La Belle Vie

by Souleance

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  • Immediate download of 18-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

    Also includes a beautiful digital booklet designed by Alice Dufay. The Digital version of the album is slightly different to the CD version - same tracks but separated. The CD version has cool fades and interludes as well as the amazing music!

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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    CD version of the debut album from Souleance, in a beautiful digipak designed by Alice Dufay.

    Includes immediate download of 18-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
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  • Special Edition Package

    Highly limited edition of the album, which includes a digipak CD of La Belle Vie, a copy of La Gourmandise 7" vinyl single, a vinyl postcard (yes, really, a postcard you can play on a turntable - check out this video to see it in action: vimeo.com/39778578 ) featuring a special version of "Tryin'" and a selection of stickers.
    Please note, the increased postage cost is because these items will be sent out via recorded delivery.

    Includes immediate download of 18-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

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about

First Word are proud to present 'La Belle Vie', the debut album from Souleance.
Souleance are producer extraordinaire Fulgeance and the French Funky President DJ Soulist. Fulgeance is rapidly becoming one of the most respected beatmakers in Europe with his work on Musique Large, One Handed, MPM and in his Peter Digital Orchestra guise. Soulist is one of the men behind the legendary What The Funk? parties in Paris and is a stalwart of the Parisian music scene.
As well as culling a selection of highlights from their three EPs, the duo have rounded out their trademark mix of soulful samples, crunchy beats and quirky arrangements with some very special guest appearances. There are vocals from Rashaan Ahmad (Pride) and labelmate Homecut (The Unseen) and drums from Shawn Lee (Ubiquity), on the stunning live rework of Le Plaisir (which also includes live bass from Fulgeance!).
The album has a huge range of influences that takes in breaks (Le Monde), soul (Tryin'), Hip Hop (Pride), Brasilian (Passarinho) and even the funkier end of the 80s (Cool FM). This makes their achievement in crafting a coherent and unified album all the more remarkable. The duo have also developed a fantastic live show, so look out for them at this summer's more discerning festivals (including Croatia's Soundwave).
Praise for previous Souleance releases "Love this - a joy to spin, quality all round" EASE, Nightmares On Wax "Souleance have done it again! Another great release from one of the most creative minds in modern music." Boom Monk Ben (Solid Steel / Mixed Bizness)

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released 02 April 2012

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