by De Rigueur

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De Rigueur is the eccentric but always stylish nom de plume for Brooklyn, NY based producer Mike Reger's timeless take on chill out music. Mike's recording career spans back over 15 years under many guises, starting in Washington DC's thriving electronic music scene of the 90's and building with his many years in the Brooklyn underground. After a few years break working on other music projects, De Rigueur returns, joining up with Kraak to release his brand new EP titled "Prototypes" that includes five fresh tunes ranging from cinematic jazz to cheeky vocoder funk to smokey after- party downtempo to future ska and dub house, all bridging the gap between dance floor friendliness and home listening.

Opening the EP, "A Break For Monday" sets the scene with dreamy sun-kissed rhodes echoes, jazz guitar licks, upright bass, spacey trumpet and rolling drum breaks that wash in and out like the tide in a fond memory of some far away beach party. "Give it to Me Nice Up" steps up the sunny vibe, with funky vocoder, bass and guitar hooks over infectious breakbeats sure to get you moving your feet. This track was also featured on Quincy Jointz popular compilation/mix "Lime Sorbet Vol.3" on Timewarp Music. Following that, "After The Afterhours" takes us to an after party full of moody vibes, catchy guitar riffs, smokey horns, rhodes grooves and subtle synth echoes to chill out or dance to. Shifting things up, "Rasska" finds De Rigueur donning a dubbier, ska influenced sound complete with spooky skankin' organs and guitar, bubbling bass and a classic one drop riddem. To finish off the EP, "Dubbey's 10 steps to Redubbery" (also featured on Kraak Disco II) keeps the dubby vibe going with another classic riddem section while tweaking the guitars and synths to the bleepy extremes to make for a undeniably infectious housey groove with a sly sense of humor to leave you wanting more but with a big smile.

All tracks mastered by Angelos Timewarp Stoumpos.

De Rigueur - Prototypes will be available on October 28, 2013 for sale in special edition CDR and digital download at and all mp3 retailers across the internet.


released October 28, 2013


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Kraak Records is an electronic label. Running under Timewarp Music, acting as a sublabel, to host and explore new forms of modern electronica. Almost in every possible dimesion, width and depth, with just one thing in mind: Electronic sounds without limits, borders and musical styles! Generally we love all the "Good styles of modern electronica", and we will try to bring you some new experiences. ... more

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