As we get ready for Kitsune’s big showcase next week, Les Gordon breaks down his favourite French tracks of the moment.
With the sun out our thoughts inevitably wander to the prospect of the mighty day party. It’s a stroke of luck, then, that the fabulous guys at Kitsuné are coming correct by collaborating with Magic & Medicine to host a showcase summer party over in Shoreditch. All the summertime trimmings will be accounted for – think a BBQ, summer cocktails in every colour under the sun, and even ice creams – and music will come courtesy of a killer line up including Star Slinger, PBR Streetgang, Braxton and a no doubt sizzling debut from Les Gordon; the French DJ has been racking up plays and plenty of hype for his sensational “Atlas” EP, so we’re looking forward to seeing him in person.
To keep us tided over till then, Les has done us the honour of putting together a playlist of the New French Music that he thinks we should be listening to. So, over to Les – and remember, the action moves to Ace Hotel for a night of clubbing after the day party so sunset won’t mean the fun ends.
Douchka – Don’t Leave
A very great friend of mine making some cool future beat music – just released his latest EP.
Lenparrot – Les Yeux En Cavale
He plays keyboard in a great band called Pegase. His style is minimal pop. A guy from Nantes making mix of nostalgic and dream pop.
123 MRK – Untroubled
Arthur of 123MRK is making some cool, complex electronic music. He released some EPs on Future Classic.
Kazy Lambist – On You
Kazy Lambist is a young producer from Montpellier, and a friend of mine making some great pop music
LFELG – Tes Tresses
Some strange pop music with touch of RNB.
Juveniles – Fantasy
Pop rock music from Rennes, my town. They are making some heady songs.
Clarens – Change
Another great RNB band from Rennes, they teamed with Juveniles.
Fuzeta – Canopy
Rock pop band from Vannes, Brittany, they are brothers (except drummer) and they are making music like DIIV or Beach Fossils.
Thylacine – Home
The author of the Transsiberian album. It’s a mixture of ambient and techno music.
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