French electronic musician Maximilien has teamed with urban wordsmith Praa to create Alliance as part of their ongoing collaboration. A mix of street and sophistication the track has a video directed by compatriot LISWAYA to add to the already heady mix. Check it out.

There’s a debt to the sound of Air on Alliance, its smooth loops and synths echoing their classic sound. But there’s an urban edge to the arrangement too, a sense of threat and hidden danger, which is reinforced by the eloquent anger Praa exudes with every word. Its combination of daydream and nightmare gives the song a sense of urgency and justified righteousness that is hard to beat.

Alliance is out now via Elephant and Castle, you can find streaming and downloading details here.

Photo by Margaux Rodrigues