CAT STEVENS – Sad Lisa

As a kid, my state of mind changed definitly about music with this one, a deep revelation.

Cat Stevens – Sad Lisa (Original)

DANDY WARHOLS – Mohammed

My youth, jamming psych rock with friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO1hGoOefYQ

SESSION VICTIM – Cow Palace

The track that leads me to electronic music.

Session Victim – Cow Palace [Delusions Of Grandeur]

TAME IMPALA Impala – Apocalypse Dreams

Love everything in this track, (and the whole album too) I think the title is perfectly relevant, it’s an apocalyptic superposition of incredible sound textures, on a perfectly well-balanced melody. I remembered listening to the album for the first time, it was a blast.  In my opinion, this album had a major impact a lot of rock band, it was the revival of synth into rock music!

Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams (Official Audio)

JACNO – Rectangle

Jacno is an early French electronic artist, who shapes the foundations of the electronic French touch. I love the way he uses synths and distorted guitars. 

Jacno – Rectangle

DAFT PUNK – Alive

As a French electronic artist, it’s really hard not to be influence by the work of the daft punk.

Daft Punk – Alive

OASIS – Shakermaker 

The riff I play as soon as I have a guitar nearby. The song I will never tire of. The video clip is terrible, lads, football and guitars.

Oasis – Shakermaker

THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Whoever You Are

The band I saw most live. They changed my perception of composing music forever. This track hits the bass guitar as hell.

Brian Jonestown Massacre – Whoever You Are

THE STONE ROSES – Made Of Stone

The eponymous album that I listened to the most. Really at the edge of several eras, it is a timeless hymn to youth.

The Stone Roses – Made Of Stone 1989 [HQ Audio]

BON VOYAGE ORGANISATION – Soleil Dieu 

BVO is according to us (one of the) best French live band nowadays. The perfection of the production, the various melodies, the influences from Asia, Africa and the first great travelers of the 50’s… And the leader Adrien Durand is a music genius.

Bon Voyage Organisation – Soleil Dieu (Official Video)

Bonus: AIR – Ce Matin Là

Could have been a lot of tracks from Moon Safari, a major album for French and international electronic music.

AIR – Ce Matin La

Yuma Guma – Yuma Guma #2 (La Tebwa)

Yuma Guma is a young, creative trio who fuse house, disco and acid to great effect at their live shows as well as in the studio and this new offering is another bold step forward. Yuma Guma have won remix competitions at home, have played festivals and clubs round Mexico, Corsica, Greece and France and always come alive on stage. They mix up the spirit of live rock with a DIY ethic and never fail to lay down colourful and expressive sets of electrifying sounds. Up first here is ‘Coming For You’ feat. Rhyme, a rugged and lively house track run through with cosmic disco keys and a squelchy bassline that shoots for the stars. Rhyme’s vocals are layered in to dreamy effect to make this a real dance floor adventure. ‘Move Along’ feat. Azalée is another joyous slice of vocal disco house with feel good grooves and singalong choruses that will get hands in the air. The excellent ‘Delusion’ is a deeper track with funky bass riffs and vocoders, robot disco vocals bringing a Daft Punk feel. The penultimate offering is the dazzling ‘Astrolab’, a cosmic broken beat affair with serene future pads and old school house drums getting you moving and your heart swelling at the lush synth work. Last of all is the terrific ‘Level Up’, the lead single that has already become a big underground hit and one that takes you to the stars with a real sense of house warmth.

Yuma Guma – Yuma Guma #2 (La Tebwa) Out: 17th January 2020 Cat No: LAT100/13