It’s very clear L’Étranger’s music’s sole purpose is to make you dance. Preferably like Mac or Charlie. Or like this…
Ben Thomas is a UK resident who has more than a little respect for the culture coming from across the Channel. Taking his name from a Camus novel and wearing his french house influences on his sleeve, L’Étranger has cultivated a style that sounds much more mature than a 17 year old should be capable of. Without further ado here is the music.
His most recent track is this remix for the German producers Les Loups entitled ‘Side to Side’. (and I would suggest scrolling back up to the pictures while you listen to the music)
If only because that means I have been amassing scores of new music that is finally ready to desecrate your ossicular chains. Eardrums be damned! Now in order to fit everything I will have to forego my customary style of verbose rambling and instead write a very succinct blurb about each artist (and I’m sure you are all devastated).
LE YOUTH: Le Youth (aka Wes James) is a LA based producer/DJ whose penchant for creating feel-good disco is just another demonstration of how the youth is taking over…
Les Loups: In search of smooth disco/funk sound, Les Loups realized that a 3-piece suits them best. This German trio hailing from Hannover has captivated me recently with a style that can always put a smile on my face.
DJ EQ: I know very little about this producer other than the fact that he makes amazing music. I believe he is based out of Philly which would make sense as that city has recently been displaying its ability to churn out great artists across the broad spectrum of music.
Alexandre Louvré: (Warning: Not from France) The name might throw you a little, but this 19 year old from Mexico City definitely appreciates the “French touch” and demonstrates this understanding in every one of his songs.
D-Funk: A Sydney-based producer/DJ, D-Funk has been around for years, toured all over the world, and released well over 50 tracks. With more and more quality music coming from down-under, I have a feeling like Mr. Masters will soon be receiving the credit he deserves.
The Digital Monkey: Matthew Johnson has been making music for close to a year now and has carved out a niche in the category of progressive electro-house. Hopefully we’ll see more from this UK-based producer in the coming months.
Icy Lions: This American duo has accomplished something I thought impossible: finishing a quality EP while each member lives on an opposite side of the country. So from SF to Atlanta, then straight to your speakers, comes this heavily-electro influenced sound. Also get the ‘Girls & Mustaches’ EP for free while you can! (http://www.mediafire.com/?x3de3f3di58jcd2) (160 kbps)
The Clave: The Brazilians have Electro figured out. That much is clear. The Clave have decided to take this knowledge then blend it with dubstep and fidget to create a hard-hitting style that is similar, but ultimately unique when compared to other Brazilian artists.
A.Skillz: From the moment I heard his remix of California Soul, I knew that Adam Mills was the man. It doesn’t hurt that this Londoner also works often with the Funkytown supported Nick Thayer, so do yourself a favor and check out their collaborations.