Télépopmusik

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Télépopmusik
Télépopmusik.jpg
Background information
OriginFrance
GenresHouse
Downtempo
Electronic
Years active1996–present
LabelsEMI/Capitol Records
MembersFabrice Dumont;
Stephan Haeri,
2square;
Christophe Hetier,
Antipop;
Websitetelepopmusik.com

Télépopmusik is a French electronic music trio, composed of Fabrice Dumont (bassist of the pop band Autour de Lucie), Stephan Haeri (also known as "2 square" for his solo projects), and Christophe Hetier (also known as "DJ Antipop").

History[edit]

Télépopmusik was formed by Fabrice Dumont (of Autour de Lucie), Stephan Haeri (2Square, of Planet Zen),[1] and Christophe Hetier (Antipop, of Bel Air)[2] in 1997.[2][3]

1997: Sonic 75[edit]

Télépopmusik, contributed "Sonic 75" to the compilation Source Lab 3 X (1997).[2]

2001-2004: Genetic World[edit]

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

Rapper Mau, from Earthling, appeared as a guest vocalist on Genetic World as Soda-Pop (tracks "Genetic World", "Da Hoola" and "Trishika").

"Breathe" from the album Genetic World was 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.[4] 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,[5] and spawned the single "Into Everything",[6] whose accompanying music video featured stop-motion animation and footage of a house full of leaves.[7]

Rapper Mau, from Earthling, appeared as a guest vocalist as Mau ("Anyway", "Last Train To Wherever", "Hollywood On My Toothpaste", "Tuesday" and "15 Minutes").

2013: Try Me Anyway / Fever[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.

2020: Everybody Breaks The Line[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

  • Sonic 75 (1997)

Albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Ghost Girl (2009)
  • Try Me Anyway / Fever (2013)[8]
  • Sound (2014)

Remix compilation[edit]

  • Catalogue Of Telepopmusik (2003)

As producer[edit]

Sampled[edit]

Other[edit]

  • The Things We Do by Angela McCluskey (2005) [a regular vocalist for Télépopmusik]

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.

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.[9]

In 2009, Peugeot started advertising of its 308 CC model with the track "Ghost girl".[10]

Breathe[edit]

"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" from the album Genetic World 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".

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 Sébastien Toutant while riding/shredding down Montréal's 'Mount Royal', continuing through the downtown streets of the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Song Premiere: "Chained" by 2Square / Mark Gardener". The Big Takeover. Retrieved 20 August 2021. Following up a wildly popular tour, completed just in time before the whole coronavirus crisis, Mark Gardener is now back with a new single called ‘Chained,” written and performed together with French electronic producer 2Square, a.k.a. Stephan Haeri, of France’s infamous Telepopmusik.
  2. ^ a b c Wilson, MacKenzie. "Artist Biography". Télépopmusik. AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2021. The core trio of Fabrice Dumont, Stephan Haeri, and Christophe Hetier formed in 1997 after burning out from playing with other bands. Dumont founded the dream pop group Autour de Lucie, whereas Hetier used to be the popular DJ Anti-Pop and Haeri played with Planet Zen.
  3. ^ Stein, Maggie (4 May 2002). "Catalog debut lets Télépopmusik 'Breathe'". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 551. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ "Reviews for Angel Milk". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Télépopmusik – Into Everything / Breathe (2 Square Remix)". Discogs. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Telepopmusik - "Into Everything"". YouTube. Archived from the original on 22 December 2021. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Telepopmusik / Try Me Anyway - Fever" - Official Website. Retrieved in 2013-26-06
  9. ^ "A History of Progress" - IBMSocialMedia. Retrieved on 2008-11-08.
  10. ^ "Peugeot 308 CC / Telepopmusik" - Vimeo. Retrieved in 2009-07-01

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