Alan Braxe & Fred Falke ‎– Palladium / Penthouse Serenade

Vulture Music ‎– VULT 002
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VULT DGT002 Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Palladium(2xFile, WAV, Single) Vulture Music VULT DGT002 France 2002
VULT 002 Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Palladium / Penthouse Serenade(CDr, Pro) Vulture Music VULT 002 France 2002 Sell This Version


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October 6, 2017
Double 'A' Side, useful for fashion shows, other vogue events. Good studio production, some effects can be easily re-edited for new works. Bass looks very sincere. Honestly all this seem to me strongly underrated, even because it's the only 12'' issue. Not all 'french touch' is equal to itself, i can't hear any filtered sound here.



October 12, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

Classic french house, analogue lovelyness with dusty samples.


May 2, 2012
The last collaboration between these two Frenchmen resulted in the sublime “Running” – a record so simple that it never really reached its full potential, and still sounds every bit as good as it did upon release. This double-header pretty much picks up where the latter left off; only this time Daft Punk’s influences are all the greater. Both synthesised bass heavy instrumentals, “Palladium” clocks in at a slow house tempo – more lounge then podium – which changes direction midway to visit Moroder/Cerrone territory; a very in vogue sound. The second number is equally warm and inviting, and perhaps slightly more accessible with rich chords complimenting the lush backdrop, making this one must-have purchase.


August 24, 2010
edited over 8 years ago

Excellent release by Alan Braxe and Fred Falke. Back in the early 2000s I don't think these guys released a track that I don't like, save for Defender.

Palladium sounds is a bit like Daft Punk's Voyager. It consists of A REALLY hot bassline with a main trumpet line and some really good synths. I'll admit the song doesn't sound that great in the original key, but pitch it up about 150 cents and it sounds amazing. And then there's a really great breakdown that just keeps descending and descending until you go mad. Overall an excellent track.

Penthouse Serenade is another really good track, a bit softer than Palladium and mostly synth in comparison. It's one synth line backed by about four rolling synths and a really nice 909 rhythm. And the breakdown highlights the great bassline of the song that otherwise can't really be heard throughout the song. At first it sounds a bit too slow for dance music, but again when pitched up and sped up it will light the dance floor on fire.

An excellent EP from the masters of synthpop, Alan Braxe and Fred Falke. It may not sound like much at first, but play around with the speeds on your turntable a little bit and you'll realize how much of a gem this EP is.