Artists “Made in France” at Coachella
This year, French music gets a special treat. Coachella 2018 welcomes 10 ‘Made in France’ artists. A perfect opportunity for French Music to shine beyond borders, at one of the most prestigious American festivals.
Performances’ schedule includes
April 13th & 20th: Jean-Michel Jarre, Benjamin Clementine, Soulwax, Carpenter Brut, The Blaze, Carl Craig and MHD.
April 14th & 21st: Busy P and Django Django.
April 15th & 22nd: Ibeyi and Petit Biscuit.
For the occasion, don’t miss our “What The France”’s tracks selection including scheduled artists and discover our special “Made in France” playlists curated by Jean-Michel Jarre, Ibeyi, Petit Biscuit and Pedro Winter (aka Busy P)
Jean-Michel Jarre, composer, performer and music producer, is re-nowned worldwide as a pioneer of electronic music, many today refer to him as the Godfather of electronic music. The Frenchman – whose works include the wildly successful albums, Oxygene and Equinoxe – has sold over 80 million albums worldwide over his successful four decade career.
Initially raised in Crystal Palace before settling in Edmonton, Clementine made his UK television debut on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland in October last year. Unsigned in the UK at the time, the performance of the title track from his debut EP led to two critically acclaimed sold-out shows at London’s Purcell Rooms and a five star review in the London’s Evening Standard. Since then, Clementine has supported the likes of Cat Power, Tune-Yards and Woodkid, headlined London’s Koko and Emmanuel Centre and played sold-out shows across Europe, including to 1200 people at La Cigale in Paris.
Soulwax, headed by David and Stephen Dewaele, are an alternative rock/electronic band from Ghent, Belgium. The two are perhaps best known for their influential contributions to the mashup genre under the names Flying Dewaele Brothers and 2 many DJs and the landmark record As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2. The Dewaele Brothers have also released several major albums under the «Soulwax» moniker, including Leave The Story Untold (1996), Much Against Everyone’s Advice (1998), Any Minute Now (2004), Nite Versions (2005) and Most of the Remixes… (2007).
Carpenter Brut draws its influences from 80s TV shows and B-movies loaded with synthesizers. The mysterious and discreet man behind the pentagon – or the Brutagram as his would call it – evokes an encounter between Justice beats and the universe of John Carpenter. Listening to his home-made EPs, however, one would rather bet on a metalhead background, a crush for Dario Argento and a force-fed religious education. This would explain his penchant for the occult, his passion for kitsch sounds and his adoration for all kinds of enjoyment.
Keeping up the momentum triggered by « Virile » back in 2016, French producer/director tandem The Blaze have kicked off 2017 with their debut EP Territory. For now on, they’re disclosing eponymous track « Territory », following the path opened by «Virile », revealing both powerful images and poignant melodies. « Territory » engages in an exploration to the roots, and the self-directed video bring us on board, to stick with a young lad coming back to the now remote place he once called home.
Carl Craig is described as a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer, a world-class DJ and an ambassador for his native Detroit. Yet the common thread that runs through Craig’s broad musical canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. The prolific producer has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader, guided by his tendency toward forward thinking.
MHD is 1 of the hottest music stars on the planet. Originator of AFRO TRAP, MHD’s rise has been almost as meteoric as the numbers on his YouTube videos. He’s tallied up a staggering 452 million views & bagged a double platinum selling LP. He was awarded «Best International Act» at the BET Awards; seen his signature dance, Le Mouv, adopted by everyone from Drake to Drogba & was tapped up by M.I.A. to perform at the Meltdown festival. With all that going on, there’s little wonder why people call him «The Prince».
Discovering repetitive music and skateboard in 1989. Since then he’s looking for the perfect beat. From 1996 till 2008 he was Daft Punk’s right hand. In 2003 he started Ed Banger records in Paris.
Django Django’s debut album came out in January 2012 on Because Music and was lavished with praise. It was “updated psychedelia that beguiles and delights” (The Guardian), “consistently mind-melting and often brilliant” (Q), “bursting with ideas” (Pitchfork) and “gloriously, unpredictably new” (Mojo). By December it had been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and named one of the albums of the year by Rolling Stone and NME. They became known from their electric live performances full of energy, and went on to play memorable shows at festivals across the globe including as Glastonbury and Fuji Rock.
Ibeyi are French Cuban twins, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Diaz. Ibeyi sing in English and Yoruba, and have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers grown up in Paris, citing artists such as James Blake and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences.
Petit Biscuit is a 18 year old electronic music producer from France, keen to take on the world. Editing and mixing all the sounds of his tracks himself, he excels in creating unmistakable chopped and twisted vocal leads. His first tracks got him an impressive following on SoundCloud and YouTube early on. Now with the release of his debut EP in May 2016, the delicate music
of the young prodigy has started to spread like wildfire. The song «Sunset Lover», heady and recognizable among thousands, acts as its spearhead.