St. Germain (musician)

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St Germain
Origin France
Genres Acid jazz, nu jazz, electronica, downtempo, deep house
Years active 1995–present
Labels FCommunications
Blue Note Records
Members Ludovic Navarre

St Germain is the stage name of Ludovic Navarre, a French musician. His style has been described as being a combination of house and nu jazz music.[1]


Navarre's album Boulevard was released in July 1995 and has sold over 350,000 copies[2] worldwide. His United States debut, Tourist, was released in 2000 and sold 300,000 copies in the USA and 4 million copies world wide.[2] Bob Marley, Toots & the Maytals, Miles Davis and Kool and the Gang are among Ludovic's early influences. He composed his first work under the name of Sub System with friend Guy Rabiller. He has released EPs under a number of aliases, among them Deepside, LN'S, Modus Vivendi, Nuages and Soofle.

St Germain is not associated with the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Café compilation series, though his song "Deep in It" is featured on its "Volume 1".

His song "Rose Rouge", which sampled Marlena Shaw's "Woman of the Ghetto" (on Live at Montreux) and Dave Brubeck's "Take Five", was featured in the official movie trailer for Joss Whedon's 2013 Much Ado About Nothing.




St Germain
  • 1993 "French Traxx EP"
  • 1993 "Motherland EP"
  • 1994 "Mezzotinto EP"
  • 1995 "Alabama Blues"
  • 1996 "Muse Q The Music" (with Shazz and Derek Bays)
  • 1996 "Alabama Blues (Revisited)"
  • 2000 "Sure Thing"
  • 2000 "Rose Rouge"
  • 2001 "Sure Thing Revisited"
  • 2001 "Rose Rouge Revisited"
  • 2001 "So Flute"
  • 2002 "Chaos"
  • 2004 "Mezzotinto EP" (re-release)
  • 2015 "Real Blues"
  • 1992 "Seclude EP" (with Guy Rabiller)
  • 1992 "Deepside EP" (with Guy Rabiller)
  • 1993 "Tolérance EP"
  • 1994 "Volume 1 & 2", as D.S.
Sub System
All produced with Guy Rabiller
  • 1991 "Subhouse", as Sub System (with Guy Rabiller)
  • 1991 "J'Ai Peur", as Sub System (with Guy Rabiller)
  • 1991 "III", as Sub System (with Guy Rabiller)
Other aliases
  • 1993 "Nouveau EP", as Soofle (with Shazz)
  • 1993 "Paris EP", as Choice (with Shazz and Laurent Garnier)
  • 1993 "Modus Vivendi", as Modus Vivendi
  • 1993 "Inferno EP", as LN'S (with Shazz)
  • 1993 "The Ripost EP", as Deep Contest (with DJ Deep)
  • 1994 "Burning Trash Floor", as Hexagone
  • 1994 "Blanc EP", as Nuages (with Shazz)
  • 1997 "Paris EP" (re-release), as Choice (with Shazz and Laurent Garnier)
(Co-)Production for other artists


  • 1993 Aurora Borealis - "Aurora Borealis"
  • 1993 Suburban Knight - "The Art of Stalking"
  • 1994 Shazz - "Marathon Man"
  • 1994 Red Nail feat. Noni - "Never"
  • 1994 Kid Bravo - "Catch My Soul"
  • 1995 Björk - "Isobel"
  • 1997 Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier - "Jericho Jerk"
  • 1999 Boy Gé Mendes - "Cumba Iétu"
  • 2014 Gregory Porter - "Musical Genocide (St Germain Remix)"


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