Saturday, 25 June 2011

Ce Soir - L'AMOUR ELECTRONIQUE (Sat 25 June)

Come join us tonight for another L'Amour Electronique soirée!

We will be playing the finest in French Femmes et Garçons, 60s yé-yé, Gallic freakbeat, popsike, bubbblegum, psyché-rock, synthesized sounds and electronic frippery. ENTRY IS FREE. C'est bon!

Listen to our new mixes [posted below] for a taster of what we play

Saturday 25 June
at The West Hill pub, 67 Buckingham Place, Brighton, BN1 3PQ

love and electronics

Friday, 17 June 2011

L'Amour Electronique mix 1 (23 October 2010)

This is the first of a series of special mixes* recorded live at our L'Amour Electronique soirées.

Mix 1 was recorded on Saturday 23 October 2010:
A 2-hour audio cocktail of French pop, Gallic freakbeat, 60s garage, popsike, bubblegum, psychedelia, chanson, ye-ye, synthesized sounds and electronic delights. This first mix takes in exotic and out-there sounds from the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Polnareff, Stereolab, Gainsbourg, Air, Dutronc, The Normal, Baby Birkin, Stereo Total, Pierre Henry, Christie Laume and Jean-Jacques Perrey.

Hope you all enjoy it, please leave comments here or on Mixcloud.

Brigitte Bardot – Contact
Michel Polnareff – l’Oiseau de Nuit
Biky – Reponses
Joe Gracy & Michel Paje - Valérie Se Rebelle
Stereolab – Sun Demon
Jacques Dutronc – Il Est Cinq Heures Paris S'Eveille
Jean-Jacques Perrey – Mister James Bond
France Gall – Sacré Charlemagne
Stone – Auguste le Chat
Fabienne Delsol – Pas Adieu
Mareva Galanter – Pourquoi pas moi
Dalida – Petit Elephant Twist
Françoise Hardy – Pourtant tu M’aimes
Marie Laforêt - Mais si loin de moi
Serge Gainsbourg et Charlotte Gainsbourg - Lemon Incest
Air – Talisman
Stereo Total – Barbe à Papa
Christie Laume – Rouge Rouge
Jacques Dutronc – Sur Une Nappe De Restaurant
Chantal Goya – D’abord dis-moi ton nom

Sylvie Vartan – De Bonheur
Baby Birkin – Black…White
The Rogers Sisters – Les Fantasies sont Bien
We Are Enfant Terrible – Snap Dragon
Jenny Rock – Mal
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
Daniel Gérard – Sexologie
Pierre Henry & Michel Legrand – Teen Tonic
Stereolab – Percolator
The Normal – Warm Leatherette
C++ - Dé-Rock ‘n’ Rollisation
M – Pop Musik
Jane Birkin - Raccrochez c'est une Horreur
Depeche Mode – The Meaning of Love
France Gall - Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son
Michel Polnareff – Tout Tout pour ma Chérie
Orlane Paquin – Le Train de 10h03
Francis Lai – Un Homme et Une Femme (instrumental version)
Chantal Goya – Dans la Nuit
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Stay tuned for another mix in the coming weeks...

* These mixes were originally produced for a radio station, but never made it to air after the person who commissioned them moved elsewhere. Hopefully you'll agree that their loss is your gain...

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

mixtape for Blow-Up Doll

I was very flattered to be asked by Mordi at Blow-up Doll to submit something for his mixtape exchange. The criteria: 10-12 songs, anything goes as long as they have a female lead vocal and will appeal to other Blow-up Doll readers.

After a whole lot of deliberating and whittling down here's what I came up with**:

01 - Tuesday Weld - Are You The Boy?
02 - Karo - Sur Ta Moto (7" [TC Vedettes VD 3071])
03 - Tienou - Tu N'Peux Pas T'Empêcher de Rire (7" [POLYDOR 66 331 Simple])
04 - April March - Magic Ass (Dans les yeux d'April March 10" [Club Tricatel TRIEP25 001/1999])
05 - Jenny Rock - Mal
06 - Brezel Göring (feat. Christiane F.) - Ich Bin So Süchtig (white label 7")
07 - Anika - Terry
08 - Elephant's Memory - Old Man Willow
09 - Rose Elinor Dougall - Start/Stop/Synchro
10 - Anne Marie - Love is Amour in French
11 - Cat's Eyes - Not A Friend

You can download the full mixtape and tons of other ace mixes from

**As well as some French femme faves, I chose a few, more cinematic, numbers that I play when I DJ at our other night Tonight We Fly. There are also a couple of current faves that I just had to include.  The best thing is it gave me a good kick up the backside to actually rip some stuff from vinyl, so there are a few rare songs, which, as far as I know, have never been issued/re-issued.