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Jacques ‘A Lot of Jacques’

A week ago, electronic maverick Jacques was broadcasting on Facebook Live from The Lot Radio in New York, producing music in a non-stop ten-hour session. From these recordings, after a week of editing, mixing and mastering, he has created an album 'A Lot Of Jacques' composed of nine tracks and released today on his label Pain Surprises. For the cover of the album, Jacques asked his fans to send their work in a comment on the Facebook Live st...

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16/03/2017
16/03/2017

La Femme ‘S.S.D’

The coolest French rock band of the moment La Femme have just released a video for the track 'S.S.D' taken from last year's 'Mystère' album, made with Talal Kurdali et David Ajar. The video takes you into the heart of Paris' exciting night life in the area of Strasbourg St Denis (hence the name S.S.D!)....

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16/03/2017
16/03/2017

Jain @ Village Underground, 20th June

The word on Jain has been spreading particularly since the release of her 'Makeba' video late last year, with appearances on US TV and shows art SXSW coming up. She'll be back in the UK for her biggest London show to date, at Village Underground on 20th June  as well as Secret Garden Party in July. If you need a reminder of why you need to catch Jain and her unique global pop fusion, here's a recently released, animated lyric video for 'Mr John...

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15/03/2017
15/03/2017

Inna De Yard ‘The Soul of Jamaica’

The Inna de Yard project, released by French label Chapter Two, invites legends of the Jamaican reggae scene, including Cedric Myton and Ken Boothe, to rework classic reggae songs. It's in Kingston, Jamaica that some of the country's legends recorded 13 classics with fresh, acoustic arrangements. The renowned likes of The Viceroys, Ken Boothe and Cedric Myton, were joined by Var and Derajah, representing the new reggae generation's vision. Dire...

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10/03/2017
10/03/2017

Camille teases new album ‘OUÏ’

One of the most unique, unclassifiable figures in French music is back: Camille has released a teaser for her forthcoming album OUÏ, released on Because Music on 2nd June. The first single will be 'Fontaine de Lait' on 17th March. The extract in the video is recognisably Camille and utterly haunting, thanks to its ritualistic percussion, the sudden arrival of swooping choral vocals, and the repeated refrain "Je ne mâche pas mes mots" - the equi...

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09/03/2017
09/03/2017

Deena Abdelwahed ‘Klabb’ EP

Tunisian experimentalist Deena Abdelwahed, tipped by the likes of Acid Arab and Débruit, delivers her first EP of mutated dance transmissions on French label InFiné today. The four tracks on the Klabb EP fuse local rhythms and new technology in the same fresh way as Omar Souleyman's collaborations with Four Tet or the Shangaan electro moves of Nozinja. However, do not make the mistake of classifying this as 'world music' - this is a vital sound...

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08/03/2017
08/03/2017

The Great Escape Adds More French Artists To Line up

The Great Escape Festival today announced a new wave of artists who will be joining the 2017 line up. Among them, several French names have been revealed : Agar Agar, Bantam Lyons, Sônge, Las Aves, KillASon, Sarasara, Perturbator who will join the previously confirmed Jacques and Adam Naas.International artists signed to French record labels such as the Dutch electro-pop singer and musician Thomas Azier, Australian band Parcels and Swiss ...

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Koki Nakano with Vincent Ségal ‘Lift’

This is the first album from young Japanese pianist/composer Koki Nakano, a collaboration with French cellist Vincent Ségal for the Nø Førmat! label.Koki Nakano was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1988 and studied at the prestigious music school Toho Gakue and at Tokyo’s University of Arts where he formed electro-rock band Gas Law while also composing classical pieces for fashion shows and ad campaigns. He now lives in Paris and performs all ...

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06/03/2017
06/03/2017

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains ‘Solide Mirage’

Recorded in Brussels, produced by Ash Workman, who has also worked with Metronomy and Christine & The Queens, with string arrangements from Owen Pallett, and released on Domino Records, the band's fourth album Solide Mirage reveals new facets and territories on every listen. Sometimes gentle ('1982','Apocalypse à Ipsos'), sometimes more grungy ('Bête Morcelée', 'Grand Dérèglement', 'Jamais Deux Pareils') or even synthy and danceable ('Ten...

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Les Siestes Acoustiques de Bastien Lallemant

Now here's a nice concept for a Sunday afternoon. Launched in 2010, singer-songwriter Bastien Lallemant's Les siestes acoustiques is a relaxing show mixing acoustic vibes and French spoken word. The audience is invited to lie down and unwind while musicians play music and narrate stories. You can even bring a pillow and even have a nap if you like - it's up to you! It's happening this Sunday 5th March at Brasserie Zedel and you can choose from tw...

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