Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Institubes, France and that.

It would seem that French label Intstitubes, otherwise known as the home of electro genuises Para One and Surkin, have come up trumps again with their new singning. Youngster, only 19, Bobmo has just had his first release put out by the label, and it's pretty special. While he may only be young, he's certainly going to be a big player within the next year it would seem. Just look at the rise of Kissy Sell Out and you'll see what i mean. I dont know what it is about France at the moment but it seems the country can do very little wrong in terms of creating and releasing absolutely cracking dance music. Anyway, a little taster of what's to come with this new wonderkid:

Bobmo - To The Bobmobile

He's also playing this Friday at the Modular party in London with Late of the Pier DJs, so if you're around you know where to go!

Another, obvious example of France's bang on the money output is, of course, the Ed Banger and in particular, Wunder-duo Justice. With D.A.N.C.E. out in the shops as of April 23rd (though i'm yet to see evidence of this, maybe i'm just too slow off the mark) and an album on the cards for the summer (June or July are therumors) along with fellow electro fiends Simian Mobile Disco, Digitalism and Uffie, they seem to able to do no wrong at the moment. Catch them in may at Fabric (check the listings) with The Chemical Brothers and on June 9th at Firefly with Speedy J (nasty techno, perhaps in the vein of Paco Osuna who played at the last event with Ivan Smagghe) and Busy P (you know him, right?). In celebration of me finally getting the chance to see Justice, this was linked to me by a friend, check it out. A new Justice track, supposedly off the album, though in is going to be changed for the album so think of it as a promo... Anyway, it features everyone's favourite little French temptress, Uffie and sounds like:

Justic - The Party (featuring Uffie)

Lastly, thanks to Hianta from the wonderful Fluo Kids The Tough Alliance have pretty much become my band of they year (or should that be last year as that's when the album was released...?), anyway, they're still an amazing pop band and by all rights deserve to be a lot better known. With seemingly very bizarre lyrical content (songs about having cola in your veins anyone?) my favourite track off the album seems to be about a hard life in kitchen... or something. Check it out anyway:

The Tough Alliance - In The Kitchen

See you around,


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