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Tag: Saint Etienne

A Beginner’s Guide To RICHARD X

Producer and remixer Richard Philips, better known as Richard X, began his musical career creating bootlegs or mash-ups, an illegal creative practice of combining two existing records to make an entirely new track. As a result of often working on just singular tracks with artists, Richard X has a large and diverse portfolio; The Electricity Club lists eighteen of his most notable tracks, with a limit of one track per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›

KOVAK Radiate

KOVAK RadiateTrending on BBC Radio 2 no less is KOVAK’s brand new single ‘Radiate’… The Brighton-based foursome relaunched in 2012 with the brilliant ‘Killer Boots’ and have been touted in some quarters as the British answer to SCISSOR SISTERS. But they are far better than that and much less irritating. The SAINT ETIENNE meets BLONDIE and GIORGIO MORODER fusion of ‘Radiate’ may party like it’s 1979 but its crisp production adds a modern discothèque sheen to the fun, catchy ditty. Continue Reading ›

LOLA DUTRONIC Everyone’s A Star

Following on from the Jean Luc Goddard soundtrack in the 21st Century mini-album of ‘Musique’ featuring the dreamy Martin Rev co-write ‘Whisper’, LOLA DUTRONIC’s new long player ‘Everyone's A Star’ develops on their established JANE BIRKIN meets SAINT ETIENNE template. The album’s lead single ‘Everybody Loves You When You're Dead’ features backing vocals from Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of TOM TOM CLUB and TALKING HEADS fame. The song itself is a bittersweet roll of honour wryly reflecting on society’s obsession with flawed deceased characters. Continue Reading ›

LOLA DUTRONIC Musique

lola_epLOLA DUTRONIC are Lola Dee and Richard Citroen, a charming duo who divide their time between Berlin, Toronto and Paris. Aided by the use of lush electronics, their sound is a chichi homage to classic French and British artists. Their seven track ‘Musique’ EP has now been relaunched to the wider public. This nostalgia-tinged soundtrack inevitably recalls the Nouvelle Vague imagery of ALAIN DELON and BRIGITTE BARDOT in a JEAN-LUC GODARD cinematic classic. Continue Reading ›