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

08/09/2017

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.

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

18/08/2017

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.

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

25/07/2017

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
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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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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

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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”.

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).

The Micronauts & Bosco – Hoochie Coochie (Dhef Edit)

21/10/2016

Brazilian producer and DJ Dheferson Fernandes has just posted a very nice edit of the song “Hoochie Coochie” by The Micronauts & Bosco, originally released in 2012 on Micronautics. It follows the remix of the same track he made six months ago.

The Micronauts & Bosco – Hoochie Coochie (Dheferson Fernandes Bootleg)

01/04/2016

Young Brazilian producer and DJ Dheferson Fernandes has just posted a great remix of the song “Hoochie Coochie” by The Micronauts & Bosco, originally released in 2012 on Micronautics.

Tsugi : L’Ancien fanzine eDEN a ressorti une compil’ rare de 1994

21/03/2016

Suite des reposts de la compil inédite de 1994 qui devait accompagner le 8e et dernier numéro du fanzine eDEN, jamais paru. On y retrouve certains de mes groupes ou projets : The Micronauts, Impulsion, Discotique et Nature.
« L’Ancien fanzine eDEN a ressorti une compil’ rare de 1994 » par Clémence Meunier pour Tsugi, mercredi 16 mars 2016 :

Le nom doit dire quelque chose à tout ceux qui s’intéressent de près ou de loin à la French Touch (et/ou ceux qui ont vu « Eden » de Mia Hansen-Løve) : eDEN fut un fanzine ainsi qu’un collectif de ravers et fans de musique électronique. Édité pendant seulement deux ans (de 1992 à 1994) et sept numéros, le mini-mag en format A6 – pour mieux se glisser dans les poches – a pourtant marqué son époque : les gus d’eDEN ont été parmi les premiers à parler de la nouvelle scène française de l’époque, la French Touch. Un huitième numéro, jamais imprimé, était pourtant prévu. Il devait être accompagné d’une compilation. Côté tracklist, Michaël Amzalag (le directeur artistique), Christophe “Widowsky” Monier et Christophe Vix (les fondateurs) ont eu le nez fin : une bonne partie des artistes présents sur la compilation ont ensuite explosé au sein du mouvement French Touch, à l’image de Daft Punk ou Motorbass.

Dans le cadre d’une série de trois articles consacrés à des fanzines musicaux ayant marqué leur époque, Le Daily (magazine en ligne de la Red Bull Music Academy) revient sur l’histoire d’eDEN… Et en profite pour ressortir cette fameuse compilation inédite. Attention, archive précieuse :

Tracklist :

01 MOTORBASS “HERBALIFE (EDIT POUR EDEN)”
02 RIVIERA SPLASH “I LOVE PARIS (PORT ROYAL MIX)”
03 IMPULSION “I LIKE MUSIQ (EDEN TAKE)”
04 THE MICRONAUTS “GET FUNKY GET DOWN (EDEN TAKE)”
05 DAFT PUNK “ALIVE (EDEN FULL LENGTH EDIT)”
06 PATRICK VIDAL Présente DISCOTIQUE “VIDA… LIFE!”
07 THE LOVE TRIBE “LE VENT DES DOUZE ÉTOILES”
08 DIGITAL KINKI “WHATEVER YOU FEEL (EDEN MIX)”
09 ÉRIK RUG Presents THE WAXGROOVE ANTHEM “KEEP YOU IN MY HEART (EDEN MIX)”
10 NATURE “AWAY (ULTIME)”
11 DIMITRI Presents LA FRENCH TOUCH Featuring C-LINE “PAUSE DE L’AMOUR”

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Greenroom : Une compilation inédite de 1994 réunit Daft Punk, Erik Rug et Motorbass

20/03/2016

Suite des reposts de la compil inédite de 1994 qui devait accompagner le 8e et dernier numéro du fanzine eDEN, jamais paru. On y retrouve certains de mes groupes ou projets : The Micronauts, Impulsion, Discotique et Nature.
« Une compilation inédite de 1994 réunit Daft Punk, Erik Rug et Motorbass » par Kerill Mc Closkey pour Greenroom, 16 mars 2016 :

C’est un fanzine dédié à la musique électronique qui avait eu ce sacré nez… La compil vient de ressortir des archives.

Entre 1992 et 1994, eDEN fut pour un temps le journal de la scène house et rave française. Entre chroniques de fêtes et papiers sur cette culture bourgeonnante qui amènera plus tard l’éclosion de la French Touch, le fanzine observait et célébrait le monde de la nuit des années 90.

Dans un article pour RBMA, les fondateurs et le directeur artistique de l’éphémère journal sont revenus sur l’histoire d’eDEN. Ils en ont également partagé les archives, dont une inédite et sacrément précieuse : une compilation de 1994 réunissant des futurs cracks de la house française comme Daft Punk, Dimitri For Paris, Motorbass, Patrick Vidal ou The Micronauts… Les archives d’eDEN sont disponibles sur ce lien. Quant à la playlist visionnaire, elle est en écoute ci dessous :

Tracklist complète :

Riviera Splash, « I Love Paris (Port Royal Mix) »
Impulsion, « I Like Musiq (eDEN Take) »
The Micronauts, « Get Funky Get Down (eDEN Take) »
Daft Punk, « Alive (eDEN Full Lenght Edit) »
Patrick Vidal présente Discotique, « Vida…Life ! »
The Love Tribe, « Le vent des douze étoiles »
Digital Kinki, « Whatever You Feel (eDEN Mix) »
Érik Rug présente The Waxgroove Anthem, « Keep You In My Heart (eDEN Mix) »
Nature, « Away (Ultime) »
Dimitri présente La French Touch Ft. C-Line, « Pause de l’amour »

Le fameux French Flair.

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