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David Peter Simon

What's so good?
By David Peter Simon | Jan 05, 2013 | Total plays: 5,183

With a name like La Boum Fatale, you know this'll be a wicked cool band. And how's this for their description? "La Boum Fatale built up fragile worlds somewhere between melancholy and euphoria." Pretty intriguing...

La Boum Fatale is Antonio de Spirt and Levente Pavelka, two Hamburg-based artists that make dance music worthy of international recognition. Combining house, garage and dubstep into dense arrangements, they also throw in sweet field recordings for a well-balanced diet of IDM.

Of the typical electronica European assortment, "AAA" builds up slowly, sort of minimal-esque yet good enough for a night out. There's a little break in the middle to give you a respite, then it builds back up again. I'm really into this extended version of the track -- there are synths in all directions, with the beats pounding at length. "AAA" comes off the album Damwild, which dropped last year on Berlin label Sinnbus and features other dope tracks, like "PassMiss."

Don't miss the dreamlike music video on Vimeo, in which a camera follows someone walking around a party and then trips you out by going backwards. It's brilliantly paired to this sort of musical atmosphere, and perfectly captures that feeling of walking around in a semi-euphoric, hazy-eyed state in which things feel like they're coming at you from all angles. As they accurately joke, "The obvious may be allowed: What we have here is triple A. Made to last. Guaranteed. Shake on it!" Agreed - can't wait to see what's next from these talented media engineers.
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