Meet L’Étranger, Vanguard and Alan Braxe. They produce French Touch, also known as French House. My lack of vocabulary will probably butcher the genre of French Touch/French house, but it’s the funky hooks, those disco sounds – you know what I mean – and groovy vocals that puts you in dance mode pronto. French house is also sometimes referred to as neu-disco and I think that name describes more aptly what this genre is – new disco music for our generation. Continue reading →
Perseus is a US-based DJ under FRENCH EXPRESS, an indie dance record label devoted to producing euphoric sounds. “Running Back To You” is Perseus’ remake of Ashanti’s 2002 hit “Foolish” (if you weren’t jamming to Ashanti back in middle school, now’s the chance!) and from the first beat, you can tell that the next 5 minutes and 46 seconds are going to be good times. He’s also done a remix of Record Collection by Mark Ronson which Ronson himself said “of any remix of one of my songs, this may be my all-time favourite to actually listen to (outside of the club).” So, if you’re angry at the world today for no reason, here’s some feel-good vibes coming your way. :)
If you like what you’re hearing, go grab Perseus’ first EP, Russian Girlfriends available for FREE DOWNLOAD on FRENCH EXPRESS’ soundcloud and blog. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Perseusis a demi-God, after all.
DAKK vs SLICE have been broadcasting their electro house beats from Vancouver for a while now, showcasing some pretty dynamic productions with both original songs and remixes up on their soundcloud. You know I wouldn’t be putting tracks on the spot if I didn’t like them, so trust me when I say their work is worth hearing. DvS has remixed Deadmau5, Ke$ha, Gorillaz, Katy Perry and other big names, exhibiting some pretty tasteful vocal and instrumental sampling that emphasize all the right parts.
Their originals are off the hook. Wholesome synths and nifty effects – these guys have an ear for ambient melodies and edgy, if slightly abrasive, wobbles. Fans of Death to the Throne and The Chaotic Good will dig these.