Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Hastings! Mon Amour!

This Friday I will be DJing some vintage French pop, Gallic psyche and musique electronique at >
Fri 20 Nov / 7pm-10.45pm / £5 entry
The Observer Building, 53 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DT
At 7pm prompt there will be a film screening of Truffaut’s Jules et Jim
This will be followed by dancing (possibly) to my L’Amour Electronique DJ set


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Hastings Mon Amour

This is what I've been coaxed out of DJ retirement for...

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER - 7-11pm / £5 entry
+ L'Amour Electronique DJ set
The Observer Building, 53 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DT

I'm excited to have been asked to play some French records at the inaugural Hastings Mon Amour night. Top billing will be a screening of Truffaut’s sublime ménage à trois Jules et Jim, with my questionable DJ skills before and after.

There is a Facebook event page

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Quelle Horreur!

I know, I know, it's a real cop-out posting these mixtapes for the umpteenth time, but they're all I've got to offer for now (and they won't be around for long as my file hosting account will self-destruct on the 16th November).

Quelle Horreur! a horrorshow mix of ghoulish Gallic psyche, creepy freakbeat and blood-thirsty femme-pop...

1. Stella - Si vous connaissez quelque-chose de pire qu'un vampire, parlez m'en toujours, ça pourra peut-être me faire sourire
2. Serge Gainsbourg - Docteur Jekyll Et Monsieur Hyde
3. Christine Pilzer - Dracula
4. Les Maledictus Sound - Kriminal Theme
5. Evariste - Connais-Tu I'animal Qui Inventa Le Calcul Integral
6. France Gall - Frankenstein
7. Jany L. - Mon Joli Vampire
8. Gérard Manset - Animal on est mal
9. Les Maledictus Sound - Monster Cocktail
10. Nicole Paquin - Mon Mari C'est Frankenstein
11. Brigitte Bardot - Le Diable Est Anglais

Quelle Horreur! vol. 2 is all about sinister synths, creepy claviolines, demonic drum machines, and eerie electronica...

1. Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind - The Shining (Main Title)
2. Kap Bambino - Batcaves
3. Relaxed Muscle - Beastmaster
4. Future Bible Heroes - I'm a Vampire
5. Ladytron - Miss Black
6. John Carpenter - Halloween Theme (Main Title)
7. Zombie Zombie - Walk Of The Dead
8. Broadcast - Evil Is Coming
9. Les Georges Leningrad - Cocktail Vampire
10. Suicide - Ghostrider
11. Mount Vernon Arts Lab – Hobgoblins
12. Stereo Total – Film D’Horreur
13. Lio - Bébé Vampire
14. I Monster - The Blue Wrath
15. The Moontrekkers - Return of The Vampires

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

spanner in the works

And so it goes: I'm convinced that most every time I decide to start blogging again, someone or something comes along that hampers progress.

The proverbial spanner is that a week ago I was asked to finish some paintings for an exhibition at the start of November - a ridiculously tight deadline, but one I couldn't pass up. If you care to know how I'm doing, there may be progress reports on my Twitter feed @neonpainter or on my website

So it looks like you'll just have to make do for now with this mix that I completely forgot I had stuck up on Mixcloud 2 years ago...

[If you want to hear the first half of the mix, it's over there in the column on the right. Right?]

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Jean-Michel Jarre: the first time

In case you missed it, Jean-Michel Jarre was interviewed on BBC 6Music last Sunday. You can listen to him ruminate on the differences between French and German electronic music, and his memories of his first ever synth - the EMS VCS3 'Putney'.

>>Listen here (available until 4th November 2015)

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Silence is broken

*TAP*TAP*TAP* Is this thing on? Can anybody out there here me? Or am I shouting into empty (cyber)space?

Sorry if I woke you up, but the time has come to break this silence. I wouldn't exactly call it a re-boot of L'Amour Electronique. A re-visit perhaps. How long will it last? I can't say. How involved will it be? I do not know. How much new content will I post? We'll have to wait and see.

All I can say for now is that I've been coaxed out of retirement for a one-off  DJ set. which has given me good reason to dust off some of my French vinyl and enjoy some old favourites.

Whether I have time to share any such old favourites or new discoveries here remains to be seen...

If anyone is actually reading this and has any desire to know what I've been up to in my long absence, you could take a look here:

Come back soon and I will have more concrete news (and if you're lucky some L'Amour Electronique treats)

ps. I noticed that I never updated the mixcloud player in the sidebar. I've just changed it to show mix 4 part 1 for a bit. It starts off a bit dark, but bear with it!