October will also be a great month for Vinyl Box! We have selected a range of exclusive projects, starting with a blue edition of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's must-have project "Time Out". Then, the Rock project of the month will be none other than the legendary 1991 live recording (red vinyl) of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Del Mar's Pat O'Brien Pavillion. To keep the momentum going, we invite you to discover John Thomas's "Blackstage" album revisited by 3 of the most talented producers on the House scene, Octave One, Daniel Bell vs. Cabanne and Losoul. We also offer you a little kindness in this rough world with the wonderful project "I'm a bird now" by Anthony and the Johnsons. Then let yourself be carried away by the down tempo, jazz instrumentals of Moderator's album "Escape". Our selection will also let you brush up on your classics with a compilation of "Essential Works: 1941 - 1960" by the Queen of cool, Peggy Lee. And to round off our October selection in beauty, we invite you to select La Femme's Collector's Project entitled "Paradigmes", produced on a double LP.
La Femme is a French music band whose singularity lies in its ability to cleverly fuse different musical genres. Founded in Paris in 2010, the band embodies a bold blend of psychedelic rock, pop, surf rock and electro. Their original compositions are accompanied by sometimes provocative lyrics and a distinctive visual aesthetic. They quickly gained notoriety thanks to titles such as "Sur la planche" and "Amour dans le Motu". The members of La Femme bring a retro yet contemporary touch to their music, creating a sound that has revitalized the French music scene while captivating a devoted global audience.
Paradigmes, the band's third album, is a comprehensive and visionary project. Each track is an exploration of new sounds, new aesthetics. It's like coming out of a trip or a strange dream. Was it all real, or was it another paradigm, an illusion of truth? Once again, La Femme impresses us with its demanding standards and the quality of its productions. The pioneers of the French scene continue to lead the way and reach unexplored heights.
Formed in Los Angeles in 1983, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are an iconic alternative rock band who have left an indelible mark on music history. With their unique musical style blending rock, funk, punk and other influences, they have redefined the boundaries of contemporary music. The band's iconic members include charismatic vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bass virtuoso Flea, guitarist John Frusciante (present on several occasions), and talented drummer Chad Smith.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a series of legendary albums, including "Blood Sugar Sex Magik", "Californication", and "By the Way", which have won over a wide audience and garnered critical acclaim. Their music embodies raw energy, emotion and artistic innovation. In addition to their studio success, the band is renowned for its energetic and exciting live performances.
During this live show, the band performed classics such as "Give it away", "Suck my kiss" and "Me & My friends". Interestingly, it brings together different facets and influences of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, especially guitarist Hillel Slovak's funk and psychedelic sound. There are also tracks from the John Frusciante period, who could be considered the spiritual son of Jimi Hendrix...
The Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Time Out" project is an essential milestone in jazz history. Released in 1959, this revolutionary album pushed back the boundaries of the genre by introducing unconventional rhythmic signatures into traditional jazz. Saxophonist Paul Desmond, pianist Dave Brubeck, bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello created a musical masterpiece that continues to inspire generations of musicians and jazz enthusiasts.
At the heart of this album is "Take Five", a daring 5/4 composition that has become one of the most iconic pieces in jazz history. Paul Desmond's virtuosity on alto saxophone and Dave Brubeck's innovative piano playing gave the album a timeless quality that transcends the ages.
"Time Out" not only marked the evolution of jazz, it also paved the way for new forms of musical expression. This album embodies the boldness, creativity and experimentation at the heart of jazz, and remains a must-have for anyone who appreciates quality music and artistic innovation.
John Thomas is one of Techno's leading producers, having played all over the world and been resident DJ at the Rex Club for over 10 years. His label, Logistic Records, has been distributed by Virgin, and his tracks have been played by legends such as Jeff Mills and Robert Hood.
In 2001, John Thomas released his debut album, "Blackstage," a fusion of American Techno, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Minimal House with 17 tracks, six of which were co-written with Cabanne. The album earned international acclaim, winning Album of the Year from Radio Nova. This success led to his Logistic label signing with Virgin Records and propelled John Thomas into a global spotlight. He collaborated with prominent artists like John Tejada, Octave One, Rolando, DBX (Dan Bell), and Losoul.
Blackstage reworks part.2 is then John Thomas' album re-visited by the most talented producers of the House music scene.
Antony and the Johnsons is an emblematic American band directed by the singer and composer Antony Hegarty. Founded in early years 2000, the group quickly acquired an international renown thanks to its emotional music and captivating voice of Antony. Their musical style was characterized by subtle arrangements, deep lyrics and deep introspection. Antony and the Johnsons' music transcends genres and touches the soul of those who listen, creating an unforgettable sonic experience.
The album "I Am a Bird Now," released in 2005, was a landmark moment for the band. He has won the prestigious Mercury Prize in the United Kingdom, propelling the career of Antony and the Johnsons on the international scene. This exceptional album explores themes of identity, personal transformation and vulnerability, with songs such as "Hope There's Someone" and "You Are My Sister". Antony's powerful and emotive voice is the mainstay of the album, transporting the listener on a deep emotional journey. "I Am a Bird Now" is a masterpiece of music that continues to inspire and touch listeners around the world.
Moderator is the stage name of Spiros Chouliaras, a musician and music producer from Greece. The artist is best known for his music, which blends different styles, including trip-hop, downtempo, hip-hop and electro. His music is often characterized by slow, hypnotic beats, creative sampling and an immersive atmosphere.
Moderator has released several albums and EPs over the course of his career, and has been well received by the underground music community and electronic music fans alike. His unique style and approach to music production have made him a respected artist in the world of experimental electronic music.
Peggy Lee had an unhappy childhood, which seems commonplace in show-business success stories. Born Norma Deloris Egström, she lost her mother at the age of four and was raised by a cruel woman who treated her like a slave. Aged seven, Peggy was cooking meals, cleaning house, baking bread, milking cows, churning butter and doing the washing. At eight she never left the house, and when she wasn’t minding a newborn baby she suffered beatings for not doing the chores correctly. But she did have some respite: whenever possible she joined her father at work, and when he was too drunk to stand up, she did his job as well. And then Roosevelt declared war on Germany… Peggy’s previous life had given her a capacity for revolt and a strong character, just what she needed to take her to the top.
Every one of these 28 titles is simply a masterpiece, and here she’s accompanied by orchestras led by Benny Goodman and Dave Barbour, and by the likes of Pete Candoli or George Shearing.