Saturday, November 26, 2011

shaka ponk

Enjoy the electro rock of Shaka Ponk!

SHAKA PONK - My name is Stain (2011)

SHAKA PONK - Palabra Mi Amor (feat. Bertrand Cantat) (2011)

Friday, November 18, 2011


What's new in French music? Some suggestions.

In chanson:
Camille - Ilo veyou (Ilo Veyou, 2011)

Amusing and sensitive songs very well written. Oldelaf is the guy who wrote Le café.
Oldelaf - Comme je peux (Le Monde est beau, 2011)

Luce - J'me fume (Première phalange, 2011)

A French reggae hit:
Danakyl - Quitter Paname (Dialogue de sourd, 2011)

And two big hits:

Booba, gave to French rap some of his masterpieces (Mauvais Oeil, Panthéon, Temps Mort). His new songs are not as good unfortunately, but still much better than most of French rap.
Booba - Scarface (Autopsie vol 4, 2011)

Not my kind of music, but one of the biggest 2011'shit. A mix between dancehall and varieté.
Colonel Reyel - Aurélie

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kavinsky is driving

The main song from the OST of the great movie Drive is a big hit in France right now. Drive may looks like an american movie but is also quite European: the director is Danish, and the OST has been composed by a French musician: Kavinsky. Notice that his EP Nightcall has been produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (member of the Daft punk).

Kavinsky - Nightcall (2010)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hot tracks

Long time no see? It's new, it's good, and it's made in France.

Arthur H - Cheval de Feu (baba love, 2011)

Nekfeu & Alpha Wann - Monsieur sable (En sous-marin, 2011). This very nice and fresh rap EP is freely available for download here.

Cyril Mokaiesh - Des jours inouïs (Du rouge et des passions, 2011)

Debout sur le zinc (Sur le fil, 2011)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Download Discovering French Music volume 12

Enjoy this last compilation. Many artists were already featured in my previous volumes. You'll find many great chansons from years 1932 (Lys Gauty) to 2005 (Mathieu Boogaerts). There're also a classic of congolese rumba celebrating the independance of Congo from Belgium, a punk classic (Bérurier Noir) and electronic music (Air).

1. Serge Gainsbourg - Marilou Sous La Neige (L’homme à la tête de chou, 1973)
2. Boris Vian - Je suis snob (Chansons possibles et impossibles, 1956)
3. Lys Gauty - L'amour qui passe (1932)
4.Yann Tiersen - Sur Le Fil (Le Phare, 1998)
5.Têtes Raides - Vendu(e) au diable (Le bout du toit, 1996)
6. Barbara - Dis quand reviendras tu ? (Dis, quand reviendras-tu ?, 1964)
7. Edith Piaf - L'Effet Que Tu Me Fais (Piaf & Marc Heyral, 1953)
8. Juliette Greco - Si tu t'imagines (Raymond Queneau - Joseph Kosma, 1950)
9. Georges Brassens - Le Mauvais Sujet Repenti (1954)
10. Joseph Kabassele et l'African Jazz - Table ronde (Congo, 1960)
11. Mathieu Boogaerts - Une Bonne Nouvelle (Michel, 2005)
12. Mathieu Chédid - A Celle Qui Dure (Je dis aime, 1999)
13. Django Reinhardt & Jean Sablon - Cette chanson est pour vous madame (Swing, 1935)
14. Jacques Brel - Au Suivant (1964)
15. Bérurier Noir - Salut à Toi (Concerto pour détraqués, 1985)
16. Jeanne Moreau - J'ai la mémoire qui flanche (Cyrus Bassiak, Chante 12 chansons de Cyrus Bassiak, 1963)
17. Air - Kelly watch the stars (Moon safari, 1998)
18. High Tone – Overtone

Friday, September 23, 2011

Discovering French music volume 11


I don't need many words to introduce you this new mix of the best of French Music. As always, many styles, many artists, but only good (French) music.

1.Serge Gainsbourg - Comic Strip (Avec Brigitte Bardot) (Bonnie and Clyde , 1968)
2. Marcel Mouloudji - Comme un petit coquelicot (1952)
3. Mano Negra - Pas assez de toi (Puta’s fever, 1989)
4. Lunatic - Pas l'temps pour les regrets (Mauvais Œil, 2000)
5.Lucienne Boyer - Mon p'tit kaki (R. Bernstein, G. Van Parys,J. Boyer, 1939)
6. Jean Sablon - Rendez-vous sous la pluie (Johnny Hess, Charles Trenet, 1935)
7. Jacques Dutronc - J'aime Les Filles (Jacques Lanzmann, 1967)
8.Henri Salvador - Maladie d'amour (1947)
9. Francoise Hardy - Mon Amie La Rose (Cécile Caulier – Jacques Lacome, 1964)
10. France Gall - Laisse tomber les filles (Serge Gainsbourg, 1964)
11. Christophe – Aline (Aline, 1965)
12. Charles Aznavour - Emmenez-moi (Entre deux rêves, 1967)
13. Boris Vian & Magali Noël- Fais moi mal Johnny (1956)
14. Alain Bashung –Madame Rêve (Pierre Grillet / Alain Bashung , Osez Joséphine, 1991)
16. Les Têtes Raides – Aurélie (Les Oiseaux, 1992)
17. Georges Brassens - Les Passantes (Antoine Pol, 1972)
18. Bembeya Jazz National – Telephone (Discothèque 76, 1977, Guinée)
19. DJ Mehdi - Pocket Piano (2008)
20. Eugène Mona – La Chandelle (1975-78)


Thursday, September 8, 2011

The tristitude

Oldelaf - La Tristitude (Le Monde est Beau, 2011)

An humorous song, by the author of Le Café. It's about a silly - funny neologism, tristitude, a word mixing tristesse (sadness), and solitude (loneliness)


The tristitude, is when you've just swallowed a toothpick
When you realized that you are father is German Swiss
When a friend calls you for his moving house.
It hurts, the tristitude

It's to cross Fourvière Tunnel, the 15th of August (famous for its traffic jam)
When you got to move to Nogent-le-Rotrou (a very small city lost in the countryside)
When you hair stylist, tells you, you have auburn highlights
It's hurts,

The tristitude, is me, it's you, it's us
It's what? It's a small distress in our voice.
It's them, it's you,
It's life that tells you that's not going alright at all

The tristitude
It's when you're chosen to be the goal in handball
When you in the Mercedes of the Princess of Wales
When it's your daughter that plays in Canal + the saturday night (porn movie)

The tristitude, It's
when you walks on a small lego with a bare foot
When during a trip in India, you drink water
When your neighbor announces to you, he starts learning saxo
And it hurts,


The tristitude,
It's when your Siamese twin tells you he has AIDS
When your wife does wife swapping but without you
When a child call you Sir for the first time
It's hurts, the tristitude,

It's becoming stylist but for Eddie Mitchell (an old-fashioned French rock star)
It's when you have to conjugate the verb "bouillir" in the subjunctive plural
Its going shopping the Sunday before Christmas


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Les biens aimés

The new Christophe Honoré is a musical about love. He follows the path of the great Jacques Demy, like his in his movie Les chansons d'amour. A few songs composed by Alex Beaupain of this very moving movie.

Une fille légère (with Catherine Deneuve and her daughter Chiara Mastroianni)

Ludivine Saigner and Rasha Bukvic - Je peux vivre sans toi

The ending song
Catherine Deneuve - Je ne peux vivre sans t'aimer

Saturday, September 3, 2011

2011's chanson

A few interesting chanson and rock tracks released in 2011 in France.

Michel Cloup - Le Cercle Parfait

Bertrand Cantat and Brigitte Fontaine - Les Vergers

Brigitte - Oh la la

Hubert-Félix Thiefaine - Fièvre résurrectionnelle )

Miossec - Chanson pour les amis (Chansons Ordinaires)

Catherine Ringer - Vive l'amour

A few interesting 2011's tracks !

A few interesting 2011's rap tracks !

1995 - A chaque ligne (La Source, 2011)

La Canaille- "J'ai Faim" feat. Napoleon Maddox (Par temps de rage, 2011)

Zone Libre VS Casey & B.James - Aiguise Moi Ça (Les Contes du chaos, 2011)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Discovering French music : volume 10

The new volume of my personal anthology of French music! As usual, a blend of styles, times, and underground and mainstream, but only good songs!



1. Renaud - Chanson pour Pierrot (1978)
2. La Caution - Thé À La Menthe (2006)
3. Booba - Ma définition (2002)
4. Henri Salvador - Jardin d'hiver (Benjamin Biolay, 2000)
5. Les Ogres de Barback - Rue De Paname (1997)
6. Magyd Cherfi- Je Suis Franc (2004)
7. Serge Gainsbourg - Couleur Café (1964)
8. Les Hurlements d'Léo - L'accordéoniste (1998)
9. Noir Désir - A ton étoile (1997)
10. M.A.P. - Balle Populaire (2006)
11. Charles Aznavour - A ma fille (1964)
12. Jacques Brel - La Chanson des Vieux Amants (1967)
13. Alain Bashung - Gaby o gaby (1980)
14. Francis Cabrel - Je l'aime à mourir (1979)
15. Léo Ferré - C'est Extra (1969)
16. Fréhel - C'est un mâle (1933)
17. Yves Montand - Barbara (Kosma/Prévert)
18. Barbara - Göttingen (1964)
19. Mano Solo - Sacré Cœur (1993)

nice sample

Charles Aznavour - Lettre à ma fille (1964)

The Firm - Fiasco (1997) produced by Dr. Dre

Sunday, May 8, 2011

L'entourage, new rap from France

L'Entourage - Hail Mary freestyle

A freestyle on Shook one part II's beat.
Guizmo - Le Fugitif (92 Mesures)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sexion d'assaut is back

Sexion d'assaut is back after their huge success last year.

Sexion D'Assaut - Qui T'A Dit ? (2011)

Sexion D'Assaut - Paris Va Bien (2011)

Fresh and parisian

They haven't released any LP yet, but these young Mcs may be the future of french rap, trust me. They are called (1995) and are from Paris.

Nekfeu/Alpha Wann (1995) - Dans Ta Réssoi (2011)

(1995) Sneazzy X Alpha Wann - Hi Haters (2011)

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Good pop and chanson released in the beginning of 2011.

Les Têtes Raides duo Jeanne Moreau - Emma (2011)

Ensemble - Excerpts (2011)

Le Prince Miiaou - J'ai deux yeux (2011)

A few new songs from France

Cascadeur - Walker (2011)

Thomas Fersen - Parfois Au Clair De Lune (2011)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Cheveu - Charlie Sheen