Kitsuné is about the future. Since their inception in 2002, the French record label has been showcasing the scene of tomorrow through their legendary Kitsuné Maison compilation series which shone a light on young and talented underground artists. It’s hard to find an electronic artist who hasn’t been featured in the series. After building up their name, they started releasing LPs for artists like Hot Chip, Digitalism and Two Door Cinema Club.
“We were the first to do a La Roux single and a Klaxons single,” co-founder Gildas Loaec told Clash Magazine. “It’s quite challenging being a French label and to break people like Two Door Cinema Club in the UK.”
Fourteen years and 41 compilation/mixes later, the brand is continuing to push the boundaries of music through their Kitsuné Club Night. Matte is hosting their disco edition in New York with a mix of legends like Todd Edwards and Justin Strauss and up and comers like Kartell and Zimmer at Good Room on March 17. Tickets are available here.
House music legend, Daft Punk collaborator, and Grammy winner Todd Edwards is known for his hypnotic collage of cut-up samples over swung beats and lively disco-flavored baselines. Credited as one of the godfathers of UK garage, his four-to-the-floor beats have earned him a passionate following. In addition to his own legendary productions, Edwards has remixed Daft Punk, Phoenix, Justice, Matthew Dear, Hot Chip, Surkin, Dimitri From Paris, and Disclosure.
Edwards is the only artist Daft Punk has collaborated with twice: he sang, co-wrote, and co-produced “Face to Face” from Daft’s 2001 album ‘Discovery’ and “Fragments of Time” from Daft’s 2013 album ‘Random Access Memories,’ for which he received a Grammy.
With his tropical twist on house and disco, Zimmer has been taking club land by storm. Signed to Roche Musique, Zimmer has emerged as one of the leaders of the new French house sound along Darius, FKJ, Kartell and more.
The Parisian producer calls upon both the ‘City of Love’ and California for his music, combining feel-good grooves and dreamy soundscapes. But perhaps the best way to experience the magic power of Zimmer is to see him DJ. His euphoric sets have made him a staple in the international DJ circuit .
Cassian has become one of Australia’s busiest young exports. The last few years have seen Cassian release club EPs with New York City’s Nurvous Records (legendary dance label Nervous Record’s sister label), Andy George & Jaymo’s Moda Music, Club Sweat and Sweat it Out. He’s also been commissioned for remixes by the likes of Rufus, Alex Metric, Elliphant, Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive, Kraak & Smaak, RAC and Owl Eyes. Collectively these tunes have topped The Hype Machine & Beatport Charts multiple times, been played on radio worldwide & racked up over 2 million plays on Soundcloud alone.
Kartell is widely contributing to the renewal of “French Touch” electronic music. The iconic figure and spearhead of the trendy label Roche Musique, Kartell knows how to make music that stands out from the crowd. From Kartell’s debut release through Roche Musique, Riviera, to his most recent EP, Tender Games, he continuously evolves in a musical universe made of House tones, colored by Nu-Disco and R’n’B accents, which have become his signature.
Few DJs could adequately represent the last three decades of New York nightclub history – no less do so with such iconic credentials as Justin Strauss. Since he was 17, when his first band was signed to Island Records, Justin has had a career that reads like a Who’s-Who of the music scene, spinning at nearly every dance club that you’d ever want to go to. Starting as DJ at New York’s legendary Mudd Club, he spun his way through The Ritz, Limelight, Area, Tunnel, M.K., Life, Centro Fly and more, pioneering his own distinctive sound. He has worked on more than 200 years with a full gamut of artists, from Depeche Mode and Tina Turner to the B-52s, Luther Vandross and Goldfrapp.
HART is J-Bonjour and Reynald Philippe. It’s hard to find information about them on the internet but after listening to this mix of disco heat we know they’ll have us dancing for hours in the Bad Room.