After several singles that let us slowly glimpse the vibe of this project, the tape of Yann Kesz "Tandem Liberati" is finally available! “Tandem Liberati” is Yann Kesz going back to his first inspirations. His digging years led the producer to develop a rare selection of sounds. And “Tandem Liberati” sometimes surprises us but always feels coherent. This project perfectly summarizes Yann Kesz’s identity as a beatmaker for the past years but also announces his future projects to come.
Chien Méchant - Disco Féroce (Club Nowadays, Vol. 1)
Chien Méchant unveils their very first single as part of the compilation Club Nowadays, Vol. 1. In order to stick to this club atmosphere, the duo has produced an electric track. For them: "it reminded us of some old house hits and of Todd Terje. We wanted to capture this feeling of freedom and this desire to dance".
Following his last two albums – “Home” and “Gravity” – Skence is back with a brand new EP. Inspired by his time spent in Indonesia and Bali, the beatmaker explored new sounds and played around lo-fi, psychedelic rock and alternative hip hop. This EP tries to get away from the classical albums format but still keeps a track list that makes sense, with tracks that follow each other and tell us a story.
Grand Soleil - Kerbal Filter (Homeworked) (Club Nowadays, Vol. 1)
"Club Nowadays, Vol.1″ will be released in June and features some dancing tracks, and some house and techno sounds – but always in Nowadays’ style. For the second single of the compilation, Grand Soleil reveals a very French Touch track. As they say: "We used a very funky bass line, and put some Daft Punk references". Could you catch those?
Nowadays Records has never lost its taste for compilations - but is now giving us its definition of club music. It may not be universal but it is unique. "Club Nowadays, Vol.1″ (which will be released in June) features some dancing tracks, and some house and techno sounds – but always in Nowadays’ style. As Ténéré would say, "Say Laa Vee" is like "an invitation to go away and take a few days off with great friends. It is music to make people dance, and to remind us that even during good and bad times, “Say Laa Vee” ”.
The Château de Versailles invited Fakear for its third carte blanche around electronic music so that he could compose a track inspired by the sound atmosphere of the old palace. There, Fakear got captivated by the sounds of the clocks of the castle. He recorded them and used them to create Palace Of Time. A video directed by Juliette Leigniel is also available on the Château de Versailles‘ YouTube channel.
"Après l’Orage" is the first EP in which the singer and producer Louise Calzada aka Toro/Azor is collaborating with the producer Clément Bazin. They met a few years ago through the music label Nowadays Records. This 5 tracks EP tells the story of inner and self exploration that can feel either joyful or heavy, and that is the core for emotional attachment or wrench. Laodice Kolk directed all the music videos and the whole visual identity for the EP.
'Delphine' talks sincerely and with humour about the tight thread of love we have for our close ones – parents, friends, ourselves. The song is a joyful exploration of things that are happening in a relationship but that we don’t realize. The music video wants to show us a tiny Louise (Toro/Azor) exploring inside a sleepy and unconscious giant Louise. She discovers cavities that are like different parts of her imaginations. And the encounter with Clément (Bazin) in the bubble states the music that will be created together... Their EP "Après l'Orage" will be out in December!
Cartridge 1987 is the first solo project of Drich, French artist and member of Grand Soleil. A die-hard fan of science fiction films and video games, Drich is inspired by these infinite and cinematic imaginaries, imbued with Fantasy. His second album, entitled « Passage », tells a story where each of the 12 tracks immerses us in an autonomous universe, very strongly imbued with the staging of the first video games. This album is like a trip, in which the spectators open doors towards new universes…
Following the release of « Musique de Fête, Vol. 1 », Nowadays Records and KasbaH are coming back with a second compilation! The Musique de Fête collective is brought to you by Nowadays Records and the producer KasbaH. It is all about putting the spotlight on the electronic eastern scene with a series of mixtapes and parties in Europe and the Maghreb. This musical adventure for Nowadays and KasbaH keeps bringing together many different artists, such as Bachar Mar Khalifé, Taxi Kebab, GASBA.bpm,...
"I had been looking for a track to work on with Maxwell for a while now. We have been working together for more than a year, he is the one putting lyrics on my voice melodies for most of my tracks. I had barely finished the instrumental part of this track, it was obvious that this one was meant for him. He added his voice and the emotion that was needed to breathe life into Australia, with a text about his home country.” Alter Real
Being a producer for many years and under different names, it is as Alter Real that Xavier Laporte signed with Nowadays Records in 2019 and released 2 EPs “Blue Comet” and "Elevate". He shares today a new single on which he sings.
The Musique de Fête collective is brought to you by Nowadays Records and the producer KasbaH. And it is all about putting the spotlight on the electronic eastern scene with a series of mixtapes and parties in Europe and the Maghreb. Its keywords? Partying, Dancing, Caring, Sharing and Celebrating! This new musical adventure for Nowadays and KasbaH is bringing together many different artists, such as Kabylie Minogue or Bab that you can find on the first volume.
Dive into LÜNE's visually colored and smooth musical world with his latest EP "Chambre aux Etoiles". This producer who works entirely from his room - in between the walls that saw him grow and the bed that still allows him to dream - takes his inspiration from the energy of the city and of the natural world, in between electronic and organic forms. “This EP is about one of the most beautiful times of my life. It is very personal and colorful, produced in between my teenage years and my adult life”. LÜNE
As a composer with an obsessional sense of perfectionism, Alter Real is getting out of his usual pop patterns, pushing the boundaries of his sound and trying to experiment: “This EP is all about collaborating, producing for rappers I love and getting them in a different position than what they are used to. I’ve always listened to a lot of hip hop and I’ve always wanted to produce some.” – Alter Real This results in spontaneous and efficient productions and it creates an alchemy between all his inspirations - from jazz to pop and rap. On "Elevate" you can find many guests, such as the rappers Heem Ze Loner, Jai Nitai Lotus, Charles X and the singer Sara Lugo.
LÜNE - Chamonix (ft. Kip Nelson)
New single and music video before the release of EP "Chambre aux Etoiles"
LÜNE is bringing us to one of his "favorite place on earth": Chamonix. This video is like a memory of his time there, enjoying the holidays surrounded by his friends. One again he is introducing us to a poetic and smooth musical world, using the energy of the natural world.
LÜNE is releasing a new single 'Mounette', alongside a brand new music video. 'Mounette' is a very personal track that LÜNE wrote for his grandmother. In this new video, he is again introducing us to his smooth musical and visual world. This time you can follow a young boy in his family's chalet, coming across some old family film reels filled with memories and trying to make some of his own... LÜNE's next EP "Chambre aux Etoiles" will be out in June.
Grand Soleil - Human Error
Official release of their new album 'Human Error'!
Grand Soleil is made of two brothers. One comes from a hip hop background and the other one is more into techno. But even if their taste in music can be different, they have a unique ruling: make sure people dance and travel towards an uncertain and dazzling future. 'Human Error' is an evolving album: a journey that starts in the light and heads towards the darkness. Between samples, quotes, short sentences and poignant words, Grand Soleil opens our eyes to another dimension.
After presenting 'Be my Guest' in 2020, Ténéré comes back to continue on a momentum of intense sharing and wonderful meetings. 'Be My Guest (Extended)' is released now with 4 revamped remixes of Blasé, Monomite, Mad Rey and Logo. Recorded over the past few years and resulting from long friendships and 2.0 encounters, this EP is an ode to creativity. At the crossroads of universes, we find influences passing by electronic to hip hop, classical or jazz and gospel, but always with Ténéré’s mark.
Grand Soleil - Alma video clip
New video clip out before the release of 'Human Error' LP
‘Equation’ comes from a perfect balance between Aksel, Adrien and Hausmane. This track was naturally made and is particular in a way that it doesn’t need any artifice. Its only goal is to keep FORM’s stripped down and sincere essence. In this track Hausmane compares social conventions to equations: we mathematically react to things in our lives depending on our values, principles, education, culture...
Oogo, Chomsky, Blanka and Mr Gib all have side projects, some are hidden in the shadow, others are well known, some are personal, others are in a duo. But all of the four members share the same motivation and state of mind when it comes to focusing energies on La Fine Equipe. It was during their last tour that the first signs appeared. The quartet felt the end of the world approaching. This EP is a cycle that condenses the anticipatory questions of Gaël Faye, Madjo, Orifice Vulgatron, and Penelope Antena.
Grand Soleil - Round Round Round clip
New video clip before the release of 'Human Error' LP
This EP carries the essence of all these emotions through the spectrum of the singer, who lived the entire thing from France, connected 24/7 to his family and friends there, who played a huge role in the confection of this EP: records, audio from video they sent were used as samples, and long discussions gathered inspiration.
Blanka - Flares LP
Third solo album of Blanka available since October 30th, 2020.
Flares was created as the soundtrack of a tragico-romantic film that depicts the up and downs of a couple during their lifetime together. As for the background music, Blanka offers smooth organic hip-hop.
Pierre Kwenders x Clément Bazin - Classe Tendresse
Classe Tendresse, the new EP of Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin is out now !
With those four tracks and three remixes Clément Bazin and Pierre Kwenders tell's us a life itinerary from childhood to old age. Sentiment, Ego, Ewolo and Compliqué are an outburst of colors, sounds and emotions !
Jumo - Et le vent ? (Extended)
Et le vent ? (Extended) is the extended version of Jumo's last EP out on October 16th.
On October 16th, is the release of 'Et le vent? Extended', the extended version of 'Et le vent ?', that offers 4 more tracks : Décor, À Demain, Aléa (live version) and Huits jours (live version). It is also the release of Steve (ft. Léonie Pernet) video clip in which Jumo pays tribute to Steve Maia Caniçot, a young man who dramatically died during a police charge on Nantes docks on June 21st, 2019.
Mad sound scientist, Trifouille 1er presents his universe with no introduction and enjoy a total freedom of production to deliver the fruit of many sound experimentations and influence blending from the afrobeat to Siriusmo and Flying Lotus going by hip hop classics.
With Pemmican, La Fine Equipe pursues its sound explorations and solar collaborations by inviting the French/Rwandan artist Gaël Faye on a track blending genders. Known as a survival food used by the native indians for their polar expeditions, followed by numerous adventurers packing it into their bag, Pemmican echoes today's world survival facing Humans and environment drifts.