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Thomas Bangalter

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Spinal Scratch

A Spinal Scratch (7:10)
B Spinal Beats (4:27)

Roulé

Cat No: Roulé 302
Released: 1996

£7.50

Daft Punk

Format: Vinyl Double Album
Genre: French House

Homework

A1 Daftendirekt (2:44)
A2 WDPK 83.7 FM (0:28)
A3 Revolution 909 (5:26)
A4 Da Funk (5:28)
A5 Phœnix (4:55)
B6 Fresh (4:03)
B7 Around The World (7:07)
B8 Rollin' & Scratchin' (7:26)
C9 Teachers (2:52)
C10 High Fidelity (6:00)
C11 Rock'n Roll (7:32)
C12 Oh Yeah (2:00)
D13 Burnin' (6:53)
D14 Indo Silver Club (4:32)
D15 Alive (5:15)
D16 Funk Ad (0:50)

Virgin

Cat No: V 2821
Released: 2012

£21.95

Ernest Saint Laurent

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Clumsy Lobster

A Clumsy Lobster
B Surf Club

Lou Records

Cat No: ERNEST001
Released: 2001

£7.00

Stardust

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Music Sounds Better With You

A Music Sounds Better With You (6:50)

Roulé

Cat No: Roulé 305
Released: 1997
Out Of Stock

Thomas Bangalter

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Spinal Scratch

A Spinal Scratch (7:10)
B Spinal Beats (4:27)

Roulé

Cat No: Roulé 302
Released: 1996
Out Of Stock

Daft Punk

Format: Vinyl Double Album
Genre: French House

Human After All

A1 Human After All (5:20)
A2 The Prime Time Of Your Life (4:23)
A3 Robot Rock (4:26)
B1 Steam Machine (5:21)
B2 Make Love (4:49)
C1 The Brainwasher (4:08)
C2 On/Off (0:19)
C3 Television Rules The Nation (4:46)
D1 Technologic (4:43)
D2 Emotion (6:57)

Virgin

Cat No: 724356356214
Released: 2005

£23.00

DJ Eric

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

We Are Love

A We Are Love
B We Are Love (Backwards)

(supplied by Decman)

Disques Kung-Fu

Cat No: DKF 001

£7.00
£3.50

Dynamic Rockers & Manuel Tur

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Tonight / In The Air

A Dynamic Rockers Tonight (6:17)
B Manuel Tur In The Air (Dynamic Rockers Version) (6:01)
Remix - Dynamic Rockers

Stamina Recordings

Cat No: stamina01
Released: 2004

£7.50
£3.75

Alan Braxe

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Vertigo

Other Side
A Vertigo (7:00)
This Side
B Vertigo (Virgo Edit) (4:55)

Roulé

Cat No: Roulé 303
Released: 1997
Out Of Stock

Bioscene

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Let's Go Back In Time

A Let's Go Back In Time (Original) (5:16)
B1 Let's Go Back In Time (Cool Mix) (5:59)
B2 Let's Go Back In Time (Radio Cut) (3:46)

541

Cat No: 541416 500097

£6.00

Olivier M & Gil le Gamin aka The Youngsters

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

In Charly We Trust

A1 Introduction
A2 Developpement
A3 Bonus Loop
B1 Conclusion

G-Funk

Cat No: G-Funk 2005

£7.50

Man With Guitar

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Man With Guitar

A Man With Guitar

Kitsuné Music

Cat No: KITSUNÉ 007
Released: 2003

£8.00

Eglantine

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Eglantine

A Melodrame (10:37)
B1 Time To... Love (8:35)
B2 Suck In Vain (6:40)

Easy

Cat No: E002
Released: 1997

£7.00

Stardust

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Music Sounds Better With You

A Music Sounds Better With You (6:50)

Roulé

Cat No: Roulé 305
Released: 1997
Out Of Stock

Thomas Bangalter

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: French House

Outrage

A Outrage (6:29)
B1 Night Beats (2:17)
B2 Paris By Night (6:07)

Roulé

Cat No: Roulé 309
Released: 2003
Out Of Stock
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Information on the French House genre

French house is a catch-all term for house music by many French artists, a popular strand of the late 1990s and 2000s European dance music scene and a form of Euro disco. The genre has also been referred to as "neu-disco" (new disco) "French touch", "filter house" and "tekfunk" over the years. The defining characteristics of the sound are heavy reliance on cut-off and phaser effects both on and alongside samples of late 1970s and early 1980s American or European disco tracks. Celebrated and successful purveyors of this music include Daft Punk, Cassius and Etienne de Crécy. Most tracks in this vein feature steady 4/4 beats with a tempo range of 110-130 beats per minute.

French house is greatly influenced by the lineage of American dance music from the emergence of disco onwards, maintaining a distinct connection to Euro disco and the short lived space disco music style. Space disco was very popular in France, with artists like Cerrone, Space and Sheila B. Devotion during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Additional influences came from P-Funk, especially the George Clinton and Bootsy Collins hits of that era. Due to originating from the same foreign market, P-Funk was played alongside disco in many French discothèques, especially after the Disco Demolition Night took place in the United States. The Jacking aspect of Chicago house was also picked up on as a theme to incorporate (with "jack house" becoming a short-lived descriptive term for the sound in the UK).

Thomas Bangalter's tracks for his Roulé label may be considered the earliest examples of an attempt to establish a distinctive style of house music produced in France. His solo material, along with his work as a member of Daft Punk and Stardust, significantly impacted the French house scene during the mid-to-late nineties. Duo Motorbass (aka Philippe Zdar, later of Cassius, and Étienne de Crécy) were also among the first in France to produce house tracks which were largely based around samples and filtered loops - in turn inspired by emerging American house producers such as DJ Sneak, Green Velvet and Roger Sanchez and their penchant for producing sample-led monotonous house tracks with deep funky grooves. Parisian producer St. Germain produced house tracks with a similarly monotonous style at the time but these were more directly influenced by Jazz as opposed to the brasher vocal disco records appropriated, while other known French DJ-turned-producers at the time such as François Kevorkian and Laurent Garnier remained relatively distant from the emerging French house label.

The first French house experiments were warmly received by the UK dance music press and European DJ's in the mid-'90s but major commercial success did not occur until 1997. Daft Punk, Cassius and later Stardust were the first internationally successful artists of the genre. Along with Air these acts were signed to Virgin Records and benefited from distinctive music videos directed by the likes of Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Alex & Martin. Due to a reasonable amount of buzz generated from the huge clubbing scene and major record company support, Daft Punk's debut album Homework entered the top ten of the UK album charts on release and they effectively became the biggest-selling French act in the UK since Jean-Michel Jarre. The emergence of the French sound was well-timed as dance music's popularity in the influential UK market was peaking commercially with electronica.

Further international commercial success continued into 2000 with Bob Sinclar, Etienne de Crécy, Benjamin Diamond and Modjo achieving hit singles around Europe.