Thursday, August 15, 2013

Breaking Bread: With Jupiter

The self described "anglo french disco duo", Jupiter reigns from the far off land of all things wonderful, France ! Their first album Juicy Lucy is dance floor fuel reminding us of bands like Daft Punk or Hercules and Love Affairs first album.

Jupiter is a French-English duo based in Paris, but they first met one night in London. An empty dancefloor, a one hit wonder (1982 funk classic Mama Used To Say), a band was born. Amélie and Quarles’ work relies on a common passion for a time when glitter and carelessness were kings. The impact of disco and electro-funk on their music is a clear one, yet the band happily quotes a wider range of influences, such as Sly & Robbie, Beach House, Alan Parsons Project, Siriusmo or even the Beastie Boys.

Their first single, Starlighter, caused quite a stir on the blogosphere when it came out in 2009. As a true underground anthem, it encompassed the fullness of the band: a rich blend of songwriting chic and dancefloor hedonism. Their remixes for Metronomy, Anoraak or Two Door Cinema Club all carried that same signature style. In the meantime, Jupiter dropped a cover of the song that started it all, Mama Used To Say, which got praised by its original author. This handful of tracks drove them to appear on compilations by Ministry Of Sound, Valérie and eventually Kitsuné. The Parisian label moved on to release their two following singles: the one and only Saké, which topped electro charts for weeks in spring 2011, and a couple of months later Kass Limon, an electronic take on a forgotten tropical disco tune by Kassav’. On stage, the duo turns into a love triangle involving a third musician.

We love Jupiter and they will be a must see once they come into our territory but in the mean time check out our stellar picks of tunes in our Breaking Bread introduction!

  Tune: Elliot Uppercut


Tune: Set The Course Of The Nile

Tune: Oh I

Juicy Lucy (Needs A Boogie Man)

Get to Jupiter

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