DA Premiere: Jean Michel Jarre & M83 – Glory (16 Bit Lolitas Remix)

Glory‘ marked a welcome return from pioneering French electronic artist Jean-Michel Jarre and national peers M83. Having already garnered impressive collaborations alongside Gesaffelstein, Massive Attack and Tangerine Dream for his impending return to the full-length album format, 16 Bit Lolitas join the ranks of Steve Angello and Above & Beyond this month with their own rendition of Jarre’s latest collaborative offering.

With label duties spanning Armada, microCastle and Anjunadeep, 16 Bit Lolita’s long serving reputation for versatile productions has seldom gone overlooked. Behind the wheel of ‘Glory,’ a blissfully dreamy and melodically charged sound scope is executed that hits home the delicate yet powerful production prowess we have come to expect from anything the duo touches. Where there has been a recent tendency for remix packages to focus on stacking buzz artists, the quality of the duo’s latest offerings brings genuinely exciting new textures to the accomplished original. This is a remix no-less intriguing than the return of Jean-Michel and what is shaping up to be a landmark album offering from the French heavyweight.

Purchase: iTunes 

Source: dancingastronaut


Jean-Michel Jarre joins Erasure’s Vince Clarke on ‘Automatic’

Jul 14,2015

Electronic, ambient, and new-age pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre has announced a collaboration with Erasure’s Vince Clarke on his upcoming 14th studio album “E-Project”. “E-Project” will be released on October 16th and will feature 16 collaborations with M83, the late Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream, Gesaffelstein and Massive Attack’s 3-D plus further artists who are still yet to be announced.

It is Jarre’s first release of original music since his 2007 album “Teo & Tea”. You can pre-order the album (and get a few tracks already) via iTunes and via via Amazon.

Some of these collaborations have already been released. In April 2015, Jarre released a collaboration with Gesaffelstein (“Conquistador”), another piece from his new album (“Glory”) he recorded in collaboration with M83 was released as part of the soundtrack of a short film called “EMIC”. The track composed in collaboration with late Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream, entitled “Zero Gravity”, was released, together with a remix made by Above and Beyond. The recording with the late Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream was one of Froese’s last projects before passing away in the January of 2015.

Below you can check out “Automatic”, the track Jean-Michel Jarre and Vince Clarke recorded together.


Source: side-line


Gesaffelstein has left a mysterious countdown on his website

In April, Gesaffelstein fans were heartbroken when he announced that his Coachella set — which served as the formal introduction to the French pioneer for many sun-baked,

Californian festival-goers — would be his “last live set.”

Gesaffelstein takes the prefix of his name from “Gesamtkunstwerk” — German for “total work of art.”

His devoted cult following could take solace in the fact that, though he was concluding the run of his Aleph-based live show – which many, including this writer, would consider the most perfectly calculated performance in recent dance music history — he would still be creating, and working towards becoming a “total work of art.”

Since retiring the corinthian pillars and white beacons, Gesaffelstein has quietly been involved in a number of projects. He has collaborated with legendary French composer Jean-Michel Jarre, he’s provided the score for Diane Kruger’s acclaimed film Disorder, but we haven’t yet seen any solitary work from Gesaffelstein himself.

Today, Gesaffelstein fans rejoice, speculate, and look at their calendars after he laconically posted to Facebook, “www.gesaffelstein.com.”

The site is fully black, and provides only a countdown, and a musical backdrop of an ominous buildup that never culminates.
Right now, the ticker sits at 63 days. We don’t know what Gesaffelstein has in store for September, but we know it will be unforgettable.


Source: dancingastronaut

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE‘s new album-working title E-Project


Jean-Michel Jarre To Release Collaboration Concept Album Around The Legacy Of Electronic Music On October 16, 2015

Photo credit: Mashinskiy Constantin

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) JEAN-MICHEL JARRE's new album-working title E-Project- is now available for pre-order via all retailers and his official website, with its release date set for October 16 via Ultra Music.

The project was conceived with JARRE's wish to encompass the last few decades of electronic music with the participation of outstanding artists of all generations with whom he felt especially connected with by a common DNA .The album features 16 collaborations, including the so-far-revealed M83, Tangerine Dream, Gesaffelstein and 3D from Massive  Attack.

"I've wanted to tell a story for a while regarding electronic music history from my point of view and experience, from when I started to nowadays," JARRE says. "So I planned to collaborate with array of artists who are, directly or indirectly, linked to this scene, over the last four decades that I've been making electronic music-with people I admire for their singular contribution to our genre, that represent a source of inspiration for me but who also have an instantly recognizable sound. At the outset, I had no idea how this project would evolve, but I was delighted that everybody I reached out to accepted my invitation."

Original demos were composed and produced by JARRE specifically for each artist. They in turn were invited to bring their unique spirit and signature to the recording, after which he completed the project.

The collaborative bent of this ambitious music project, was first revealed with the release of an epic first track made with rising French producer Gesaffelstein ("Conquistador"). Since then, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE teased his fans with tracks with German electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream ("Zero Gravity"), French act M83 ("Glory") and Massive Attack's 3D ("Watching You"), a set of artists whose influence spans generations. The rest of the album will feature 12 more collaborators yet to be revealed. Each collaborator is personally introduced by an individual track story featuring JMJ and the respective artist on screen.

JMJ & M83 Track Story:
VEVO - vevo.com

JMJ & Tangerine Dream Track Story:
VEVO - vevo.com

JMJ & Gesaffelstein Track Story:
VEVO - vevo.com
JMJ iTunes Podcast - apple.co

E-Project Tracklist & Collaborators revealed so far:

Track 1 JMJ & X
Glory JMJ & M83
Track 3 JMJ & X
Track 4 JMJ & X
Track 5 JMJ & X
Track 6 JMJ & X
Track 7 JMJ & X
Track 8 JMJ & X
Conquistador JMJ & Gesaffelstein
Track 10 JMJ & X
Zero Gravity JMJ & Tangerine Dream
Track 12 JMJ & X
Track 13 JMJ & X
Watching you JMJ & 3D (Massive Attack)
Track 15 JMJ & X
Track 16 JMJ & X

For the first time in his career, JARRE will also release a box set for the album with exclusive content up for pre-order via his website only.
The ultimate Fan Box Set is limited to 1000 units and hand signed and numbered by JEAN-MICHEL JARRE personally.
iTunes: smarturl.it/jmjit


JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has been one of the pioneering forces throughout the electronic music scene over the last four decades, having originally made his name in the 1970s for his critically acclaimed album OXYGENE. OXYGENE was unmistakably a catalyst that set electronic music well on its way to becoming the behemoth that it is today, with JEAN-MICHEL's music and follow through albums breaking down boundaries of composing and production paving the path for what has become today the most popular genre of music of all times.With over 80 million albums sold worldwide to date, musicians and contemporary DJs often refer to JARRE's influence and innovation, not only for his music but also for his singular vision and creation of outdoor concerts experience.

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE's legendary concerts have attracted Guinness Record-breaking audiences, with his live shows often, if not always, taking place in some of the most extraordinary settings worldwide. He was the first western musician ever to be invited to perform in post-Mao China, and has also played the likes of the Great Pyramids in Egypt, The Sahara Desert and The Eiffel Tower in addition to perhaps his most famous performance ever, where he played to a record 3.5 million people in Moscow. All in all, JARRE has held Guinness World Records for the largest live audiences over the continents. 

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE is synonymous with the legendary as he continues to break new ground with each piece of music and live performance.

Source: top40-charts


News from Facebook - site of Mike Mettler


Oxygene Networkers: MM & Jean-Michel Jarre in NYC after discussing his upcoming innovative electronic-music collaborative E-Project, 07.09.15. Full story coming soon to Digital Trends.

Source: mike.mettler.96

Watch now! A Video of CISAC's 2015 General Assembly is Available

09 July 2015                  

Our Argentinean audiovisual member DAC has produced a special video on the CISAC 2015 General Assembly meeting.
Were you there? Relive the best moments.
Watch the below video for a complete update.

Special thanks to DAC’s technical crew.


Source: cisac