If you know Daft Punk’s earlier stuff, you know French House. The Parisian duo became the most recognizable (masked) faces in the genre before expanding into more futuristic work. If you want a primer on the French Touch sound, check out these six tracks.
“Intro” by Alan Braxe & Fred Falk (2000)
This classic record exemplifies perfection through minimalism, produced with just drums, live bass and a soul sample from The Jets. If you’re looking for a modern-day remix, there are a few, mainly because no one can beat the original.
“Sentimental Mood” by St Germain (1995)
St Germain’s seminal album, Boulevard, put French music back on the map during the 1990s. “Sentimental Mood” doesn’t have the usual filtered disco samples that would come to define French House, but Ludovic Navarre’s 10-minute jazz adventure is a must-listen.
“Disco Cubizm (Daft Punk Remix)” by I:Cube (1996)
Daft Punk’s genius lies in the experimentation. If they didn’t want to do sci-fi soundtracks, they could have stuck to the synthpop direction they took on Discovery. If they didn’t like that, it could have been French house, or straight up Chicago house, best heard on the remix of “Disco Cubizm.”
“Deep Burnt” by Pépé Bradock (1999)
Lots of people criticize this genre for incessantly upbeat sound. The disco it samples was meant to be party music, but Pépe Bradock’s “Deep Burnt” shows influences from Detroit techno. It’s the kind of track where you hear something new each time you listen to it.
“Ezio” by Motorbass (1996)
“Ezio” is another weird classic showcasing the early house music scene’s affinity for experimentation. While most producers at the time were engrossed with synthesizers, Motorbass was playing with harps and brass.
“Music Sounds Better With You (Bob Sinclar Remix)” by Stardust (1998)
Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk, Alan Braxe and singer Benjamin Diamond only produced one track together, and that track is a verified super hit, considered one of the greatest dance songs of all time.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
If the first word you think of when considering Seattle is “rain,” you’re not to blame—there is plenty of rain in this most famous of Pacific Northwest cities. But there are plenty of other, more enjoyable, quintessentially Seattle experiences to be found in Washington’s largest city, and here are the top five you can pack into any visit, no matter how brief.
The Bwindi Field Tent is one of the most formidable tents for international travelers. Designed to provide safety for travelers and field researchers in remote locations, the tent provides comfort for up to three people at a time. When not used for sleeping, it can convert into a mosquito net to help cover your bed.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Start your day in Groton, Massachusetts, just a short drive outside of Boston, with a late breakfast on Main Street at Salt & Light Cafe. The casual eatery provides loads of light breakfast and lunch options, with lots of gluten-free and health-conscious menu items. A wide array of coffees and teas are available, complemented by the café’s house-made flavor shots. Pastry items and desserts are also a can’t-miss add-on to your meal.