Plaisir De France – Etat Des Lieux EP


But the limited white vinyl here:

In collaboration with French label Alter-K, NeedNoWater presents Plaisir De France’s Etat Des Lieux EP (that’s “State of Play” for any non-French speakers); a selection of remixes serving as a taster for the forthcoming album of the same name.

Based in Paris, electronic pop enthusiast Julien Barthes AKA Plaisir De France has been a fixture on the French underground music scene for the last ten years. Priding himself as an Indie-pop DJ and working with a heavy roster of labels such as Pro-zak trax, Freak n’ Chic, Turbo, Skint and Output, he’s regularly found with the fashion crowd, creating soundtracks for both shows and films. In parallel to his DJing and sound design, Julien’s been consistently nurturing his reputation for remixes and re-edits, putting his magic to tracks by the likes of Tiga, Etienne Daho, Katerine, Mikado, Jacques Dutronc, Yves Simon along the way.

For the forthcoming album Etat Des Lieux, Julien has compiled his favourite remixes to date, and this EP is a choice pick of those selections, all available on vinyl for the first time:

Rozi Plain – “See My Boat (Plaisir De France Remix)”
Bristolian Indie-pop melded into Plaisir De France’s electronic world, the original can be found on Rozi’s current album “Joined Sometimes Unjoined”. Previously available digitally only, on initial release Lauren Laverne picked this as a ‘headphones moment’ track on her 6music show.

This Is The Kit – “Earthquake (Plaisir De France Remix)”
A remix of a This Is The Kit fan favourite from their current album “Wriggle Out The Restless” released on The National’s label Brassland.

Alpine Decline – “Personal History (Plaisir De France Remix)”
A brand new remix of a track from the LA duo’s latest album “Night of The Long Knives”.

Rue Royale – “Say Now Would You (Plaisir De France Remix)”
Last and by no means least, Rue Royale have their toe-tapper distorted and reshaped for the dancefloor.

Plaisir De France “Etat Des Lieux EP” will be released on NeedNoWater Records on limited white 7” vinyl and digital download on June 16th 2014.