Posts Tagged ‘French electro’

May 9, 2018
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I was traipsing through Soundcloud nonchalantly like I always do in the mornings while fast at work, when I encountered this sick track that I knew I had to hop on to share immediately. The lightning bolt jolt that it’s brought me is way better than any rush the coffee I’m having right now could ever give. All hail Pon De Time, Wuki’s absolutely genius mashup of Daft Punk’s timeless hit One More Time and Major Lazer’s 2009 dance classic Pon De Floor. French electro, steely future house, and dancehall meld together exceptionally in Wuki’s hands to become the most exhilarating mashup I’ve come across in ages. Pon De Floor is a free download, here.

March 2, 2018
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My heart palpitated with excitement when I encountered a fresh track from young production whiz k?d last week. A new banger from the genius producer usually sets my heart on fire already, but this time around, k?d has partnered up with veteran magnate Wolfgang Gartner, too. Prepare for a rush of thrills as the duo assaults our ears and pumps us up with some throwback electro house on cinematic and theatrical Banshee, a must for any fan of Justice and Sebastian, but with a harder hitting approach. Banshee would fit right in on Ed Banger Records collection of French house inspired jams. Stream/purchase the exultant thrasher, here.

January 18, 2018

Parisian dance connoisseur and multi-instrumentalist Jean Tonique announced the details of his genre defying album Well Mannered Frivolity through Tonique Records earlier this week. It’s arrival will be pre-empted by the release of a short series of films for some of the albums’ tracks, which kicks off with this peculiarly captivating visualizer for Jean Tonique’s Feel Better Now, a chill grooving electronic track saturated with an unmistakable French electro touch.  Well Mannered Frivolity will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally through all discerning outlets. Pre-order, here, ahead of its February 16th release date.

January 16, 2018

Parisian production duo Synapson are back with a huge release, one whose video has already garnered copious views on YouTube since its release late last week. Get ready to groove out to the funky electro found on slick and infectious Hide Away, featuring glamorous pop vocals by Holly Martin. The French duo recently performed for the first time at Paris Bercy Arena for Virgin Radio. I can just picture the crowd dancing away in ecstasy to this fresh and funky anthem, whose video features an impassioned dancer in a diner succumbing to the song’s lustful spell. Hide Away is out now via Parlophone / Warner Music. Stream/download, here.

November 22, 2017

Swedish duo Jarami released a music video for their latest single Hear This last week. It’s high time we visited this magnificent electro-funk meets house soiree together, so let’s dive into its brilliant “dance” video, featuring a loss of gravity and some sick moves (think Eleven of Stranger Things meets The OA). You could say we’ve grown accustomed to Jarami’s sleek hearty groove this past year from their amazing remix outings, but we were still not prepared for Hear This’ snappy verve and French house channeling charm. The dynamic and eclectic tune is available from iTunes, here.

October 24, 2017
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Let’s close out this long and arduous Monday with a truly invigorating jam. Elusive new producer Marinsky alights on our radar out of France with a fresh and funky banger, appropriately titled Rapture. A whirlwind torrent of glamorous disco, spicy electro-funk, visceral deep house, and trendy breakbeats greets our ears as we don our sequined dancing shoes to twirl the rest of the night away to this groovalicious flight of fancy. If ZHU, C2C, Daft Punk, and Junior Senior all jammed out together, it’d probably be rapturous like Rapture. You can snag this foxy banger, such a deliciously flute fluttering, brassy trumpeting, and bass pumping affair, here.

October 24, 2017
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Myd, a songwriter and producer from Paris, is signed to esteemed French label Ed Banger Records, alongside other beloved producers like Justice, Riton, SebastiAN, Breakbot, and more. So it should come as no surprise that his music is as swanky seductive and glamorously intoxicating as it is on new single The Sun, a spacey spiraling, woozy whirring dose of luminous French pop, nu-disco, and wonky electro. The Sun is like trademark Ed Banger French disco house meets Metronomy and MGMT. It’s lifted from Myd’s forthcoming EP, All Inclusive. You can purchase/stream the single via major outlets, here.

October 19, 2017
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French electronic outfit KCPK dropped a heckuva gripping and riveting five track EP earlier this month named Critics. The title track is a regal sweeping, grandiose soaring anthem. Its throbbing electronica is heavily adorned in icy synths and pounding beats. It’s also infused with bold electro-rock and painted in a new wavey gloss. Critics is perfect for a visceral and liberating solo dance session. KCPK also shared a video this week for opulently pulsating, darkwavey  synthpop track The End, their current single off Critics. The theatrical clip was directed by Luc Besson’s Steadicam operator Loïc Andrieu, with cinematography by DoP Nicolas Loir (Ghostpoet, Woodkid, Alt-J) and with VFX by famous French Flame artist and VFX artist David Danesi (Jackie, The Artist). The cinematic video, which premiered on Nowness, captures a teenage girl’s worst nightmare. Stream KCPK’s Critics EP in full on Soundcloud, here

October 18, 2017

If you haven’t heard the news by now, prepare yourself for an insanely good treat from MGMT, the celebrated American psych rock and indietronica band who’s brought us a whole lot of magnificence as well as a healthy helping of divisiveness and experimentalism in the past decade with their ever changing music. That’s right, the Connecticut duo is back, and in glorious style with a fresh new song named Little Dark Age as well as a fittingly decadent and dark music video to accompany the spectacular song. Little Dark Age is an icy pulsing, slick throbbing electronic banger. MGMT has gone the cool and gloomy, glamorous and pompous route with this sudden foray into French house and electro funk, which feels deliciously gothic, too. It’s almost like they’ve taken their usual psychedelia and infused it with Justice’s electro rock/disco electro, as well as an abundance of The Cure, Depeche Mode, Soulwax, and some Tame Impala, too. Little Dark Age arrives just in time for Halloween later this month. You can snag this brilliant song, here. New MGMT might be a sign of a new album to come. I certainly hope so. I’m excited to learn more about this new evolution of MGMT and to hear more from a new body of work.

August 8, 2017
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If I actually had my own private island (one can dream…), I’d love to invite Private Island out for my own private weekend of serenading and jamming. We’d waltz across a moonlit beach to the Los Angeles six piece’s lusciously rippling, dreamy sauntering new treat, Juvenile, and gaze into the deep blue sea while lost in introspection to the song’s nocturnal R&B pop and sleek alt electro. Juvenile is lifted from Private Island’s forthcoming new album, Night Drive, arriving this fall. If a private island I can’t have, then a late night cruise to Juvenile could be very sublime, too. Juvenile out now on all digital platforms. You can also stream the plush suitor via Spotify, here.