ED BANGER RECORDS
When it comes to house and electro, few compete with the French. Ed Banger Records is a key label in the Parisian and French electronic scenes, responsible for artists such as Justice, Sebastian, and Kavinsky. On August 2nd the label announced it’s next artist LP, from DJ and producer Breakbot.
Having released two EPs as a member of the Ed Banger family, Baby I’m Yours and One Out Of Two, Breakbot is finally taking the leap and entering full-length territory. Entitled By Your Side, this debut will surely be chock full of relaxed and deep grooves, that have come to characterize Breakbots work and that draw heavily on disco and funk from the '70s. Judging by the video teaser for the song One Out Of Two, the album is sure to incorporate vocals from singer Irfane, who was an integral part of the producer’s first two EPs.
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.
It's turning out to be quite a week in the world of fake music. To clarify, the music itself actually does exist, but who made it has been intentionally misrepresented. Confused? Me too. Read on.
Quick on the heels of a faked "leak" from Daft Punk's soundtrack for the upcoming release of Tron Legacy, a faux Justice track sent out from a seemingly legit Ed Banger Records email address spread across the internet like a bad case of crabs at Eurockéennes.