CAT STEVENS – Sad Lisa
As a kid, my state of mind changed definitly about music with this one, a deep revelation.
DANDY WARHOLS – Mohammed
My youth, jamming psych rock with friends.
SESSION VICTIM – Cow Palace
The track that leads me to electronic music.
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!
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.
DAFT PUNK – Alive
As a French electronic artist, it’s really hard not to be influence by the work of the daft punk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bonus: AIR – Ce Matin Là
Could have been a lot of tracks from Moon Safari, a major album for French and international electronic music.
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.