Rituel – Trois out today globally

24/03/2017

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).


Rituel – Trois out today as a Traxsource exclusive

17/03/2017

Rituel - Trois SLEAZY086 FB banner

Rituel’s third EP, “Trois”, is out today as a Traxsource exclusive, then globally next week. The label is Sleazy Deep, the London-based deep house imprint run by the DJ Rob Made.

Tracklisting:
1 • Give It Up
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)

Release Info:
Sleazy Deep presents French duo Rituel with their third ever release and debut for Sleazy, Trois. Expect two hot originals merging the sounds of deep and futuristic house music with killer vocals and enough sleazy deepness to fill those floors. On remix duties we enlisted James DX, Furrr & Hazendonk and lastly Ross Kiser (from Need & Necessity) all bringing their own House vibes from the classic, to the future & of course deep. Yes this is Sleazy and oh yes, THIS IS ESSENTIAL !!!

Support:
Oliver Heldens, Danny Tenaglia, Robert Owens, Benji Candelario, DJ Krush, Vanilla Ace, Treasure Fingers, Midnight City, The Freestylers, Eddie Halliwell, Chris Fortier, Scott Diaz, Severino, Baggi Begovic, David Granha, Franco De Mulero, Daniel Bortz, Dan McKie, Gramophonedzie, Sugarstarr & many many more

Charts:
Rituel Give It Up (James DX Remix) is #8 in Traxsource’s chart “March 20th House Essentials Miami 2017 Edition”.
Rituel Give It Up (James DX Remix) is #39 in Traxsource’s hype chart “March 17th Weekend Weapons Miami 2017 Edition”.
Rituel Give It Up (Original Mix) is #49 in Traxsource’s “March 20th Hype Chart Miami 2017 Edition”.


Dash Radio / Electro City: Treasure Fingers’ Psychic FM #026

15/03/2017

Rituel “Give It Up (James DX Remix)” (from “Trois”, out 17 March on Sleazy Deep) is included in the mix show “Psychic FM” episode #026 by the Atlanta-based DJ Treasure Fingers (original air date: 6 March 2017 on Dash Radio / Electro City):

Past mondays #psychicFM featured a whole ton of fire.

Tracklist:
Pete Graham & Bumpy Fool – He Said (Original Mix)
Franky Rizardo – Same Man
Skapes – Keep It Real (Original Mix)
Eats Everything & Lord Leopard – Song For (Original Mix)
Sofi Tukker – Drinkee (Yeux Noir Remix)
Shibumi – I Like That (Rob Made Remix)
Rituel – Give It Up (James DX Remix)
Don Rimini – Planet Earth
Low Steppa – The Art (Being A DJ) (Low’s Art College Flex)
Joyce Muniz – Deeper feat. Human Life (Bas Roos Remix)
Dead Funk Feat. Shane Fontane – Freak All Night (Stacy Kidd Remix)
Harry Judda featuring Charli Brix – Only You (Original Mix)
Son Of 8 – Good Times
Quinten 909 – Crush On U (Original Mix)

Big ups to all the producers completely slaying right now, really inspiring <3


Andrea Fiorino Mastermix #503

08/03/2017

Rituel “I Want You Back” (from “Trois”, out 17 March on Sleazy Deep) is played by Czech house DJ Andrea Fiorino in his last Mastermix, #503 (week 10, 6 March 2017).
The show is broadcasted on more than 30 radio stations worldwide, including D3EP Radio Network, Clubland FM, WheresTheCulture, Housebeat Radio and Tongue & Groove Radio from UK, DanceRadio.ca from Canada, Is Good For You and Radio Glamour from Italy, DHLC Radio from Austria, Metro FM 97.8 and Xanthi Dee Jay 90.6 from Greece, We House Radio, ClubRádio, Kiss Morava and Kiss Hády from Czech Republic.
It’s also available as a podcast on iTunes and Podomatic.

Tracklist:
Soulfuledge – Batman Is Peter Parker (Soulfuledge)
Soul Divide – Catch The Light (ItaloBros Remix) (Amplified)
Keith Sibley – Stand By Me (Johan S Mix) (Plastik People)
Fatboy Slim – Where U Iz (12″ Mix) (Southern Fried)
Milk & Sugar – Higher & Higher (Milk & Sugar Remix) (Milk & Sugar)
Daniel Steinberg – Friends (Arms & Legs)
Jay-J & Sean Bass – Phone Number (Warehouse Mix) (Shifted Music)
Rituel – I Want You Back (Sleazy Deep)
Sebb Junior – Getcha Luv (Large)
Ian Carrera – What You Think (NU TRAXX)
Sandy Turnbull – From The Start (Galleria)
Sable Blanc – Finesse (Pole Position)


French Waves : Discotique, eDEN & The Micronauts

07/03/2017

(English below)

Le site French Waves conçu par Julian Starke et Guillaume de la Boulaye raconte une histoire de la musique électronique française et de la French touch, de 1989 jusqu’à aujourd’hui. Il cite certains des projets auxquels je participais, Discotique (mon groupe avec Patrick Vidal sur Rave Age Records), eDEN et The Micronauts :

JANVIER 1989 – MANU CASANA ET LES RAVES

« À l’image de l’Angleterre, la scène se développe également en dehors des clubs. Pionnières parmi les pionnières, on retrouve les soirées B.A.M. dès 1989 sur la péniche Marcounet près du Pont de Puteaux. Derrière cette organisation se trouve un certain Manu Casana, alors chanteur dans le groupe punk Sherwood Pogo et supporter ultra du PSG. C’est lors d’un séjour à Londres en 1987 qu’il participe, un peu à reculons, à sa première rave. Mais l’effet conjugué d’une nouvelle musique, l’acid-house, d’une nouvelle drogue, l’ecstasy, et du principe de faire la fête dans des endroits incongrus l’amène à une véritable révélation. Il n’a ensuite de cesse de vouloir reproduire le même type d’événements en France, sur la base d’idéaux pacifistes et utopistes. Après ses premières soirées confidentielles à Puteaux il s’associe à un journaliste musical, Luc Bertagnol, pour des fêtes plus ambitieuses sous le nom de Rave Age. Les deux compères se disputent aujourd’hui la paternité de ce nom resté mythique. C’est l’époque des raves restées mythiques comme celle du Collège arménien et du Fort de Champigny. Parallèlement, Manu Casana, qui travaille également dans l’industrie du disque chez un distributeur, monte le tout premier label électronique. Toujours un peu punk dans l’âme, il détourne le logo de la Fraction Armée Rouge pour créer celui de Rave Age Records. Il y publie des artistes internationaux avec qui il a tissé des liens comme Frankie Bones et son frère Adam X. Mais aussi, et surtout, des Français tels Patrick Vidal, Christophe Monier, Electrotête, Juantrip ou encore le duo Pills. Le label tracera sa route jusqu’en 1993, sans rencontrer un immense succès, mais la pierre angulaire de la scène hexagonale est désormais posée. »

JANVIER 1992 – LE PREMIER FANZINE

« Un premier fanzine consacré à la house, la techno et les raves sort. Non pas dans les kiosques, mais vendu à la criée dans les raves et les clubs, ainsi que chez les disquaires spécialisés. Très attaché aux valeurs utopistes véhiculées par le mouvement dans cette période fondatrice, il voit dans ces soirées et ces musiques nouvelles une sorte de petit paradis. D’où son nom : Eden. On retrouve derrière cette publication le musicien Christophe Monier – The Micronauts – l’activiste Christophe Vix-Gras et le graphiste Michaël Amzalag. Ce dernier apporte une esthétique très soignée à ce fanzine de petit format – A6, qui tient dans une poche de jean – ce qui sera l’une des clés de son succès. Tous les rédacteurs sont bénévoles et on retrouve parmi eux aussi bien des journalistes confirmés comme Vincent Borel, David Blot ou Didier Lestrade que des artistes qui s’essaient à la plume. Pêle-mêle : DJ Deep, Sven Løve, Alan Braxe ou encore D’Julz. C’est aussi là que Loïc Prigent, qui deviendra un journaliste de mode reconnu, écrit ses premiers textes. Une véritable dream team qui fera vivre le fanzine deux années durant avec une fréquence de parution très aléatoire. Sept numéros seront publiés, traitant aussi bien des sorties de disques que de reportages en soirées, de critiques acerbes sur certains acteurs ou de tribunes enflammées. La question de la drogue y est abordée sans tabou ni angélisme. De nombreux DJs y publient aussi leur playlist. Notons enfin que le film Eden de Mia Hansen-Løve, sorti en 2014, et retraçant le parcours désenchanté de son frère, le DJ Sven Løve, prend son titre dans celui de ce fanzine resté culte. »

eDEN1 couv, graphisme M/M (Paris), 1992

The website French Waves designed by Julian Starke and Guillaume de la Boulaye tells a story of French electronic music and the French touch, from 1989 until today. It cites some of the projects I was involved in, Discotique (my band with Patrick Vidal on Rave Age Records), eDEN and The Micronauts:

JANUARY 1989 – MANU CASANA AND RAVES

“As was the case in England, the scene developed outside of the club as well. The B.A.M collective blazed the trail as early as 1989 with the parties it organized on the Marcounet barge near Pont des Puteaux bridge. Three friends including Manu Casana, a singer in the punk group Sherwood Pogo and a diehard fan of the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, spearheaded the effort. It was during a visit to London in 1987 that he participated, somewhat reluctantly, in his first rave. However, the combined effect of a new type of music, acid house; a new drug, ecstasy; and the concept of hosting parties in unexpected places was a revelation for him. He then sought to reproduce the same kind of experience in France, where he wanted to organize events based on pacifistic and utopian ideals. After his first under-the- radar parties at Puteaux, he joined forces with a music journalist for the French magazine L’Express, Luc Bertagnol, to put on more ambitious events under the name of Rave Age. These two former friends are now in an ongoing feud, each one claiming they have originated the name. What followed was a series of raves that remains legendary to this day, including parties at the Collège Arménien and the Fort de Champigny military base. At the same time, Manu Casana, who was also involved in the record industry through his job with a distributor, started the very first electronic music label. In a nod to his punk roots, he borrowed from Fraction Armée Rouge’s logo when designing one for Rave Age Records. The label featured international artists with whom Casana had developed a relationship, including Frankie Bones and his brother, Adam X. Importantly, the label also worked with French artists like Patrick Vidal, Christophe Monier, Electrotête, Juantrip, and the Pills duo. Though the label continued to operate until 1993 without ever truly making it big, the stage had officially been set for the electronic music scene in France.”

JANUARY 1992 – THE FIRST FANZINE

“The first fanzine about house, techno, and raves was published in May. Instead of being sold at newsstands, the magazine was hawked at raves, clubs, and specialized record stores. The publication was very committed to the utopian values promoted by the movement during this foundational period. Entitled Eden, it considered raves and the new sounds being played there to be a sort of miniature heaven. The magazine was published by the musician Christophe Monier (The Micronauts), activist Christophe Vix-Gras, and graphic artist Michaël Amzalag. This last contributor brought an especially sleek design to this pocket-sized fanzine that proved to be a key factor in its success. All of its writers worked on a voluntary basis, including experienced journalists such as Vincent Borel, David Blot, and Didier Lestrade as well as artists who decided to try their hand at writing such as DJ Deep, Sven Løve, Alan Braxe, and D’Julz. It was also where Loïc Prigent, who would go on to become a famous fashion journalist, wrote his first articles. This dream team ran the fanzine for two years, publishing seven issues at irregular intervals. The articles discussed record releases and raves and included biting critiques of specific figures as well as enthusiastic editorials. The issue of drug use was examined openly but not idealized. A number of DJs also publish their playlists in the magazine. Mia Hansen-Løve’s 2014 film Eden examines the career of her disillusioned brother, the DJ Sven Løve, and is named after the fanzine, which remains a cult classic.”


Rituel – Trois

03/03/2017

Rituel “Trois” (Sleazy Deep SLEAZY086)

Rituel’s third EP, “Trois”, will be released on 17 March as a Traxsource exclusive, then globally one week later. The label is Sleazy Deep, the London-based deep house imprint run by the DJ Rob Made.

It features two new songs: “Give It Up”, a nu garage anthem sang by the American gospel and blues singer Liz McComb, and “I Want You Back”, a latin house flick with a Princian feel.

Then Romanian producer James DX remixes “Give It Up” and applies 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).

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


Killahbeez Mixtape Mondays: Electronic Exploration 459 Metrist

28/02/2017

Metrist’s new mixtape for Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations podcast series uses Underworld “Bruce Lee (The Micronauts Remix)”. The mixtape is also featured by the American street culture blog Killahbeez in its Mixtape Mondays selection.
Mixtape Mondays: Electronic Exploration 459 Metrist” by Van for Killahbeez, Monday 27 February 2017:

For this week’s Mixtape Mondays selection, we paid a visit to Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations podcast series. Brighton based Metrist (or Metrist L. Sae or Joe Higgins to those that know him personally) takes over Episode 459 and presents us with 57 minutes of broken beat and techno. Recorded live at Patterns in Brighton, the mix has an intro that’ll remind you of a live show where you and your friends are grabbing a brew right when the main act starts, positioning yourself for optimal 4/4 enjoyment. Have a listen and or skip to the 4 minute mark if you wanna get to the meat and bones of this mix.

“This is pretty representative of what I play, minus the drone. I am getting a lot of fun out of the amalgamation of broken beat and 4 to the floor work as I have always drifted unknowingly between the two – this mix I guess is an audible representation of my unwillingness to focus on one or the other.”

“Thank you to Patterns, Brighton for letting me record this in the club, and thanks to the wandering bar staff walking through the room at various points.” – Metrist

01 Paul De Marinis – Lecon Par L’aiguile [Lovely Music LTD]
02 Mika Vainio – Weight [Blast First Petite]
03 Time Is Running Out – Salakapakka Sound System [Self-Released]
04 Szare – Crop Failure [Field Records]
05 R-Zone – Mynheer [R-Zone]
06 Unbroken Dub – Factory Presets Improvisation [Resonance Moscow]
07 Monolake – Invisible [Imbalance Computer Music]
08 Via Maris – Swarm [Livity Sound]
09 Sagat – Body [Vlek]
10 Pangaea – Won’t Hurt [Hessle Audio]
11 Metrist – ??????
12 Albert Van Abbe – Ostinati 09 [Deep Sound Channel]
13 Metrist – Do I Say Something (2014 Stair-Fall Mix) [Unreleased]
14 Moeller & Marcelus – The Fog [Singular Records]
15 Batu – Murmur [Timedance]
16 James Ruskin – Unknown Destination [Blueprint]
17 Herbert Eimert – Klangstudie [Sub Rosa]
18 R-Zone – Hired Guns [R-Zone]
19 Underworld – Bruce Lee (The Micronauts Remix) [Junior Boy’s Own]
20 Bell Riots – Tda Acido [Plius Plius Plius]
21 December – Greed Happiness [Jealous God]
22 Via Maris – Apt [Unreleased]
23 TML – NPC [Always Human Tapes]
24 Metrist – ??????
25 Paul De Marinis – Fonetica Francese [Lovely Music LTD]

Metrist AKA L. SAE AKA Joe Higgins is a Brighton based producer and sound designer. Recent releases include a mini LP on Black Opal (Opal Tapes’ Vinyl outlet) and before this Batu’s Timedance imprint as L.SAE. Curator of Brighton club night Zallogut of whom notable guests include Objekt, Helena Hauff and Pangaea.


TroisCouleurs : Gregg Araki

09/02/2017

TroisCouleurs, le magazine culturel gratuit édité par Mk2, a déniché le pilote de la série « This Is How the World Ends » et le clip de The Micronauts « The Jag », réalisés tous deux par Gregg Araki au tournant du millénaire.
News par Quentin Grosset pour TroisCouleurs :

En 2000, Gregg Araki réalise un pilote pour une série produite par MTV : This Is How the World Ends. Mais à la dernière minute, la chaîne coupe le budget. L’épisode ne sera jamais diffusé et n’aura jamais de suite. Au vu du résultat qu’on a retrouvé pour vous, on pleure un peu en pensant à la série parfaite que ça aurait pu devenir. On y retrouve le regard sexy, trash et stylisé d’Araki sur l’angoisse teen, et son acteur fétiche James Duval (Totally Fucked Up, The Doom Generation…) fait une apparition. Certaines scènes évoquent son film de 1997, Nowhere – la scène d’ouverture de masturbation dans la douche – d’autres Kaboom, sorti en 2010 – il est question d’apocalypse.

En bonus, on vous met aussi ce clip réalisé par Araki en 1999 pour le groupe français The Micronauts. Intitulé The Jag, il montre Nathan Bexton (Nowhere) qui rentre tout défoncé dans un supermarché. Du coup, tout le monde se désape, pour notre plus grand bonheur.

Voir cette news sur son site d’origine


Rituel XXXVII – Dew Town Mayor’s Birthday @ Le Yono

04/02/2017

Samedi 4 février 2017 :

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

Voici l’évènement Facebook (Facebook event).

Ma Playlist :
SILER & DIMA Feat. LE LOUP “Willie Hutch” (Phonogramme 2016)
MERMAIDS “Mercy, Madedelena” (Huntleys + Palmers 2016)
PART TIME HEROES “Done (Throwing Snow Remix)” (Wah Wah 45s 2012)
THE REVENGE “Conkers” (Dirt Crew 2016)
PARPLE “Sacred” (Hivern Discs 2016)
HEADMAN Feat. STEPHEN DEWAELE “Roh (Playgroup Love Dub)” (Gomma 2006)
HENRY SAIZ “Dystopian (Fabrizio Mammarella Remix)” (Suara 2016)
RODION “Nebula” (Roccodisco 2016)
SATIN JACKETS Feat. SCAVENGER HUNT “Feel Good (Cavego Extended Remix)” (Eskimo 2016)
ESETTE Featuring PIPER DAVIS “The Rise (Neighbour Remix)” (Supremus 2016)
JAMES CURD & DIZ “It’s So Much Fun” (Repopulate Mars 2016)
K.O.T. “Flutez” (20:20 Vision 2014)
NICE7 “Running Man” (Snatch! 2016)
QUIVVER “Lights Down, Pt.1” (Selador 2016)
LEONARD DE LEONARD “Tom Tom Club (Original Mix)” (Leonizer 2017)
CATZ ‘N DOGZ “It’s Happening” (Pets 2016)
ZAPPE “Larry’s Exotic Blend (Joeski’s Ruff Disco Mix)” (Classic 2016)
KID GRIMM “Monkey Disco” (Room With A View 2016)
LANDSKY & RESMANN Feat. JONNY CRUZ “Fred The Ball” (Upon You 2016)
SPILLER “Jumbo” (Nano 2006)
LEE WALKER “Freak Like Me (DJ Deeon Vs Lee Walker Remix)” (Defected 2016)
ANDERSON .PAAK “Paint” (Steel Wool 2014)
RED RACK’EM “Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (Leopard Eats Luke Edit)” (Classic 2017)
K & K “Peaceful Crowd” (Sleazy Tech 2016)
KINK “Valentine’s Groove” (Clone Royal Oak 2016)
JOHN TEJADA & TIN MAN “Diamond Lanes” (Absurd 2016)
POLOGRAPHIA “Last (Moonbase Commander Remix)” (Sweat It Out! 2015)

RITUEL
LE YONO


Gaia And The Sweater

18/01/2017

Barcelona-based fashion magazine Metal, published twice a year in Spanish and English, has posted on its site a new film by French photographer Coco Neuville, with styling by Edem Dossou, starring Gaia Orgeas. The music is an excerpt of one of my new songs as The Micronauts, “Polymorphous Pervert”, to be released later this year. “Gaia And The Sweater”, Tuesday 17 January 2017:

Photographer: Coco Neuville
Stylist: Edem Dossou

Starring Gaia Orgeas (Girl Mgmt)

Assistant stylist: Kenny Germé
Make up artist: Daniela Eschbacher
Hair stylist: Laurent Mole
Digital image technician: Roderick Vasquez
1st assistant photographer: Laurent Gloor
2nd assistant photographer: Diane Brassecasee
Assistant hair stylist: Sergio Villafane

Editing: Coco Neuville
Color grading supervision: Elsy Forsbom (D-Touch Paris)

Music: The Micronauts “Polymorphous Pervert”
Produced by Christophe Monier
℗ Christophe Monier 2017

Shot at Magasins Généraux/BETC Pantin (special thanks to Sylvain Marchand & Marine Mercier), using Leica SL (special thanks to Edyta Pokrywka/LFI)

Clothes: jumpers Acne Studios, trousers Adidas, belt Zana Bayne

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