This week’s venture from INPUT at Output is courtesy of the French label Marble; who have been pushing the sounds of French dance music into places weird and wild for the past few years. In conjunction with their sonic brothers at Sound Pellegrino, the label has continuously flipped the script in regards to what dance music from France is known as. The days of “post-French touch” and “French electro” have gone by the wayside, as people like Surkin and Canblaster have taken bits of slow jams, ’80s, game soundtracks and even J-Pop to create music that’s superbly unique. Another thing to behold about these two artists is their constant knack for executing brilliant DJ sets that range from fantastic soundscapes to frenetic rhythms; as these two never keep things stable for too long. Thus why we here at URB are beyond excited to give you a chance to see them at Output this Thursday, on the cheap. Check out the promo code instructions and a preview, post-jump.
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.
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.
It’s already enough that URB is pretty much stationed in NYC throughout the weekend, and with there being so much to do, one could forget about the gems all about Brooklyn that are popping off. Enter a night put together by the Popgun crew and Dovecote Creative, highlighting the talents of Club Cheval’s golden son Canblaster, Barcelona’s John Talabot, DJ True Panther, FIXED NYC staple JDH and last but not least, Dovecote’s own Hard Mix. To top it all off, there’s an open vodka bar brought to you by the good folks at Reyka Vodka. For how to get tickets along with more info, check out the flyer after the jump.