Into Le Knight....

Following up from the Bangalter post, here's my pick from Daft Punk's other half, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, working alongside Eric Chedeville here as Le Knight Club. Together they created the Crydamoure label in 1997, launching a string of releases from their own Le Knight Club outfit and other guest artists including DJ Sneak, Play Paul (Guy-Manuel's brother) and Deelat. Taking short loops from disco records, chopping them up and heavily processing them into a house context, their style (aided by the success of Daft Punk's 'Homework' and the overnight classic 'Music Sounds Better with You' on Roulé) influenced dance music across the board throughout the late 90s and early 00s. From US house releases to pop hits, many of the derivative strands of 'filtered disco' come across as watered down, with slick production and played-out loops. On the contrary, the simplicity and raw energy heard on the records which came out of the local Parisian scene from 1997-2001 (only a handful, mainly on the Crydamoure and Roulé labels) reflect the vibrance and energy of any local underground dance music scene in its early, and perhaps most innocent stages.

Le Knight Club - Coco Girlz

Le Knight Club - Mosquito

Le Knight Club - Nymphae Song

Crydamoure on Discogs

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