This week, the artist making our ears tingle is French mix collective La Fine Equipe. Now, Francophiles we may be, but alas we speak little of the Gallic tongue, so deciphering information on these funk, soul and hip hop chaps has been tough. Nevertheless, we can identify three top reasons why they shine above any of the other ten-a-penny DJ Yoda wannabes.
1. They are French, which means that it is easy to make a cognitive link between their vocals and those of Brigitte and Serge.
2. Their tracks are more or less limited to two minutes, which self-defeatingly means they have to have twice as many ideas per album than your average artist.
3. They mix in more afrobeat than most, and thanks to Reason 2, we’re not talking 25 minute Fela bongo solos.
Plus this beauty below is from their 2011 album, called ‘La Boulangerie 2’. Which is just perfect.
Review: The Mavericks' kick off European tour with sparkling Colston Hall performance Read more
Review: Mac Demarco and a night of introspective hedonism at O2 Academy Read more
Review: 'The Work' - uncompromising account of gruelling Folsom Prison rehabilitation Read more
Review: Bad Sounds = Good Times at Thekla Read more
Review: Richard Thompson's folk tunes and guitar wizardry master Colston Hall Read more
Review: Party for Pete - fundraising spectacular bids farewell at The Fleece Read more
Preview: Party for Pete Fundraiser Returns to The Fleece Read more
Review: Adam Buxton serves up the Best of Bug at Colston Hall Read more
Review: Alvvays' world class indie pop thrills Thekla Read more
Preview: The Downs Festival Returns for Second Annual Event Read more
Review: Despite technical issues Holy Fuck storm Colston Hall Read more
Preview: Cinema Rediscovered Festival at The Watershed Read more
Review: Liberation Day (out on iTunes 17th July) Read more
Review: A pre-Glasto treat from Lisa Hannigan at Marble Factory Read more
Review: The return of Manic Street Preachers at Bristol Sounds Read more