Oui Love Showcase at the Shacklewell Arms London

Bringing the best French live electronic music to the UK, Oui Love, now in its fourth year, returns to this side of the channel this week for 3 gigs in London, Brighton and Manchester. Supported by the French Music Bureau & The Institut Français, Oui Love launched in 2009 with this year’s talent looking better than ever. The three acts performing are:

JUPITER – a French-English duo hailing from Paris whose first single “Starlighter” hit the blogosphere in 2009. Since then, they’ve lent their disco and electro-funk sound to remixes for Metronomy, Anoraak and Two Door Cinema Club and have appeared on compilations from Ministry Of Sound, Valérie and Kitsune´. Watch the video for their latest single “Juicy Lucy (Needs a Boogieman) which we absolutely love:

JUVENILES – no strangers to the UK’s musical shores, having wowed a packed-out crowd for their set at The Great Escape earlier this year. Namechecking influences such as New Order and Cut Copy, Juveniles’ crooning vocals lilting on a wave of bewitching electronic pop is something akin to a new wave Scott Walker.

YAN WAGNER’s harmonious beatbox and vintage synth-laden compositions would be more likely to be heard from the DJ decks rather than a stage. His skill as a producer is equalled by his finesse as a performer; while many of his producer contemporaries hide behind a tower of machines, Wagner has enamoured crowds in support slots with the likes of Air, Goldfrapp, and Midnight Juggernauts

Gig details:

20 Nov – Brighton Blind, Tiger Club (in association with Melting Vinyl)
http://www.meltingvinyl.co.uk/
21 Nov – London, Shacklewell Arms (in association with Bird On The Wire)
http://birdonthewire.net/
22 Nov – Manchester, Soup Kitchen (in association with Hey Manchester!)
http://www.heymanchester.com/

By Jamie McHale

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