Deep in Germany’s Black Forest, from a small house surrounded by thousands of mighty firs, Patrick Chardronnet – locked away in his room of humming machines – has dedicated well over a decade to honing his signature sound as an artist: crisp, high-definition beats and minimal grooves harnessed to an intuitive understanding of structure and melody. In between, he has toured extensively, intoxicating dancefloors across the USA, Japan, Europe and Russia and amassed a portfolio of stellar remixes.
With his new compilation, “Best of Patrick Chardronnet,” the spirit and highlights of Patrick’s outstanding career are featured, taking you from ‘Ledge’ – the debut that brought him to the attention of Poker Flat label boss Steve Bug, its booming menace and power undimmed – to two new exclusive tracks, fresh off the press and shortly to be featured on a brand new EP: the bobbing, deep hypnotism of ‘Wobbler’ and the downtempo ‘Slowmo‘ – a masterclass in melancholy and meditative house.
Needless to say the rest of the anthology is all killer no filler and today, we are proud to premiere Patrick’s reworking of ‘Almost Nothing’ by Adultnapper (aka Francis Harris of Frank & Tony). The third track off the compilation is a skilfully layered dancefloor bomb, bound by its simple, yet brutally effective synth riff.
“Best of Patrick Chardronnet” is available 28 August on Audiomatique Recordings