French Express has become one of the biggest nu-disco and house labels in the industry. Unphased by the ups and downs and “hype” that the music business brings along with it, their mission is simply to put out great music and get people dancing. Three of French Expres’ biggest artists, Jonas Rathsman, Perseus (the label’s founder) and Moon Boots are teaming up for a night of great music at Output on Thursday, July 11th and we’re ecstatic to for this stellar line up.
Jonas Rathsman grew up in a small village in Western Sweden, far away from the disco lights and clubs that now have become an integral part of his life. His debut EP Tobago was released in late 2011, and followed up with the singles ‘Since I Don’t Have You’, ‘W4W’ and his latest, ‘Bringing You Down’. His tracks are notable for their prominent featuring of soulful vocals and very classic house sound. Rathsman’s creative streak isn’t limited to only music – he is also the co-owner and producer behind the fashion brand Uniforms for the Dedicated.
Perseus is known for his tropical, beach-friendly production, going as far to describe the genre of his music as “euphoria”. He has a particular knack for taking pop and R&B songs from popular radio’s past and breathing a new life into them, like on his 2011 Russian Girlfriends EP and last summer’s Seychelles/Zanzibar EP. He has also done remixes for artists like Mark Ronson and Jeremy Glenn. Perseus was really at the forefront of the tropical-house trend of 2012, and we’re hoping he has more up his sleeve for this summer.
With remixes for the likes of Little Boots, Jonas Rathsman and Bondax under his belt in the past year, Moon Boots also has made some outstanding original tracks including his most recent, ‘Love Strong.’ His style is decidedly nu-disco, favoring pulsing bass lines, funky synths and bold vocals. Every time we have seen him DJ, he commands the DJ booth and manages to get the entire club dancing, and we’re sure his set at Output will not disappoint.