Thursday·HiFi™ 2024.03.21

This week on the HiFi 📡 – new tracks from Rico Nasty + Boys Noize, Wavedash, and Kenya Grace + a look at New French Touch.


By Elsewhere@elsewherespace

Friends and lovers –

Welcome back to the Thursday HiFi – our staff-curated selection of the best new music and sonic experiences from across the Elsewhere-verse. This week is headlined by new tracks from Rico Nasty + Boys Noize, Wavedash, and Kenya Grace + a look at New French Touch.

♥ elsewhere

This week on the HiFi ↓

10 new tracks we love this week:

moktar, Saad El Soghayar - Haraka "حركة”

Gia Woods - Gia Would (DJ_Dave Edit)

Rico Nasty, Boys Noize - Arintintin

X CLUB. - Play That Funky Shit

Porter Robinson - Cheerleader

Kacey Musgraves - Cardinal

Kenya Grace - It’s not fair

Wavedash - Had2Go


gum.mp3 - Spacey

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New French Touch
by Josh

The term "French Touch" first gained its name in the late '80s, thanks to a series of parties thrown by Parisian photographer Jean-Claude Lagrèz. These parties were appropriately hosted at Le Palace, where heavyweights such as DJ Laurent Garnier, Guillaume la Tortue, and David Guetta (All of who were still germinating back then), infused house music with a French touch. The man truly responsible for popularizing the term "French Touch" is music journalist Martin James. He referred to the term when reviewing Étienne de Crécy's debut album "Super Discount" for Melody Maker Weekly in '96. French media quickly absorbed it, followed by the UK press shortly after. Now, let's meet the family! Most subgenres, similar to young adults, are reminiscent of their parents despite all efforts to avoid it. French Touch is no exception. Its roots can be traced back to the likes of Space Disco, Eurodance, and American House. Throughout the '90s, French House remained predominantly in the European music scene. It took hold in hubs such as the UK, Greece, and the party island of Ibiza. However, This all changed upon Daft Punk’s debut release “Homework,” which swiftly pushed the genre into the mainstream. Other notable pioneers worth checking out include Stardust, Bob Sinclair, and Cassius!

The Paradise, Alan Braxe - In Love With You
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
Cassius - Feeling for You
Daft Punk - Da Funk
LBCK - Start

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Photo by Jesse Deflorio