Monday, 7 May 2012

The "French touch"

French House is a term that defines a genre of house music, one of my favorite genres and a very popular style particularly in the 1990s and 2000s.
This form of Euro Disco is known by its heavy reliance on filter and phaser effects and also by the use of late 1970s and early 1980s American or European disco sounds, loops or samples.

Daft Punk and Cassius

Daft Punk, Cassius and Etienne de Crécy are just some of the few French Artists’ that inspired a whole generation with this exceptional genre of house music.
Music’s like “Le patron est devenu fou !” and “Prix Choc” from the Etienne de Crécy Super Discount album and “Around the World” and "Revolution 909" of the Daft Punk Homework album are some good examples of what the “French touch “ is capable of and were responsible for the success of the genre throughout the dance clubs all around the world.

The “neu-disco” is a term that is commonly used to indentify this music genre, as the “French touch”- But what is French House?
French house consists of three main music styles, the space disco sound, Euro Disco and also the influences of the deep American House music with special emphasis on funky repetitive sound vibes.
This particular mixture of sounds was the inspiration that I used when creating the “Lost in France” track. This music relies on the use of retro sounds, samples and loops. It has a disco and space vibe with a small touch of funky bass.
In the end this music brings me some great memories and was one of the most pleasuring productions I’ve done so far.

Hope You enjoy. 

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