Posts Tagged ‘French electro’

July 7, 2017

When we think of summer days hanging by the pool, we’re reminded of youthful crushes and playful shenanigans, so it’s more than fitting that a song like Young Love would come by way of German outfit Pool. The ebullient feel good anthem is a welcome return by a band who last enamored us nearly a year ago with their uptempo, radiant indie pop on Forever Like That. If you’ve ever wondered what Milky Chance would sound like if they went sun kissed dance pop and sanguine indie rock, with a light dusting of Phoenix and a drizzle of Two Door Cinema Club, Pool’s Young Love is your answer. An 80′s synthwave and French house driven rendition of the song accompanies the new tune. You can take Phil Speiser’s glorious remix for a spin below.

July 4, 2017

REFS’ lavish synthpop and dashing soul gets a gilded infusion of luxuriant French house on the project from New York’s new single Spotlight. The song follows on recent single Forever, which was featured on HBO’s Girls and picked up thirteen New Music Friday listings. The duo says of their dazzling new electronic pop single: “You change over years, what you listen to, what you like, the aesthetics that you’re drawn to in terms of texture, simplicity, how much you’re feeling things out… ‘Spotlight’ is the sound of trying to figure out this french 80s thing like Justice and Tears For Fears. For me it’s the feeling of that first time when you’re just having fun with no expectations.” It’s no wonder I’m so drawn to Spotlight, considering my love of both Justice and Tears For Fears. Re-visit Forever and debut single Pain Goes Away on Soundcloud, here. REFS will be releasing a trio of EPs this year, each showcasing different phases of dealing with the end of a relationship. It looks to be a fine rest of the year for this long time REFS fan.

July 4, 2017

Who else but Allure could present us with the sort of smoldering seduction and hip moving groove that overwhelms all our senses on Loving You? The Parisian producer heats up our summer night with the resplendent jam, a cut off Allure’s new Opera EP out on July 10th. Loving You’s slick falsettos and juicy pumping beats are dressed to the nines in the snazzy threads of French house. Re-visit the producer’s prior singles on Soundcloud, here, as we await that Opera EP.

June 28, 2017

When I hear Cal’s smoky smoldering voice, I can’t help but think of one of my all time favorite Bearson tunes, his deeply infectious anthem, Want You. But now I’ll also think of Atella, the Norwegian electronic duo who first landed on our radar over a year ago with their song Mechanical Sparrow. Atella returns with more of their melodic rippling magnetism on Anyone Out There, on which they’ve now linked up with fellow Norwegian and sultry songbird Cal. Anyone Out There’s electro house and indie dance with a French touch is like Röyksopp dusted with Daft Punk, then whisked with some cosmic soaring pop. You can stream/download the single, here.

June 28, 2017

“Thanks” is something I’d certainly like to say to THANKS, a Danish production duo who does catchy, soulful electronic music. Their latest dazzling single gives me an invigorating dose of dance ready energy after an incredibly long day and night, and their French house styled disco rock is absolutely irresistible. After hooking quite a lot of big league blogs with their prior tracks, THANKS is back with I Can Get, which features Christian Vium, lead singer of Danish rock outfit Go Go Berlin. I Can Get was inspired by a shared passion for cartoon-rock from the 90′s, French electro, and icons like Tom Jones and Mick Jagger. It’s a whirlwind of a big and splashy, glamorous and flashy banger. THANKS describes the swinging song as an anthem with a rock feel that celebrates love. It’s obvious I Can Get is more than worthy of a celebration, too. Stream/download the single, here.

June 22, 2017

It’s been ages since our favorite interstellar robots, Daft Punk, have graced us with new music, and no, they’re not playing the trash fence at Burning Man, or going on a tour announced on April Fool’s Day, or headlining the next big festival, but they do seem to like treating us to a rare collaboration every once in awhile. Aside from the duo’s previous world dominating music with The Weeknd, the producers now surprise us with a sudden appearance on a new song from Australia based Berlin project Parcels. That’s right, Parcels and Daft Punk wrote and produced a song together at a secret location in Paris earlier this year. Out of the session comes glitzy grooving Overnight, a shimmering twirler of a cool, glamorous jam. We should’ve known how well Parcels’ smooth electro funk and swanky pop would go with Daft Punk’s plucky luscious French house. The combination of the two feels like Jungle gone Daft Punk. Growing five piece sensation Parcels is touring Europe for the year, with stops at all major festivals including a pair of shows at Glastonbury this very weekend. You can purchase/stream Overnight via additional sources, here.

June 20, 2017

The sheer amount of production talent that makes up supergroup Slow Hours is jaw dropping. The French collective involves Lain, Kultur, Astre, Khamsin, Kidswaste, and Rusty Hook. They first rocketed out of France four months ago as a united front on an exceptional remix of What So Not and Ganz’s Lone, featuring Joy. They’ve now given Petit Biscuit’s Sunset Lover the an epic transformation. The summer breezy, wistful nostalgic aria goes grand atmospheric on Slow Hours’ remix. Its orchestral magnificence reminds me of British composer Max Richter. But then that symphonic narrative explodes into vibrant fireworks. Electro house, future bass, and dubstep fuse together robustly to create a widescreen reel of technicolor brilliance. This tour the force sprawler is on the new Sunset Lover Remix EP, out now and available from iTunes, here. The six track release also features edits by Daktyl, Bearcubs, Clément Bazin, and OTR.

June 6, 2017

Today was a very fruitful day. I dug up quite a lot of jewels on my music discovering adventures outside of just sleuthing through the endless emails and submissions we receive. One such pearl that I encountered is a Parisian electronic musician named Tainsus, who harbors a strong penchant for 80′s synths and modern day samplers. Someone Who Looked Like You is his latest delectable concoction, and it’s absolutely sublime. Phoenix (particularly recent summer wavey Phoenix) meets 80′s synthwave and a dapper Electric Guest groove on the luxuriously smoldering, nostalgic simmering jam. Someone Who Looked Like You is available from Bandcamp, here. For more of Tainsus’ 80′s inspired synthcore meets French house, stream Stronger Together and A Polaroid Of Our Love below.

June 3, 2017

Phoenix’s new album Ti Amo drops in a week, and it’s going to be a whole lot of fun, judging from what we’ve heard off of it so far. The French veterans say that their new ful length is inspired by summer and Italian disco. Goodbye Soleil follows on prior reveals J-Boy and the album’s title track. It’s a sun drenched slice of dreamy electronica and synthpop. Phoenix is really indulging in the French house aspect of their music with their recent releases. Goodbye Soleil quickly reminds me of M83′s recent album Junk and Daft Punk’s lighter, airier fare. Ti Amo will be out June 9th via Glassnote Records.

May 15, 2017

I’d imagine remixing a Frank Ocean track takes some guts and bravado. It’s like attempting to set loose in the wild an edit of a book of the Bible, or at least to some Frank Ocean fans, it might feel that way. Philadelphia’s Louis Futon created his own sonic gospel when he set out to remix Frank Ocean’s Solo. The flip he’s given us is pure genius, a soulful, funky affair that pays homage to the Motown vibes of the 70′s yet updates that vintage sound with the electrifying hybrid dance and hip hop feels that we often fall for from the likes of Big Wild, Griz, 20syl, and Pretty Lights. Louis Futon’s re-interpretation of Solo is a free download, here.