Noel Gallagher is a fan. Nile Rodgers is a fan. Kid Creole is a fan. Disclosure, Jazzy Jeff, Eats Everything are all fans. From house music royalty Joey Negro, Dimitri from Paris and Mousse T, to the original DJ/remix pioneers François K, Greg Wilson, Danny Krivit, all the way to Karizma, Mistajam, DJ Marky, Horse Meat Disco, J.Rocc, Jazzie B, Cut Killer, Rainer Truby, Acid Arab, Nightmares on Wax… They are all fans of The Reflex.
Fascinated by the remix from an early age, London-based French native Nicolas Laugier, aka The Reflex, takes his cue from the first wave of disco remixers by using only the original sounds from the master tapes (or stems) to breathe new life into soul, pop and disco classics. Imaginative arrangements, boxfresh sonics and intricate editing make The Reflex Revisions rocket fuel for every DJ set.
Very few editors out there put as much time and detail into their work as The Reflex and the results speak for themselves: heavily championed by BBC6 Music’s Craig Charles, The Reflex Revisions have amassed over 50 weeks of radio play in just two years on this number one rated show. They have also found their way onto the playlists of tastemakers like Rob Da Bank, and Gilles Peterson, who last year sent the Michael Jackson ‘Rock With You’ Revision spinning around the globe.
But, it’s not all about the past for The Reflex;; Nicolas has also been applying his stems-only formula to contemporary tracks, showing off the strength of his ‘less is more’ approach on production over 35 official remixes for Noel Gallagher, Cerrone, The Kooks, Seun Kuti, Roy Ayers, Simply Red, Nile Rodgers. Having clearly established himself as one of the best in the remix field, now is the time to sit up and take notice of this French DJ / producer doing it his way.
There are edits, many of them. Then there are The Reflex Revisions – quite
simply… next level.
NOEL GALLAGHER: I’ve been following The Reflex revisions for some time, they go down a storm at my after shows tear ups !
JAZZY JEFF: I’m a HUGE fan !
NILE RODGERS: I’ve been so surprised by The Reflex new arrangements on those classic tracks.
DISCLOSURE: The Reflex has got the groove.
MISTAJAM (BBC 1xtra): What a genius The Reflex is !
GILLES PETERSON (BBC6 Music): Killer edits after killer edits, keep ‘em comin’ !
CRAIG CHARLES (BBC6 Music): What The Reflex does with those stems is
EATS EVERYTHING: I am a MEGA fan, The Reflex is amazingly talented.
DANNY KRIVIT: I LOVE The Reflex mixes !
JAZZIE B (Soul II Soul): Really enjoying The Reflex remixes.
KARIZMA / KAYTRONIK: What can I say I just LOVE this guy’s work !
Sixty Minutes Mix for Mistajam (BBC Radio 1 / 1 Xtra) 10th December 2015
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