Kris Menace is the type of producer that manages to straddle commercial success with underground sensibilities – he’s like a musical badger. An underground entity, that doesn’t mind going outside to catch some rays and see what’s popping.
His latest release on Steve Angello’s Size Matter’s, see’s Mr Menace on cruise control – you know almost immediately that you’re in for a treat.
From the first moment you hear ‘Phoenix’ you know it’s one of Menace’s finer pieces of house music – a slow burner at the beginning, with ethereal synths drawing you in – couple that with some melodic textures and it all sounds like music made with emotion, soul and heart. Then of course a nasty kick joins in to make a track that wouldn’t go unnoticed in any club across the world – mature and mesmerising in equal measure.
On ‘Triangle’ Kris serves up seven minutes of driving bleeps, beeps and bass – topped off with an increasingly epic synth line that crowds would lose themselves in amongst the smoke and lights of the dance floor.
Kris Menace once again shows he knows what he’s doing – two tracks poles apart, but yet share the same DNA backbone of well produce 4-on-the-floor dance music. And with new music with DJ Pierre and Rex The Dog – were sure the ‘Badger’ will be centre stage in 2011 yet again.
HBF Rating 8/10
Release date: Jan 26, 2011 – Size Matters.
Kris kindly agreed to take part in our ever insightful 20 questions, we push past the usually questions and got down to the real nitty gritty – philosophical questions like Sausages or Croissants? And whether he prefers the Dandy or Dennis the Menace? We know these are some serious questions. Let’s crack on.
HBF: What’s the first thing you thought about when you woke up today?
Good Morning, beloved worries…
HBF: French House or German techno?
Everything that touches!
HBF: What keeps you awake at night?
It’s 4:35 in the morning at the moment… so I suppose it’s interview questions like yours…hahaha.
HBF: Sum in 5 words your new EP?
Let me think about that and call me again in a few weeks ok?
HBF: Sausages or Croissants?
Sausages… they are for real men!
HBF: Remixing or Producing?
What’s the difference ;)
HBF: Dennis the Menace or Dandy?
Who the Fuck is Dandy???
HBF: What was the last track that made you feel like ripping your own ears off?
Let me answer that questions with another question…Have you ever watched MTV lately?
HBF: What’s the best piece of advice anyone’s ever given you?
Do whatever the fuck you wanna do…
HBF: Is there a God, and what’s your proof?
Man, it is ways too late for such questions…call me anytime between 16:03 and 16:04 to get THE answer…
HBF: What’s your favourite poison?
HBF: What’s the worst state you’ve ever been in?
If you want a serious answer to this question, please contact my lawyer for more information! Thank you…
HBF: What’s your favourite swear word? English or German?
SCHEIßE…. German does sound more serious when its about that, don’t u agree…apparently it means ‘Dammit’
HBF: What’s your favourite film quote?
PULP FICTION: Bitch, be cool.
HBF: What do you think of Bloggers?
HBF: Where is heaven on earth for you?
I cant say that without getting in trouble my friend!
HBF: What’s the best thing about your job?
HBF: What’s the worst thing about your job?
HBF: Who would you want to play you in film about your life?
I´m pretty sure that Film would never become legal, so I dont even wanna think about that…
HBF: What’s your favourite remix you’ve done?
Who says i do have a favourite one?
HBF: What’s the proudest moment of your life?
When i was asked to do this interview of course!
So there you have it Kris Menace is a sausage eating producer, he often gets agry and uses the his faourite swear word ‘Dammit’- then when its getting to much for him he goes to sleep at 5 in the morning with a mug of Apfelfels and a Bratwurst in hand.
Grab a free promo mix from Mr Menace for free. SCHEIßE! it’s amazing.
Kris Menace – Triangle/Phoenix