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Various Artists - Le Pop La Boum
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Various Artists

Le Pop La Boum

Le Pop Musik

Released: 25th November 2016 | 16 track dance pop album

A new special edition in the Le Pop series. Perhaps the most offbeat yet. Instead of focusing on the current Chanson-scene as usual, this disc is a party compilation that is fun, is independent of release plans, and that shows just how danceable and versatile the modern Chanson is. Listen to Le Pop La Boum, and it is guaranteed to put a satisfied smile on your face. This new Le Pop is clever, energetic, full of humour and extremely diverse.

The idea of La Boum was born long ago. Since the beginning of the series, the Le Pop DJ-Team (Oliver Fröschke and Rolf Witteler) have played their compilations to promote them - at release parties, at special events like German-French festivities and on the many Le Pop tours with the stars of the scene. Over the years, some tracks have emerged as favourites, that are sure to get people on the dance-floor time and time again. The series has always been rhythmically diverse, but a compilation of new francophone music, with one track as danceable as the next, is something the Le Pop DJ-Team has dreamt of for a long time. A unique idea, that has finally been realised.

The span of musical variety on this album could not be broader. From the playfully cutesy opener Polka to the crude 60's-Garage hit finale Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?, Le Pop La Boum takes you on both a geographical and a stylistic journey past the most daring corners of the world of francophone music. From southern French Dancehall to the YeYe-Punk colossus Bordel - from the Indie party-hit Singapore Slang from Montreal to the recklessly drummed, high-speed Rock'n'Roll track Corinne by Mathieu Boogaerts. Even Benjamin Biolay shows himself in a new light, as a Cumbia crooner singing in duet with the Uruguayan-Argentinian Reggae singer Alika. Julian Baer's Chanson-Funk and the young newcomer Clea Vincent's retro Disco track are equally refreshing.

Just like all other editions of this series, Le Pop La Boum not only works well on the dance-floor, but is a compilation you can enjoy at home as well. There are also plenty of new names to check out, that have previously not been featured by Le Pop. Apart from Mathieu Boogaerts, Alexis HK and Benjamin Biolay, all names introduced on Le Pop La Boum are new.

La Boum is the third special edition in the Le Pop series, after the duet sampler En duo and Les Filles, and throws an entirely new light on the vibrant Neo-Chanson scene. The regular series will continue soon.

Luce - the refreshingly unconventional casting-show winner (Nouvelle Star). Her second album Chaud was written together with Mathieu Boogaerts.