Call it neu-disco, nü-disco, French house, French touch, filter house, or even tekfunk. All of these terms refer to European-style dance-music that features disco loops and relies heavily on filter and phaser sound effects. It's usually high-energy and futuristic.
1. DAFT PUNK
The classic neu-disco group is Daft Punk. French duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter became Daft Punk in 1994 and were hugely influential in the French house movement. Their beats are always tight and hard-hitting, their shows are glam and full of lights. Not only did Daft Punk capture the pulse of '90s techno, but influenced most contemporary house.
If you were in NYC this past Saturday, it was in your best interest to attend one of the hottest summer concerts of the year, for free! This daylong event featured some of the biggest names in house music, and all music for that matter. Everyone who made it down to South Street Seaport's Pier 17 was amazed all day and into the night by the likes of Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend, The Hood Internet, home-town hero Natalie Yepez aka Maluca, Gang Gang Dance, Zed's Dead, Claude Von Stroke and we were even were graced by a surprise visit from the French heavy hitter DJ Mehdi!