May 5, 2013 by DJ Elroy
1. Sweet & Spicy
2. Call Me Later
3. Acid Porn
4. Open Mind
DJ W!LD’s ‘Sweet & Spicy EP’ is the 10th release on the Parisian’s own imprint ‘The W Label’ and see’s W!LD continue the fine form that has seen him reach the #8 spot in Resident Advisor’s ‘Most Charted Artists of 2012’. W!LD’s unique style of stripped-to-the-bone crunching beats, probing basslines and almost impossibly long, captivating breakdowns have seen him grace labels including Cabin Fever/Rekids (who released his album ‘D!RTY’), One Records, Act Natural, Snork Enterprises, Robsoul and Catwash amongst many others in the past 12 months. The ‘Sweet & Spicy EP’ continues in the same vein – all carefully road-tested by W!LD, the focus is on the dancefloor with influences from funk to acid all underpinned by those strong relentless grooves.
A stalwart of the tech and deep house scene, DJ W!LD’s career path began in the clubs of Paris in 1996. Working with Chris Carrier from 2005 under the name of Catwash (which also spawned the label) he became well known in the French house and techno scene. By 2009 he was touring the world, represented by the legendary Cocoon agency and playing their worldwide events, as well as landing a residency he retains for Circo Loco at DC-10 in Ibiza and becoming a regular feature on their international tours.
The W Label launched in 2011 and was home to W!LD’s critically acclaimed ‘Palace’ album and the club destroying singles it contained. The label is a place for W!LD’s own productions, alongside that of his friends, allowing them reflect on experiences and musical influences. The label motto is “we have W!LD records” and outings by Kerri Chandler, Art Department, Sis, Chris Carrier, Radio Slave, Phil Weeks and W!LD certainly back that up!