About the track:
For Berlin Undercover Anton Kubikov brings a touch of Chicago to the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés with his version of ‘Café de Flore, the Parisian coolness exemplified in 2000 by Doctor Rokit (one of British producer Matthew Herbert’s numerous aliases). Bringing up the tempo a notch, leaving out Herbert’s accordion and acoustic guitar, working a steel tongue drum plugin and reverberating, atmospheric pads into the skippy 4/4, et voilà, French downtempo becomes jazzy microhouse with Kubikov’s fingerprints all over it.
About Anton Kubikov:
Anton Kubikov is a composer, DJ and a bit of a poet. He is a well-known figure in the international electronic scene since 1994. His music has appeared on over 90 releases on vinyl labels and digital compilations such as Kompakt, Fabric, Force Tracks, Trapez, Salo, MAYAK, Pro-tez, Nervmusic, Traum, Freizeitglauben, Heisenberg, with the Scsi-9 project, Multiplear Juras Lieturs and under their own name. His DJ set always features high quality underground music and creates a unique atmosphere on the dance floor. For 28 years of his career, Anton has visited almost all continents except the North Pole, Antarctica, and Africa. In 2022, Stately Records released Anton’s full dub-techno album on vinyl, and several more releases are planned on independent labels.
Stream: the Berlin Undercover Compilation
Café de Flore
Anton Kubikov infuses the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés with a touch of Chicago in his rendition of ‘Café de Flore’ for Berlin Undercover. Originally exemplifying Parisian coolness in 2000 by Doctor Rokit (one of British producer Matthew Herbert’s aliases), Kubikov’s version takes it up a notch. By elevating the tempo, removing Herbert’s accordion and acoustic guitar, and incorporating a steel tongue drum plugin and reverberating atmospheric pads into the skippy 4/4 rhythm, French downtempo transforms into jazzy microhouse, uniquely imprinted with Kubikov’s signature style.