House music doesn’t always make a lot of sense. Often it can be irrational, yet overwhelmingly spiritual. The beats have a way of taking over my body and soul, and leaving me in a state of complete freedom (no drugs necessary.) That’s what house music is, well for me at least.
Speaking of the topic of house and it’s randomness, the latest video for Louis La Roche’s “Kaboom” makes absolutely no sense, but it’s the sounds of house music that you “just can’t describe.” Yet, even if you can’t describe it, you still find yourself totally captured by the beats.
Anywho, check out this awesomely weird music video. Ah, don’t cha just love house?
I absolutely slept till noon today. No shame. I was up all night on the phone consecutively from 10pm to around 3:30am. I ended up catching up with an old friend (I’ve never met) from the days of Myspace chatting, and then I had to talk to one of my favorite friends who still lives out in Colorado (oh, how I miss him dearly.) We talked on the phone for quite some time, and then I ended up talking to someone else till about 3:30am. Basically just catching up with a lot of people last night. On top of that, everyday this week I was helping my brother move stuff from his apartment to ours since he officially is moving back to L.A. in a few days. So, I was uber exhausted from the entire week, which explains my laziness today.
I’m still going to have a lazy/chill Friday, but at least I got up, took a shower, and now I’m laying down in my bed before I work on school work. But now that I’ve finally risen from my slumber & started my day, I decided to spend some time looking for some new music. It’s been about a week since I’ve stumbled some good new music (aside from house.) So I headed over to YouTube and saw that one of the channels I’m subscribed to decided to upload a track by a Parisian artist named Darius. I had never heard of Darius, but after clicking on video & after and heading over to the official Facebook page, I was hooked.
I suppose it’s hard for me to get away from house, because every time I go on these hunts for new music, I end up finding music within the genre of house or EDM (electronic dance music.) So when I started listening to Darius, I realized that I had found a new favorite French House artist. I’m still madly in love with the sounds of L’Étranger & Louis La Roche, but Darius is pretty massive. He is just yet another one of the Parisian artists to add to my list: Bob Sinclair, Dimitri From Paris, and Darius.
When I say “Parisian” I don’t just mean the origin of the music, but I also am referring to french house. It has this unique disco vibe, but then it’s infused with a pop-ish electronic sound. Not only is the music reminiscent of the disco days, but the overall vibe is this timeless class. For instance, take a look at the picture of Bob Sinclair & Dimitri From Paris below, that picture is just a symbol of how timeless & effortless a lot of their french house tracks are. Well, a lot of Bob Sinclair’s old tracks have that vibe. Most of his new stuff is….eh, not so great. I miss the old Bob Sinclair. But that’s an entirely different blog post.
So when it comes to French House, I’m in love with a lot of different tracks. And today, the sounds of Parisian grooves are the perfect anthem for my ultra chill Friday. I’m over here jamming to Darius, Dimitri From Paris, Louis La Roche, L’Étranger, and some other unique artists I found on soundcloud. So if you happen to be a fan of the nu-disco vibes of French House (also referred to as French Touch), then check out some of the tracks I found below. It’s nice to shuffle between soulful house & the Parisian groovin’ of French house. When I’m in a timeless mode, then I set the mood to the sounds of Paris. I close my eyes and daydream about the city of lights & the music pulsating throughout the sky. J’adore la musique house française. C’est merveilleux! (Oh yeah, I studied French…so I know some.) Even more fitting for the occasion!
Napoleon IIIrd – The Unknown Unknown (L’Étranger Remix)
OMG, it’s insane for a track to be this good! You can download for free too….so download it!
Dubwiser – Slowly (L’Étranger Remix)
L’Étranger – Falling For You (Original Mix)
Une chanson magnifique! (A wonderful song.)
L’Étranger – Touch (Original Mix)
Darius (Official) – Original Mix
All these tracks are awesome, but my favs are: Maliblue, Road Trip, & Falling In Love.
It seems like I devote each day to a genre of music, or at least a specific subdivision within the genre of house. If I’m not listening to some aspect of house, then perhaps I’m having a classic rock day, a 90s hip-hop/r&b day, or I’m lost in a zone of jazz, d&b, or electropop. In actuality, those are just a few of the numerous genres of listen to, but those are the main ones that I devote an allotted time.
Out of everything I bless my ears with, the sounds of house are always being heard 24/7. Even if it’s only for an hour or two, I just couldn’t go a day without house music. But sometimes I’m craving more than just deep house or soulful house, sometimes I need to hear the sounds of french house & disco house. So when I went on my YouTube search for some disco house, I was quite happy when I ran across Les Loups and their remix of Jazzy Eyewear’s “The Renaissance.”
The track was released in 2011, but it’s such a timeless track. The Les Loups’ 1979 Remix honestly feels as though you’ve stepped into a time machine, and you’re transplanted back to the days of disco nights & disco fever. And if I did have a time machine, I’d totally want to step back into the days of disco fever & experience the evolution of disco, as well as the sounds of house. That would have been such an amazing experience, but sadly I’m just a 91′ baby with an old soul.
So I never got to experience those disco nights, but it doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy them now.Hmm…sounds like I’ve got a mission to find some spots that have disco nights. Or I’ll just make some money in the next few years, and start hosting my own retro nights. Now that sounds pretty awesome! Let me grab my idea book. But for now, I’m going to just enjoy listening to Jazzy Eyewear “The Renaissance (Les Loups’ 1979 Remix)” over & over again. Such a good track!
If you like Duck Sauce, then you’re going to love Louis La Roche. He is an upcoming producer in the French house scene and his remix of Duck Sauce’s “Goody Two Shoes” put him on the map. Following the success of his Duck Sauce remix, this 20 year old has been creating quite a buzz with his forthcoming debut album Hello You.
One thing that stands out about Louis La Roche is his fresh new spin on disco infused tracks. All lovers of house and dance music know that there are so many sub-genres within the umbrella of electronic-dance music. Some of it isn’t really to my liking, but I have a spot in my heart for all things house music; especially French house. A lot of French house has a euro disco vibe and relies on cut-off and phaser effects that are blended nicely with 70s and 80s disco samples. Some of the tracks feel as though the Bee Gees got a makeover, but they still rock the iconic bell-bottoms.
The mad love for the disco era is what I really like about French house. It takes from the old and adds a new spin on it; yet it doesn’t lose that 70s/80s vibe. However, French house used to be a term loosely applied to a lot of French artists that were creating music. But then it became a massive genre that people began digging, even producers that weren’t even French. In actuality, Louis La Roche may have a grasp on creating that French house sound, but he isn’t French at all. He hails from London, UK, but his French sounding name and rhythms can easily confuse fans and have them thinking he is actually French.
Whether or not fans may be confused by his nationality, the one thing that matters the most is his music; this guy pumps out some great tracks! His latest track “Gimme Gimme” just came out a few weeks ago. It’s actually been almost two years since his Super Soaker EP, so this track is definitely a treat. It will be on his forthcoming debut album Hello You and the visuals for the song are very cool! It has this playful summer vibe and for those of us on the East Coast speculating how harsh this winter will be, this is a nice memory of those summer days with pistol shaped water guns, jumping up and down, and rocking the shorts. Ah, if I didn’t love the East Coast so much I would move somewhere that has warm weather year-round!
Well I may not be somewhere playing in the sun, but at least I can enjoy the summer-ish disco vibes of Louis La Roche’s new video “Gimme Gimme.” Check it out below!