Posts Tagged ‘french touch’

May 9, 2018
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Fresh off their collaboration with brassy electro-funk brothers French Horn Rebellion comes new Patawawa jam Lie, a swanky twirling disco banger through and through. Its French house swagger is as infectious as a classic Daft Punk jam, with a whole lot of frisky synths and scalding beats. Patawawa’s put out some fantastic songs in the past, but Lie might be their best yet. It’s a solid gold track that also reminds me of some of my favorite Flight Facilities tracks of yore, due to its rich, sultry vocals and its plucky attitude. LIE is the first song revealed from Cookie Records’ new compilation Crispy Groove, out in early June. Download/stream Patawawa’s swag new tune, here.

May 8, 2018

Though Stop isn’t a brand new track from French legends Justice, anything fresh from the duo, including a music video, is cause for celebration.

Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay surprise us with a spiffy new animated video for the track off their excellent 2016 album Woman just as they’re preparing to perform at Google I/O tech festival tomorrow. The set will be livestreamed on YouTube. I’m some glitzy French house will spruce up your week and propel you over hump day. Justice is also playing a ton of festivals this summer in Europe. But they won’t be making it stateside till the fall, when they hit Life Is Beautiful and Austin City Limits. Watch Justice’s show at Google I/O conference tomorrow, here.

May 2, 2018
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The crème de la crème of the Norwegian electronic music scene come together on Control, a new single from Lemaitre featuring Jerry Folk. Control carries the hallmarks of both these esteemed acts in its suave, slinky swagger and its glitzy swinging future funk vibes. The single is part of a series of collaborations this year that Lemaitre is in the midst of releasing involving other Norwegian luminaries like Coucheron, William Larsen, and Bearson. Stream/download Control, here.

February 21, 2018
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DJ Snake’s collaboration with Lauv, A Different Way, has been remixed aplenty in these past few months. There’s probably only one other track that might have it beat when it comes to most remixed track of the year, and that’s obviously The Chainsmokers’ Sick Boy, which everyone has been editing lately, or so it seems. French producer Tony Romera gave us one of our favorite dance inducing reworks of A Different Way just a few weeks prior (check out our feature, here). And now he’s followed it up with an even more wicked jam, an exhilarating original titled Hold Up bursting with glamorous French house energy and delirioiusly breaking beats. This is one that will more than satiate your hunger for Daft Punk or Justice right now. A plenteous dose of funky old school hip hop also courses through its vigorous pumping soundscape, giving us a taste of both classic and modern, all at once. Stream/download Hold Up, here.

February 9, 2018
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Who else but Danish production duo THANKS could immediately inspire us to don our dancing shoes and bust out some sweet moves after a long day? The pair are back with their rambunctious dance rock and French house inflected disco house on their frisky bacchanalian banger Sunshine. So go on, let that sunshine into your heart, throw your hands up in the air, and party the night away to this funkalicious groover. It’ll leave you beaming in joy just before you dive back in head first. Sunshine even has some wonderfully acidic moments for a full on dizzying trip of a soiree. It’s like Basement Jaxx meets C2C and Junior Senior. Stream/download the track, here.

February 8, 2018

It’s been an epic ride with MGMT and their ever-changing synthpop and psych rock over the years. From the breakout success of the band’s first album Oracular Spectacular to their more experimental sound in their later albums, the Connecticut duo has never failed to defy expectations and keep us on our toes. And now, they’re about to drop their fourth album Little Dark Age, which I’ve been looking forward to since they revealed the title track last year. It’s obvious Andrew and Ben have opted to meld some of their avant-garde experimentalism with more of their earlier synthpop and new wave sounds in these new songs. Fresh single Me and Michael, which arrives by way of music video, is more of their electro-tinged, 80s hued pop, heavily drizzled with some italo-wave and a French touch that at times evokes M83 (particularly M83′s album Junk). Pre-order Little Dark Age, here, and let’s celebrate its arrival on Friday.

February 6, 2018

We’ve loved an endless stream of Peking Duk songs over the years, but they’ve really hit a homerun with their new single, Wasted. The Australian electronic duo bring a whole lot of flashy pizzazz and groovalicious bass with them on the retro-vibing jam. Huge dance pop hooks are intermixed with snazzy electro house and deep pumping disco house on the chic strutting, glamorous twirling extravaganza. Even the video that comes with Wasted is filled with the nostalgia cheesy 70s disco moves and spiffy vintage suits. You might want to string this Peking Duk up with some Chromeo and Daft Punk on your new dance playlist. Streaming/purchasing options are available, here.

January 27, 2018
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There’s been an inordinate amount of remixes when it comes to DJ Snake’s hit single A Different Way, featuring buttery melting vocals by hotly buzzing artist Lauv. And we’ve shared quite a few of them, too. Tony Romera, a producer from Lyon, France, offers up the latest can’t miss remix of A Different Way. He’s turned the track into a synth pumping, dance inducing banger filled to the brim with snazzy French house vibes. I’d imagine this is how a Daft Punk, k?d, and DJ Snake collaboration might sound like. Tony Romera’s remix is robust and electrifying, and it’s a free download, 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.