Pardon my French

18 Jul

The above song – Que veux-tu by French band ( (c) Air 1998) Yelle – has been lodged in my head ever since I (*cough*) discovered it on the internet in its abovely remixed form. As you will see, it features abundant wild dancing by a fellow in a pith helmet, probably due to the fact that the album from which the track is extracted is called Safari Disco Club.

Apparently the guy who remixed it is only 17, also French, and goes by the soubriquet (did you see what I did there?) of Madeon.

He’s also done a handful of other remixes, from the Killers (you can download that ‘un) to Deadmau5.

The Killers – Smile Like You Mean It (Madeon remix)

Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Madeon remix), “ripped” off Pete Tong on Radio One

The remixes have a sort of vaguely Justice-y French Touch 2.0 feel to them, and monsieur Madeon has even made a LIVE mash-up that sounds like a whole new beast by combining the best bits from 39 songs – including his Yelle remix, along with Daft Punk, Justice, Stardust (no surprise there), The Buggles, Kylie, Britney, Coldplay, The Who, Ratatat, Gorillaz, Chromeo…  – into a 3’25 pop collage called “Pop Culture” using some piece of techno wizardry called a Novation Launchpad.

Push the button..

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