Monday, 25 January 2010

guest dj slot this Saturday

I've been asked to do a guest dj slot by legendary Brighton club night Da Doo Ron Ron at their Beatles tribute night this Saturday (30th Jan). I will be playing some Ye-Ye cover versions of songs by the Fab4, plus a few Beatles related/referencing tracks, mixed in with other 60's girl-pop.

I'm gradually trawling my record collection and iTunes library for French Girls doing Beatles covers, but if anyone has any suggestions (especially dancefloor friendly ones!), please feel free to leave comments or email me: lamourelectronique[at]
Thanks, Domx

Here's the info about the night itself (not sure if I'd necessarily describe myself as a "superstar DJ". I'll be on at midnight if you want to come and judge for yourself)

Da Doo start 2010 with a BEATLES (FEMALE) COVER VERSIONS SPECIAL! this Sat 30th Jan in the Komedia Studio Bar. Doors 11pm to 3am.

We're extremely chuffed to announce the late addition of a superstar guest DJ to the Da Doo bill this Sat. Dom Bradnum of L'Amour Electronique, Tonight We Fly and Miss Pain fame, spins a Da Doo set sprinkled with Swingin' Mademoiselles singing Les Beatles.

Alongside our usual, unique mix of GIRLTASTIC GROOVINESS fm the 50s to mid-70s, Da Doo DJs Chris 'Da Doo' King & Simon Bridger + Dom spin a lotta lotta FEMALE cover versions of Mop Top songs. Expect FAB 'n' GEAR interpretations from the eclectic likes of Ella, Dionne, Aretha, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Lena Horne, Ike & Tina, Shirley Bassey, Alma Cogan, Tamiko Jones and many, many more! And Your BIRDS Can Sing! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Here's a Spotify playlist featuring the kinda gear we'll be spinning.

Admission is £6 / £5 concs in adv OR on the door

You can buy adv tkts NOW in-person from the box-office, over the phone Tel:-0845 2938480 / 01273-647100 & on-line from

Thursday, 21 January 2010

L'Amour Electronique: Vive le Weekend

Yes, you read that correct, the first L'Amour Electronique of 2010 is this Saturday 23rd January.

Join us for a late night cocktail of synthesized music, electronic sounds, and French pop and freakbeat.
9pm - 3am at The West Hill pub, 67 Buckingham Place, BN1 3PQ.
It is free entry all night.

Also happening in Brighton this week:
Vive La France 2 - 21-23 January >>>>> 3 nights, 14 French bands and DJs, 3 venues.
see for more info.

Sunday, 17 January 2010


In the foggy mists of lat November we held our final L'Amour Electronique of 2009. We had something of an enforced guest DJ situation (long story), but it all worked as well as it could've, with their electronic burblings mixing not-too-jarringly with our French bubblegum and poppier synth sounds.

New Order – Elegia
Glass Candy – Life After Sundown
Zouzou – Tu Fais Partie De Passé
Etienne Daho – Rendez-vous á Vedra
Michel Polnareff – La Mouche
Add N to (X) – Poke ‘Er ‘Ole
Pram – Omnichord

Ladytron – Another Breakfast With You
Brigitte Bardot – Oh! Qu’il est Vilain
Sebastien Tellier – Sexual Sportswear
John Foxx – Mr No
Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity
Grace Jones – La Vie En Rose
Professor Genius – La Grotta

Chorus Reverendus – Ne Poussez Pas Meme Dans Les Orties
Marie Laforêt – Marie Colère, Marie Douceur
Tubeway Army – Me, I Disconnect From You
Coralie – Vis à Vis
Serge Gainsbourg – Le Poinçonneur des Lilas
Brigitte – Battez Vous
Dessous Chics – Garçon Façile
Jacques Dutronc – Il est Cinq Heures, Paris S’eveilles

Luna – Bonnie & Clyde – (Clyde Barrow version)
Serge Gainsbourg et Jane Birkin – La Decadanse
Stereo Total – Joe Le Taxi
Françoise Hardy – Les Petits Garçons
Jean-Michel Jarre – Equinoxe pt. 5
OMD – Electricity
Visage – Fade To Grey
Sebastien Tellier – Divine
France Gall – Nous Ne Sommes Pas Des Anges

[--guest DJ set--]
Datarock - Computer Camp Love
Katsen – Island in an Island
Luke Haines – Off My Rocker at the Artschool Bop
Les Roche Martin – C'est Toi Qui a Gache Notre Vie
Prototypes – Je Ne Te Connais Pas
Stereo Total – Plastic
The Associates – Party Fears Two
Ultravox – Slow Motion
France Gall – Les Sucettes

Petula Clark – Il y a Tellement de Filles
Baby Birkin – St Tropez
Charlotte Leslie – Les Filles C’est Faites Pour Faire L’Amour
Serge Gainsbourg – Chatterton
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
Gong/Daevid Allen – Est-ce Que Je Suis
Les Soundtracks – Ce Soir C’est Ma Fête
Antoine – Un Éléphant Me Regarde
L’Infonie – J'ai perdu 15 cents dans le nez froid d'un ange bronzé
Kraftwerk – Pocket Calculator
L’Infonie – L’Affaire
Michèle et Ses Wouaps – Dam Dam
Michel Legrand – Digue Ding Ding
French language disque “Please will you come to my house”

[--guest DJ set--]
Hot Butter – Popcorn
Stereolab – John Cage Bubblegum
Pulp – Le Roi Des Fourmis
Serge Gainsbourg – Docteur Jekyll et Monsieur Hyde
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
The Knife – We Share Our Mother’s Health
Simon Bookish – Fantastic Piss Experiment
Mareva Galanter – Pourquoi Pas Moi

Chantal Goya – Une Écharpe, Une Rose
Sylvie Vartan – Les Hommes Qui N’ont Plus Rien à Perdre
Serge Gainsbourg – Pauvre Lola
Pulp – Razzamatazz
Devo – Peek-a-Boo
The B-52’s – 6060842
Add N to (X) – Metal Finger In My Body

[--guest DJ set--]
Takako Minekawa – Fantastic Cat
Die Dorau & Die Marinas – Fred Vom Jupiter
Brigitte Bardot – Contact
Serge Gainsbourg – Qui est ‘In’, Qui est ‘Out’?
Adèle – C’est Bon
Silicon Teens – Let’s Dance
Fad Gadget – Fireside Favourite (I Monster toasted crumpet mix)
Jacqueline Taïeb – 7 Heures du Matin
Stereo Total – Orange Mecanique
Dopplereffekt – Pornoviewer
Ronnie Bird – Chante
Jacques Brel – Amsterdam (live a l’Olympia, Paris)

November's mp3 selections
Brigitte Bardot – Oh! Qu’il est Vilain
[buy Brigitte Bardot from iTunes |]
Françoise Hardy – Les Petits Garçons
[buy Françoise Hardy from]
Dopplereffekt – Pornoviewer
[buy Dopplereffekt from iTunes]

Monday, 11 January 2010

more Charlotte and Serge

More Gainsbourg news...
There was an interview with Charlotte Gainsbourg in last Sunday's Observer.
And just yesterday The Independent ran a feature on the forthcoming Serge Gainsbourg film Vie Heroique.

And, of course, it looks like the film won't be released in the UK until September, and it will probably only then get an ultra-limited release. So we'll just have to make do with the teasers being released on the official website and YouTube, plus news trickling through via this fan blog I came across earlier today:

B.B. + Serge = Bonnie and Clyde

Serge and Jane: Le Canari (Jane must have forgotten her P.E. kit that day, so Serge made her do it in her pants and vest)

Apparition de la Gueule (Serge's alter-ego rears his ugly head - a creepy hybrid of Frank Sidebottom and Mr Noseybonk)