Rituel Ft. Carlton “Dreams” – Pre-Order Today


Rituel Ft. Carlton “Dreams” Original, Radio Edit + Remixes inc. Pallace, Thomas Gandey, Electrosexual and John Lord Fonda

Label: Micronautics

iTunes or Bandcamp pre-order: September 8th
Digital release: September 22nd

Building on the successful reissue of The Micronauts classic “Get Funky Get Down” with Daft Punk’s first ever remix, Micronautics presents Rituel’s new single“Dreams”. Rituel (aka Thomas Regnault and Christophe Monier) have a habit of creating unique musical blends and unearthing unorthodox vocals. “Dreams” doesn’t disappoint. The ethereal mixture of new wave and deep house features vocals of Carlton, an iconic Bristolian vocalist who sang on Massive Attack’s first ever single, as well as working with Bomb The Bass and pre-trip hop originators Smith & Mighty.

Remixes come courtesy of four talented friends. Thomas Gandey (Get Physical/Moda Black/OFF/Suara/Southern Fried) from Brighton, currently living between Berlin and Bordeaux, delivers a floor-filler that adds a disco feel to the original. Pallace, a Frenchman living in London who produced the hit single “Saturday Love” with Zimmer (Columbia UK), does what he does best and gives “Dreams” a catchy 90s house treatment. Then Electrosexual (Rock Machine/Duchess Box), a Frenchman living in Berlin, takes the tune to acid territories, while the French iconic producer John Lord Fonda (Citizen/Boxon) bends the original into a progressive techno version.

The artwork and the press shots have been created by the visual artist Emmanuelle Mafille while the graphic design has been created by Sylvia Tournerie, who is handling Micronautics’ visual overhaul.



Radio 3S – Micronautics’ Electronics Eclectics nº 4


Fourth show tonight for the Micronautics’ Electronics Eclectics, at 23:00 (GMT +1) on Solar Sound System’s Radio 3S.

A mixtape by The Micronauts (aka Christophe Monier) will be broadcasted as well as the new single “Get Funky Get Down”.

26/08/2017 Playlist by The Micronauts:
THE MICRONAUTS “Get Funky Get Down (J Dubs Edit)” (Micronautics)
WHOMADEWHO “There’s A Way (Andhim Remix)” (Get Physical)
COMA “My Orbit” (Kompakt)
CASSY “Route To Thonon” (Aus Music)
K.O.T. “Flutez” (20:20 Vision)
DJ KATAKU “Output (Original)” (Igboo House)
COPY PASTE SOUL “Flare” (Exploited)
CARNAO BEATS “Paradox (Original Mix)” (Sleazy Tech)
CLIQUES “Dotted” (Tempa)
BATU “April These” (Livity Sound)
MARK STARR, SAGE ARMSTRONG “Blessed To Be (Original Mix)” (Mos Gyegst)
J TIZZLE “Party On Pluto” (Teknofonic)
ROMANCE DISASTER “Boy” (Space Factory)
JESSE PEREZ “The One Two Checka” (BPitch Control)
MARK FANCIULLI “Rite Of Passage” (Planet E)
SIRENS OF LESBOS “Funky Lips of Timbuktu” (Exploited)
MARCO KEY “A2” (Lunayk Musyk)
SKEE MASK “Shred 08” (Ilian Tape)
LEIKELI47, BIKER BOY PUG “F**k The Summer Up” (Hard Cover)
VINYL JUNKIE & SANXION “Mustard” (Passenger)
BLAIR FRASER “Aurora (Original Mix)” (Karmic Power)
THE MICRONAUTS “Get Funky Get Down” (Micronautics)
THE MICRONAUTS “Get Funky Get Down (Daft Punk Remix)” (Micronautics)
THE MICRONAUTS “Get Funky Get Down (Nature’s 1994 Cassette Version)” (Micronautics)


The Micronauts “Get Funky Get Down (Daft Punk, J Dubs, Nature & Original Mixes)” out today on Micronautics


The Micronauts “Get Funky Get Down (Daft Punk, J Dubs, Nature & Original Mixes)” (Micronautics TIC12)

1 • Get Funky Get Down • 6:57
2 • Get Funky Get Down (Daft Punk Remix) • 5:49
3 • Get Funky Get Down (J Dubs Edit) • 5:46
4 • Get Funky Get Down (Nature’s 1994 Cassette Version) • 7:20

The vinyl and digital reissue of The Micronauts’ classic 1995 debut “Get Funky Get Down”, which includes Daft Punk’s first ever remix as well as the original and two unreleased versions, is available starting today to stream and DL via your favorite platform.

DJ Support: The Black Madonna, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), Loco Dice, Andrea Oliva, Terry Francis, Dusky, Jacques Renault, Lee Foss, Monki (BBC Radio 1), Nemone (BBC Radio 6 Music), Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space), Melé, Groove Armada, Foals (Ed Congreave), DJ T, Felix Da Housecat, Luca Cazal, Sirus Hood, Luca Agnelli, Undercatt, Joris Voorn, Rob Da Bank, Joyce Muniz, Catz’n Dogz, Oliver $, Bambounou, Lee Walker, Thomas Schumacher, Acid Pauli, Musumeci, Pezzner, Craig Williams, David Keno, dOP, Hoxton Whores…

The EP is #14 in iTunes Top 200 Releases France Dance Chart. The vinyl is already out of stock at the original distributor Bigwax, but you can grab your copy at your favorite record store. A 300 copies repress is on its way, which will be in stock the 26/9/2017.

Stream and buyPress release

Micronautics Relaunches With The Reissue Of Daft Punk’s First Ever Remix


The Micronauts “Get Funky Get Down” inc. Daft Punk/J Dubs/Nature remixes
Digital/Limited edition vinyl release: August 18th
Listen/Share Daft Punk Remix

Rituel Ft. Carlton “Dreams” inc. Thomas Gandey/Pallace/Electrosexual/John Lord Fonda remixes
Digital release: September 22nd
Listen/Share Radio Version Teaser

Photo Credit: Karl Lagerfeld. Taken for Interview Magazine, 2001
Christophe Monier (as The Micronauts) by Karl Lagerfeld for Interview, 2001

Torchbearers of French Touch, Daft Punk’s disco leanings are one legacy of ’90s Paris. Their shared roots with Christophe Monier, aka The Micronauts, however, whose Micronautics label relaunches this month, unveils another side to Paris, one that has much more in common with a current wave of dark French techno artists from Gesaffelstein to Voiski.

Kicking off with a 12” reissue of The Micronauts’ classic 1995 debut “Get Funky Get Down” which includes Daft Punk’s first ever remix, a pummeling, acid techno attack in the lineage of Emmanuel Top, rather than Chic. It was the then barely known duo, having heard the jacking 303 led original at a Parisian rave, who had asked Monier if they could remix the track. The package also sees new remixes from J Dubs (aka Jamie Fry) and Nature.

The return of Micronautics gives an opportunity to reflect on Monier’s massive influence in shaping this world changing scene. From running fanzine eDEN, recently the inspiration for a feature film of the same name, to putting out crazed acid hardware jams like “The Jazz”. Such activities winning him (and George Issakidis, partner in The Micronauts throughout the 90s) fans from The Chemical Brothers to Madonna who later requested The Micronauts remix treatment, Monier’s vision of Paris was harder and more out there than those of his contemporaries.

As one half of Discotique, alongside cult post-punk figure and DJ Patrick Vidal (who had been signed to New York’s seminal Celluloid and ZE Records as part of Marie Et Les Garçons), Monier put out the debut record on Rave Age Records, a label founded in 1990 by organisers of the first raves in Paris.

Monier’s main inspiration was always acid house, like in the pitch shifting madness of “Rock That House Musiq” under another of his monikers, Impulsion (a duo with DJ Pascal R), featuring in seminal British clubbing film “It’s All Gone Pete Tong”. The Micronauts could do disco too, twisting up Inner Life and Joyce Sims on “The Jag”, but as director Gregg Araki’s infamous video captured, it was in a druggier, sexier and more explicitly queerish way than anybody else out there.

Micronautics originally launched in 2004 with The Micronauts “Anarchie” EP, which included Dave Clarke and John Peel favourite “High Rise”, an epic techno trip of increasing intensity, but also went on to provide a home for Rituel, a deeper, more garage house based project with Thomas Regnault. Rituel has penned the label’s second new release in September, the ethereal “Dreams”, which features the vocals of Carlton, an iconic Bristolian vocalist who sang on Massive Attack’s first ever single, as well as working with pre-trip hop originators Smith & Mighty.

A Millennial, Regnault gained much of his own early musical experience from downloading videos from peer-to-peer sites, pre-YouTube. Still fascinated by this audiovisual connection, he’s made some of Micronautics forthcoming videos and will also be releasing under his solo moniker Dew Town Mayor.

Monier played a pivotal role in the musical legacy of Paris, amassing coverage with everyone from Interview to i-D, Pitchfork to Muzik, NME to The Face, but has never been one to look to the past simply. Micronautics future will build on this history, but without repeating what has gone before. What is sure is that it will sound as distinctive and uncompromising as ever, taking The Micronauts name to a new generation who are living in a world shaped by their original trailblazing sound.





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Radio 3S – Micronautics’ Electronics Eclectics #3


Third show tonight for the Micronautics’ Electronics Eclectics, at 23:00 (GMT +1) on Solar Sound System’s Radio 3S.

This time a live recording of a DJ set by The Micronauts (aka Christophe Monier) will be broadcasted.

22/07/2017 Playlist by The Micronauts:
MIRROR PEOPLE “Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik Remix)” (Discotexas)
JIMMY & FRED “Red (Locked Groove Remix)” (Exploited)
FRAMEWERK “Lose It (Darko Milosevic Remix)” (Capital Heaven Digital)
KACPER KOSTECKI “True Story (Kobana Remix)” (Dopamine Music)
GET CLOSER “My My My” (Emma Music)
HEYDAY “Future Soul” (Mena Music)
JAMIE JONES “Cookie Monster” (Hot Creations)
CATZ EATS DOGZ “Evil Tram” (Pets)
PATRICK TOPPING “Forget” (Hot Creations)
FLAUNT Feat. MISHAL MOORE “Fidelity” (Anticodon)
HOWSON’S GROOVE “Body & Soul (Original mix)” (Chasing Unicorns)
SHAROOZ “Terminvs” (Lektroluv)
KASTIS TORRAU Feat. AMBER LONG “Menace (Original Mix)” (Stripped)
CHATY, TAMEZ, GABRIEL I “My Escape (Dave Seaman Remix)” (Selador)
SUPER FLU & MONKEY SAFARI “Me Roar (Format: B Remix)” (Monaberry)
HARVEY MCKAY “Lost” (Drumcode)
GARY BECK Feat. DEBRA DEBS “Power” (Bek Audio)
PIRUPA “Get Lost (Original Mix)” (Snatch!)
RIVA STARR “Voice Of God” (Snatch!)
MODEK “Clown In My Kitchen (Instrumental Mix)” (Lektroluv)


Radio 3S – Micronautics’ Electronics Eclectics #2


Second show tonight for the Micronautics’ Electronics Eclectics, at 23:00 (GMT +1) on Solar Sound System’s Radio 3S.

Again Rituel (aka Christophe Monier + Thomas Regnault) will spin some records and play its last EP, “Trois” released in March on Sleazy Deep.

Expect unusual blends of 80s disco, 90s garage, acid house, leftfield techno, postmodern deep house and post-everything bass music.

24/06/2017 Playlist by Rituel:
RITUEL “Give It Up” (Sleazy Deep 2017)
HARRY WOLFMAN “Don’t You Know” (Kote 2012)
PATRICK L & DJ NIBC Feat. ANDREAS CAVACO “Call Me (Mercury Remix)” (Trunkfunk 2012)
INTRUDER Featuring JEI “Amame (Long Ass Mix)” (Nervous 2011)
RITUEL “Single Minds” (Micronautics 2012)
MAW “To Be In Love (Maw 12″)” (MAW 1997)
DARLYN VLYS “In Your Shoes” (ALiVE 2011)
JOHNNY DYNELL “Jam Hot (Tensnake Remix)” (Smash Hit Music 2010)
INDUSTRY STANDARD “Industry Standard Vol. 1” (Satellite 1997)
BIZARRE INC “Took My Love (MK What Up Dub)” (Flying International 1992)
BENJAMIN DAMAGE / DOC DANEEKA “No One” (50 Weapons 2012)
RITUEL “I Want You Back (Ross Kiser Remix)” (Sleazy Deep 2017)
RITUEL “I Want You Back (Furrr & Hazendonk Remix)” (Sleazy Deep 2017)
RITUEL “Give It Up (James DX Remix)” (Sleazy Deep 2017)
RITUEL “I Want You Back” (Sleazy Deep 2017)


Rituel XXXVIII @ Le Yono


Vendredi 9 juin 2017 :

21:00-01:40 The Micronauts, Dew Town Mayor & Slowbody (DJ sets)

Évènement Facebook (Facebook event)
Affiche (Poster)

Le Yono, 37 rue Vieille-du-Temple 75004 Paris, France

Ma Playlist :
DJ RASHAD Feat SPINN & TASO “She A Go” (Hyperdub 2013)
MULLY & DARNELL RICHIER “Recurrence (Royce Myers Remix)” (Emengy 2017)
MICK JENKINS Feat. THEMIND “1000 Xans” (Cinematic Music Group 2016)
DOCOLV “Kill The System (Original Mix)” (DocOlv 2017)
LIANNE LA HAVAS “Unstoppable (FKJ Remix)” (Warner 2015)
CHROMA FALLS “Jades (Fitzroy North Remix)” (Land 2017)
GREG KOZO Feat. SOLA PLEXUS “Vibrate” (Roy Music 2017)
XIQUE-XIQUE “1542” (The Magic Movement 2016)
JACQUES “Faites quelque chose” (Pain Surprises 2015)
HERBIE HANCOCK “Stars In Your Eyes” (Columbia 1980)
MR. KRISTOPHER “Darklord” (Jet Set Trash 2017)
RIGOPOLAR “La Mal (Original Mix)” (Tom Tom Disco 2017)
TULIOXI “Urban Beast (Zombies In Miami Remix)” (Shara Music 2017)
MERMAIDS “Mercy, Madedelena” (Huntleys + Palmers 2016)
ANTIGEN Feat ANDREA MARTIN “So What (Miles Black Love Mix)” (Soterios 2017)
PART TIME HEROES “Done (Throwing Snow Remix)” (Wah Wah 45s 2012)
VIMES “Hopeful (Reprise)” (Needwant 2017)
NEW ORDER “True Faith” (Factory 1987)
NUNO DOS SANTOS & FALCO BENZ “Saupaulo” (My Favorite Robot 2017)
ESETTE Featuring PIPER DAVIS “The Rise (Neighbour Remix)” (Supremus 2016)
JAMES CURD “Treat Treat Treat” (Classic 2017)
NICE7 “Running Man” (Snatch! 2016)
RITUEL “Dreams (Thomas Gandey Remix)” (Micronautics 2017)
DEW TOWN MAYOR “Érosion (Radio Version)” (Micronautics 2017)
BÉRURIER NOIR “Vive le feu” (Bondage 1985)


Radio 3S – Micronautics’ Electronics Eclectics


Starting tonight with a mix by Rituel, the label Micronautics and its artists have secured a monthly show on Solar Sound System’s Radio 3S. As it should, this web radio is solar-powered.

The 90 mn show is called “Micronautics’ Electronics Eclectics” and will be broadcast every third Saturday of the month at 23:00 (GMT +1).

Expect unusual blends of 80s disco, 90s garage, acid house, leftfield techno, postmodern deep house and post-everything bass music.


20/05/2017 Playlist by Rituel:
IVAN WENTUR “Your Lover” (Nurvous 2012)
IRON GALAXY “Attention Seeker” (Audio Culture 2012)
CHYMERA “Curl” (Dirt Crew 2010)
SHAY JONES “Are You Gonna Be There (Hurley’s House Mix)” (ID 1991)
MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE “Raw Cuts #6” (Faces 2009)
KRAAK & SMAAK Feat. LEX EMPRESS “Hold Back Love (Lovebirds Remix)” (Jalapeno 2012)
SHARAM JEY “Like Nobody Does” (Off 2012)
RITUEL “Club Zanzibar” (Micronautics 2013)
DJ LE ROI “Want Me (Dodha Remix)” (1trax 2012)
FABO Feat. ISHMAEL “I Know Wt We Can Du” (Nurvous 2012)
RITUEL “Single Minds” (Micronautics 2012)
DARLING FARAH “Body (Jimmy Edgar Remix)” (Civil Music 2012)
COCOLORES “Heart Quest (Trickski Remix)” (Exploited 2012)
K.E.L.S.E.Y. “Boy (MK Mix)” (Strictly Rhythm 1992)
RITUEL “Give It Up” (Sleazy Deep 2017)
RITUEL “I Want You Back” (Sleazy Deep 2017)
RITUEL “I Want You Back (Ross Kiser Remix)” (Sleazy Deep 2017)


Institut Français de la Mode – Aux origines de la French Touch


Frédéric de Longueau alias Aqua Lunga, sound designer, DJ et consultant, a donné une conférence passionnante sur la French touch, le 2 novembre 2016 à l’Institut Français de la Mode. Il en donne plusieurs définitions et fait débuter son histoire dès 1945. Mon travail y est cité plusieurs fois avec eDEN, Discotique, Impulsion et The Micronauts. Cette conférence, dont la conclusion résume parfaitement l’état de l’écosystème de la musique aujourd’hui, est en écoute sur SoundCloud et un condensé écrit est disponible depuis peu sur Medium.

Rituel – Trois out today globally


Rituel “Trois” (Sleazy Deep 2017)

Rituel’s third EP, “Trois”, is released globally today on Sleazy Deep, the London deep house label run by the DJ Rob Made (BeatportTraxsourceiTunesSpotify).

1 • Give It Up (Ft. Liz McComb)
2 • I Want You Back
3 • Give It Up (James DX Remix)
4 • I Want You Back (Furrr & Hazendonk Remix)
5 • I Want You Back (Ross Kiser Remix)

“Give It Up” is a nu garage anthem sang by the American gospel and blues singer Liz McComb. “I Want You Back” is a latin house flick with a Princian feel. Old school but futuristic at the same time!

Then James DX from Bucarest masterfully remixes “Give It Up” by applying his deep house treatment (James has releases on Eight0Eight, In You, BRAAF and runs Avec Moi Records). Dutch duo Furrr & Hazendonk transforms “I Want You Back” into a powerful tech house floor-filler (Furrr also produces in solo as Qbical and Paul Hazendonk owns the fantastic progressive house/techno label Manual Music). Finally US producer and DJ Ross Kiser comes with a delicate deep/tech house remix of “I Want You Back” (Ross is well known for being 1/2 of the acclaimed Denver-based house music duo Need & Necessity).

Support: Tony Humphries, Danny Tenaglia, Robert Owens, Benji Candelario, DJ Krush, Oliver Heldens, Andi Durrant, DJ Zinc, Vanilla Ace, Treasure Fingers, The Freestylers, Midnight City, Eddie Halliwell, Chris Fortier, Taku, Jack N Danny, Scott Diaz, Severino (Horse Meat Disco), Baggi Begovic, David Granha, Roog, Ray Fox, Franco De Mulero, Daniel Bortz, Dan McKie, Gramophonedzie, Sugarstarr & many more!

Rituel is the house alliance formed by Christophe Monier (aka The Micronauts) and Thomas Regnault (aka Dew Town Mayor).