On the count of three… Ooh La La

18 Jan

Something’s come over me lately, and to be quite honest I don’t really know what it is. If you hadn’t figured it out from the picture and the title, I have at least temporarily become something of a Francophile. To what extent it’s Yelle driven remains to be seen.
DISCLAIMER – The French Government has definitely not paid me to write this. I am not a cultural ambassador for France. I promise.

Yelle – La Femme (Siriusmo Remix)
[They stole this track from my Soundcloud :'( sorry. Google it!]
Yelle is always the place to start when talking about France. Unless you start with Daft Punk.. but we’ve had plenty of Daft Punk on this blog already, and we’ve had quite a bit of Yelle too but if she carries on making music like this we’ll carry on saying Ooh La La, then we’ll share it with you, and you’ll carry on saying Ooh La La..

La Femme – La Femme Resort

The title of the last track is the name of this band. Now I’m featuring Air, Yelle more Yelle and some Daft Punk (I changed my mind) here. I think that La Femme are going to be the next name on that list of cool, sexy French exports. Currently bumming around America, these guys make surf pop, but with a French tinge. As well as this one be sure to check out Sur La Planche.

Poka – Superhero

I didn’t add Poka to that little list above because he spoilt the globally famous metaphor but again, like La Femme, I don’t think it will stay that way for long. He’s actual Greek but what he’s making is very French indeed and when this new release of his came up on my Soundcloud dashboard I couldn’t refuse – be sure to get it quickly, the free download is limited. He’s also included here.

Air – La Femme d’Argent (Pyramid Remix)

Another La Femme!? I can promise I didn’t make this post just for searching La Femme. Obviously it’s something of a French obsession – we already knew that anyway! It’s a brave thing to try and remix Air, especially when you consider that Lyonnais Pyramid is virtually unheard of. Not only did he try though, he succeeded with real panache.

Yelle – La Musique

Second dose of Yelle, this one’s from a Kitsuné Compilation. Seriously, the French are behind all the good stuff nowadays! I don’t know exactly what to say, it gets hard not to start repeating yourself here, but like the other track, this has a high Ooh La La content. It’s by Yelle after all – it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that it’s going to be good!

Mr Flash – Disco Dynamite

If Kitsuné isn’t your thing, why not Ed Banger. This is typical fodder of theirs, some very cool French House/Nu Disco. Man, even listening to this, little men in flares on a flashing dancefloor come into my head. Yep, you got it, it’s pretty cool..

Daft Punk – One More Time

Last but by absolutely no means least, does anyone not love this track!? In fact, if you don’t love this track, you’re at the wrong place. Ever since the day it came out it’s I was like “J’adore!”. Man, I was pretty young then. I guess it just goes to show how cool I was as a little kid really, eh?  This is seriously so good, words can’t describe it. They say a picture speaks a thousand words, right? Well this song speaks a thousand pictures.

I’ll finish with that poetic thought, haha. I sorta feel like I’m the French cultural ambassador! I hope you enjoyed those incroyable tracks..

Vive La France!


3 Responses to “On the count of three… Ooh La La”

  1. Pyramid January 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    Hey, thanks for the post ! I appreciate,
    Just a detail, I’m a he and not a she :)

    • dwayne January 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

      Haha, oops, sorry about that, changed it!
      My French is terrible, I think I’ll stick to English in the future!

  2. Pyramid January 22, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    No problem, thanks to post me, that’s already huge for me :)

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