19 posts categorized "france"


Yelle - Safari Disco Club (new song!)

She's already teased and tantalized us with La Musique (even though we like the Lorenz Rhode remix of that cut way better than the original), but Yelle is on a mission to come back to the tips of our tongues with her new single from her forthcoming album of the same name, Safari Disco Club, which is due out on March 22.




The song title mimics precisely what the song sounds like: a club of safari-cly awesome discofied proportions.


Ok... if that doesn't make sense to you, then just grab the cut for freezies and do a lil dance with me, mmk?






mp3: Yelle - Safari Disco Club




Discodeine (featuring Jarvis Cocker) - Synchronize (new video!)

What was one of our most oft repeated tracks of the past year? Well, that honor goes to Discodeine's Synchronize, although the other work, Singular, from the French production partners, Pentile and Pilooski, sat hgh atop those rankings as well. But it's the former we're spinning yarn about today, because the brand new video for the debut single has just been unleashed and the d-i-r-t-y labelmates put together quite the h-o-t clip. 




Featuring the inimitable vocals, and presence, of Britpop legend, Jarvis Cocker, the trio of dudes churn out some visuals that will have you melting in your seat.


No more words... just watch this fire now.


Discodeine's Synchronize EP is out now. Buy it here.






mp3: Discodeine (ft Jarvis Cocker) - Synchronize (Jam Factory Remix)




Fenech-Soler - Demons (Yuksek Remix)

Sometimes it's nice just to check in on buddy boy Yuksek, because every time we do, we somehow stumble across a piece of his pretty little pie that eventually, nay, almost immediately goes straight to the top of our currently most played tracks. And so goes the case today, with not one, but two, fine fixes; the first comes from an outfit we already hold dear, and the second bonus bumper, well, we're all gonna start learning about this lass...real hard.




The tight troupe of lads from Kings Cliffe, Fenech-Soler, have been hovering on tongues' tips for a solid set of time now, and since early 2009, they've released all of 3 official singles. 2011, however, sees them grab album cut, Demons, from their debut and toss it into the "on it's own output" arena. Well, with subsequent remixes, including one from the man we're heralding: Yuksek.


You can stream that after I ramble on wee bit more.


As your bonus beast-approved cut, gobble up the dude's fix of Anything Maria's Cook Him Up, which is a whole lot of words thrown together to form an artist name / song title that I have never heard of prior to earlier this week. Apparently AM is the next "it" one in France, or so sayeth these verbs and nouns: "Eclectique, polymorphe, la musique d'Anything MARIA s'oriente vers un songwriting POP, mutant et moderne, sans complexe ni frontière."


Admission: I cannot read or translate that, but I can spin this song and love it. Which I've already done a ton, including on this past week's Belly of the Beast on East Village Radio. Proof! Stick it through to the 2:52 mark when the soaring really starts to, well, soar.



Fenech-Soler - Demons (Yuksek Remix) by sheenabeaston 



mp3: Anything Maria - Cook Him Up (Yuksek Remix)




The Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back (Pilooski Edit)

Look at those hoes! Strike that, Im just being silly, because well, anytime I hear The Pointer Sisters' Send Him Back, I get super happy. And only recently did I realize that my man Pilooski edited the classically funky soul song and amped up the oopmh factor.


Pointer sisters


Grab the fix below, then try and tell me these ladies didn't have all sorts of style, sass and panache.






mp3: The Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back (Pilooski Edit)




Daft Punk - Fragile (Space G Dedicace Remix)

While everyone is getting geeked the freak out for TRON and the Daft Punk soundtrack to finally hit (oh, and hit it will), lemme slip this sweet fix of Fragile, from France's Space G, into your repertoires.


Daft punk


I've been playing this a lot lately.


You should too, cause it bangs.




mp3: Daft Punk - Fragile (Space G Dedicace Remix)




Tame Impala - Lucidity (Pilooski Remix)

Taking the Aussie troop's track from The Doors to the dance floor, one of my favorite Frenchmen, Pilooski, jumps in on this fix of Tame Impala's Lucidity, adding new bits of sonic squelching that are simply sublime.


Tame imapala


The single is out officially today (buy it here), watch the video for Lucidity at this link, then try your best to snag a ticket to their upcoming US tour/shows.


The first night in NYC is already sold out, but yay, two nights. Get your pass now.


Remix = rad.




mp3: Tame Impala - Lucidity (Pilooski Remix)




Kap Bambino: New Video/Short Film for Song, New Breath

Kap Bambino are magnetic, wild, frenetic and always have a dance or die attitude that tugs right at my ragey little heartstrings. They've just released a video for their 2007 (what?!) track, New Breath, and in true Bambino style it is beastly and badass. A band who are known for providing big sounds with few instruments, the duo drummed up their very DIY attitude to the next level by using only mobile phones to film the clip.


Kap bambino


Director Thomas Hilland was asked to test drive the Nokia N8, and make a film that made the most of the smartphone’s impressive HD camera. The film features said song by KB, remote-controlled dragonflies, a stunning Norwegian landscape, and some men in colorful costumes. See how they did it in the making of the film scenes here.


Check out the video now.






mp3: Kap Bambino - New Breath




Yelle - La Musique (new single!)

You are Yelle, you are French, you have new music. You, my beasts, are welcome.




Now somebody give me that Discodeine remix pronto!




mp3: Yelle - La Musique (Lorenz Rhode Remix)

mp3: Yelle - La Musique 





Introducing: The Aikiu

What's my latest obsession you ask? Well, maybe you're not asking, but I'm going to tell you anyways. It should come as no surprise that the French discopop of The Aikiu has been inhabiting a lot of my ear space over the past few weeks. And it's all thanks to one single, the lad's debut one no less, and it's complementary remixes that's had me in perma-grin mode.



Alex Aikiu, the man behind the band, as well as the charismatic front-man of this three-piece Parisian art-pop collective, consisting also of Julien Vichnievsky and Cedric Pilooski. Leave it to Pilooski to have me swooning again, but it seems like everything he touches turns to beastly-gold.


But it's The Aikiu's debut offering, Just Can't Sleep, that's got me doing just as the song implies. Perfect for lazy afternoon listenings or dark and mysterious dancefloors before the crack of daylight, the song "is about a love affair with the late 70's and early 80's in New York City; a time when the city was in despair and at its lowest in places and extremely high in plenty of others. Studio 54, one of those infamous places where many worlds collided under one roof, all with an air of decadence, disco and glamor. There’s also that paranoid element to it though. If you want the party never to stop, you’re inevitably going to get dark", so says Alex.


Sounds like perfection to me. Cop the single here and watch the video below.



mp3: The Aikiu - Just Cant Sleep (Mighty Mouse Remix)

mp3: The Aikiu - Just Cant Sleep



Pilooski’s Discodeine LP to Feature Jarvis Cocker and Matias Aguayo

Discodeine is the Parisian super-group, comprised of disco destroyer Pilooski, Morando (AKA Pentile) and Cédric Marszewski. To date, they've released several EPs on the d-i-r-t-y sub-label Dark & Lovely, most recently Singular, a track featuring vocals from former Closer Musik member, Matias Aguayo.



Along with Aguayo appearing on the Discodeine full-length, productions featuring contributions from Jarvis Cocker and Baxter Dury (son of Ian) will be included. Further details of the album, like the title, track list and official release date, have yet to be revealed, but d-i-r-t-y says to “expect pop music, analogue basslines, steel drums, weird disco and more”.

You can buy the Singular EP here, or watch the video for the title track below. So yummy!




mp3: Discodeine - Singular



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