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THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 24

Going to visit some big, big players in this post. It’s still contemporary stuff and packed full of quality so you should be able to absorb plenty of lovely Recommender energy, it’s just that some of you will already know these guys. We have to give everybody their slot on The Recommender and nobody deserves their pop more than the following kings…

SEBASTIAN
Looking back through the now plentiful Recommender archives we can’t quite believe that we’ve never posted about this fella before! We’ve mentioned him lots and certainly used him as a barometer in which to measure many pretenders to his throne, but he’s never had his own entry. It’s a shame because this fella’s been chucking out club-filling dance tunes and remixes like a robot designed by some evil genius, (Ed – a genius who often goes by the name of Busy P). SebastiAn is another one of the of French masters of the Electro scene out of the Ed Banger label. He happily brushes up shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Justice and Erol Alkan, playing out the kind of awesome dance music that takes as much from the ideologies of Rock as anything else. You will find mucho fist pumping at any live set he plays and most likely a mosh pit suitably throwing people left right and centre. We love his remixes too, as he always brings a sort of chopped up, new dimension to any song he selects. The original tune is often unrecognisable and adds to show us his skills as a creator. We list an excellent example below for you.

Find him here:     Myspace

Hear him here:    THE KILLSCHEAP AND CHEERFUL (SebastiAn Remix) (ysi)

YUKSEK
France brings us so many great electro DJ’s. Really. It’s just been silly over recent years how many cracking artists have popped up all over that country. Yuksek can rightly be held way up high amongst them all. In fact, he may even get our vote for greatest current dance DJ around at the moment – now that’s saying something! We adore him here at The Recommender. As well as writing superb original tunes, he is particularly well known for his remixes. He gives us his extraordinary ability to fill a floor with his creative skills and often produces something so impossible to ignore, it’s like a Jedi mind trick luring you onto the dancefloor! The buzz around this fella is particularly high at the moment as he’s just released the album, ‘Away From The Sea’, that burst out on 2nd February. The single is listed below and we love, love, love it! Power-dance that has breaks just where you want them and massive basslines that seem to control your feet more than you do. His 2009 will be totally huge.

Find him here:     Myspace

Hear him here:    YUKSEK ft. THE BEWITCHEDSO FAR AWAY FROM THE SEA (ysi)

SEBASTIAN TELLIER
Where to start? He is a well-established, bearded, strangely-fashioned, long-haired Parisian. Yet this guy seems as much about the world of fucking beautiful women as he is music. Often pictured surrounded by ladies and sporting tiny shorts, he’s as sexual as Serge Gainsbourg and no better looking, making his songs that are full of heavy breathing and moaning women seem as unusual as it is fascinating. If I spoke fluent French I’m sure I’d blush when listening to his tunes. Suffice to say he’s blossomed through his several albums, culminating in his 2008 release, titled Sexuality(of course). Surprising even his closest fans, he was found fronting France’s Eurovision Song Contest entry in 2008. His songs are slowed down, 80’s-influenced synth pop, although more recently produced by one half of Daft Punk. It is with his remixes that the blog world has really been thrown into action. He can list other French DJ’s from the likes of Kavinsky to Mr.Oizo on his remix books, but it’s with the A-Trak remix of ‘Kilometer‘ that’s pushed him into a deserved Recommender posting.

Find him here:     Myspace

Hear him here:    SEBASTIAN TELLIERKILOMETER (A-Trak Main Remix) (ysi)

What a very Gallic selection of refined brilliance that was! All massive artists and all French. We”ll return to a few more fresh bites in the next Recommender. As always, comment, message us, subscribe and generally spread the L.O.V.E.
Mike

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