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99 Trees ’21st Century’

Paris-based pop duo 99 Trees, comprised of Danish-born Pia Blixen and Axel Concato, have released their debut EP 21st Century on Bleepmachine (also home to Pi Ja Ma and Bosco Rogers) . The four-track EP was mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer in NYC (Temples, Weezer, YAK), and brings the harmonies and guitars of 60s pop into a modern setting with some fresh, electronic touches to deliver a fizzing, bittersweet rush. ...

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28/06/2017
28/06/2017

Kassav’ Live

Kassav', musicians from Guadeloupe and Martinique, are the international ambassadors for the Caribbean dance music known as zouk. There's been a recent revival of interest in the sound - which emerged in the early 80s - with the release of the Heavenly Sweetness compilation Digital Zandoli. Following a sold-out show at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in March, they return in concert with their full ensemble over Notting Hill Carnival weekend on Sat...

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26/06/2017
26/06/2017

Guts ‘Stop The Violence’

Following the departure of Leron Thomas and Von Pea from his band, French producer GUTS has replaced them with Beat Assaillant as MC and  Wolfgang from the soul band Ephemerals as singer, but still working with the same core musicians. The new band were rapidly inspired to record new material together, and the result is 5-track mini-album Stop The Violence. The vibes range from straight-up hip-hop on  "Pick Me Up" to 80s groove on 'Everybod...

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23/06/2017
23/06/2017

Melanie De Biasio ‘Gold Junkies’

French-signed Belgian singer Melanie De Biasio has released the track 'Gold Junkies', from the upcoming third album Lillies, out on 6th October 2017 on PIAS. The album is mixed by Catherine Marks (PJ Harvey, Foals) and mastered by John Davis (FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey). Previous album, No Deal, was highly acclaimed for its elegance and sheer originality (The Guardian called it "dark" and "transcendent") and was followed by the epic 25-minute sin...

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22/06/2017
22/06/2017

Her ‘Blossom Roses’

Following two videos for 'Queens' and 'Swim', the duo Her have unveiled a video for single 'Blossom Roses', from latest EP Her Tape #2. The band didn't appear in their last two videos, but this one sees the band head to the seaside in Dinard in Brittany, their homeland, wearing their traditional suits. It was directed by Liswaya, former Artistic Director for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and more. Her will release live EP, Her Live Tape #2, on...

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22/06/2017
22/06/2017

‘Made In France’ Artists at Glastonbury

If you're heading to Glastonbury this weekend (or following on TV), don't forget to look out for a host of top-notch French or French-signed artists. Audiences will be treated to sets from Phoenix, Jain, Justice, Fakear, Roscius, Naya, Oumou Sangare (on French label No Format) and Parcels (signed to Kitsuné). To get you in the mood, here's Parcels' brand new single - a dream collaboration with Daft Punk! ...

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MHD ‘Bravo’

After a double platinum-certified debut album and a recent slot at the M.I.A-curated Meltdown, Afro Trap pioneer MHD has released 'Bravo', the first single from his next album, due in September 2017. It sees MHD once again collaborating with Dany Synthé, who worked on the first album. In addition to 'Bravo', MHD will also feature on Afro Trap Volume 1, a multi-artist compilation curated by Artside (MHD’s label), out on 14th July. Tracklis...

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20/06/2017
20/06/2017

Sônge covers The Weeknd

During The Great Escape festival in May, Sônge (signed to Parlophone France), filmed an impromptu cover of The Weeknd's 'The Hills'. It follows the release of her self-titled EP in May. Enjoy! ...

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16/06/2017
16/06/2017

Lomboy ‘Loverboy’

Lomboy, featuring French and Japanese musicians and led by Austrian Tanja Frinta,  recently signed to Parisian label Cracki Records, have unveiled the dreamy single 'Loverboy' with a video. This romantic, Japan-inspired single (with a video directed by Mateusz Bialecki) is their first new music since their debut EP in 2016, and the next EP is due in October 2017. https://youtu.be/eipN_3VnY7M...

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15/06/2017
15/06/2017

Ibeyi ‘Away Away’

Two years after their debut album Ibeyi, including the hit 'River', and after appearing on Beyoncé's album Lemonade, Cuban-French twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, aka Ibeyi, are back with 'Away Away'. The single is a hymn to joy and happiness and contrasts with their darker debut. The video, directed by Christian Beuchet shows the sisters' positive energy as they enjoy themselves in their studio and walking around the city. They a...

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13/06/2017
13/06/2017