Black Yaya is the new pop project from David Ivar...
Black Yaya is the new pop project from David Ivar, frontman and songwriter for Herman Dune. He has written a completely fresh batch of songs, in his own inimitable style but reworked by electronic producer Yuksek, who is releasing Black Yaya under his own new label Partyfine. The result is a winning combination of classic songwriting and dance-party electro fun.
David Ivar has written an entire set of new songs for the forthcoming full-length, completely separate from the folk-pop of Herman Dune but creating an equally important outlet for his imagination. He has created a surprisingly colourful collection of songs with eerie themes filled with tales of revenge and murder, drawing inspiration from the darkness surrounding him.
Black Yaya is the offspring of rage and thunder. Black Yaya is anger and guile. Black Yaya is a merciless fight and redemption songs.
Nanna øland Fabricius, known to fans around the world... (read more)
Nanna øland Fabricius, known to fans around the world as the artist Oh Land, came in to the music scene in 2008 under less than conventional circumstances. When 10 years of training and a budding career in ballet was abruptly ended by injury, a life in music began. `
Fabricius has spent the better part of the past years supporting her four album releases. Headlining tours, inter-mixed with supporting dates for such acts as Katy Perry and Sia, have taken oh land all over the world. These albums have also paved the way for a growing discography of hits, with "Sun of a gun", "White nights", fan favorite "Wolf & I", Renaissance girls" and "Cherry on top", to name a few.
Peter & The Magician
CLARENS is the musical alias of French musician...
CLARENS is the musical alias of French musician and producer Ousseynou Cissé (born August 5, 1992). Born in Dakar (Senegal) and raised in France, he got into electronic music after arriving in Rennes for studying. He began to draw attention with the release of a few remixes for local pop bands circa 2012. After months of touring with Juveniles and a few studio sessions with producers Jean Sylvain Le Gouic and Pierre-Alexandre Busson - aka Yuksek, the first CLARENS single “Trust” released on the latter’s fresh new imprint Partyfine in may 2014, followed a second one “Pray” in November 2014.
Drawing influences from American artists such as Blood Orange, Kindness or Clams Casino, CLARENS' music is willing to introduce a new kind of bedroom pop to the french electronic scene.
Clarens is working on his debut album to be released on Partyfine.
Week end Affair
Peter & The Magician, the exciting collaboration between ... (read more)
Peter & The Magician, the exciting collaboration between scene heavyweights Yuksek and The Magician.
The fruits of their last exchange culminating in their ‘Memory EP’ in 2012 left them hungry for more; their separate styles and influences have been harmonized yet again, giving birth to a huge three-track release to mark Yuksek’s second instalment on his new imprint.
The pair organized another European rendezvous, mixing their styles and influences to feature as the second Partyfine release.
Camille and Siegfried met in art school (Penninghen) in Paris...(read more)
Camille and Siegfried met in art school (Penninghen) in Paris. Graduated, they decided to make music together and created Poom. Little by little, their world takes shape and the duo tries hart both to the musical direction and the visual aspect of the project.
Invited by Yuksek on Partyfine first compilation, "Les Voiles" is an unreleased orchestral pop track sung in French influenced by the French Touch sound.
Poom is working in their debut album with Yuksek, to be released on Partyfine.
YesYou, the moniker of Jono Kirkham and Gav Parry, have made an impressive... (read more)
YesYou, the moniker of Jono Kirkham and Gav Parry, have made an impressive start to their career. Formed in 2011, the pair’s music first made waves in their native Australia, with taste-making station Triple J playing 'Half Of It', 'Frivolous Life' and ‘So Much To Give’ on heavy rotation.
On the release of their debut offering, the Australian production duo YesYou impressed the likes of Neon Gold, Earmilk and the Indie Shufflewith tracks off their first record, (which included radio faves 'Half Of It','Frivolous Life') and peaked at #5 on Hype Machine with thes ame. They then took to producing some killer remixes and a tidy mash-up of Kylie x Jay-Z x MGMT, which accrued over 100k SoundCloud plays.
The duo returned in 2013 with 'So Much To Give’ which became their third track added to high rotation on Australian taste making station Triple J. A pulsing disco inferno that melds Jordan Rakei's smooth vox with some classy production and proves to be a perfect showcase of Australia’s burgeoning talent in the electronic pop field.
In June this year teaming up with Sydney producer LDRU on ‘Even When’ the boys were able to throw back to the summer vibes captured on their first single ‘Half Of It’.
With some neo-tropical brilliance added by LDRU they were able top create a killer summer jam that now sits comfortable on just over 100k listens on Soundcloud.
The track is featured on Partyfine EP 10 "Waste Away", released in Dec 2014.
Michael Garçon is a keyboard player, French writer arranger... (read more)
Michael Garçon is a keyboard player, French writer arranger. Born in Montreuil the 9th of June 1971, he has a degree in architecture.
He begins as a piano player accompanying singers in the jazz club le Duc des Lombards.
In 1999, he joins Kojak. First, as keyboard player on the first album tour, then as writer too. He remixes with the band Mary J. Blige’s tune “Deep inside”.
His band AS Dragon releases two albums (“Spanked”, 2002 and “Va chercher la police”, 2005, Tricatel). He is keyboard player and writer. AS Dragon remixes Depeche Mode’s tune “Easy Tiger”.
He writes music and plays keyboard for Adrienne Pauly (2007, Warner), Pony Express (2009, Atmosphériques). As a musician, he plays for the label Tricatel (2000) with artists, among them Michel Houellebecq, Bertrand Burgalat, Alain Chamfort or Valérie Lemercier, and on TV shows with Dick Rivers, Elie Semoun, Charles Dumont, Tony Allen, Daniel Darc, Jean-Jacques Debout, Winston McAnuff. He plays keyboards on tour with Jean-Louis Murat, Adrienne Pauly, Uncovered QOTSA (with O. Libaux from Nouvelle Vague). He also works with many artists, such as Thomas Fersen, Jacno, Emma Daumas and Bertrand Burgalat (live album “La nuit est là”).
Michael Garçon remixed: AS Dragon (“Dirty” and “One, two, three, four boys”), Bertrand Burgalat (“Bardot’s dance”), Jef Barbara (“Soft to the touch”), Yuksek ft. Oh land (“Last of our kind”), Cléa Vincent (“Château perdu”), Florent Marchet (“Héliopolis”), Kid Francescoli (“Blow up”). He also released an original tune, “Sneaky games”, on the label Partyfine.
Others: TV commercial music (among them 118 218 and Shampoings Dop), movie soundtracks (Palais Royal, Valérie Lemercier’s movie, 2005). Plugin conception for UVI MOTU, trailer music writing and producing “Wandering” of his band Adam & Eve.
Yuksek (Pierre-Alexandre Busson) is a French electronic music... (read more)
Yuksek (Pierre-Alexandre Busson) is a French electronic music producer, remixer, composer and DJ. He started his career under the name Yuksek after 10 years learning piano at The Conservatoire and playing in several bands. He gained popularity as a DJ all over the world and later with his electro-pop band.
His debut album, ‘Away from the Sea’, was released in 2009. This album includes the singles ‘Tonight‘ and ‘Extraball’ and received a lot of audience and media attention. His second album ‘Living on the Edge of Time’ took a pop direction but Yuksek’s electronic flow was still there.
In the same time he was working on his own productions: Yuksek produced Birdy Nam Nam second album ‘Manual For Successful Rioting’ (2009), The Bewitched Hands debut album ‘Birds And Drums’ (2010) and French electropop band Juveniles debut (2013). Also known as one of the front runners of the new wave of French electro, Yuksek was (and still is) in demand for remixes and has done many for artists such as Gossip, Phoenix, Gorillaz, Lady Gaga, Oh Land, Chromeo, Mika, The Shoes and more recently remixes for Lilly Wood and The Prick, C2C and Kasper Bjorke.
Yuksek has also been involved in many other musical projects such as Girlfriend (with Clément Daquin), The Krays (with Brodinski), Peter & The Magician (with Stephen Fasano, ex-Aeroplane) and The Alexanders (with Alex Metric). He’s also one of the founder of Elektricity Festival, an electronic music festival based in Reims in front of the famous cathedral. Elektricity festival 2012 edition was the 10th, successful and...sold out
Yuksek is now focusing on his label Partyfine and working on his third solo album.
During 8 years, Tanguy Destable has lend his musician and producer skills to others... (read more)
During 8 years, Tanguy Destable has lend his musician and producer skills to others. It seems only logical for the Brittany-based producer to aspire to produce his own sound. In 2007, after the release of his third solo album En Direct de la Côte, he met Grand Marnier – half of Yelle – and got in the project: "We met on a Quick (NB: French fast-food chain) parking at Brest, we greeted each other with the Prince of Bel Air’s move and we became mate".
After 6 years of enthralling collaboration, two studio albums and two tiring world tours, including gigs at Coachella, Tanguy left Yelle and joined Woodkid’s live band for a while. He finally took time to focus on his alter-ego Tepr return.
If an assessment has to be made, we should count one album with his abstract hip-hop first band Abstrackt Keal Agram, three solo albums, and two Yelle albums. It is now time to gather his own fancies on new tracks, which have to satisfy every aspects of the producer. The tracks have to please his teenager-self – the one who discovered electro music by going into raptures about Daft Punk, Tiga, Aphex Twin or Les Rythmes Digitales -, but moreover they have to please the Tanguy of today who pays close attention to young people with wide ideas - in the likes of Disclosure or Club Cheval.
"I went back to listening to house, club album with a glimpse of pop that haven’t aged. So I came back to what I was doing best : melodic dance music with a modern approach". He is a club-expert though – his remix-résumé is impressive, featuring remixes for Santigold, La Roux or Calvin Harris.
As well as helping Thomas Azier or young Swedish pop-star Marlene; Tanguy intensively produces his own tracks, shaping them endlessly until he reaches full-satisfaction. Yuksek – whom he has known for almost a decade as they shared stage in Reims back in 2006 – commissioned him a remix for Black Yaya (Herman Dune David-Ivar’s solo project) on Yuksek’s Partyfine label. He finally invites him to his studio based in Reims, quite curious to discover Tanguy’s solo production work.
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Get a Room !
Although this is their first EP, Get A Room! – the moniker... (read more)
Although this is their first EP, Get A Room! – the moniker of Aurelien Haas and Jeff Lasson - are certainly no novices to the Parisian music scene. They have been active for years: digging through crates to find and edit hidden gems before reintroducing them to the movers and shakers of the French capital through concept store Colette and their own imprint Small Time Cuts.
The duo are already celebrated for their remixes, which have been released through some of the best electro labels around including Kill The DJ, DFA, Ed Banger, Tigersushi, Labelle, and Meant. Their sleek sound is also the toast of fashion labels: they can often be found behind the decks at Paris Fashion Week and are responsible for the sound design of both Melinda Gloss and Paul & Joe fashion shows.
Yuksek’s impeccable taste is evident again on this release as his label goes from strength to strength. Get A Room!’s abundance of class and flair, already showcased in their
Boiler Room set from 2014 - where they brought French and classic house together in an exclusive mix - looks set to bring the scene to its knees in 2015.
Peter & The Magician, the exciting collaboration between... (read more)
With the Partyfine juggernaut gathering pace into 2014, an Anglo-French collaboration by label head Yuksek AKA Pierre- Alexandre Busson and his compadre, Alex Metric was born under their enticing new guise, ’The Alexanders’.
The release came to life in Yuksek’s studio in Reims following a preliminary jam at Alex’s studio in London; the result is, as you might expect, a dynamic union of studio firepower from two producers very much on top of their game!
In october 2011 JUVENILES released We Are Young on Kitsuné...(read more)
In october 2011 JUVENILES released We Are Young on Kitsuné, the parisian label. A haunting melodic song with a post-modern crooner voice. Early 2012 a new single Ambitions is released on the same label, and at the same time they launch their own imprint, Paradis Records, and signed on Universal music (AZ) on which they released their first proper EP Juveniles in June 2012.
Considering The Smiths, Hot Chip, Cut Copy and the whole DFA records as fantasized godfathers, they'll start working on their first LP. They managed to materialize their pop idealism with a first album released in june 2013 produced by Yuksek. These modern young people started to become a major indie band with their two singles, the anthem We Are Young and the new disco tune Fantasy.
In Japan, JUVENILES released their album on “KSR” at the same time. The band has very often had an enthusiastic feedback on their live performances, in their domestic country France but they've also been drawing attention in the UK, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy,Turkey, Canada and this year in China during the Strawberry Festival and in Singapore for the Music Matters.
Today JUVENILES are writing their second LP and plan to release it next year, still on Universal/AZ, now known as Capitol Records.
Already drawing comparisons to artists like Kaytranada and Pomo... (read more)
Already drawing comparisons to artists like Kaytranada and Pomo, French producer and multi-instrumentalist Jean Tonique draws influences from 70s funk.
Jean Tonique makes an effort to distance himself from genre-defining elements while approaching his music from an organic and raw songwriting perspective. Using elements from hip hop, house, and 70s/80s funk, the multifaceted producer likes to draw people in with the malleable dynamics of his music.
After remixes of Lana Del Rey, Outkast, TheKooks and many more, Jean Tonique has broken into the online market through being a regular fixture on Hype Machine’s Top 10 and growing recognition from media outlets.
Now, growing on his French electronic music notoriety, Jean Tonique is preparing to expand his presence with the release of the You EP on March 15, 2015- bringing that old school, happy vibe that made us fall in love with funky house.