If you’ve not heard the name of Monsieur Monsieur yet in the electronic music world, you’ll be hearing more about them sooner than you think. The duo of Léo Copet and Geoffrey Bougy hail not from Paris but from Reims, where previously French electro reigned king. That’s not to happen on their watch, as they’ve just made their stamp on the scene with their captivating take on all things sub-sonic, splitting BROMANCE5 with the likes of Jacques Lu Cont. Their debut track, “Arym”, straddles the line between minimalist reproach and party techno in a disciplined yet striking fashion; in a way that surely have them popping on everyone’s radar pretty fast. We spoke with the duo about getting signed to Bromance, how they met, and what’s next for Monsieur Monsieur. Check out the interview post-jump.
BrodinskiExclusive MixThe past few years have been momentous for the likes of Louis Brodinski; the 24-year old producer/DJ has been busy taking up many tasks from curating and running a label, to representing a very intensively particular bromantic set of musical principles. The thing is, while Brodinski has meandered through the auspices of big-room publicity and the adulation of the underground and “EDM” cultural figures, he still retains a strong understanding of what good music should be played and what good music should be listened to. Brodinski is a very interesting person to have for our podcast series, because truthfull we didn’t give him much guidance in making it, we just said go “as deep as possible”. The results? A fantastic mix of jacking house, techno and Bromance-related mayhem. Check out Brodinski’s exclusive URB podcast, as well as lengthy interview with him about his label, Bromance, after the jump.
If you’ve heard of Club Cheval by now, it’s probably through their solo projects that have pulverized dancefloors from France and beyond. Whether it be the bombast of Myd and Sam Tiba, to the outlandish adventurousness of Panteros666, or the all-encompassing productions of Canblaster; the four men of Club Cheval are all in their own rights, in the right frame of mind to change the dance landscape once again. So naturally, when they got signed to Brodinski’s Bromance imprint, the timing, the label and the vibe seemed right. It made perfect sense, considering you need a bromance to make music like this. With their first official Club Cheval track out now (split with a new Brodinski cut), they took the time to speak to URB about their roles, their history and what’s next. Check out the interview with Club Cheval as well as their peculiar video for “Now U Realize” after the jump.
There’s heavyweight remixers, and then there’s HEAVYWEIGHT remixers. No reference to the newly svelt Rick Rubin‘s physical size, in a week that has already seen Damon Albarn save Lana Del Rey from the internet doghouse, the super-producer has “ruined” Justice‘s bombastic “On’n'On” by removing much of the arena bombast of the original and turning it into a slowburn discofied cut begging to be dropped by DJs from DFA to Dixon.