A tasty spread from the gourmand selector.
Low Jack is Philippe Hallais, a Honduras-born, Paris-based DJ and producer who’s been carving out a grubby, noise-infested seam of house and techno since his debut Slow Dance EP in 2012. A steady stream of releases on vital labels like L.I.E.S., In Paradisum and The Trilogy Tapes has seen Hallais tread the line between heavy dancefloor movements and off-the-wall experimentation, variously bringing industrial grot and hypnotic Honduran rhythms into his gnarly, machine-built club tracks.
Last month Hallais joined Manchester stable Modern Love for his third full-length, Lighthouse Stories, slotting right in with the label’s penchant for grit and grain while throwing footwork and hip-hop influences into the mix for a distinctly fresh take on the whole “outsider house” vibe. He also operates Editions Gravats – home to releases from Zaltan, JiFlure and a favourite of ours, Black Zone Myth Chant – with co-founder Jean Carval, and is a devoted gourmand who really, really loves cheese.
Recorded in one take at the Rinse France studio, Hallais’s mix is a loose and unpredictable voyage through his eclectic collection, taking in menacing gqom from Durban’s Rudeboyz, slippery industrial gloom from Halycon Veil’s Hvad, DJ Earl’s soulful footwork, a slice of busted electro from one Boner M, some classic snd and much more besides. You’ll be on a Discogs spree within the hour – check out the tracklist below and also catch him play B2B with Ron Morelli at Weather Festival in Paris on June 4.
Beware of the brain-slicing pneumatic drill early on, in case you’re feeling a bit delicate after the weekend.