For their 8th release on Around Midnight, Chambord chose to showcase the blooming talent of Wahm, whose lively remix of ‘The Alchemist’ on AM’ 6th release was remarkable. On this new and well-named ‘Bloomed’ EP, the vivid palette of the Moroccan duo based in Paris and already a part of Solomun’s Diynamic is widely enlightened thanks to 1 original and 2 remixes.
Based on in-depth lyrics about inner demons and self-improvement, Wahm’s original ‘Bloomed’ takes us on a path of liberation. Musically, the initial dark roaring vibe of a 90s guitar coupled with deep percussions then opens on an bright combination of playful vocals and ascending keyboards : a powerful ray of light that will bring crowds together at any time of day or night, ultimately to thrive on the live performance Wahm currently has in the works.
Another renowned French duo and a forever inspiration to Chambord, dOP took the bet to make ‘Bloomed’ travel to the sunny shores of the world, from Ibiza to Tulum, thanks to a wavy rhythm, a slightly accelerated pitch and an in- depth e”ect on the vocals that will put the track on many DJ’s map for an afternoon or an early night session.
From the sunlights to the spotlights, Chambord’s final remix of ‘Bloomed’ enhances the playful darkness of the original with their own touch of colorful introspection and powerful yet steady baseline that will keep you wide awake and happy on every dancefloor.
You can now listen to the full premiere of dOP’s remix while reading the short interview with WAHM exclusively on When We Dip. Enjoy!
WWD : Hicham, Walid, very happy to have you on board for this interview! Could you tell us more about this EP Bloomed that you gonna release on Around Midnight?
Hey, thanks for having us. This single is actually one of our most played tracks in our live sets. It has a special meaning for us production wise and it also symbolizes our encounter with Chambord, as it is one of the first tracks we sent them last year.
WWD : What is your Musical background, and how you two met ?
We both come for the metal and rock scene. We reconverted into electronic music in the early 2010´s and since wanted to bring the rock vibe into the electronic world.
WWD : You can perform DJ sets and Live sets, do you have a preference between this two performance ?
They both have a special taste, but the live show has a completely different energy. We enjoy playing instruments and connecting with the crowd, that is why we would say we prefer the live performance.
WWD : Could you tell us about your live performance ?
In the beggining, our live was a bit contemplative, and became with time more dancefloor and groovy, but still emotional. We also like playing some edits we made from classical songs, it allows people to go into a more personal experience when they recognize a track they used to know in their childhood for example.
WWD : On all your work, and particularly on Bloomed, we always feel a special evolution on your tracks. Always very uplifting and super instinctive. Are you always making your tracks for your live ? Or you don’t put any barriers when you produce ?
No, we don’t make our tracks for our live. We have produced a lot of tracks that we don’t reproduce on stage, as they don’t fit the live performance vibe. But as you know, playing a festival can be different from playing in a club, so we would most likely adapt, add or remove some tracks according to the emotion and vibe we would like to set.
WWD : Production wise, your range is very complete. You sing, play drums, play guitar, do you always try to bring these elements to your production ?
98% of time haha. It is our personal touch and it is also why people enjoy our music. It feels natural for us as it is how we learned to make music. Sometimes we try to do it differently but we end up going back to what we do the best.
WWD : If all your wishes came true, what would be your dream collaboration ?
That is hard to choose, but we would say Jimi Jules. We love his work and his vision, and it would be amazing to connect in the studio.
WWD : What are your next plans ? Next gigs/releases ?
We have a good amount of music ready to see the light. Some are signed and some aren’t, we will communicate about that in the coming days once everything is settled and signed. We are also working on an asian tour in February before heading to South America in march. Stay tuned for the exact schedule 🙂
Release Date: December 15th 2023. Buy Here