It is with excitement and pride that Touch of Class Records unveils the music of Fovus Loîr — the new moniker of Daniel Gardner (aka Frivolous), an internationally renowned live performer, producer, DJ and classically trained pianist, hailing from Canada’s West Coast. With forty releases and over a dozen 12”s to his name, Gardner’s latest EP, “Missing Pieces” showcases three original songs with vocals by the artist himself and remixes by San Francisco hometown heroes, PillowTalk and Dave Aju.
The EP’s lead track, "The Pieces That I'm Missing,” is laid down with sonic orchestration and intoxicating, loved-up vocals that will have you grooving along effortlessly — a perfect tune to be dropped on any dance floor. The PillowTalk lads’ rework comes dressed in their signature bass lines and silky melodies — emphasizing the track’s warm string arrangements, chopping up the vocals bringing a new aesthetic to the original composition.
The second original track on this release, "Pieces,” presents a more dubbed-out, minimal feel than the first version — with heavier bass lines, ethereal synths and pads, gently setting a deep and bouncy groove for the delighted listener. Also included is a reconstruction of the tune by Berlin-based, San Francisco transplant, Dave Aju, whose Acid-House interpretation transports the listener to an underground warehouse — a perfect peak-time track that will have any speakers pumping.
Touch of Class has also included a bonus track on this EP release — a digital only version entitled, ”Moments For A Day.” The tune is delivered in true Frivolous fashion, a two-step mashup with heavy bass, strictly for the heads.
“Missing Pieces” release as a whole represents the diversity in sound eluted with a sense of fantasy, imagination and personality — an auditory aesthetic that both Fovus Loîr and Touch of Class Records continuously strives to embody. This solid collection of masterfully composed tunes, promises to reward any DJ's crate or playlist.