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Hit of the week: Benjamin Biolay ‘Comment est ta peine?’

There are words and melodies that we do not forget from the first time, this is the case of Comment est ta peine ?, the new single from Benjamin Biolay. Almost three years after the release of Volver, the poet of La Chanson  is about to release a brand new album: Grand Prix, whose release is scheduled for June 26, 2020

Comment est ta peine?’ Is an enormously danceable theme imbued with an elegant discofunk production. His guitars may even evoke the latest Daft Punk works, but his organic sound tunes even better to the classic chansonnier melodies.

Divus Julius presents: Franc Moody 

Franc Moody are London duo Ned Franc and Jon Moody, who embrace disco-funk in glittering dance-pop productions, emboldened by Daft Punk’s studio forays into the recreation of classic disco and funk on Random Access Memories.

Their sound is DIY-driven, which involves finding out that recording the perfect handclap takes three pairs of hands and one pair of Marigold gloves. Salt shakers, radiators and the sound of zipping flies have also been used in their recordings.

Their eight-track mini album Dance Moves encapsulates their appeal in one tight package, head-nodding disco-electronic-funk with an emphasis on earworm choruses such as Dance Moves or the pristine four-million streamer and digital-bass and guitar groover Dopamine.

 Franc Moody have released the funky antidote we all need to get through.  Dream In Colour, released on 28 February, is Franc Moody’s first full-length album.

Hit of the week: Parcels ‘Lightenup’

Berlin-based Parcels today announce their self-titled debut album will be released on October 12th via Kitsuné/Because Music. The quintet have also shared their new single and video for Lightenup. Like their previous releases, Lightenup lives and breathes the funky sound of disco music.

Parcels was written in Berlin, the band’s home of choice. Originally from Australia, Louie Swain (synths), Patrick Hetherington (synths), Noah Hill (bass), Anataole Serret (percussion) and Jules Crommelin (guitar) moved to the German capital 3 years ago and have since gained an international fan base. After Daft Punk discovered them in 2016, they took the boys to the studio to collaborate on their single Overnight.

Local Bands: Malachi Estéreo

Malachi Estéreo arrived from the underworld of Barcelona with the mission of disturbing the establishment and leading the masses. Malachi is Rock, he’s tough, he’s a bullet in the balls and he’s bizarre. Go out and enjoy fucking. It is a group from Barcelona formed by Brown Fox, Albert Julve and Bob Gonzales.

His music is blunt mix of punk rock, funk, electronic and hip hop, Sampleadélicas, fun and fresh songs full of great beats, distorted guitars and lyrics vacilonas, tremendous themes loaded with electroide energy, rotund beats, funk rhythms and eighties synths perfect for make you poge and dance break on the sidewalks, rough and dirty throbbing punk attitude that fuses with disturbing samplers and incisive rhythms creating addictive hits of rave punk, direct, bastards and bizarre raw and visceral sound compositions that vomit electro punk rock pillions and they flirt with funk and house, a very interesting band that has dazzled us because of the quality of their proposal and their huge live show.

Among its influences can be groups like NOFX, Rage Againt The Machine, Coldcut, Jamiroquai, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Aphex Twin …

Hit of the week: Parcels ‘TIEDUPRIGHTNOW’

Australian electro-pop band Parcels just released their latest track ‘TIEDUPRIGHTNOW’ and its accompanying music video, the follow-up to their breakout single ‘Overnight’. Forming in high school back in 2014, the five-piece band quickly found success late last year. ‘Overnight,’ which was co-produced by Daft Punk, enjoyed unforeseen success in the northern hemisphere, surpassing 50 million streams online. The band also began to build their live reputation too, with a string of popular sold out gigs.

‘TIEDUPRIGHTNOW’ is an upbeat second track with a strong disco feel, and looks destined to be a summer anthem.




Hit of the week: Parcels “Overnight”

It’s a big deal to collaborate with Daft Punk for anyone, let alone an emerging indie band out of regional NSW. After making the bold decision to move to Berlin, unbeknownst to them, Daft Punk caught their high energy disco infused pop set in a sweaty basement in Paris. So impressed, the titans of dance music invited Parcels to a secret location in France to co-write and produce ‘Overnight’. Parcels’ urgent pace and funky guitar riffs have always drawn comparison to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, so really it’s a match made in heaven. Tonight in concert at Vida Festival.

Hit of the week: Arcade Fire ‘Everything Now’

Arcade Fire have announced their fifth album Everything Now will be released next month on Columbia. You can now hear the official stream of the title track after the band’s surprise released it on 12″ at Primavera Festival this week.

The disco-inflected track is produced by the band along with Pulp’s Steve Mackey and Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, though no details have surfaced about the full tracklist or production credits. Arcade Fire’s last album, 2014’s Reflektor was produced by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, although he might be a little busy with bringing his own band back to help out this time. Everything Now is out July 28.