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).

Rituel – Trois out today as a Traxsource exclusive


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.

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 !!!

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

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


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.

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


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, 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.

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


(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 :


« 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. »


« 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:


“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.”


“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.”