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