Category Archives: France

AGAR AGAR – CARDAN EP (Retro/Disco – France)

Paris-based synth disco outfit Agar Agar have just released their debut EP, Cardan, via Cracki Records. The duo consisting of singer Clara Cappagli and producer Armand Bultheel offer listeners an eclectic collection of synth-laden late night disco jams with a nostalgic twist.

“Prettiest Virgin” is a spellbinding 6-minute late night disco pop jam, laced with layers of icy synths and sleek minimal beats. Singer Clara lights up the dancefloor with her smooth and sultry vocals that tell the same old bittersweet story of unrequited love at the disco.

Find Agar Agar on Facebook and stream their EP on SoundCloud. Buy on Bandcamp or

LOFRAMES + ANORAAK – SINCE YOU’VE GONE (Electro – France)

Loframes
Cooling you off from the summer sun, British/French electro duo Loframes and Paris-based dreampop wunderkind Anoraak team up for a disco-chill release. “Since You’ve Gone” guides listeners through a sea of psychedelic guitars, lush chords and ethereal vocals that will resonate with anyone who’s ever been in love.

Accompanying the original are two remixes that retool the song for clubs. Brooklyn’s own Lefti boosts the tempo and trades disco for synthpop,  paying homage to an era of neon skylines and underground clubs. Swiss producer Worship closes out the EP with layer upon layer of synths building the track up to an ecstatic climax.

Follow Loframes on their Facebook and Anoraak on his Facebook. Buy their joint EP now on

ANORAAK – FIGURE (DreamPop – France)

Anoraak

Back after a long break, Parisian dreampop wunderkind Anoraak (aka Frédéric Rivière) has just released the brand new Figure EP on his own imprint Endless Summer Music. The opening track, “We Lost”, is a collaboration with long-time friend Slow Shiver, a new project from Italian-born LA-based Valente Bertelli. It’s a nostalgic ballad which offers the perfect balance between Anoraak’s lush synth arpeggios and Slow Shiver’s delicate vocals over a steady beat.

The EP also includes the dreamy, synth-driven “Odds Are Good”, which was featured last year on the compilation Eskimo Recordings Presents: The Orange Collection. This finely crafted tune mixes moody bass lines with 80s-tinged synths and evocative vocals to create a perfect example of sophisticated and contemplative synth pop.

More info and music on Anoraak’s Facebook and SoundCloud. You can now buy the Figure EP on

AGAR AGAR – PRETTIEST VIRGIN (Disco/Pop – France)

“Prettiest Virgin” is the first single from electro pop outfit Agar Agar. Recently signed to Cracki Records, the Paris-based duo consisting of singer Clara Cappagli and producer Armand Bultheel is putting the finishing touches to their debut EP, scheduled for September 2016.

“Prettiest Virgin” is a spellbinding 6-minute late night disco pop jam, laced with layers of icy synths and sleek minimal beats. Singer Clara lights up the dancefloor with her smooth and sultry vocals that tell the same old bittersweet story of unrequited love at the disco.

Find Agar Agar on Facebook. Buy on Bandcamp or

THE PIROUETTES – JE NOUS VOIS (SynthPop – France)

The Pirouettes (Photo by Aaricia Varanda)

Vickie Chérie and Leo Bear Creek met in high school, fell in love and formed synthpop duo The Pirouettes. Deliciously retro and seductive, their songs revolve around two voices entwining and merging to tell simple stories with a natural and irresistible pop virtuosity.

Their latest EP features stunning new track “Je Nous Vois” and B-side “Soleil Rare”, both displaying a clear taste for neat electronic productions mixing innocence and maturity. Swirling synths and sharp 80s beats are more than ever synonym with ultra-contemporary music (reminiscent of fellow Frenchies Jupiter and Anoraak).

Download new track “Soleil Rare” for free on the band’s official site. Check out their Facebook and buy on