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Bongo Beats and Bankruptcy: The Sound of I'm a Cliché

I'm a Cliché
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Independent labels have always been risky ventures, marred by uncertainty; you never know how long they'll last for. Yet, for more than 15 years, Cosmo Vitelli has kept I'm a Cliché going. During this time, his label, its releases, and the artists behind them have found their place in the musical landscape, standing proudly and defiantly in the margins, a place where music is always more interesting and fluid than right in the middle of the spotlight. After countless EPs, several albums and a compilation, a new chapter in I’m a Cliché’s story begins, one with a greatly reduced release schedule. To mark this turning point, the label releases Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy, its second compilation ever. Aesthetically coherent and simultaneously diverse in its expressions, Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy is a celebration of the label (and the label manager’s) quirks and eccentricities and a tongue-in-cheek snapshot that brilliantly captures the label’s DNA, featuring friends and allies along with newer faces on 13 exclusive tracks scattered over 3 LPs. Whether they are downtempo, uptempo or ambient like Orestt's contribution, each tune on this compilation distills in its own idiosyncratic way I’m a Cliché’s essence: electronic music influenced by club culture but in no way constrained to the dancefloor. Ivan Smagghe & Marc Collin’s analog synth track by their acclaimed Volga Select project, June’s dreamy tune at the crossroads between wave and kraut influences, Coy’s mutant synth arpeggios, and an old-school wave cut by Oliver Decrow mixed by Dunkeltier are all tracks boldly standing on the dancefloor's margins. For those looking for club-ready tracks that with I’m a Cliché’s one-of-a-kind atmosphere will surely find what they are after in an downtempo edit of Awkward Corners, a bouncy and melodic IDM not IDM number by Rouge Mécanique, a bleeps & pan-pipes affair by Benoît B, an esoteric dance-rock number with stated Lynch influences by Fantastic Twins, a freaky electro cut by Linja, a melancholic 707 driven banger by Krikor and finally an anxious and forward-thinking half-stepper by label head Cosmo Vitelli.

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Release Date

15.05.2020

Cat No

Cliche 067

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Track 10
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Jazz
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Jazz
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Electronica
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Unbroken Dreams Of lightBlueberry
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House
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Wave
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Orestt
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Rock / Pop / Indie
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Neo Disco
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Jonathan Kusuma
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Gong 3000 EPI'm a Cliche
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Neo Disco
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LP
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Afro Disco
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Bosq
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Wake UpBacalao
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Afro Music
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Neo Disco
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Andrew Weatherall
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Pamela #1Pamela
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Disco
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Andrew Weatherall
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Pamela #1Pamela
Deep House
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Front De Cadeaux / Too Smooth Christ
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Cream Parade RemixesLe Pacifique / Igloo
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House
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Electro
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Systems E.P. 1Kalahari Oyster Cult
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Electro
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Breakbeatz
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Cleveland
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Techno
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Breakbeatz
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Hame DJ
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SandtraxKalahari Oyster Cult
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