Last summer, Paris’ elite funk collective Venice Club released “Freedom” ft. Irfane: a modern Gallic disco manifesto which got DJ support from the likes of The Magician and Claptone all the way to Oliver Heldens and Martin Garrix, along with some surprise daytime radio play. Now they return with “I Believe It”, built around a guitar riff and vocal loop that sound straight out of a 70s yacht record. But it’s in the rhythm section that Venice Club really shines: a bouncy drum groove perfectly locks in with two intertwined funk baselines; throw some percussions on top and you’ve got yourself a party. Not many can pull off disco-house played entirely live, but it’s this meticulous balance of retro and new that makes Venice Club’s music simply…timeless.
Written by: Maxime Garoute, Ben Barson, James Eller
Performed by: Maxime Garoute, Mike Clinton, Louis Sommer, Nico Bogue, James Eller, Ben Barson, Corentin Pujol, Leighton Mawer
Produced by: Venice Club
Mixed by: Julien Delfaud
Mastered by: Alex Gopher
Artwork: Mat Maitland