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Vitalic ‘Sweet Cigarette’

Pascal Arbez, better known by his stage name Vitalic, has released a video for 'Sweet Cigarette', from his latest album Voyager. Directed by Kévin Gay, the video shows Vitalic himself and a group of drag queens smoking cigarettes in a dark room lit up by neon lights. Don't forget smoking is bad for your health!...

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04/04/2017
04/04/2017

Oiseaux-Tempête – ‘AL-‘AN!’

Oiseaux-Tempête, multi-faceted creators of epic instrumental soundscapes and focused sonic explorations, have released a third album AL-'AN ! on Sub Rosa Records  (the album's full name is the snappy 'And Your Night Is Your Shadow; A Fairy Tale Piece Of Land To Make Our Dreams') With this ambitious project, partly recorded in Beirut with local musicians, and featuring techno producer Mondkopf , Charbel Haber, Sharif Sehnaoui, G.W. Sok from cu...

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Oumou Sangaré ‘Yere Faga’ ft. Tony Allen

One of the greatest living female voices in African music, Oumou Sangaré, has released a video for ' Yere Faga' featuring legendary drummer Tony Allen, from her album Mogoya (meaning 'people today') out on French label Nø Førmat! on 19th May. The video, directed by Chris Saunders, shows a young woman inhabited by the demon of dance in the streets of Bamako. The Malian singer denounces the new curse of Malian society, suicide, and delivers a ...

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30/03/2017
30/03/2017

New French Names For Great Escape & Liverpool Sound City

The final French acts have been announced for The Great Escape festival while first have just been unveiled for Liverpool Sound City. The last four artists added to The Great Escape's line up are Fishbach, Julien Gasc, Møme  and Papooz, joining the other names previously announced. For Liverpool Sound City, it's KillASon, Clément Bazin, Cleo T and Rocky. A host of exciting names that promise to make it a great year for live music made in Fr...

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Oui Love #2 @ Birthdays, 17th May

The second Oui Love night, which is once again in collaboration with Rockfeedback and The Line of Best Fit, is coming up on 17th May and features three new artists to get very excited about.France's new dark star Fishbach mixes DIY synthwave and grandiose mainstream pop; English-language rapper KillASon has killer hooks, inventive production and lyrical dexterity to back up his undeniable charm; and Franco-Welsh duo Fauna Twin create tangle...

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Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains ‘Âpres Après’

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains celebrate the beginning of their UK tour by releasing a video for 'Âpres Après', from new album Solide Mirage. The video depicts Francois Marry in the role of a police inspector, looking a lot like Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks!...

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Wayne Snow ‘Freedom TV’

After two EPs, Nigerian-born, Berlin-based vocalist and songwriter Wayne Snow presents his debut album Freedom TV released on French label Tartelet Records. This project is the natural sequel to the Max Graef-produced EPs Red Runner (2014) and Rosie (2015) ; a project marinated in Afro-Caribbean soulful grooves. Also on production duties are Nu Guinea and one of the Parisian House DJs of the moment, Neue Grafik. MOJO recently praised his "a skew...

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27/03/2017
27/03/2017

Juveniles ‘Without Warning’

After a Yuksek-produced debut album in 2013, Juveniles have come back with a second album Without Warning. With this new LP, we witness the evolution of an artist who’s more and more open to collaboration (Yuksek, Helen Feng, Joakim, Clarens, Le Comte, Lenparrot…) but also an evolution of his compositional process. Rennes native Jean Sylvain has created a label (Paradis Records) with its own studio to which he invites people to work with h...

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24/03/2017
24/03/2017

Corine ‘Pluie Fine’ (Polo & Pan Remix)

After the success of the 'Canopée' EP and a collaboration with Jacques on 'Jacquadi', the duo Polo & Pan, signed to Ekler'o'shock Records, have released a remix of young disco diva Corine's song 'Pluie Fine'. The track's cheeky, trippy video references the classic US TV show Soul Train in its 80s incarnation....

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23/03/2017
23/03/2017

Yasmine Hamdan ‘Al Jamilat’

With her debut solo album Ya Nass (2013), Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan -  previously a member of cult duo Soap Kills - introduced her personal, modern take on Arabic pop. With her new album Al Jamilat (‘The Beautiful Ones’), released on Crammed Discs, she pursues her musical exploration, while taking a look at the mutations at work within the Arab world. Her unique vision is fully realised in this new album, which she jointly...

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21/03/2017
21/03/2017