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Christine & The Queens Collaborates With Mura Masa

You can now hear the official audio of the track that was premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show as the 'Hottest Record In The World', 'Second 2 None', which sees Christine and the Queens' Heloïse Letissier collaborating with hot producer Mura Masa. He told Annie Mac that he "sent her a looping, Bollywood string sample thing, and she wrote a whole song with it."    ...

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30/06/2017
30/06/2017

Fabrizio Rat ‘The Pianist’

Fabrizio Rat is not the first to combine classical piano and techno, but his approach to uniting the two worlds is undoubtedly the most hypnotic. Following on from two EPs, La Machina and the project-defining Technopiano, The Pianist stretches his innovative sound palette even further, combining the acoustic sounds and strange harmonics of his prepared piano with acid loops and the beats of the TR-909 drum machine. Released on Arnaud Rebotini's ...

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30/06/2017
30/06/2017

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