The Micronauts’ new album “Head Control Body Control” Out Today On Micronautics

30/11/2018

The Micronauts “Head Control Body Control” [Micronautics TIC17]

The Micronauts “Head Control Body Control” [Micronautics TIC17]

1 • Le Grand Soir • 7:55
2 • Polymorphous Pervert • 5:46
3 • Dirt [Ft. Mohini Geisweiller & Mike Theis] • 7:12
4 • Back To Back (Skit) • 0:17
5 • Acid Party • 8:58
6 • Elysium • 8:23
7 • Hypernature • 2:46
8 • Share • 4:10
9 • Dancizer • 5:56
10 • Galactica (Skit) • 2:06
11 • Cérémonie [Ft. Dew Town Mayor] • 9:06
12 • Planète Des Singes (Outro) • 1:18

Super-proud and happy to say that my new album “Head Control Body Control” is out now. Three years in the making, I genuinely believe it’s my best work to date. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I did making it.

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Mohini Geisweiller, Mike Theis, Dew Town Mayor, Frédéric Voirin and Romain Fournier joined me on some of the songs. The knight on the cover was drawn by Emmanuelle Mafille. The graphic design was the work of Sylvia Tournerie. The CD version is available via Bigwax Distribution (France) and Nova MD/Dance All Day (rest of the world).

“Elysium” was premiered by Trax Magazine on 23 November. “Cérémonie” was premiered by Data Transmission on 26 November. “Dirt” was premiered by Les Yeux Oranges on 27 November. “Polymorphous Pervert” was premiered by Acid Ted on 28 November.

DJ support: Laurent Garnier, Popof, Mauro Picotto, Riva Starr, Catz N’ Dogz, Luca Agnelli, Busy P, Wankelmut, Dr. Motte, dOP, Digitaria, Joris Delacroix, FEMME, DJ T., Horse Meat Disco, Star Slinger, Chris Fortier, Shall Ocin, Andrew Weatherall, Chloé, Sinchi, Don Rimini, Feadz, Spada, Nicolas Masseyeff, Scratch Massive, Auntie Flo, Voytek Korab (My Favorite Robot), Marvin & Guy, Paul Nazca, VONDA7, Ewan Pearson, Leonard De Leonard, Kelly Lee Owens, Andrew Claristidge (Acid Washed), Villanova, Bottin, Madben, Juan Soto, Alexander Robotnik, Justin Robertson, Yan Wagner, Peo Watson, Cosmo Vitelli, Electrosexual, Alex Payne (Cicada), Remain, Nomenklatür, Id!r, Jerry Bouthier, Patrick Vidal, DJ Morpheus, etc.


Mixmag – Tune Of The Month

23/07/2018

My new single “Acid Party” is Tune Of The Month in the Tunes / House section of Mixmag’s new issue, dated August. “A nine-minute liquid party jam” by Mash in Mixmag no. 327, August 2018:

Last year, the reissue of Daft Punk’s mix of The Micronauts’ 1995 track inspired Christophe Monier to get back in the studio, and we’re glad he has: this is a nine-minute acid gurgler that will be a staple track in warehouse parties. Luca Agnelli is on techno duties and Luigi Rocco gives us a tweaking main-room tech-houser. but Red Axes’ strapping, stripped-back remix or the original are the winners. A great comeback. 9/10

Mixmag no. 327 August 2018, cover (source : scan Christophe Monier - The Micronauts WordPress blog)

Mixmag​ no. 327 August 2018, p. 102 - The Micronauts​ “Acid Party” Tunes / House Tune Of The Month (source : scan Christophe Monier - The Micronauts WordPress blog)


The Micronauts – Acid Party Out Today On Micronautics

22/06/2018

The Micronauts “Acid Party” (Micronautics TIC15)

The Micronauts “Acid Party” (Micronautics TIC15)

1 • Acid Party • 8:58
2 • Acid Party (Red Axes Remix) • 6:42
3 • Acid Party (Luca Agnelli Remix) • 7:25
4 • Acid Party (Luigi Rocca 303Lovers Remix) • 6:57
5 • Acid Party (Radio Version) • 3:43

Tripped-out, deranged, mind-bending, face-melting, euphoria-inducing… Say the media. Discover my latest EP “Acid Party” out now including some standout mixes from Red Axes, Luca Agnelli et Luigi Rocca. Available as stream, download and CD from your favorite platform.

The Luca Agnelli Remix was premiered by Change Underground on June 19, the Luigi Rocca 303Lovers Remix was premiered by Data Transmission on June 20, the Red Axes Remix was premiered by XLR8R internationally and by Tsugi in France on June 21, and the Radio Version was premiered by Trax on June 21.

DJ support: Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Skream, Amelie Lens, Eats Everything, Mauro Picotto, Coyu, Andy Cato (Groove Armada), Felix Buxton (Basement Jaxx), Alan Fitzpatrick, AKA AKA, Los Suruba, Nick Warren, Âme, Ilario Alicante, Paul Ritch, Rüfüs, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Andhim, Tensnake, Enrico Sangiuliano, Noir, M.A.N.D.Y., Mano Le Tough, Betoko, Luigi Madonna, Philippe Zdar (Cassius), Edu Imbernon, Secret Cinema, Slam, Erol Alkan, Ramon Tapia, DJ Dep, Mat.Joe, Dr Motte, Para One, dOP, Denney, Digitaria, Josh Butler, WhoMadeWho, Wehbba, Alex Metric, Stacey Pullen, The Aston Shuffle, Adrian Hour, DJ T., John B, Yotto, Job Jobse, Tobi Neumann, Silicone Soul, Žagar, Musumeci, AFFKT, Chloé, Arnaud Rebotini, Don Rimini, Regal, Feadz, Skober, Gardens Of God, Ardalan, Evil Nine, Mylo, Scratch Massive, Nhar, Paul Nazca, Brame & Hamo, Villanova, Jonnie Wilkes (Optimo), Harri (Sub Club), Justin Robertson, Jam El Mar, Alexander Robotnik, etc.

The Micronauts “Acid Party” CD Cover (Micronautics TIC15)

The Micronauts “Acid Party” Label (Micronautics TIC15)

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When “The Jag” was heavily supported by NME

12/04/2018

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Officially released in 1999, two years after being produced, “The Jag” is the song that allowed The Micronauts to sign with Science, a London-based offshoot of Virgin Records (now Virgin EMI Records). The A&R was Steve Brown, who also ran The Chemical Brother’s label Freestyle Dust. Label mates were Detroit pioneer Stacey Pullen, as well as kings of avant-garde drum & bass Photek and Source Direct.

Having reached today the status of a cult classic, “The Jag” immediately caught the attention of the famous British music weekly NME, which supported it strongly.

“As a French fan of music, being signed to the UK branch of Virgin Records and lauded by the legendary newspaper NME was like a consecration”

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Plastic Dreams

06/04/2018

Olivier Degorce’s “Plastic Dreams” is a superb collection of photos of the Parisian raves and parties in the 90s, behind the decks or on the dancefloor. Sweet to see The Micronauts in ’97 and all the friends! Out now on Headbangers Publishing, the book publishing arm of Ed Banger Records.

Cool de revivre les raves et les fêtes parisiennes des années 90, grâce au superbe recueil de photos d’Olivier Degorce, « Plastic Dreams », qui vient de paraître chez Headbangers Publishing (la branche édition d’Ed Banger Records). Encore plus cool d’y retrouver un bon échantillon de la mode ou des DJs de l’époque, des photos de The Micronauts en 1997, ainsi que tous les potes !


The Face – Bass Burners

29/03/2018

— “Mentalist noise monsters The Micronauts dig out their favorite woofer-blowing vinyl” —

Three weeks ago, we posted the first story on The Micronauts ran by The Face, the famous British ‘style bible’. The magazine also published reviews of releases by Christophe’s various projects and an article on The Micronauts’ secret weapons when DJing, which included tracks by Chiapet (a side-project of Mood II Swing’s John Ciafone), Satoshi Tomiie, Leftfield, Tipper and Green Velvet.

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The Micronauts in Urb

22/03/2018

Urb was a LA-based magazine about urban lifestyle, with the catchphrase “Future Music Culture” and mixing hip hop and electronic music before everyone else. Available in print from 1990 to 2009, it is now online.

The Micronauts was in its annual “Next 100” selection of up-and-coming musicians in March-April 1999. The following month’s issue included a great review of the compilation of early hip hop cuts “Celluloid – The Electro Years – Why Is It Fresh?”, which Christophe overseen for the label Distance. The Urb editorial team was a fan of the single “The Jag”, writing a nice review for the September-October 1999 issue and adding it to numerous playlists. Especially “The Jag” was ranked 6th among the best singles of the year by both Editorial Director Stacy Osbaum and Associate Editor Daniel Chamberlin. Last, the ninth anniversary issue of January-February 2000 featured a much-promoted article on the French New Wave titled “The French Revolution”, which included Cosmo Vitelli, Phoenix, The Tone, Rob and The Micronauts.

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i-D – Neither Lo-Fi Or Hi-Fi, It’s Sci-Fi

15/03/2018

— The Micronauts’ sound: “neither lo-fi or hi-fi. It’s sci-fi.” —

Launched in the early 80s shortly after The Face (see our last week’s post), i-D has established itself as the other big ‘style bible’ in the UK. Somehow even its typographic logo, a winking smiley, was ahead of its time. i-D is still alive and kicking today, thanks to its acquisition by Vice Media.

Journalist Susanna Glaser wrote this nice column early 1999 to introduce The Micronauts to its readership and to announce the single “The Jag”: “an outta-here never-let-it-end journey along the highest acid squiggle mountains, the wobbliest electro seas, the deepest sub-bass valleys, even lifting you up into soulful vocal heaven.”

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The Face – Sci-fi Allstars

08/03/2018

— “Wayward acid punk, heavy on the electro basslines” —

The Face was a British music, fashion, and culture monthly magazine. Viewed as a ‘style bible’ and an ‘almanac of cool’, the seminal title is the subject of a book recently published by Thames & Hudson (“The Story Of The Face” by Paul Gorman) and is set to be revived by the publisher of Mixmag.

“The Face was a strong supporter of The Micronauts, as well as my other band at the time, Impulsion. This first article was written early 1999 by Dorian Lynskey for the release of the single ‘The Jag’.”

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Mixmag – Influx & Plastic

22/02/2018

— “The Micronauts: they don’t sound how they look, fortunately” —

Mixmag, the famous British dance music and club culture magazine, published its first article on The Micronauts at the end of 1998. It was illustrated with a photo taken from Emmanuelle Mafille’s fashion series which we presented last week, aptly titled “Heavy Mental” and originally featured in the artzine Pépé.

On the same page was reviewed 16B’s “Water Ride” 12” which included, quote, “a scorching ten-minute long revamp” of the original track by The Micronauts: “mentalist electro-techno that melts your brain.”

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