French house doesn’t get a lot of mainstream love these days, but it’s still my favorite flavor of house music. It’s a style that’s all about focusing on a catchy riff (either by sampling or by one’s own creation), adding effects, bending the pitch, and, most commonly, filtering the living daylights out of it (it has been described by some as “filter house,” after all), all while using a variety of looping sequences to keep the groove moving. The French house sound came into maturity at around the same time Daft Punk began to hit their stride; this was in the late ‘90s, during the “Homework” era in Daft Punk chronology. Not to mention that Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo were true titans of the genre as solo artists themselves, using their own platforms (Roulé and Crydamoure, respectively) to dish out quality music with panache.
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One of our favorite Frenchies dropped a bomb on us yesterday when he uploaded his remix of “Big Room Tech House DJ Tool Tip” or “BRTHDTT” for short. The remix represents a departure from Louis La Roche’s typical nu-disco sound and his entrance into the garage world. By cleaning up and speeding up Joy Orbison’s original track, La Roche takes listeners down a different path. Are you feeling the change in style or do you prefer his signature sound? Listen after the break. (more…)Posted by
We never thought we’d say this, but this is a Justin Bieber track that you really need to hear. Louis La Roche completely reworks Bieber’s mega hit “As Long As You Love Me” into something completely unrecognizable from the original. La Roche demonstrates his serious production skills as he chops up and warps vocal samples and layers them over an incredibly infectious deep house groove. Whether you are a Bieber fan or the furthest possible thing from it, you should take a minute to listen to this. Oh, and also the album artwork is pretty hilarious.
Louis La Roche lends his disco house sensibilities to Speech Debelle’s deep soul track “I’m With It” with spectacular results. The young British hip hop artist lends an early 90s R&B feel to the track while LLR infuses it with a disco groove that demands a second, third and fourth listen. It may not appeal to the rage-centric astronauts in our fanbase, but this is house music at its finest. If you are a big drop junkie, you owe it to yourself to give this one a listen – expand your musical palette a bit – you just might like it.
Coming off the heels of his “Gimme Gimme/ The Wall” EP, UK DJ/producer Louis La Roche gives away a free tribute to the city of Los Angeles. If you are a fan of nu disco/ french house Louis is currently your king, no one has cleaner and more playful productions than him. The beauty of nu-disco is that it is truly takes you through time, allowing you to relive elements from the 70s and 80s. With that being said, Louis does a great job of blending the past with the future and creating a whole new appeal for ‘new age’ music listeners to n-joy. This track is fun and lively, which happens to be an accurate description of Los Angeles.
Download: Louis La Roche – Los Angeles
We know what you are thinking – a little old isn’t it? Yes, the French house superstar Louis La Roche released his latest EP called “Gimme Gimme & The Wall” on September 19th. Being a few weeks late is better than never right? Anyways, this EP was too good not to publish a post about. “Gimme Gimme” and “The Wall” are both fun and a joy for listening or dancing.
“Gimme Gimme” is a very danceable disco tune, basically the epitome of French house. The Nu Disco feel really brings out the liveliness throughout the entirety of the track. This reminds me a little of Louis La Roche’s previous smash hit “Malfunction.” This kind of stuff just puts a smile on your face.
Louis La Roche – Gimme Gimme (Original Mix)
When compared to “Gimme Gimme”, “The Wall” definitely has more of that electronic feel to it. It has a playful melody and a great chord progression. The light distortions throughout the song keeps us on our toes the whole way through. This would be a great way to transition between bangers in your set. How sexy are the vocals? We love them.
Louis La Roche - The Wall (Album Version)
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