These months of French rule of the beats come to full gestation tonight, yes it's been 39 weeks and we found out that being somewhat shielded from the dominating control by the Anglo - American music industry, let the French enjoy themselves in their own niche so to speak, and they did rather well. Today three techno/electro DJ's. N'joy
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Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, also known by his artist name Para One, is a French electronic music producer and film director. Laubier first came to prominence as one of the main producers of French rap group TTC, and was responsible for producing their 2004 signature tune Dans Le Club. With fellow TTC producer Tacteel he made up the now defunct live/improvised electro outfit Fuck-A-Loop (whose only recorded material prior to 2007's nine hour digital album The Early Aughties was a 2006 remix of Ellen Allien's Down). In 2007, he remixed The Prime Time of Your Life by French house duo Daft Punk.
Perhaps best known for his affiliation with the popular French rap group TTC, Para One is an alias of French electro producer Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, whose musical style is deeply rooted in golden-age hip-hop. Born in 1979 in Orleans, France, de Laubier first grew passionate about hip-hop after hearing Public Enemy, N.W.A, and the Native Tongues during the late '80s. He joined his first hip-hop group in 1993 but didn't break into the industry as a producer until 2000, when his productions began showing up on mixtapes. Around this same time he became affiliated with TTC and collaborated with them on their debut album, Ceci N'est Pas un Disque (2002), on Big Dada Recordings. de Laubier made his solo debut as Para One in 2003 on the label Institubes with the Beat Down EP, featuring TTC on the title track. He continued collaborating with TTC, producing much of their second album, Bâtards Sensibles (2004), which spawned the hit single "Dans le Club" and proved to be their commercial breakthrough, released by Big Dada Recordings in partnership with V2 Music France. Meanwhile, de Laubier continued his solo career, releasing the EP Clubhoppn (2005) and the full-length album Epiphanie (2006) on Institubes, the latter release spawning the hit single "Dudun-Dun," which was prominently remixed by MSTRKRFT and Boys Noize. Besides his own productions, he began fielding high-profile remix requests (e.g., Daft Punk's "The Prime Time of Your Life," Ellen Allien's "Down") and collaborated with TTC on their third album, 3615 (2006); moreover, his 2003-2005 collaboration with fellow TTC collaborator Tacteel -- a co-founder of Institubes and a hip-hop/electro producer in his own right -- on the live performance project FuckALoop resulted in the lengthy digital-only retrospective release The Early Aughties (2007). de Laubier also dabbled in the world of film, producing the Naissance des Pieuvres soundtrack, released by Institubes in 2007. In 2008, Para One got his biggest commercial hit by remixing #1-hit song Greatful Days by Japanese popstar Ayumi Hamasaki. This song was released on the album Ayu-mi-x 6: Gold.
He also produced the soundtrack of the film Water Lilies directed by Céline Sciamma in 2007. In 2011, the song "Always" from his and Tacteel's Fair Enough EP was featured in the same director's film Tomboy.
Apart from his musical career, Jean-Baptiste de Laubier also works as a film director. In 2009, he directed the short movie It Was On Earth That I Knew Joy for French brand Sixpack France. The movie was presented on February 20, 2010 at SCION Installation, Los Angeles.
Para One - Epiphanie (flac 333mb)
01 Piste Bleue 2:02
02 Turtle Trouble 4:27
03 Midnight Swim 4:52
04 F.U.D.G.E. 3:48
05 Dudun-Dun 5:03
06 Musclor 3:28
07 Def Tea Machine 3:32
08 Les Soleils Artificiels 1:24
09 Sages-Femmes 3:17
10 Liege 4:53
11 Clubhoppn 5:41
12 Nobody Cares 4:14
13 Bobble 3:50
14 Ski Lesson Blues 5:48
Para One - Epiphanie (ogg 128mb)
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Pierre-Alexandre Busson better known as Yuksek, is a French electronic music producer, remixer and DJ. Yüksek means "high" (height) in Turkish. Yuksek born in 1977, native of Reims, France. He played the piano at the Conservatoire of Music until the age of 17 – the time he decided to give up his studies. After playing the piano for ten years at a conservatoire, he took part in several bands such as Klanguage, whose first album was released in 2007. He created his first tracks as Yuksek in 2002 and then started to perform successfully as a DJ all over the world. At the same time, his first EPs and remixes were released on labels such as Relish, I'm a Cliché, Kitsuné, Exploited and Citizen.
His debut album, Away from the Sea, was released on February 9, 2009. Including the singles Tonight and Extraball, this album received a lot of media attention (for instance he was interviewed on the famous French TV show Le Grand Journal de Canal+). Tonight was selected as the soundtrack of the show Le Grand Journal on Canal+ in January 2009. His track Extraball was the music of the Airness attraction‘s deodorant commercial as well as the Lacoste Red ! collection’s one in 2009. * His track Tonight has been chosen for the Peugeot commercial “Alchemy” produced on the occasion of the brand revival. It was broadcast on TV channels from January 2010.
Yuksek has also been involved in many other musical projects such as The Krays (with Brodinski) and Peter & The Magician (with Stephen Fasano, ex-Aeroplane). After touring for 2 years, Yuksek released his second album, Living on the Edge of Time, on June 13, 2011. This album – like the debut single "On a Train" – took a pop direction but Yuksek’s electronic flow was still there. In December 2011, Yuksek played the renowned New Year festival Rhythm and Vines in Gisborne, New Zealand, then heading to Field Day music festival in Sydney, Australia on New Years Day 2012. In April 2013, Yuksek launched his own label, Partyfine. The first EP, EP#1 was released May 13, 2013 with featuring with Juveniles, Oh Land. The second one, with Peter and The Magician was released June 24, 2013 and is titled On My Brain.
Collaborations are all the rage these days, specially in the danceworld
The Krays-Yuksek is a longtime friend of Brodinski, a French DJ who also comes from Reims. The Krays is the musical collaboration between Yuksek and French producer Brodinski. Their first EP titled We’re Ready When You Are was released on May 17, 2010. (Abracada).
Peter and The Magician-Since 2011, Yuksek has been collaborating with The Magician (aka Stephane Fassano, former member of Aeroplane) under the stage name Peter and The Magician. Their first song "Twist" has been recorded on a Kitsuné compilation (Kitsuné Maison Compilation 11: "The Indie Dance Issue") released on May 26, 2011. The 3-track EP also called Twist was released one month later on the Kitsuné label.
The Alexanders-The Alexanders is a collaboration between Yuksek and English DJ and producer Alex Metric. The Alexanders released their debut single on Yuksek's Partyfine label on 24th February 2014 called 'Don't Miss' which features vocals from Anna Lunoe.
Yuksek - Away From The Sea (flac 354mb)
01 Break Ya 3:30
02 Tonight 3:13
03 A Certain Life 3:01
04 Extraball 3:32
05 Take A Ride 3:39
06 I Could Never Be A Dancer 3:15
07 So Far Away From The Sea 3:16
08 Little Dirty Trip 4:31
09 This Is Not Today 4:15
10 I Like To Play 4:29
11 So Down 3:44
12 Freak O Rocker 3:16
13 A-Eat My Bear 3:17
13 B-Tonight (The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads Cover) 3:44
Yuksek - Away From The Sea (ogg 125mb)
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Benoit Heitz he was born 1985 in southern France, and is now located in Paris. Known by his stage name Surkin, as a house/Electro house DJ and producer. He gained attention with his releases on the French Institubes music label. Benoit released his Surkin debut album, Action Replay, in 2007
Since he debuted in 2006, Surkin has homed in on a style that balances old school house flavor with the hard-hitting sound of fellow Parisian producers like Busy P or SebastiAn. It's this combination that characterizes his sophomore album "USA" released late 2011 , a stomping electro album that features vocal appearances from Ann Saunderson of Inner City and Kevin Irving, who sang on the Marshall Jefferson classic "Move Your Body." The album was originally slated for release on Institubes, the recently-defunct French label that released all but one of Surkin's other records, but has now seen release on Marble, an imprint Surkin runs with Para One and Bobmo. It was called by dance magazine Mixmag "one of the most exciting concept albums of the 21st century".
In 2013, Surkin made music for fashion brand Kenzo and worked with M.I.A on her fourth album, Matangi co-producing its first single titled Bring the Noize.
Surkin - USA (flac 386mb)
01 Intro 1:45
02 Lose Yourself (feat.Ann Saunderson) 3:48
03 Love Shot 3:05
04 I.N.Y.N. 2:52
05 Fireworks Hotmix 2:32
06 Silver Island 2:52
07 White Knight Two 4:53
08 Rock It 1:49
09 Harry (feat Bobmo) 3:50
10 Never Let Go (feat Kevin Irving) 3:39
11 Fan Out 3:51
12 Gold Island 1:57
13 Ultra Light 4:05
14 Quattro (feat Bobmo) 4:41
15 Silver Springs Anthem 3:39
16 End Morning 3:21
Surkin - USA (ogg 132mb)
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