#YouAreNotAlone: Jerry Bouthier

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May 6th, 2020
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#YouAreNotAlone: With the current circumstances and the weird, turbulent times all over the globe, we asked our friends to choose a favourite album or a track for these isolated days, and share it with us along with a photo. An album a day keeps the bad vibes away. Stay safe.

Today we welcome our beloved Jerry Bouthier. Balearic pioneer of the Parisian electronic scene with late brother Tom, Jerry Bouthier relocated to London and became DJ stalwart of the Kitsuné label/clothing brand after his DJ residency at the infamous BoomBox club. Composer and sound designer for the fashion world (Vivienne Westwood etc), half of production duo JBAG, A&R of his Continental label, these days he spins an eclectic mix of electrodisco, funky-tech and italo.

“Let me first send good vibes to all, hope your family & friends are ok in these extraordinary times. I picked a record that sounds as relevant today as it did when it came out in 1982, a groundbreaking gem which paved the way for the dancefloor revolution that was to come. The Human League ‘Love & Dancing’ (an apt title more than ever) is the dubbed-out instrumental version of the Sheffield synth pop band’s milestone album ‘Dare’ released under the alias The League Unlimited Orchestra. Incredibly this continuous album – as in with no gaps between songs like a club DJ, one of the first of its kind just after the also great ‘Party Mix’ by The B-52’s and Soft Cell’s ‘Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing’ – combined many of the revolutionary electronic paths that were starting (or about) to infiltrate popular culture.

From NY disco’s fresh techniques of editing/dubbing and electro hip-hop’s Kraftwerk-inspired futuristic synths to the space echoes of Jamaica’s reggae experimentalists, the soon-to-surface repetitive drum machine beats of house and techno’s thumping analog basslines as well as sampling in its prohibitive infancy (the Fairlight), seminal producer Martin Rushent mashed it all up in playful studio sessions with the array of new equipment/technology that was emerging at the time and would go on to irredeemably shape the future. This record remains a fun, striking testament on how machines took on the world and forever transformed music.”

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Bleu Toucan: “Imagine” EP

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February 20th, 2015
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We first introduced you to Bleu Toucan, a new and exciting France electro-pop duo made up of Léo Becerra (The Victoria’s) and Emmanuel Bonzé (Made in Taiwan), when we shared their superb tune “Ananas” from their tropical-flavored debut EP “Salade De Fruits” for Profil de Face Records. Now they’re back with a new double A-side single “Imagine”/”Easy To Find”, which marks their debut release on Jerry Bouthier’s ever-growing label Continental Records. With its gentle piano stabs, tastefully bright melodies and soaring vocals, sung in French, “Imagine” finds Bleu Toucan delivering a perfect slice of tropical disco-pop heaven, captivating and sensual. And there’s the sun-kissed “Easy To Find” that will surely turn any dancefloor into a latin fiesta! You can stream the whole thing exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. These guys will go places.

Bleu Toucan’s “Imagine” EP, which comes complete with a dreamlike remix of the title track from Continental’s stalwarts Reflex and a club-ready mix of “Easy To Find”, will land on February 23th through Continental Records. You can pre-order you copy here.

Bleu Toucan will make their live London debut at the Sanderson hotel on March 4th.
For more info head here.

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Bleu Toucan: “Ananas”

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Scarlet Fantastic: “No Memory ’14” Remixes EP

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October 20th, 2014
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There’s no better way to kick off the week than with a nostalgic, synth-pop ride all the way back in the late ’80s. This week in 1987, British glam-pop duo Scarlet Fantastic entered the UK charts with their single “No Memory” that quickly became an anthem for Andrew Weatherall at Boy’s Own legendary acid house parties. Now, twenty-seven years later, Jerry Bouthier’s label Continental Records is revisiting that long-forgotten ’80s hit by releasing not one, but two strong remix packages that bring back so many good memories.

Today, we’re delighted to premiere the first remix package of Scarlet Fantastic’s “No Memory”, which features fresh interpretations from the likes of Australian disco producer Luke Million (of The Swiss fame), hot new London duo Monday Club, and Freegard & Freegard. Once again, our beloved Luke Million delivers a superb version of “No Memory” in his signature style, replete with some deliciously retro synths, while Monday Club take the cult classic into late-night house territory with their finely crafted remix. The EP also includes an acoustic rain version of “No Memory” by Mighty K, the project of Maggie K de Monde with Mark Leaf. Stream the whole thing above and grab a free download of Luke Million remix below, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Enjoy the ride.

Download Luke Million’s remix of “No Memory” here.

The “No Memory ’14” Remixes EP is out now digitally on Continental Records. Buy it here.

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JBAG: “Through Blue” (feat. Kamp!)

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July 18th, 2014
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It’s been a long, long time coming, but finally JBAG, the London-based, French-Italian dance duo of Jerry Bouthier and Andrea Gorgerino, return to our speakers with a new single called “Through Blue”, after last year’s much-played “Mogadisco”.

For this new single, JBAG have teamed up with Tomek Szpaderski, lead singer of Polish electro-pop trio Kamp!, to deliver a perfectly crafted track just in time for your carefree summer rides. Fueled by slick grooves, gentle piano stabs and playful steel drums, “Through Blue” is such a great tune that certainly evokes a sense of bittersweet nostalgia. We’re pretty excited to bring you the first listen. You can get your fill of the six-plus-minute original version of “Through Blue” above.

The four-track “Through Blue” EP, which comes complete with fine remixes by Holmes Price, Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver and Venice Beach, will arrive on July 21 via Jerry Bouthier’s own imprint Continental Records. You can pre-order your copy here. In related news, Jerry Bouthier’s new “Kitsuné Trip Mode” mix for his longtime label home Kitsuné will arrive on September 8th. Also, keep your eyes peeled for Kamp!’s new EP “Baltimore”, due out soon via Cascine. Update: You can now grab a free download of the dub version of “Through Blue” below.

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mpFree: JBAG: “Mogadisco”

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Mjolnir: “Just A Boy (Pat Lok Remix)”

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March 20th, 2014
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After having shared his great Kaeyae Alo-featuring “Move Slow” single last month, Vancouver producer Pat Lok, returns to our ears with yet another superb remix. Today, we’re treated to the smooth house groove of his take on “Just A Boy”, the latest single from Jakarta’s disco-funk duo Mjolnir, the brainchild of Nara Anindyaguna and Catra Adhiwardana. This remix is another strong example of what makes the producer so hard to pin down. Better yet, you can grab it for absolutely free, below.

The remix is lifted from “Just A Boy” EP, out now on Jerry Bouthier’s label Continental Records. The release also includes remixes by JBAG, aka Jerry Bouthier and Andrea Gorgerino, Mannequine, and Castletics. You can stream the whole thing here.

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[Premiere] Cyclist feat. Maiko Watson: “Shine”

DATE:
July 23rd, 2013
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You can always count on Canadian producer and DJ Mark Penner, better known as Cyclist, for some solid dancefloor heat. He loves disco (even his cat does), he likes to boogie (just like us), and always manages to impress with his original tracks, his remixes and his funky edits. Not to mention, his classy rendition with his friend Pat Lok of The Rapture’s “How Deep is Your Love” that has been selected by the band itself as the winner of the DFA Records remix competition in 2011.

Cyclist has quickly became one of our favorite producers. That’s why we’re so excited to premiere his new single “Shine” on Jerry Bouthier’s ever-growing Continental Records. It’s a really great track with a serious ’80s funk vibe and soulful vocals from fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Maiko Watson. The single comes complete with an impressive remix package, including fine reworks of “Shine” by Swedish disco duo Drop Out Orchestra, Brooklyn’s Lou Teti, and Chicago’s jackin’ & swingin’ producer Rogue Vogue. Can we ask for more?

Before its release on July 29th, you can now download Cyclist’s new single “Shine” for free, and preview the full release, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Also, we caught up with the talented producer to talk about “Shine”, his musical influences, and disco rides. Read our interview below and ride with us.

La.Ga.Sta.: Why Cyclist? Is there any story behind your moniker?

Cyclist: I just happened to be on my bike while I was trying to think of a name for my new solo project. Looked it up when I got home and surprisingly, it wasn’t taken. Really need to make up a better story.

What made you decide to turn to music in the first place?

In my family, music is extremely important. I started playing cello when I was 3 and switched to guitar when I was 14. From then on I was obsessed with playing music and recording.

How did you come to be releasing music on Continental Records? Can you tell us a few things about your new single “Shine”?

“Shine” is an ’80s disco-funk inspired track I co-wrote with my good friend and amazing vocalist Maiko Watson. I played it out as an instrumental for a while but really wanted vocals. Maiko was the perfect fit and really dug the track so we finished a demo. This was just after I had done a remix for Shindu that was released on Continental Records. I sent the demo to Jerry Bouthier and he loved it! I’m a big fan of the label so I’m stoked to be releasing with them.

What inspired you to start DJing and making music?

I played in bands for so long. It can get a bit frustrating having to please everyone’s preferences. So I started making music solo and found that I liked the control over every aspect. I started DJing around the same time and got so addicted to it right away. It’s the best. I use to do a live set of all my own material but I got bored with it pretty quick. I may try that again in the future but not until I figure out a way to keep it fresh and interesting every show.

What was the first record you bought?

I actually don’t remember the specific record. I heard a tape of Herbie Hancock’s “Thrust” and “Secrets” albums and went on a mission to find those records. At the record store, I started listening to anything from the ’70s that looked cool. I really got in to jazz fusion, funk and soul and eventually disco.

Which is your favorite sound?

Wah, wah, clavinet probably. But it has to be a real clav, a good wah and someone who knows what to do with the combination.

What is a piece of equipment you can’t live without and why?

I’m actually not really attached to any gear other than my guitar (’73 custom Tele). Mostly sentimental reasons but it is also a really great guitar.

Which are your five favorite tracks of 2013 so far?

I could spend an hour deciding this, so without thinking about it too much:

Todd Terje – Strandbar (Disko)

First Choice – Love Thang (Genius of Time Edit)

Jex Opolis – Sharing

A/Jus/Ted feat. Jeremy Glenn – A Brighter Light

Xinobi – Puma (Moullinex Remix)

Three things we should know about Cyclist…

1. I’m a big fan of old-school disco and I have a monthly disco party in Toronto, called “Beam Me Up” with A Digital Needle. These days it’s almost impossible for me to play a set without at least a few old-school disco tracks in there.

2. I recently adopted a 13-year-old cat that also loves disco. Follow me on Instagram for pics!

3. I loooove Roti. And beer!

What are your plans for the rest of 2013?

I’m planning a tour in Mexico in September and a tour in Europe in November. I have a couple remixes in the works and I’m hoping to pump out a couple more originals before the end of the year.

Download Cyclist’s new single “Shine” here

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JBAG: “Mogadisco” Video

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June 26th, 2013
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Check out this cool animated video for JBAG’s, the duo of Jerry Bouthier and Andrea Gorgerino, delicious new track “Mogadisco”. The clip was conceived and handmade by Caio Zini. “Mogadisco” will appear on Kitsuné’s upcoming new compilation “Kitsuné Soleil Mix 2″, edited and mixed together by label boss Gildas Loaëc and Frenchman-in-London Jerry Bouthier, due on July 1st. It also features tracks from Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Alan Braxe, Is Tropical, Yelle, The Swiss, Roosevelt, Goldroom and more. Update: You can grab a free download of “Mogadisco” below.

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Reflex: “Together”

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June 18th, 2013
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French synth-pop duo Reflex, André Dalcan and Ludmila Cassar, return to Jerry Bouthier’s label Continental Records with their second single “Together”, which follows last year’s super catchy tune “Wavering”.

This time round, they deliver a dancefloor-ready jam filled with sun-kissed vibes and feel-good piano melodies that will make you throw your hands in the air. Perfect for a summer ride along the coast or a party around the pool.

Reflex’s “Together” EP is out now, backed with the remixes by the likes of Pat Lok , Boys Get Hurt and Ryan Riot. Stream the whole thing here, and then grab your copy here.

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Shindu: “Just Go” Video

DATE:
November 26th, 2012
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Are you ready to go? Ghent-based electro-pop duo Shindu, who you may remember from their fantastic debut single “Happy House” on Kitsuné, recently dropped their third single “Just Go” on Jerry Bouthier’s Continental Records. It’s so catchy and delightful.
And now there’s a cool music video for the tune. Watch the video now, and listen to Cyclist’s great remix of “Just Go” below. We love it. There’s more remixes on the way. Keep an eye out for the second part of the “Just Go” EP with remixes by Kamp!, Reflex, Julien de Plaisir and Oxford. Out on December 10th. Go!

Directed by Mats Van Eccelpoel and Nikolai Kokanovic.

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Moon Boots: “Running From” (feat. Violetness)

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July 4th, 2012
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You can’t run from Moon Boots, because he always delivers great stuff. Now you can stream the full version of his superb new tune “Running From”, featuring Violetness. The track is featured on Kitsuné’s new solar-themed compilation “Kitsuné Soleil Mix”, selected and mixed by Gildas and his longtime collaborator Jerry Bouthier. This one hour mixtape is full of summey vibes. It gathers some hot tunes from The Rapture, Metronomy, Tensnake, Housse de Racket, Moonlight Matters, Plastic Plates, A.N.D.Y., Hey Today!, Attar!, as well as Pharao Black Magic’s brand new single “Hermes”.

Update: Download it here

“Kitsuné Soleil Mix” is out now. Get it here.

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mp3: Little Boots: “Headphones” [Moon Boots Remix]

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