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CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG – PARADISCO (Pop – France)

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Just a few months after the Terrible Angels EP, French/English songstress Charlotte Gainsbourg is already back with Stage Whisper, a double-LP of live and unreleased material released via Because Music / Elektra. You might have already heard the first single “White Telephone”, well here comes another song from the collection, “Paradisco”, written and produced by Beck.

To celebrate this release, Beatport gave producers a chance to remix “Paradisco” and maybe get their remix released on Because Music—home to the likes of Metronomy and Uffie. You can listen to all the remixes here or stream our favourites below…

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Paradisco (Rex the Triangle Remix)     

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Paradisco (Le Crayon Remix)     

But there are more goodies coming your way. It turns out Charlotte’s music has been a constant source of inspiration for remixers all around the world in recent years, producing a seemingly endless string of great reworks. For your listening pleasure, stream “The Operation” remixed by French producer 25 Hours A Day and “Heaven Can Wait” remixed by none other than Breakbot.

Charlotte Gainsbourg – The Operation (25 Hours A Day Remix)     
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait (Breakbot Remix)     

For more info and music, visit Charlotte Gainsbourg’s official website or MySpace. Buy her music on

25 HOURS A DAY – REMIXES (Electro/Indie – France)

In the past two to three years, 25 Hours A Day (25 HAD) has been working tirelessly to produce impeccable original tracks and classy remixes for many world class artists.

His productions  for the likes of Fortune, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cassius or Phoenix have drawn wide praise and the list of his collaborations keeps getting longer and longer. But despite this success, we still know very little about 25 Hours A Day, so who is behind this mysterious moniker?

Phoenix – Long Distance Call (25 Hours A Day Remix)     

25 Hours A Day is a one-man-band and behind the wheel is Pierrick Devin. Based in Paris, Pierrick is a sound engineer and producer with solid credentials. In the studio, he has worked with many bands, including Cassius, Adam Kesher, Fortune (he produced 6 tracks on their last album) and Cut/Copy.

Cassius – See Me Now (25 Hours A Day Remix)     

Though sometimes described as electro, 25 HAD’s style is closer to indie rock than to pure electro. Devin’s use of drums and guitars (and the occasional synths) clearly shows his love for indie music and good pop songs. This is something we see in all his production work but also in his (too rare) own tracks. Check out the lovely “Mother Africa” just below.

25 Hours A Day – Mother Africa     

Pierrick Devin is also one third of electro band A Fight For Love with Julien Perez and Gaétan Didelot from Fortune. The three are actually seeing a lot of each other right now since Pierrick recently embarked on a tour with Fortune as their new live bass player. Despite this busy schedule I’m sure 25 HAD will still find time to produce more amazing remixes!

Check out 25 Hours A Day’s page on MySpace to listen to more music…

ADAM KESHER – CHALLENGING NATURE (Indie/Rock – France)

French band Adam Kesher is one of our new favourites here at umstrum||music. Their super punchy synth-powered pop rock is highly contagious and definitely good music to pack some raw energy into a boring tuesday.

“P Katerine” is quite simply a killer track. It’s one of those tracks that’s already great in its original version and that gets even better when it’s remixed! Even more so when the remix is produced by 25 Hours A Day (aka Pierrick Devin), the new French electro sensation…

Adam Kesher - P Katerine (25 Hours A Day Remix)     

Adam Kesher’s perfect blend of rock and dance somehow manages to stand out  amongst the current profusion of electro rock bands. On the heels of EPs such as An Allegory of Chastity and Modern Times, they released their first album, Heading For The Hills, Feeling Warm Inside, in 2008 to much critical acclaim.

Adam Kesher - Local Girl     

They’re now getting ready for the release of their new album, Challenging Nature, due out next August on Disque Primeur. Dave One, who is one half of revered electro duo Chromeo, will be on production duties, helped out by artists such as Zdar, A-Trak and Pierrick Devin.

The first single off the new album, “Hour of the Wolf” is currently available for free download on adamkesher.com! For more info visit Adam Kesher on MySpace and buy all their music on Adam Kesher

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG – IRM (Indie/Rock – France)

Charlotte Gainsbourg made her musical debut in 1986, with the album Charlotte Forever, produced by her father Serge Gainsbourg. However, it took her twenty years to release her second album, 5:55 (Because Music, 2006). Charlotte collaborated on the album with French duo Air, English musician Jarvis Cocker, and Irish singer-songwriter Neil Hannon, as well as Radiohead‘s main producer Nigel Godrich This album awarded her critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching the top spot on the French charts and achieving platinum status in the country.

Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55 (Metronomy Remix)     

In late 2009, Gainsbourg released her third studio album, IRM, which was co-written and produced by Beck. The album is a patchwork of different musical genres but what stays consistent through the whole record is Gainsbourg’s soft, intimate voice and Beck’s overwhelming indie rock influence.

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait (Feat. Beck)     

The album, which is conceived as a journey into human psyche, is sometimes bright and alluring, sometimes dark and disorienting, but always interesting. It reflects Charlotte’s growth as an artist and is also a compelling demonstration of musical cooperation between two artists.

For your listening pleasure, check out two fantastic remixes of the song “The Operation”, taken off Charlotte’s 2006 release, 5:55. The first remix is by French producer 25 Hours a Day and the second by Cousin Cole.

Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Operation (25 Hours A Day Remix)     
Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Operation (Cousin Cole Remix)     

For more info and tour dates (North American tour in April 2010), visit Charlotte Gainsbourg on her official website. You can also check out her page on MySpace and buy her music on Charlotte Gainsbourg