Arnaud Le Texier – Blunt Edge EP (incl Mr G remix)

October 16, 2011

Safari Electronique head honcho Arnaud Le Texier steps up to the plate to deliver a mighty home run with his “Blunt Edge” ep. Its been a whole twelve months since the Arnaud last graced the label, but since that time we have been treated to releases on Cocoon, Bass Culture and Children Of Tomorrow as well as remixes for Etruria Beat, Bulletdodge and Traum. The “Blunt Edge” ep is a complete Le Texier package. Lead track “Perlouze” matches the delicacy of handclaps with an hammer-like industrial kick and its cold metallic sounds dominate it’s essential warm under-texture. Its polar opposite immediately follows in the form of “Body Smile.” Whilst we have an equally potent kick-drum, the mood and textures are smooth and sweeter, helped in no small part by the by the acoustic bass and violin. Arnaud closes the release with the classic house sounds of the title track. Belying it’s name, “Blunt Edge” portrays anything but. Precise rasping hats and key stabs make this is the sharpist of musical tools. Staying true to its name however is the inimitable, Mr. G. Having recently stated that it’s “always been about the bottom end”, G demonstrates in stunning style. His ‘blunted’ bassline is a true ribshaker, omnipresent yet understated. Together with those hats, echoed vocal and drilling snares, G creates the filthiest of moody grooves.


SAF048 : Arnaud Le Texier – Blunt Edge EP

1 – Perlouze
2 – Body Smile
3 – Blunt Edge (Sticky Fingers Mr G remix)
4 – Blunt Edge

Out on vinyl on November 23rd 2011

LISTEN & BUY : Arnaud Le Texier – Blunt Edge EP (incl Mr G remix)


Lee Curtiss – “This is a great EP!! My G’s remix stands out, but all good!” – Dave Vega – (Robert Johnson / Beatport) – “REALLY nice tracks here from Arnaud and great remix! Full support from me. 5/5!” – Ivan Smagghe – “Good old school techno from Arnaud. Perlouze will get the plays from me.” –  Raudive – “Cool tracks… got a great Chi-Town groove!!” – DJ Hell – “Blunt Edge original mix and Mr G remixes are the ones for Hell J Great oldschool Chicago tunes!” – Luke Solomon – “DAMN!!! Oh yes…. Body Smile is GREAT!!” – Danny Howells – “Awesome release, and Mr G delivers (as always) on the mix. Max support.” – Dan Curtin – “Very interesting and diverse EP, for the floor, for listening, for the chill hours, Blunt Edge both original and MR G remix are the ones I’ll play for sure, really like both of them!” – Tobi Neumann – “Its gonna have to be the Mr. G remix that gets checked out by me. J” – Michel de Hey – “Mr G rules! Bad ass remix! And perfect title for him J” – Carlo Lio – “Excellent release.. i really really love Perlouze.. right up my alley.. deep slow and eerie… Body Smile is great to.. and Mr G does no wrong for me!” – AME (Kristian) – “Thanks a lot for this guys! Mr. G doing it again….” – Danny Tenaglia – “Everything on here is good for me!!! Thanx for sending!!” – Shlomi Aber – “Blunt Edge is SUPER cool!!!” – DVS1 – “Blunt Edge original and the Mr G mix are very nice!!!! Gonna give ‘em a spin! Thank you!” – Andrew Grant – (dc10) – “Arnaud ALWAYS lays down the good beats. Liking everything here!” – Raresh – “This is a really interesting release here from Arnaud. I think the G mix is my fav for now.” – D’Julz – “Superb ep again from Arnaud and Safari! I’ll be playing all of the tracks.” – Reboot – “Great ep with a smashing remix! Will play some of this tracks!” – Kiki – “Perlouze sounds delicate. This has to be heard LOUD… J” – Robert Dietz – “Dope Mr G remix. But the originals are very cool too. Always quality stuff from Mr. Le Texier.” – Adam Beyer – “The Mr G remix of Blunt Edge is sounding really nice. Gonna give it a spin!” – Maceo Plex – “I am totally loving the Mr G Sticky Fingers Mix. Big support from me!” – Nick Curly – “Blunt Edge Remix and Body Smile are rockin’ it for me..thanks.” – Terry Francis – (Fabric London) – “Mr. G 4 me on this one! Funky mother jacker!!” – Ame (Frank) – “This is classy house from Arnaud. Perlouze is my pick. Support!” – Bushwacka! – “I am in love with the Body Smile original. So deep and hypnotic!” – Ryan Crosson – “This is a great EP! I am in love with Body Smile!!!!” – Martinez – “Mr G Remix sounds really cool!! I’ll be playing it!! Thanks.” – Franco Cinelli – “Very Nice Record!! Mr.G Remix is my fav on first listen. Thanks for sending J” – Karotte – “Perlouze and Blunt Edge are great!! The remix from Mr. G is also a good one. Full support from me on these.” – Sebo K – “Another great release from Arnaud! Body Smile is perhaps my favourite. Full support from me.” – Chateau Flight – “This is a really cool ep Arnaud! Perlouze stands out for now.” – Spencer Parker – “Mr G on FIRE as always!!! J Thank you for sending guys! J” – Anthony Collins – “Mr G remix is very very cool and overall a super nice ep Arnaud.” – Mr. G – “Yeah i enjoyed this one ………… can hear it.” – Brendon Moeller – “This is a really solid release from Le Texier. All of the trax are going in da bag!” – tINI – (desolat) – “Nice release! Perlouze and Blunt Edge the winners. Although I’m gonna check the Mr G. mix tonight too!” – Ripperton – “Body Smile is really up my street!! Thanks for this Arnaud!” – Ali – (Tiefschwarz) – “This is another great release from Arnaud and Safari!” – Matthew Dear – “Perlouze is the pick of the release for me! Thank for sending.” – Loco Dice – “Mr G Remix is the fave for me. Gonna play that it!” – SIS – “Body Smile is sounding really cool to me. Gonna give it spin! Thanks!” – Okain – “Great ep! Body smile is an awesome track!!” – David K – “Nice tracks, will play body smile, so sexy, nice groove, also the Mr. G blow my mind! Great mix,…” – Jona – “Body Smile is very impressive! Beautiful vibe!!” – Nuno dos Santos – “Becoming a fan of Arnaud. Will support Perlouze! Also like Mr. G remix very much.” – Diesel – (X-Press 2) – “Baaad House Music!! Perlouze and Blunt Edge Mr G Mix are doing it for me.” – Perc – “Solid house business from Arnaud. Mr G remix just edging it for me here though, thanks.” – Funk D’Void – “Mr G’s MPC groove is the WINNER!!! Supporting!” – Gary Beck – “Really nice ep! The originals are great as is G’s mix. Thanks.” – Darko Esser – “Great EP!! Feeling Blunt Edge + my man G’s mix!! Will play!” – Paul Woolford – “Blunt Edge is a grooooooooooove!! J” – Rolando – “Oh yes, that Mr. G remix is DOPE!!!!!” – Laurent Garnier – “Mr. G as funky as ever… loooooove to play this! J” – Played by Richie Hawtin & Magda. – Chris Ç – ( / Acik Radio Istanbul) – “Wow, started harder then ive been expecting but with the second track this EP becomes a weapon of dance floor destruction. Will play and support.” – Diversions – (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) – “Good release, especially love the percussy title cut!” – Jose Maria Ramon – (Ibiza Global Radio) – “Sticky Fingers remix is Bomba! Cant wait to try it full support from Ibiza Global Radio.” – Pablo D – ( – “Sticky Fingers Mr.G Remix for me. Congrats!!” – Eduard – ( – “Perlouze & Blunt Edge are my fave here! Great release, Thanks so much.” – De:Bug Magazine Germany – “Considering for review.” – Angel – (DJ Magazine Espana) – “Review in DJ Mag Spain in November.” – Club Madnezz Radio Holland – “Very underground!!” – Sébastien B – (Paris One Radio) – “Good SAFARI release! Like it!” – Kiko Martínez – (DocePulgadas Radio Show Spain) – “Body Smile is so deep, very nice track. cool EP!” – Scan Mode – (DJ Magazine Spain) – “Blunt Edge for me!” – Raphael Dincsoy (Partysan / Stuttgart) – “Big release! Blunt Edge remix is phatt.” – Rafael – (Raveline Magazine Germany) – “Perlouze is GREAT!” – Victor – (DJ Magazine Spain) – “Blunt Edge in its original form is simply awesome!! Thanks.” – Groove Magazine Germany – “Review in our next issue.” – – “Nice Arnaud!” – Tsugi Magazine France– “Perlouze is a nice one.” – Paul Hamill – (Across The Line – BBC Ulster)“Mr G all over this one! Loving those HATS.” – Kev O – ( – “Massive as always from Arnaud. Cant wait to hear this Mr G remix on a proper sound system! It IS all about that low end!” – – “Arnaud at his very best!!!! WOW!!”

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