Elitechnique (Florentijn Boddendijk and Remco De Jong) is a Rotterdam based cosmic disco duo
closely associated with Clone Records. They are known for their funky disco edits and solid remixes for Alden Tyrell, and Black Devil Disco Club
. They apply an array of vintage synthesizers
to do disco edits on Magick Edits and live instrumentation productions for Clone.
The first Elitechnique release was the We Shall Control
EP (Radius Records, 2006) – the Dutch origins and cosmic Italo sound of the record fuelled speculation that it was Alden Tyrell behind the mystery project. The guesses proved to be not too far off base: the next Elitechnique release was a remix for Tyrell taken from his compilation Times Like These
. "La Voix", with its haunting vocals by Nancy Fortune, was released with remixes by The Isolators and Elitechnique in vocal and instrumental versions. A remix of Jupiter Black’s Giorgio Moroder tribute edit "We Like Moroder" followed – with a syrupy dub version that favours the slow-build of a New York indebted disco cut.
Early in 2007, an Elitechnique remix appeared on Black Devil Disco Club’s Black Sunshine
(LoEB) "The Devil In Us (En Francais)". Elitechnique’s original production "Fingerfood" was delivered on Clone in early 2007, earning the pair accolades for their instrumental, as opposed to sample based approach. The EP was a seventies, New-York style, percussion driven disco track
and featured a remix from Major Swellings (aka Prins Thomas) on the flip. Two edit projects followed in early 2008 under the name Editechnique on the famed Magick Edit Allstars – Disco Editions
series. Hanging On A Solana
, which featured edits of "Hanging' On A String" by Loose Ends and "I Got to Little Love" by Angela, and Dirty Kissing featuring an edit of Eddie Murphy and Simple Mind's "I Travel".
Boddendijk and De Jong have collaborated on a number of projects, including theatre music production
for ZT Hollandia, among others, and work for theatre director Johan Simons. Level 8
(2004) was an early release from a former incarnation of Elitechnique called Level 8, released as a special production of the Paradiso Melkweg Productiehuis – the combined theatre department/production house of two of Amsterdam’s finest clubs the Paradiso and Melkweg. After many requests, the piece was released as a promotional item for the "To the Max" theatre performance, and featured an Italo disco remix by Ardath Bey (aka Alden Tyrell) on the flip side.
Florentijn Boddendijk studied sonology at the Academy of Music in The Hague where he developed programmes for computers that generate music independently. Boddendijk also continues to make remixes and edits, notably under the moniker Florentintin
producing live edits of jazz standards for the project Lapbop.
Rotterdam born Remco de Jong released a number of 12”s on Dutch and American techno labels (X-Sub, Tape) in the late nineties under his own name, and launched his Phako
moniker in 1999 with a noir and loungey signature style. His first untitled 12” with Clone’s experimental imprint Dub (Djak-Up-Bitch) was a split release with E.O.G (Richard Barendrecht and Alden Tyrell). De Jong released three more 12”s and a full length CD, Shipyards and Engineering Co Ltd
(2002) under his Phako moniker. He used to be a member of the Beta Bodega Coalition, with whom he performed at CTM.02.
Similar: Black Devil Disco Club, Quiet Village, In Flagrante, Alden Tyrell.
Appearances:> CTM.09 > SPEKTRAL DISCO