France has a long history in the field of electronic music, one so rich and fascinating that it dates back to the invention of the phonautograph, the first recording device, for Edouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1857 and of the ondes martenot, the first electronic musical instrument, by Maurice Martenot in 1928.
Since its birth in the 1970s with pioneers such as Jean Michel Jarre, the genre flourished from the floaty vibe to Cerrone's space disco before taking the form of the iconic French house sound that was perfected by artists such as Daft Punk and Laurent. Since then, the sound has become an umbrella movement, taking influences from other genres, such as rock.
In more recent times, the electro duos and groups that this country has produced have ruled the clubs and the charts of the world, so much so that they have become one of the most striking genres in the world.
That is why we have prepared a selection of the four most striking artists of the contemporary electronic music scene in France. It is a list that will ensure you have the upcoming songs your playlist.
One of the great bands on this list is Justice, who have been at the top of the electronic music game since the release of their debut album, † (an emblematic symbol that is always played next to) in June 2007.
The album was left out of the Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album, but the remix of electric feel de MGMT it won for Best Non-Classical Remixed Recording in 2009.
The band, known for its influences indie rock, returned after a few quiet years with a new album titled Woman, which was released on November 18, 2016. Since then they have been presented around the world with great success.
Few XNUMXst century artists have created a sound as singular and memorable as that of kavinsky.
The French producer's creations are an exercise in cool, noir maximalism: big beats and spacey synths with a sci-fi feel.
His hit single 'Nightcall' set the perfect tone for the film's opening credits Drive 2011, played by Ryan Gosling. The song has become synonymous with the film and defined its successful soundtrack, despite only being featured for a few minutes.
Since then, it is recurrent to see the French star headlining some of the most important festivals in the world.
Yuksek is a composer and producer emerged from the French electronic scene.
After releasing several singles on many international labels, dozens of remixes from the darkest indie band to pop stars and two albums, Away From the Sea (2009) y Living on the Edge of Time (2011) Yuksek He traveled the world touring and collaborating with many international artists.
In 2013, he created his own label, partyfine, confirming their unique sound, namely a clever mix of club music, deviant disco, indie and electronica.
With his experience as a classical musician (10 years of piano at the Conservatory), Yuksek started composing soundtracks for movies in 2014, for example, Marguerite and Julien de Valérie Donzelli, which was selected in the official competition of the Palm of Gold de Cannes in 2015.
Mr Oizo (Quentin Dupieux)
Quentin Dupieux, born April 14, 1974, also known by his musical stage name Mr. Oizo, is a French filmmaker, electronic musician and DJ.
Since 2007, the page of Wikipedia in English by Mr. Oizo has received more than 600 thousand visits, which confirms his status as a great artist.