At the beginning of this month, I saw Charlotte Gainsbourg play at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival. The whole thing was so perfect that it felt like a gig dreamt up for a movie: a group of shadowy figures taking the stage around one in the morning, backlit by neon-esque lights, making their way through … More »
“Welcome to the best festival in the world,” Adam Granduciel said shortly into the War On Drugs’ set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. It was Thursday night, the first full day of the fest, and Granduciel provided a proper introduction to the weekend ahead. With the Drugs having grown into one of the most reliably transporting … More »
Everything A-Trak touches turns to gold. There’s nothing even remotely fake coming from the Fool’s Gold label boss’ wheelhouse. Now, he’s continuing to excavate treasures — having already unearthed supreme dance remixes for artists like Kanye West, Miike Snow, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more, A-Trak’s latest haul is a balmy disco rendition of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s perennially cool “Sylvia Says.”
Gainsbourg recently released a limited edition, 12” EP with remixes from Soulwax, SebastiAn, and Les Oxalis for Record Store Day. A-Trak’s take on “Sylvia Says” comes as a part of a forthcoming six-track remix EP out June 1 which will feature new takes on the track from Tensnake, Breakbot, Jerge, Mind Enterprise, and Radio Slave.
The lineup of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival is always stacked. It’s one of the best-booked festivals in the world, always boasting an impressive and diverse array of headliners atop a sprawling lineup that can hold all sorts of surprises. Conflicts are, counter-intuitively, less of a topic with Primavera because at a certain point you have … More »
French electro house stalwart Sebastian Akchoté-Bozovic — better known simply as SebastiAn — never seems to take his foot off the gas. The Ed Banger icon’s discography has gravitated towards cult acclaim over the last decade and, while his prominence isn’t quite as forthright as French colleagues Justice or Busy P, his releases are always a welcome dive into authentic French house.
Now, Bozovic is here to quench our French thirst once again with his latest release of Charlotte Gainsbourg‘s seminal track “A-Ring O’Roses.” Toned down, stripped to minimalism, and subsequently re-adorned with the dressings of French synths that veer towards heady futurism, the remix is a melodic build culminating in a melancholic tug.
Note the capital A.
The French singer/songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg released her SebastiAn-produced album Rest, a sort of danceable emotional purge, toward the end of last year. She’s already made videos for many of its tracks: “Deadly Valentine,” “Rest,” “Ring-A-Ring O’ Roses,” “Lying With You,” and “Les Oxalis.” Today, Gainsbourg debuts her new one … More »
Last month, Charlotte Gainsbourg released her excellent new album Rest, her first since 2011’s Stage Whisper. The rollout was already accompanied by some striking visuals — including the beautiful video for the album’s highlight, “Deadly Valentine” — and today Gainsbourg has shared another, a clip for the album’s emotive closer “Les Oxalis.” … More »
Charlotte Gainsbourg’s remarkable new album Rest was released a few weeks ago, and today she debuted a video for the song “Lying With You.” It’s a menacing track that sounds like whispered secrets, and the visual finds Gainsbourg chasing around a younger version of herself in a decaying mansion. It’s a beautiful and stirring … More »
Later this week, Charlotte Gainsbourg, the great French actress and singer, will finally release Rest, her first album in seven years. Rest follows up Gainsbourg’s 2011 double album Stage Whisper, and she recorded Rest with the dance producer SebastiAn. It’s a slick and pulsating but also lush and contemplative dance-pop album, and Gainsbourg sings much … More »
Next month, the French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg will release Rest, her first album in seven years; she recorded the whole thing with the French dance producer SebastiAn. We’ve already posted her videos for the early singles “Rest” and “Deadly Valentine,” and now Gainsbourg has also shared the album’s opening track … More »