp his sound to something different, a style of which slips gracefully into the framework of Jamie and Lee's stylistic focus. The result of this all is a brooding (yet still totally pumping) house track, the production of which is brought to life with a vocal performance by Camille Safiya. Along with the debut release, is a new video which take some strong cues from the forever trippy Michel Gondry directed drama, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
To bring the label kick-off to even higher levels of awesome, Jamie and Lee themselves will offer up a remix on the record's B-side.
SERGE DEVANT : THE WAY YOU MOVE/INTENTIONS
With a completely restructured sound emerging this year through his release ‘Fearing Love’ on Emerald City, Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ new label, the NY based veteran has demonstrated his innate and hard-worked production skills and vast knowledge of the techno and house genres and is well on his way to fully complete his transformation into a well-respected member of the electronic music community.
The title track ‘The Way You Move’ serves up a deep and balanced groove perfectly complemented by an ethereal vocal emerging in the first breakdown. The track is a full and rich affair and a master class in sonic soundscaping as every note is as astutely placed in the mix as the next.
The Audiofly remix of the title track takes the EP into deeper and darker territory with crisp percussions complementing the reworked vocals.
Billboard: Exclusive Song Premiere
The newest addition to Jamie Jones and Lee Foss' house-music empire is Emerald City, a label they launched earlier this month that will spotlight melodic, vocal-heavy deep house releases. The debut EP isn't due until April 6, but on Wednesday (March 18), Jones and Foss released its first track, "Fearing Love," which was produced by New York artists Serge Devant and Damiano and features vocals by Camille Safiya.
The track will be available on Soundcloud Thursday, but you can listen to it now on Billboard. Click here