tiistai 18. lokakuuta 2011

Still alive and kicking!

Okay sorry about the brake. I was in the army so I couldnt / managed to update this blog. So only 5 more months to go!

tiistai 28. kesäkuuta 2011

Duck Sauce's new single

Duck Sauce is back with a big bad sound. Gotta love A-track and Armand van Helden. <3

lauantai 21. toukokuuta 2011

French House part 2.

From 2002 another Thomas Bangaltiers project with DJ Falcon.

After Eric Prydz massive hit Call on me at 2003, crowd expected to have more non-french producers to bump into success, but it took time.

There were few years quiet living in the world of French House (sure in 2005 Daft Punk released their album Human After All, but I'm not gonna talk anymore about Daft Punk on this post (:  )
Until at 2005.

Bob Sinclar released two songs that taked  separation from the "traditional" French House.

French House scene was growing and taking different forms. There were still classic filtered loops, but with sinclar's opening there started to grow different styles, for example Laurent Wolf changed his style of making music quite dramaticly.


Still at 2006 a swedish duo Steve Angello and Axwell released song by the name of supermode, which is pure and classic French House.

Bob Sinclars new more "pop"kind of music had lots of critisizm about selling the music genre to MTV and NRJ. As a counterreaction many producers decided to make more real and original style of french house.

In 2007 a wild card appeared. Very Daft Punkish way. Justice, a french duo including Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. They taked fragments from many producers and music styles combining them into new kind of French House.

                                                          (Genesis means Start / new start) 

Its interesting to see where French House will evolve from here. I personally think it will stay on 3 groups:
Classic style.

                                   (Lois La Roche is UK producer who released his first album in 2010)

More popular style.

                                                          (oh hell yes it is French House)

And finally into wild card section.

maanantai 25. huhtikuuta 2011


Sry about the lack of posts recently. I have been extremely busy + got a really nasty cold : /  

Anyways I promise doing that part of french house soon!

Meanwhile enjoy some progressive house from scandinavia.

torstai 14. huhtikuuta 2011

Loop, Kick, Vocoder and Vocals. Period.

As I have said earlier, French House is THE  music for me. There is something almost magical and hypnotizing about french house. It is just plainly loop, kick and vocoder vocals that can continue hours and hours.

The roots of French House are in the classic Disco and Chicago House. Just take the essential of Chigaco house 4/4 kick and snare, simple and addictive bass lines and mix it with loops from classic Disco song with lots of Groove. Finish it with Vocoder and voila, you got French House.

This is what started the French House. A little project from two french student Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo and Thomas Bangalter, the Daft Punk. (Yes I know they released New wave single before this song, but in my books it wasn't French House yeat, my blog, my rules) Story goes that they were tired of the modern dance music. There werent' any groove on it. So they created music that they would prefer to hear in clubs.

In 1998 Thomas Bangalter, Alan Braxe and DJ falcon went in Bangalter home studio. when they came out they released song called music sounds better with you as Stardust. It was huge hit, that made French House big enough to be noticed outside of electronic music scene.

Year earlier Alan Braxe released his single Vertigo on Bangalters Label Roulé. (One of my very very favourite songs).

In year 2000 (yea heheheh, Conan joke) Alan Braxe and Fred Falke released their first single together, Intro.

2000 and one. Daft Punk released their second album, Discovery.

This was the album that made French House so popular that even MTV showed Daft Punks videos at primetime. (remember kids that this was before Jersey Shore etc. The time that MTV was actually a MUSIC TELEVISION)

Also the other half of Daft Punk, had personal projects. Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo teamed up in late 90´s and early 00´s, with Eric Chedeville for Le Knight Club (which is in my opinoin way too underappreciated). They released several singles, without "gaining" notice of big audience.

Also in late 90´s another French producer made a song with Thomas Bangalter. 

2003 a first non french producer made a big French House hit. A swede named Eric Prydz.

End of part 1.