Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better


Today, I'll talk about a french band Phoenix, which members come from the city of Versailles. Since the release of their last album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the group is famous all around the world and becomes a bit more mainstream in France (this is weird but their two first albums are still pretty unknown in France).
If I Ever Feel Better is one of their famous single from the album United released in 2000.

And it's a masterpiece.

The cover of United

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Daft Punk - Veridis Quo

Hello everyone,

I'm enjoying my week-end and I just keep listening to Veridis Quo, a track made by the Daft Punk for their fabulous album Discovery. The videoclip is taken from their movie Interstella 5555 which is an anime made by the one who did Albator (a japanese I guess) and this movie regroups all the songs from Discovery, you should watch it.

To describe the track a little, the synths are simply perfect and the atmosphere is religious and mystic. In one word, epic.

The cover of Discovery

Saturday, August 13, 2011



I just saw that I now have 200 followers, I'm happy and proud at the same time because I really enjoy writing and sharing my music tastes with you.
I swear I'll be more active for real in August because I don't have holidays anymore.
Anyway, thank you !

Friday, August 12, 2011

Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (Bob Sinclar Remix)


I've had great holidays in the south of France and I kept thinking about the track I'll post here for my comeback.
I'll let you enjoy this one, it's a remix of Bob Sinclar !

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Etienne de Crecy & Air - Ash Sync (Alex Gopher Remix)

I hope you know Etienne de Crécy, Air & Alex Gopher because if you don't it means that you don't actually read my blog :(
And that's sad.
So these three frenchies did a great job with Ash Sync, a fabulous track they released a few years ago.
You should definitely love the drums and the mood of the track, and if you wait the end of the track, you will hear the power of Alex Gopher dirty sounds !

The cover

If you haven't listened to any of the songs I posted on this blog, I would recommend this one ;)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm back !


It's been a long time I have not posted on this blog and I'm happy to announce that I found the motivation to continue and to let you discover some great tracks.

I have been to London for 3 days and I really loved it (a bit short but hey, I can't complain) and I couldn't post out there.
I listened to a lot of new stuff in the Eurostar (Paris-London train) and I hope you'll enjoy my choices !

Also, yesterday I saw Richie Hawtin (minimal god) in Paris for the Fête de la Musique, it was epic.
It was in the Grand Palais with a huge black "bubble" from the artist Anish Kapoor so the atmosphere was pretty special.

If you have any thoughts about him, feel free to share it with me :)

(can't upload the photo!)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Alex Gopher & Demon - Without You

Hey everyone,

I have already talked about Alex Gopher and Demon but I bet you didn't know that they did an album together in 2002. The album entitled "Alex Gopher with Demon Presents Wuz" was released on the label Disques Solid.
There are 10 tracks on this album and Without You is in my opinion the best one.

Demon actually wrote this song but they mastered it together and the result is stunning !
Pure french house and a great vocal, I hope you will enjoy this one !

Friday, June 10, 2011

I:Cube - Disco Cubizm (Daft Punk Remix)

Finally I'll talk a bit about Daft Punk.
I bet 85% of you don't know this remix the Daft Punk did for I:Cube aka Nicolas Chaix.
I:Cube is a french producer who did a wonderful remix of Around The World in 1996.
A few months later, the Daft remixed Disco Cubizm with a heavy piano sample from The Crusaders - Street Life.

This remix is in my top10, it's a gem, jazzy and mindblowing ! Perfection.
I hope you'll enjoy it.

The vinyl

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Palladium


I'm in a better shape than yesterday and I want to share with you a track that relaxes me everytime I listen to it.
I have already presented to you Alan Braxe & Fred Falke, which were really productive during a few years together (back in the early 2000s I don't think these guys released a track that I don't like).
This is one of their greatest hits. The track is called "Palladium" and was released in 2002.

The track sounds a bit like Daft Punk's Voyager. It consists of A REALLY hot (maybe hotter than the dancer) bassline with a main trumpet line and some really good synths. I'll admit the song doesn't sound that great in the original key, but you should pitch it up about 150% and it sounds amazing.

The cover

Enjoy the video, she's got fine moves  ;)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sick as hell

I thought summer was really beginning in Paris last week, too bad.

There have been huge storms two days ago and now it seems that it's going to be rainy forever.
Anyway, I caught something and I'm sick as hell... not in the mood to post anything today.
For those who are a bit curious, I look like this at the moment. (except I don't look like a chinese boy)

Monday, June 6, 2011

hoodphenomenom's mixes #4


Another mix I did in January. This is the last one.
This one is much more brutal, hope you'll like it.

Tracklist :
Siriusmo - Signal
Sei A - Who Dares Win
Punks Jump Up - Block Head (Zombie Nation Remix)
Amadou & Mariam - Sabali (Vitalic Remix)
Sei A - Body Of Eyes (Gesaffelstein Remix)
Robert Babicz - Remote Kiss
Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue

MIX JANVIER by hoodphenomenom


Sunday, June 5, 2011

hoodphenomenom's mixes #3

Hi there,

Here is a mix I did tonight (insomnia...)
Deep House essentially.
Hope you'll like it.

Tracklist :
Homework - Whipped Cream
The Soulshapes - Deep Rohes
???? - ????
Homework - I'm Into This
Pépé Bradock - Path Of Most Resistance

MIX JUIN by hoodphenomenom


Saturday, June 4, 2011

hoodphenomenom's mixes #2

Here is a mix I did in December, I hope you'll like it.
Here is the tracklist :

Chromeo - Don't Turn The Lights On (Carte Blanche Remix)
Clare Maguire – Ain't Nobody (Siriusmo Remix)
Ogris Debris - Mietzecatze
Joyce Muniz - Party Over Here, Party Over There (Homework Remix)
L-Vis 1990 featuring Shadz - Forever You

MIX DECEMBRE by hoodphenomenom

Friday, June 3, 2011

hoodphenomenom's mixes #1

Hi there,
Now that I look like a lobster thanks to the sun from yesterday in Paris, I think I'm going to need a break with French Touch.
Please don't cry, I'll continue next week probably. So, no more videos for a few days. AUDIO only. I'll share with you my SoundCloud mixes for a few days, I hope you will like them.

I did this one in March (I heard you like dubstep !)
MIX MARS by hoodphenomenom

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Public Vacation

I'm enjoying my day in Paris, 26°C.
See you tomorrow !

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Superfunk - Luckystar

Hello everyone !

Lucky Star is a track from the french band Superfunk featuring Ron Caroll. The single was released in January 2000 and was part of Superfunk's album Hold Up.
The videoclip takes part in Chicago in Illinois and we can see Ron Carroll walking in South Side in the first part and then in the Loop (Downtown).

This track was a summer hit in France and in Europe with always the same recipee : a great bassline and the soul voice of Ron Caroll !
Let me be your lucky star !

The cover of the single

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DJ Falcon - Together

Hello everyone,

DJ Falcon has released his first EP (on Roulé, Thomas Bangalter's label) and produced a remix of Cassius's "La Mouche" who is an all-time classic now.
In 2000, he started working with Thomas Bangalter on a track called "Together". And the rest is history.
The intro speech ("A time has come to make a decision. Are we in this thing alone or are we in it together?") is spoken by J.T. Walsh and taken from the movie "Pleasantville"

P.S : It seems that Blogger has some issues and I can't comment on some blogs and I can't see my followers, if anyone as a solution, he is welcome !

The Roulé cover



Monday, May 30, 2011

Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Intro

Hello everyone,

To continue with French Touch classics, I couldn't resist the urge to pick a track from Alan Braxe & Fred Falke.
Alain Quême also known as Alan Braxe (who was part of the band Stardust I already mentioned) is the cousin of DJ Falcon, a member of the Daft Crew. He founded the Vulture Music label.
He is widely known for his collaborative work with electronic bassist and composer Fred Falke.

This collaboration lead to their first record named Intro, which sampled The Jets 1987 hit Crush On You, and was released in 2000 on Vulture Music.
This track is a classic ! And I didn't find a video with a sexy dance today, sorry :(

The cover

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Hey guys,

Just saw this this morning, I now have 100 followers. (it's been only a week !)
Thank you so much, I'll post on a daily basis for you all !

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thomas Bangalter - Club Soda

Hey guys,

Today, I'll talk a bit of Thomas Bangalter who is part of the duo Daft Punk with Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo. For me, he is one of the best contempary house producers (he's my favourite okay)
Before the Daft Punk phenomenom, Thomas Bangalter released the two very famous EP's 'Trax On Da Rocks', a composite of 10 tracks with various samples set to funky House and Techno beats.
Part of Stardust, he released 'Music Sounds Better With You' on his own label, Roulé.

In October 1998, the awaited Trax On Da Rocks Vol 2 (Roulé 306)  produced in the Daft House in Paris is released and Club Soda is the first title of the volume, it's a refreshing tune !

The sublime cover of Trax On Da Rocks Vol 2

 Hope you like the dance too ;)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jess & Crabbe - F9 Riot Squad

Hey !

I see that you liked yesterday's video so I will continue today with another video you might like too.

Jean-Sebastien Bernard & Pascal Esposito A.K.A Jess & Crabbe are very versatile and explored a lot of music genres since the late 80s.
But in 1996 the Daft Punk album's (Homework) influence is predominant and house music cross their path (Crabbe has been featured on Daft's album track 'Oh yeah')
They decide with some friends to share this passion for House flirting with Techno, organising a lot of parties and a radio show.
In 1998 Jess and Crabbe did their first step in making music sampling and sequencing everything they could find interesting enough.
It's only in 1999 that F9 Riot Squad is released on their label Fiat Lux, this track is for me their greatest and this is my favourite bassline EVER so I had to make you guys discover it !

You might as well like the video, that girl dances like a goddess !

The vinyl

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Demon - You Are My High

Ahhhhhh, you are my high...

This videoclip has always fascinated me, since it was released in 2000.
Demon has printed his name in the French Touch history with this track and this video who had a huge impact on my generation because it shows the hottest French Kiss ever during 3 minutes !
This house major hit was released on Demon's label "DemonRecords 2000st" and You Are My High is a cover of The Gap Band !

The cover

If you don't watch the video, I blame you.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cassius - Cassius 1999

Hi there,

Zdar and Boom Bass started working together in 1988 in Paris and they only released their first single "Cassius 1999" in January 1999 which became a mainstream hit. It entered directly the UK Top 40 chart at number seven. Their debut album, 1999, which had two more singles in it, "Feeling For You" and "La Mouche" had a great impact on the public and Cassius is considered as pioneers of the French Touch nowadays.

The cover

Monday, May 23, 2011

Etienne de Crécy - Prix Choc

Today I'm going to talk about Etienne de Crécy, a frenchman from Versailles who is a close friend and grew knowing people like Alex Gopher, Air, Cassius ... etc.
He is also a pioneer in French house music and in 1996, he did a compilation named Super Discount with his close friend, this "concept album" is a gem and I recommend it to you because all tracks are great !

200000 pieces of this album were sold all around the world.
Prix Choc is one of the greatest track of the album. I still remember the lyrics perfectly "Sinsemilia, Marijuana, Sinsemilia, Marijuana... etc"
Quite easy to remember, huh ?

The cover

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Supermen Lovers - Starlight

Today is The Supermen Lovers' day !

The Supermen Lovers is a french group created by Guillaume Atlan, a parisian musician and producer.
In 2002, Starlight is a hit and becomes n°2 in the charts in UK et n°1 in Europe !
A great bassline, a sweat vocal, a great clip !
A new album "Between the Ages" is due in 2011 !

Friday, May 20, 2011

Modjo "Lady"

hello everyone,

Today I'm going to talk about a house hit that was created in 2000.
Romain Tranchart and Yann Destagnol are the duo Modjo who has known a great success thanks to their first hit Lady and then with a second hit called Chillin.

With Lady, the recipee is simple : a great guitar sample from the group Chic "Soup for One" and very inspired bassline and with Romain Tranchart's amazing vocal as always !


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Présentation et premier morceau

Petite présentation pour tous ceux qui ne me connaissent pas.
Je m'appelle Olivier, j'ai 19 ans et je suis actuellement étudiant en école de commerce à Paris.

Pour mon premier morceau, j'ai choisi un morceau assez connu puisqu'il a fait un carton dans le monde entier durant l'été 1998 (quel été !). Il s'agit du morceau de Stardust "Music Sounds Better With You", un hit house qui passait en boucle sur toutes les chaînes musicales.
Une ligne de basse épique, un sample de Chaka Khan et un vocal parfait font pour moi de ce morceau un morceau que je considère parfait et qui est l'un de mes préférés.
Le clip, réalisé par Michel Gondry, montrait un petit garçon en train de construire un avion dans sa maison, tout en écoutant le top 50, où l'on pouvait voir le groupe Stardust monter dans les charts (un clip qui m'a vraiment marqué).

Pour la petite histoire, Stardust était composé de 3 membres plutôt célèbres dans le milieu de la French Touch :

- Benjamin Diamond, chanteur sur Music Sounds Better With You et sur un autre hit house (Modjo "Lady")
- Alan Braxe, autre pionnier du son à la française et connu pour son duo avec Fred Falke ("Intro" reste un classique)
- Thomas Bangalter, le talentueux membre du duo Daft Punk

Le groupe avait prévu d'enregistrer un album qui n'aboutira finalement pas, Music Sounds Better With You restera un one-shot, même s'il a connu un dernier souffle puisque les Daft Punk l'ont utilisé lors du rappel de leur live lors de la tournée Alive 2007

La pochette de Music Sounds Better With You