What once was the sound heard around the world, the genre of French house is a movement that continues to be revered, but is often overlooked by the heavier deep house and bass sounds of today. The hay day of French house back in 2007 seems like a era long gone, where the sounds of artists like Justice and the rest of the Ed Banger crew ruled the sound waves. These artists, along with many others, still continue to carry on the torch, giving us the funky French sound that many audiences still reminisce upon.
Monsieur Adi is one of these artists, a man who has worked tirelessly over the years perfecting his technique and bringing us hit after hit. While always a favorite amongst the electro and house crowd, Parisian resident Monsieur Adi truly began to hit his stride in the past few years, producing remixes for artists such as Two Door Cinema Club, Tegan and Sara and Lana Del Rey. His recent single with A*M*E, “What’s Going On”, has been a massive hit receiving play and reworks from artist such as The Knocks. If he weren’t busy enough already, Monsieur Adi has also had time to work with artists such as Seal, and even produced an official remix for Beyonce’s “Grown Woman”.
His most recent work is an official remix of the Smallpools track, “Mason Jar“, a band that has also just begun to gain plenty of attention. Smallpools began to make waves with their song, “Dreaming”, which was featured on the official soundtrack for FIFA 2014 and gained them an astounding one million plays on their Soundcloud. Their sound has often been to compared to artists such as Phoenix and Two Door Cinema Club; the catchy alterna-pop sound that Monsieur Adi often seems attracted to. Taken from their debut EP, Monsieur Adi, gives “Mason Jar” his own edgy spin, taking the pop song and transforming it into a buzzing and synth driven hit. The jumping bass lines combined with the disco style strings play expertly off of the wailing vocals, proving that Monsieur Adi is a man who truly knows his stuff. It’s a remix that falls perfectly into the category of French house, and will make you pull out your old records the second you hear it.