Posts tagged "French house"

Q+A: Five minutes with Rich Aucoin

Canadian musician Rich Aucoin loves a challenge. In 2007, he famously supported the release of his EP Personal Publication with a country wide tour of Canada, travelling between cities entirely by bicycle. It was a feat of endurance that appealed to Aucoin’s innate maximalism, an instinct later reinforced by the

Oh, electroclash. That glorious moment between the late 90’s and early 2000’s when the sound of the European underground was defined by a seedy sort of glamour, simultaneously grimey and glittery in the name of vanity, hedonism, and deliciously louche excess. Pulling both visual and sonic aesthetics from the New

In 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive swerved into the cultural conversation. With its long, endless shots of Ryan Gosling cruising broody along wet, neon soaked L.A streets, the moody neo-noir arrived at the crest of the aesthetic revival that would come to be known as synthwave. An essential part of

Last year, French electrohouse maestro Vitalic promised to crash land back onto the scene with music that clashed “electro-mutant disco” with techno. Prophesied as a return to form toward his electro-funk roots, Dissidænce Episode 1 mostly delivered on its promise in its first half. The rest lapsed back into familiar

Belgian-Caribbean musician Charlotte Adigéry has often been referred to as the future of dance music. This isn’t an unfounded observation; there’s certainly no one quite like her active in the sphere of electronic and left-field pop right now. Central to Adigéry’s artistry, and part of her progressive allure, is her

Almost exactly a year after announcing their disbanding, French electro-house pioneers Daft Punk returned to social media to announce a special 25th anniversary edition re-release of their 1997 debut, Homework. Yesterday, fans were sent into a frenzy after Daft Punk’s logo, taken from Homework, popped up on Instagram and Twitter.

Image courtesy Sotto Voice Most fans of electronic music will probably agree that the form saw the peak of its golden era in the 21st century from the mid-2000s to the early 2010s. This boom saw largely underground styles such as dubstep, drum & bass, and fidget suddenly burst forward

Image by Julien Lasota France has consistently produced some of electronic music’s most cutting edge creators. The evolution of the French touch has earnestly embraced other forms of club music, arriving at the banging electroclash of artists such as Vitalic and John Lord Fonda. Fonda is a more elusive creature

Image by Genesis / Ed Banger Records / Because Music French electro-house duo Justice have quickly taken their spot within the French Touch pantheon alongside the likes of Daft Punk and Cassius. So when it was announced that one half of the duo, Gaspard Augé, would be releasing his debut

Born and based in the UK, producer, remixer and DJ Louis La Roche has released his collaborative album, Saturday Night Griever on 27 March via Ever After Records. La Roche has previously provided official remixes for artists such as Basement Jaxx, Aeroplane, Lemaitre, Fred Falke and BAYNK and received support

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