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Background information
Years active1998–present
LabelsEMI/Capitol Records

Télépopmusik is a French electronic music duo composed of 2square and Antipop.


2001-2004: Genetic World[edit]

The group's first album was Genetic World, released in 2001, with several singles from the album released subsequently. The group's second album, Angel Milk was released in 2005.

Rapper Mau, from Earthling, appeared as guest vocalist on both Genetic World as Soda-Pop (tracks "Genetic World", "Da Hoola" and "Trishika") and on Angel Milk as Mau ("Anyway", "Last Train To Wherever", "Hollywood On My Toothpaste", "Tuesday" and "15 Minutes").

The track "Breathe" from the album Genetic World was used in a Mitsubishi television commercial to launch the 2003 Outlander. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Dance Recording at the ceremony held in February 2004. The track peaked at #42 in the UK Singles Chart in March 2002.[1] Angela McCluskey, the co-writer and guest vocalist on "Breathe," is from the American band Wild Colonials.

The track "Love Can Damage Your Health" gained popularity in the house music genre as a result of a remix by DJ/Producer Dennis Ferrer and Abicah Soul.

2005: Angel Milk[edit]

In 2005, the group released their second studio album, Angel Milk. The album received positive reviews from critics,[2] and spawned the single "Into Everything",[3] whose accompanying music video featured stop-motion animation and footage of a house full of leaves.[4]

2006-Present: New music and upcoming album[edit]

On 24 June 2013 Télépopmusik released Try Me Anyway / Fever EP, which featured New York based vocalist Betty Black (Sylvia Gordon) and remixes from Dirty Channels, Zombie Disco Squad, Populette, Pit Spector and Pino Rastovitch.

In September 2020, they released Everybody Breaks The Line, fifteen years after the release of their sophomore album. Featured artists include Young & Sick, Jo Wedin, Sylvia Black, and frequent collaborator Angela McCluskey.



Extended Plays[edit]

  • Ghost Girl (2009)
  • Try Me Anyway / Fever (2013)[5]
  • Sound (2014)


In popular culture[edit]

The track "The World Can Be Yours" was used as a background track for the Air France ad campaign in 2009.

The track "Last Train to Wherever" from Angel Milk was featured in the final scene of the 3rd Season première of Nip Tuck.

The track "Don't Look Back" from the album Angel Milk was used in a love scene between characters Helena Peabody & Dylan Moreland in the American series The L Word.

"Breathe" was used in the 2005 French movie "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" ("De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté"), directed by Jacques Audiard.

"Breathe" was also used by Mitsubishi Motors in America as a background track for promoting their new SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander, in 2003.

"Breathe" was also used by BMW as a background track in their commercial for their SUV, the BMW X6, in 2009.

"Breathe" was also used in Season 2 Episode 12 of the television series Six Feet Under.

The 2008 album Lost by Cool Calm Pete sampled "Breathe".

A jazz/torch version of "Yesterday Was a Lie" from Genetic World, covered by Chase Masterson, plays a role in the film of the same name.

In November 2008, IBM used the track "L'Incertitude D'Heisenberg" in a video about the company's history.[6]

In 2009, Peugeot started advertising of its 308 CC model with the track "Ghost girl".[7]

In 2011, Breathe was the featured background track used for the promo video of the Hermitage Plaza skyscraper project in Paris.

"Breathe" was also used by Carte Noire, a French coffee brand, and Atesh Salih as the male model.

"Breathe" was used in the 2014 Spanish animation movie "Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo"

'Breathe' was used in 2015 by Montreal pro snowboarder Sebastien Toutant (more commonly known as Seb Toots) while riding/shredding down Montreals 'Mount Royal', continuing through the streets of downtown.


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 551. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "Reviews for Angel Milk". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 21 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Télépopmusik – Into Everything / Breathe (2 Square Remix)". Discogs. Retrieved 28 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Telepopmusik - "Into Everything"". YouTube. Retrieved 28 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Telepopmusik / Try Me Anyway - Fever" - Official Website. Retrieved in 2013-26-06
  6. ^ "A History of Progress" - IBMSocialMedia. Retrieved on 2008-11-08.
  7. ^ "Peugeot 308 CC / Telepopmusik" - Vimeo. Retrieved in 2009-07-01

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