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.
With the end of the world finals looming in the horizon, the contestants for heat 4, were definitely in a league of their own. Bearing witness to the three previous heats, it was noticeable that the 5 remaining DJs were working to make sure that the judges and crowd were left in a heap of sweat and their ears begging for more.
The international suspects for the night included SUPA! from France and the previous year’s winners protege, DJ Byte hailing from Chile, Peru’s Thomas Young, DJ Spell from New Zealand, and the US champ, Big Once. Despite strong showings for the night, the crowd made it no secret who their favorites were — France’s SUPA! and the United States’ Big Once.
Kitsuné is back in a big way; the Parisian music label/clothing line is back with another addition to their signature compilations, #11 aka The Indie-Dance Issue (which is out today). While it has contributions from acts like Beat Connection and Housse De Racket (who are being produced by Cassius’ Philippe Zdar), one of the highlights is a remix of the Brooklyn duo CREEP, whose Young Turks single, “Days” has been revamped by Canadian house specialists Azari & III. Check it out after the jump for the D/L link.
Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz continue their strong push for their recently released album Freedom Express Line. Fat Beat Distribution picked up the project so you can look out for that as well…
Today enjoy the official music video for the stand-out track Zion Land, beautifully shot in France. Also, enjoy the free mp3 download as well.
An MC like this is what every MC should wish they encompass; The ability to work hard and not let up one bit in this music game. 2mex just finished a humongous national tour with Free Moral Agents and is now headed on his own D.I.Y. tour in Europe with Pickster One. With only 5 days in between tours, 2mex and Pickster will hit everything from the Canibus Cup to the Red Sea of Athens, Greece will be rocked and he is even renting his own vehicle out there.
So while you’re out in Europe, make sure you stop by the merchandise booth and buy an early Christmas present for your family.
There are 16 shows so expect to see all kinds of mayhem, and if you’re Switzerland and France (nov 30-dec 2,) …