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Until next year…

Karin Jones – Under The Influence Of Love (Tee Scott Mix)

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Bonjour Tristesse

photo by Karl Hab

DJ Mehdi is dead.
Life goes on, but DJ Mehdi is dead. I’d never ever thought I’d be writing those words on this blog, like this year, this month, today.
I heard the news just as I was coming back from the beach on Tuesday; I picked up my phone and found one sms, and one email from two friends, both delivering the same sad news to me.
It’s weird when someone ‘famous’ dies, especially someone whose music, you enjoyed. (I think I stopped being a ‘fan’ of anyone in 1999) It’s like you were close to this person, and thus feel sad when they pass away, without having ever met them, or barely. (In Mehdi’s case, a Hello exchanged at Plastic People in 2005; a joke or two shared at the Scala in London, circa 2007; a missed encounter a few months ago outside Pigalle station)

DJ Mehdi was banging, both on record and live. He was also totally buff, and if I were to borrow some of Mademoiselle Robot’s expressions here, I’d say a total babe, a real dreamboat (I hope my husband won’t mind me writing those words, these are really exceptional circumstances), all the way at the top of my list, before Louis Garrel or Gael Garcia Bernal.

Anyway, I won’t post here the Brodinski remix of « Pocket Piano », or « Signatune », because I am sure that you have already heard them all.
Instead I’ll leave with you with Mehdi’s last mixtape, “Tunisian Summer”.
Now, in remembrance of the man, enjoy, and dance!

DJ Mehdi – Tunisian Summer


1. INTRO: ANTONY & CURRENT 93 ‘Idumea’
3. DJ GREGORY ‘Don’t Panic’
4. AUDIOJACK ‘Jack The Keys’
5. KINK ‘E 79′
6. ADONIS ‘We’re Rocking Down The House’
7. GREGOR SALTO ‘Messe Messe’
8. DANCES WITH WHITE GIRLS ‘It’s About The House’
9. JAMIE JONES feat. ALI LOVE ‘Forward Motion’
10. CANBLASTER ‘Air Totem’
11. THE RAPTURE ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ A-TRAK Remix
12. THE WEEKND ‘What You Need’ ADAM PORT Remix
13. AZARI&III ‘Into The Night’ RENAISSANCE MAN Remix
14. NATHAN FAKE ‘Xmas Rush’ DUB
15. CASSIUS ‘La Notte’

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Paris Moderne

Moderne – Vers l’Est

Moderne – Sans signalement


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Hi again!

Ok so this blog went to sleep for a bit. 4 long months where things went a bit crazy and suddenly I was like, woah, super busy!
What happened since March? I flew to Martinique to hang out with my Grandma on her 90th birthday; met up with my co-workers in Costa Rica for 5 amazing days; failed my driving exam big time (will try again though), went to Marseille, London, Deauville, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Got a promotion at work.

Oh yeah, and got married a month ago. It was banging and I got a little emotional walking inside the town hall (15 mins late, obviously) and seeing all the friends and family there.

Les Rythmes Digitales – Take A Little Time

See you again soon, world?


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Been buying lots of records lately, mostly from the web (thanks discogs, for emptying my wallet), and also brought lots back from San Francisco. Working from home, listening to banging disco, that’s what life is all about!

Bumblebee Unlimited – Space Shuttle Ride

Bamboo – Spaceship Crashing

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20 years

Cat Power & Karen Elson – I Love You (Me Either)

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When will spring be finally around the corner?
Bobbi Humphrey – Baby Don’t You Know (Vocal)

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