We love music !!
agnès b. has always lived in music!
From Bob Marley’s 33 tours that kept going on in the first shop opened in 1976 rue du Jour to the web radio that the stylist launches now, music has always occupied an important place.
Ne Penser À Rien, La Récré
The Parisian duo is back to the old school for their new long awaited EP.
Émile Sornin, keyboardist known for releasing several albums on Born Bad Records or The Sound Of Salvation with his “baroque rock” alias Forever Pavot, met Cédric Laban, the drummer from Isaac Delusion, Halo Maud and Forever Pavot, 15 years ago during an Iron Maiden concert at Paris Bercy.
This encounter gave birth to La Récré, with a first self-titled EP released on BMM Records in April ‘19. Blowing a fresh wind over the French jazz scene, this EP delivered a hybrid and laid back jazz, halfway through tradition and modernity.
Since June, La Récré have been teasing their new EP, with two singles, L’An 2000 and Banger, recorded in Paris at Mastoïd Studios. These two tracks contain sonorities that the two artists qualify as “punk-jazz”, as their composition process is more “messy and trashy” than other jazz musicians.
On October 2nd, La Récré will release Ne Penser À Rien, an invitation to meditate, skillfully mixing Rhodes and Moog keyboards over hip hop influenced rhythms. The artwork, videos and samples from 60’s interviews help the duo build their “frenchie old school” aesthetic, already felt on their first EP.
This release’s big surprise is the japanese hip hop track “Onegai” with Genshu Fukaya, Tokyo-based rapper, producer and half of Ghost In The Tapes. Condemning Tokyo’s dystopia and racism among the japanese society, Onegai will be released at the same time as the EP, on October 2nd, along with a stunning chalk on blackboard stop-motion video.
Digital (2 october): https://bmm.ffm.to/nepenserarien
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Radio May 6: Transversales Disques
"Uccidete il vitello grasso e arrostitelo" by Ennio Morricone
Romance & Drama by Alessandro Alessandroni
Transversales Disques is a French record label based in Paris, specialised in releasing long lost tapes and reissuing rare records & soundtracks. Founded by Jonathan Fitoussi & Sébastien Rosat. Since 2017, Transversales Disques has released records by Bernard Parmegiani, Francois de Roubaix, Philip Glass, Ennio Morricone, Igor Wakhevitch, Philippe Sarde, Alessandro Alessandroni, Pharoah Sanders, Bruno Nicolai and Francois Bayle.
Radio May 5: Pan European Recording
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Radio May 5: AIRFONO RECORDS
6.30 PM :
Airfono is a label dedicated to original, spectacular and virtuoso projects with the vision to mix up live music energy, futuristic grooves and party feelings on record. From jazz to techno, Airfono is a house for experimentation and musical freedom.
Radio May 4: Teenage Menopause records
Teenage Menopause Records is a 10 year old indepedent label, prospecting in the outer limits of the urban musics. From Synth Pop, to Punk Rock, from Cuting-Edges Electronics to Proto-Techno, the number of releases break down the walls of genres in order to built an eclectic and argy catalogue, as a picture of the nowadays musical landscape.
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/teenagemenopauserds/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/teenage_menopause_records/
Bandcamp : www.teenagemenopause.bandcamp.com
Radio May 4: Mélodies Souterraines
Mélodies Souterraines, an exploration through diverses genres & styles, a mixture of non-dated atmospheric, punky, dancing and exciting productions.
Mix "Burnt Cinema Ticket" and follow :
Zru Vogue - Possibly Imagined // Ramuntcho Matta - L'oeil De La Nuit // Pascal De Nuit - Point De Non Retour // Andy Rantzen & David Sudmalis - Barren Ground // Tolouse Low Trax - Reserves To Talk // Neud Photo - OVID // Organizatsiya - Atrium // Ptose - Ignobles Limaces // Chen Yi - Rug // Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand //
Man Alive!, King Krule
Listen to Man Alive!, King Krule’s new album on agnès b. web radio. There, you will listen to Archy and his band trying to get us the following message: “You are not alone! “. His spleen is constantly bewitching us… his Parisian concert at the Olympia, March 4, is sold out! I felt like I had gotten out of a dark place, and I was on a high. I appreciated the depression… but I also liked how I felt better in the here and now. King Krule
We’re New Again, reimagined by Makaya Mccraven
Friday 14 February, at 8pm, do not miss the full broadcast of the album We’re New Again reimagined by Makaya Mccraven on the agnès b. web radio!
Original soundtrack Le Bel été by The Limiñanas
Listen to the Le Bel été soundtrack, composed by The Limiñanas on agnès b. radio on Friday, November 15 from 2:30 pm (Paris time)!
11 tracks, all composed by the duo from Perpignan, with the single One Blood Circle in duo with Etienne Daho, who describes this collaboration as: "I slipped into their music like in a box. Two voice shots and the song was in the box. Some meetings are evidence." E. Daho
Immanent Fire, Emily Jane White
For more than 10 years, Emily Jane White has accompanied us with her enchanting song, and with it the delicacy of her woody folk melodies. Less is known about her social and political involvement. Immanent Fire, her 6th opus (released on November 15), makes an alarming observation: biological annihilation, acceleration of extinction of species, social and economic disorders. The themes are dark, but a new serenity emerges from this album anchored in our time and which will be a landmark. 3 dates in December: 5 Le Botanique (Brussels), 11 Le Grand Mix (Tourcoing) and 12 Les Etoiles (Paris). Listen to Immanent Fire on agnès b. radio on November 15 at 11am!
One Blood Circle, The Limiñanas, featuring Etienne Daho
Listen to One Blood Circle, first single from the original soundtrack of Le Bel Été, movie by Pierre Créton, release in theatres on November 13, directed by The Limiñanas with Étienne Daho, available on November 15th in vinyl and digital, with 11 tracks composed by The Limiñanas, already available in pre-order.
Satis Factory, Mattiel
Following encouragement from Jack White during a chance encounter in Nashville with her chief musical inspiration and eventual touring partner, Mattiel made the crucial decision to jumpstart her musical journey with songs rooted in gospel, rock n’ soul, hip-hop and new wave. Less than five years later Mattiel stands as one of the most singular and buzzed-about acts in rock music. Her new album Satis Factory, the follow up to last years critically acclaimed self titled debut is out now on Heavenly Recordings/PIASlearn more
Sergeï, Lucie Antunes
With Sergeï, Lucie Antunes comes to explode the standards with big blows of chopsticks on the blades of her marimba, her vibraphone, the skins stretched of her battery. Sergeï is the furious project of a young percussionist who made her weapons in a rather classical way and whose horizon does not cease to expand with the dancefloor as a line of sight and the clearly expressed will to tell oneself on a disc. Made without computers or artifacts, this instrumental and percussive music is cut for dance and night with the ambition to break boundaries, shake genres and make the dancefloor more beautiful, softer, bigger, smarter and more open. Lucie’s music is not closed to anyone. Behind each of the tracks that compose his album hides a story, something that has been felt and lived in silence and that comes to explode without shadow. She is there, powerful and sensitive, personal and intense. Released on October 4th.
Providence, Shannon Wright
Shannon Wright is back and releases her new album, Providence, an album played entirely on the piano, instrument for the first time invested as a unique ally to her voice. It is without any other protection and in the form of poems that Shannon Wright declares with all the emotional power that we know a collection of very touching and personal stories.
Shannon Wright’s music provokes a raw and overwhelming emotion. It transports you, invades you and drowns you, but always saves you. It is a journey into a melancholy and restless world, often desperate but terribly vivacious. Shannon Wright’s music is an auditory antioxidant, a benefactor upheaval, an indispensable cure.
Listen in full Friday 20 September at 2pm on the agnès b. radio.
Engine of Paradise, Adam Green
On September 7th, listen to Engine of Paradise, Adam Green’s new album on agnès b. radio!
Adam Green is a successful polymorphic artist, composer, director, painter, sculptor and poet. As a solo artist, he has recorded ten albums, many of which have become cult records, and his songs have been performed by artists as diverse as The Libertines, Carla Bruni, Kelly Willis, Dean & Britta and Will Oldham.
On September 6, he released his tenth solo album: Engine of Paradise, recorded in Brooklyn (New York) by Loren Humphrey. To make us wait, Adam Green devoured us the excellent Freeze my Love, but also Cheating On A Stranger where we can hear choirs signed by Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine)!
Exploring the same themes as his next album, Green also publishes his first graphic novel, a psychedelic war epic entitled War and Paradise.
"agnès b. likes..." serie, let's go!
agnès b. lauches a serie of limited edition 45T with Frédéric Lo, Pritchard & Lo, Daniel Darc and many other prestigious guests...
To celebrate the release of the 45T with Frédéric Lo, 1st of the serie, a disc is offered for every purchase in the 3 & 6 rue du Jour shops... on the basis of the "first arrived, first served" mecanism from June 27!
Soon... listen to Frédéric Lo playlist specially done for agnès b. web radio
Maestro In the Chamber
agnès b. supports the release of Maestro In the Chamber, from Maestro, on June 14 and offer you a vinyle for every purchase in the 3 & 6 rue du Jour shops... always on the "first arrived, first served" basis (and until stocks lasts)! Maestro will be playing on June 20 for the Festival 36h at Saint Eustache Church and on September 29 at Philharmonie of Paris within the Catherine Ringer carte blanche.
Listen to all the album on agnès b. web radio Friday 14 June and Saturday 15 June from 2pm.
Festival 36 heures Eglise Saint-Eustache
On June 20 and 21, during 36 heures, a free concerts marathon is taking place in the Halles Cathedral... right in front of the very first agnès b. shop opened worldwide!
Many artists followed by agnès b. will play: Léonie Pernet, Maestro and Jeanne Added… to quote few!
"Love in the Afternoon", the summer radio playlists series to listen on agnès b. web radio
Series of mixes and playlists for naps, slow tempo songs, ballads and dreamy soundtracks, on the agnès b. radio from… now! to listen on the agnès b. web radio every Wednesdays and Sundays afternoons from 2pm.
Designed and launched by musician and DJ Matthieu Beck in 2015, Love In The Afternoon invites artists and "Diggers" from all sides to share their ideal musical siesta - Rozi Plain, Kassin, François & The Atlas Mountains, Scott Gilmore or Florent Mazzoleni, among others, did their part.
Love In The Afternoon could sometimes be afternoons parties - a series of events in the collective gardens of Grow Elephant in London in 2016 - or in DJ sets in audiophile places of the English capital - Brilliant Corners, Spiritland - with guests with wide and safe tastes - Bahamian Moor, Time Is Away, Cosmic Neman...