This sultry joint was one of the first records from a young Maurice Fulton, issued in 1998 on Finnish label Puu. Puu comes under the umbrella of the cult Sähko imprint (which also encompasses Keys of Life, responsible for one of last year’s best singles). The C’etait Bon, Tres Bon 12″ saw Fulton collaborate with Puu boss Jimi Tenor, arranging typical house elements in unfamiliar configurations, resulting in a kind of fizzing alchemy.
The single offered an original track and a Dr Scratch Vibe Mix, which is the one you’ll keep coming back to. Live drums from Finnish instrumentalist Severi Pyssalo lend the track a loose feel, accompanied by syrupy keys and funk-soaked bass figures. What already amounts to a great house track is lent a shot in the arm by an army of details – a seesawing synth, a blissed-out flute solo and the seductive vocals of French poet Emmanuelle Ponti. It’s a timeless cut for summer nights, one for the lovers and the groovers.