Cherokee

FRESH: ‘So Good’ – Cherokee feat. Goto

Cherokee releases the EP “Californism”.

by Christopher Smith

Dorian Miche, also known as ‘Cherokee’, is a French-Luxembourgish record producer and DJ currently based in Los Angeles. As a music producer, Cherokee lies at the forefront of a new intersection of funk and feel-good House. Having such a profound influence in the Parisian electronic scene with his eclectic and versatile style, Cherokee’s music has soared across the continents, leaving an imprint in the hearts of millions of fans who gather to be a part of his ‘endless summer’ vibe.

Cherokee is said to be an artistic “dreamer” – always working towards those nostalgic summer tracks filled with groovy melodies and disco-wave elements, leaving us dancing into the sunrise. Part of his discography, including songs such as “Teenage Fantasy”, “Take Care of You”, and “Don’t Matter,” can be described as sophisticated, elegant, and catchy, therefore have gathered millions of plays across several music platforms. He is able to pull inspiration for these productions from the sunny skies and hills down the waves of coastal California.

Not only has Cherokee established himself as a music producer, but also an iconic DJ having an extraordinary ability to unify crowds of many different vacancies; from exclusive rooftop parties, underground night clubs, to high-acclaimed festivals across the globe. As a DJ, he is known for his selectively curated tracks and his very own remixes (Daft Punk, Amerie, John Mayer, etc.) blending sensual beats and beautifully crafted melodies. Throughout his time as a touring artist spanning from Seoul to Los Angeles, Mexico City and back to Paris, he was able to collect inspiration from different landscapes and even cultures which have had much influence on his upcoming work as well.

“So Good” is the second track off Cherokee’s new EP “Californism” released on June 21st. Cherokee is teaming up again with Parisian vocalist and producer Goto, previously featured on “End Of Summer” and “How I Feel”, to provide another joyful and powerful piece of music. The song blends in subtle elements of disco and funk to a dynamic ensemble of electronic synths, arpeggios and beats. Goto’s vocals & lyrics add a nice pop side to the whole record while the funky and unique vocoder throughout the track gives an extra twist to the chorus.

Once again, Cherokee is able to show his ability to compose and produce original music while collaborating with some of today’s electro-indie artists.

For more about Cherokee, check out his FACEBOOK page and follow him on TWITTER

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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