Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yes! I got genuinely excited by the sound of this album when it started streaming.

These dudes are really holding down the scene overseas.  This project is part mashup, part remix, part original production, part ambient sound, and more and more.

The French sound (from what I can tell from my limited time spent in southern France and my even more limited exposure to French hip-hop that makes its way to my inbox) is equal parts old-school US hip-hop and new European electro, with some other random shit sprinkled in for good measure.

Check out Serge's bio below and sample and download the album below that (or over at his Bandcamp page, HERE).  And below THAT, be sure to catch the first video from the project for the track "Ford Mustang".

Born in 1928, Serge Gainsbourg was one of the biggest stars in French music in the second half of the 20th Century.

Creator by definition, Serge was brilliantly inspired by other people’s work to enrich his own compositions especially with classical music. In his day, one could not strictly speaking of sampling but the process was similar. Serge never stopped borrowing, quoting, modifying and remixing his songs which now serve the repertoire of artists like EPMD, Busta Rhymes, Mc Solaar or De La Soul.

Saneyes added himself as well into the equation by digging in some of the treasures offered by Gainsbourg. Far from stealing, “You’re under arrest” is a sincere tribute to the pioneering genius whose music is here revisited and updated; an obvious follow-up to an unfinished work.



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