Pépé Bradock Confiote de Bits / A Remix Collection
Pépé Bradock’s Confiote de Bits, a 2xCD collection of the French house musician’s remixes from the past decade, couldn’t have come at a better time. Deep house is in vogue everywhere from American indie dance, where DFA acts routinely invoke Chicago and New York’s house originators, to European clubs, where moody chords and jacking grooves have dethroned minimal techno. Bradock, meanwhile, remains sorely under-recognized and underrated, despite his roots within the same scene that gave the world Daft Punk and Cassius. It’s a pleasure and a public service to finally have the bulk of his remixes, most of them vinyl-only and long out of print, collected in one place. More importantly, the album confirms Bradock as one of house music’s most inspired and most uncompromising producers.