This blog is about people and bands making french electronic music. It features some of the best French electronic music such as Air, Daft Punk, Cassius and many more.
French electronic music (sometimes referred to as “electro”) is a style of pop-based electronic dance music that was developed by French musicians in the late 1970s and early 1980s. By 1982, an estimated two million people were regularly attending “techno parties” in Paris’s nightclubs, where DJs spun electronically manipulated tracks using cutting-edge turntable technology.
The French electronic music scene has always been in the shadow of other European countries, but it has not stopped to grow. In the last years, many people and bands started to make french electronic music.
Analog players like Vitalic, Daft Punk or Cassius have been joined by younger producers such as Justice, Yuksek, Surkin or Kavinsky. However, if you search for information about these artists on the web (except maybe on Wikipedia) you’ll notice that there is almost nothing written about them.
Of course, some articles can be found when they release a new album or single, but they are not well documented and don’t give enough background information. This blog wants to change this by giving a more complete presentation of people and bands playing french electronic music.
This is the blog about french electronic music. I’ll write about people and bands making french electronic music.
I’m starting with a review of the latest CD release by Jean Michel Jarre, “Téo & Téa”, which was released early this year. I’ve also made a video to go with the review.
The video features some of the artwork that is included in the CD release, as well as a few live photos from one of his concerts.
French electronic music is a unique mix of electronic beats and sounds, with sexy French vocals. There are many french electronic bands that have been very successful in the U.S., but there are also lesser known artists that I will write about on this blog. I want to help spread the word about these awesome bands so that more people can enjoy their music.
The blog was initially created in order to teach myself some PHP and mySQL, but it has grown into another project. I’m now trying to build a community of french electronic music fans, by setting up an online radio (running 24 hours a day), an active forum, and a wiki where people can share their knowledge about the genre.
I’m currently looking for beta testers. If you’re into french electronic music, please have a look at this blog post and let me know what you think.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when electronic music got its start, but you could make a pretty good argument for the early work of Edgar Varèse. His use of electronics and musique concrete were bold steps into new territory that was unheard at the time. The influence of his work is still felt today.
The French have had a long love affair with electronic music, it was only natural that they would be in the forefront of this relatively new genre of music. Daft Punk, Jean-Michel Jarre and many other French musicians are shaping the sound of electronic music today.
In this blog I’ll be looking at some lesser known artists who are adding their own touch to the genre.
I’ll also be looking at some up and coming bands on myspace, myspace can be a great way to discover independent artists and making sure they get noticed by fans of the genre.
French electronic music is a collection of various genres of electronic music originating in France. The term isn’t used in France to describe the musical style, but is more commonly used by people referring to the scene internationally.
The origins of the French touch can be found in the disco and house music that was imported from America in the late 1970s. This scene was dominated by DJ’s including Claude Monnet and David Guetta, who would play import records at clubs such as Le Palace and Les Bains Douches. These DJ’s would often remix tracks to give them a more European feel, or so they could be mixed more easily with other tracks.
In the early 1980s several French artists began producing music that incorporated elements of disco and house music with new wave, techno and pop music. At the time these artists included Dimitri from Paris, Bob Sinclar, Cerrone, Cassius and Étienne de Crécy. These artists did not gain international success until later in the decade when other French artists began producing electronic remixes for popular French pop songs.
In 1996 Daft Punk released their debut album Homework which introduced a new audience to house music. This album was a success not only in France, but also throughout Europe and across North America