Bauchamp: Our victory over the dark EP
Release date: may 4th 2014
"Nothing can hurt us now
What we have can’t be destroyed
It’s our victory, our victory over the dark”
These lines from the movie « Dark Victory » with Bette Davis, released in 1939, is the thread that links the four titles by Bauchamp. On his second EP for Argent Sale his original signature appears again, characterized by an intuitive and do-it-yourself production style, this time preferring a sound that is more house than ghetto bass.Built around swaying rhythms that will please any dancer, spiced up with nostalgic-romantic melodies, this opus invites the listener to give in to poetic reveries. Hug your sweetheart, let loose a couple of steps, dancing closely, and enjoy, while Bauchamp proposes to share a moment of emotion with you on the dance floor!
Vernissage: may 10th at the Romandie, Lausanne
Mastering: Precise, UK Pochette: Jessica Champlaine
Schnautzi: Strictly Yeah Ep
Release date: march 31st 2014
Welcome in Schnautzi’s sunny cave!
Co-founder of the label but also DJ and Producer, he presents a new release calibrated for the clubs owning sound systems with bountiful basses.
Built around ghetto rhythms, these 4 tracks are embellished with esoteric melodies and samples borrowed from the band Lindigo from La Réunion.
An EP definitely made to be danced on, pierced from side to side by the power of its sound.
Schnautzi: Easy - refix
Release date: january 15th 2014
Schnautzi & Robert Roccobelly: Dirty Suisse rmx
A dark and sarcastic point of view about our beautiful Switzerland.
Get it HERE.
Release date: december 15th 2014
Lemonick: Express EP
Release date: december 14th 2013
Roaring basses, percussive bass drums, psychotic melodies, hypnotic claps and syncopated rhythms, all composed to form an endless ascent… It sounds like a veteran’s production but these two tunes come from Lemonick’s bedroom/studio, an 18 year old producer who lives in the peaceful town of Vevey. Could it be the stunning views of the Alps that give him the inspiration to compose his savory techno tracks ? Or rather his many train trips, overloooking the Lake of Geneva?
Welcome to the Lemo-express. Next stop, techno land.
Release party december 14th at Motel Campo, Geneva.
Mastering: Precise, UK
Cover : Cyril Jaunin
TANZ/TANZ: The Jonction Episodes
Release date: september 4th 2013
The first album from the duet Tanz/Tanz, made up of Lucas Delmenico and Alexander Canana, composed entirely in the studio and apartment of Lucas, at Rue de Deux Ponts in the Junction area of Geneva is an homage to this locality of the city.
In the confusion of ambulance sirens and police cars, after parties at the local kebab stall “El Baraka” and their prolonged evenings juggled between nightclubs and wild raves hidden across the town that the two partners met in the well-known underground demure of Jean-Luc, and began the journey towards creating this album.
Their position statement is simple: reclaim the coding once used by the hip- hop crews (system D productions, viral street marketing, backdoor selling) and adapt it to their style, house music.
Their style, reconisable thanks to the help of an anagogic machine, their high sense of groove and the melodies, strengthened by their voices, which they have used as a vector to highlight this very particular ambiance found in the Jucntion.
Half ghetto, half deep house, the ten tracks paint a postcard of this part of town, destined as much to its inhabitants as all music amateurs.
They play live or DJ set.
Mastering: Precise, UK
Pochette: Marion Mardi
Photos : Paul Hegi
1. North Jonction
2. Two Bridges ST
3. Chez Jean-Luc
4. A Night In The Jonction
5. Bad Drugs From The Volunteers
6. Battie Woods
7. Between Bel-Air And Lancy
8. Seaweed Forest– Arve’s Rapids
9. Blue Lights
10. Run The Wrong Street
Oxsa: “Entropie EP”
Release date: june 7th 2013
Over two years after Oxsa EP was released, happily coinciding with the launch of the label Argent Sale, Oxsa is back with a second EP well worth the wait!
4 tracks throwing us around and in between ravaging electro, mutant drum and bass and hard-hitting drum step, culminating in trancy melodies and a good dose of spinned distortion, well-known brand marks of this multi-instrumentalist artiste.
This release is also the very first vinyl release of the label. A limited series of 100 silk-screen printed record sleeves will be available, enough to keep both the craftwork fetishists as well as the download freaks happy-go-lucky.
Mastering: Precise, UK.
Pochette: Naïma Pasche.
Schnautzi: “Midi - Minuit”
Release date: April 30th
Argent Sale has the immense pleasure of presenting Schnautzi’s second release.
Recently installed in his spanking new studio, Schnautzi was able to plug both his machines and his creativity back in; juggling the best numerical and analog sounds.
Built around melodies composed on his Roland MC 505 and Yamaha AN1X synthesizers, these two tracks are clear representatives of the far and wide influences to be found in our favorite moustached DJ and producer’s environment.
Midday Midnight essence resonates in bass music, whereas Postcore is a tribute to the Post rave – electro scene, which shook the dance-floors in the early 2000’s.
Mastering: Precise, UK
Artwork: Jessica Champlaine
1. Midi Minuit
Schnautzi & DirtyMadSound: Le Piège
Release date: november 30th 2012
If you want to support the artists, please donate via the Bandcamp link or buy it on any music platform.
Mastered at Precise mastering.
Artwork by Kylan Lüginbuhl
Schnautzi: La Courbe
Release date: july 20th 2012
Actor, DJ, host, music maniac, shirt collector, label manager, André Joye aka Schnautzi has many skills.
Argent Sale is proud to present you his first release as a producer.
These two tracks represent his love for rhytmic and melody driven tracks. Build around samples he dug out from his record collection, they are made to be played at a high level on the loudest sound systems.
Dress flashy, rock the ‘stache and let yourself go into the world of the man whose name is only understandable by the tribe of the swiss germans.
Mixed by David Weber at the Studio des Forces Motrices, Geneva.
Mastered at Precise, London.
Cover artwork by Gertrude Tuning.