Jerry Bouthier review on plaisir de France edit for tillate magazine

Jerry Bouthier review on plaisir de France edit for tillate magazine

Various Artists
‘Re-edited by Plaisir de France’
(PLAISIR DE FRANCE)
With the re-edit craze currently hitting fever pitch in trainspotters circles and beyond, it’s logical that the concept has reached other territories, if not other cultures. Paris-based dj Julien Plaisir de France has long been on the scene, moving on with the times (he was the man behind Sweet Light’s unstoppable rave burner ‘Abusator’ a few years back). The dj/producer recently assessed the fondness he had for French seventies/eighties pop, also called ‘la variété’, which borrowed freely from disco, latin, rock, funk and anything else it could lay its hands on in order to get played on the radio. Plaisir de France thought he could do something with these familiar gems from the likes of Etienne Daho, Axel Bauer, Mikado, Jacques Dutronc… did one re-edit, then another and soon ended with a whole collection of exciting weapons perfectly remodelled for today’s hypnotic dancefloors. They’re all gathered on this first album (cd), let’s hope there’s more to come.