In the world of house music the tastemakers and all round disco-shakers are nothing short of influential, bringing addictive beats with soul. Chocolate Puma have hollered at the charts from day one breaking records from Miami to Montreal, known by fellow dance music innovator Laidback Luke as the Godfather’s of Dutch house music. 24 years in the studio and 14 years behind the decks, the duo of René and Gaston are distinguished creators and innovators of house music.
Breathing heart and soul, the Chocolate Puma project has always delivered countless funk in the music from early house, techno and underground gay disco to early hip-hop beats flourishing in this generation, catching the attention of fans globally. Influenced by the sounds of fresh artists surrounding their studio, the Chocolate Puma beast excites in a futuristic way leaving nothing but heads bopping.
The break in dance music has evolved these innovators, releasing on their labels Fresh Fruit Records and Pssst Music and delivering a disciplined spark on labels like Spinnin, Dim Mak, Defected, Size and MixMash Records, there is no doubt the house music legends rise above the sound brackets and generation gaps. Trailblazers to the end, the pair have dominated on Beatport with #1 pole with Firebeatz ‘I Cant Understand’, ‘Tonco Tone’, ‘Disco Electrique’ and ‘Touch Me’ with Bingo Players too all made it to #1 in the main chart. Collaborating with Tommie Sunshine and Junior Sanchez too, the fire is alive putting out the call for remix runs for the honourable Nile Rogers, David Guetta, NERVO, Janelle Monae and stage possessors Major Lazer.
The tour road keeps the tinge of driving bass lines and Africanism of the true Chocolate Puma sound alive, keeping the shows a mile away from the mediocre. Alongside Laidback Luke, Tchami and young-gun Oliver Heldens, the soul from the console blazes with the old school meeting the new school. Telling the house music story at EDC Las Vegas, Pacha globally, Ushuaia Ibiza, The Netherlands’ Solar Festival, Super You & Me NYC and countless more, the seamless playlists and dance-floor pounding vibes are a Chocolate Puma patent.
House music in the beginning. House music to the end.