26 décembre 2011

radio show

ktdj radio show residency on campus paris + radio grenouille marseille.
december edition: chloé slow mix !

CHLOE SLOW MIX for the KILL THE DJ residency on RADIO GRENOUILLE by Chloe (DJ - Producer)

15 décembre 2011

merry x-mas !!

A christmas without presents is not a christmas.
So here is your first gift : an amazing remix of BATTANT by our beloved JENNIFER CARDINI .

merry x-mas, happy new year to you all and rave on !

battant - accoustique session

la creme brulée est un dessert catalan

... mais aussi une émission sur red bull music academie radio consacrée aux acteurs de la scène musicale française. ils ont eu le gentillesse et la patiente de nous consacrer une spéciale... surtout la patiente ...

"Club culture is not only about hedonism and losing control. From the early days of French Touch the Parisian collective Kill The DJ (Fanny Corral, Stéphanie Fichard, and Ivan Smagghe) has proven that club culture has also something to do with political activism and gender. Kill The DJ has simply created Paris' best parties since Le Palace at famous lesbian club Le Pulp, bringing deviance back to club culture. The music label Kill The DJ is the home of Battant, Georges Issakidis and Chloé. In this show you can expect one hour of noisy, dirty talking - as underground music should be. Welcome to the dark side of the French Touch. Bon appétit!"

part 1 : on cause.

part 2 : on mixe.
dj set de 1 heure avec que de la chanson et de la musique française.

celui qui trouve la playliste en entier gagne des trucs !

17 octobre 2011

first battant live @ gaité lyrique

it was not easy but they did it !
thanks to all of you who was here to support the band.
the ride goes on ....

3 octobre 2011

as i keep on riding with battant...

give it a try here
buy the real CD here

20 septembre 2011

a few words for J...

Not my words, those will come a bit later, but a Poem by Frank O'Hara from 1955.


we just can't get enough of you

6 septembre 2011

Back to the [old] school baby!

battant-shutter ep by killthedjrecords

TITLE : shutter ep
ARTIST : battant
REF: ktdj021
format: Vinyl 10” + digital bonus
Distribution: kompakt (world) differ-ant (fr only)

A1: shutter
A2: clearcut [live take]
B1: oldschool, baby

Bruise [Jennifer Cardini rmx]
Human rug [Capracara rmx]
Mark twain [Tim Holmes rmx]

Communiqué from the East London branch of the Kill The DJ family...
Some may have thought the trail was cold, but Battant (Chloe Raunet and Joel Dever) have just been running as far as they can. Not running away from something, just keeping on moving. From the headless wave of their first lp, towards the strange shores of their second album, As I Ride With No Horse that is produced by it's a fine line [aka Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris] and will be released worldwide in October 2011.

First glimpse: Shutter.
This is one of the many places where they now stand. A dry, sparse yet catchy romp. On their own edge (between early Cure and meth country if you need ready made tags), Electronics still dance in the corner, reigned in by the sharp It's A Fine Line (Tim Paris & Ivan Smagghe) production.

the Live Take of Clearcut is what it says. Ghosts in the machines, spookiness never in vain, this is a real song.

The idea of a cover of Westbam and Nena's classic Old School, baby had been in the mind of the team for a while. This track is a part of our history. Not an easy tackle but we like to think they've made the anthem theirs. Going beyond the anecdote, here's a seriously rocking wink with early support from Optimo, James Holden, Tiga, Chloe and more.

Digital Bonuses:
We saved those remixes from No Head for this precise moment. Capracara 's remix of Human Rug is dance music as we like it: making total sense and being totally original. The raw punk spirit of the original blended in a mutant disco cocktail, acid house colliding with a nearly carribean, nearly two step groove. It was then and it is now.

And it is now as it was then, when Tim Holmes (a long friend of the band, half of Death In Vegas and legendary London grey eminence) turns Mark Twain in an unashamed electro-pop moment. Does the revival start here?

Finally, home sista Jennifer Cardini pushes all our rave buttons with her take on Bruise. A
'proud to be butch' approach on Battant's unique weirdness. As dark and irresistible as a
black hole.

feedbacks >>

Tiefschwarz : i love it !

Laurent Garnier: completement CBGB's New York styleeee J'adoooooooore.


Tim Sweeney : great! will support on the radio show here in nyc

Gesaffelstein: Content de voir le retour de BATTANT, j'adore oldschool baby et les remixes sont tres classe, Bravo Battant, Ivan et Tim pour la prod et KTDJ !

Oliver Ho/Raudive : love cleancut, and oldschool baby the most. lovely and sparse music with echoes of folk,post-punk and disco.

Matt Walsh : great to see battant back! love "shutter" so much! jennifers remix is great for the clubs too. fantastic pack.

Philip Sherburne [ra]: Oldschool, Baby!!!! Nice one. Love her version. Feeling the Capracara mix too.

Morpheus: i really dig the old school song and mark twain(tim holmes rmx) best! but theother
tracks&rmxs are very good as well!

21 juillet 2011

Back to back

take a summer ride with Ivan & Andrew...