From Marc Cerrone, Daniel Vangarde to Space and Patrick Juvet – and in more recent times, Air, Daft Punk, Saint Germain, Phoenix and Sébastien Tellier – the French sound and style is world renowned. Now a new Too Slow To Disco compilation presents 17 current French artists who are producing lazy disco, Balearic vibes and that AOR sound (such as L’Impératrice, pictured above).
The scene is found at late night DJ sessions and gigs at Paris hotspots – like Baron and Le Pop-In. The labels (Partyfine, Tricatel, Cracki, Profil De Face) feature the various collaborations and productions. Prime players L’Impératrice are led by the “empress of French Disco”, Flore Benguigui.
Their debut album – and a tribute to the night Matahari – is getting a UK release in late April and their live show at Heaven, in London, is on May 2nd.
The Too Slow To Disco series has previously been compiled by the likes of Ed Motta. The next instalment is out in May.