The Micronauts

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The Micronauts
OriginFrance Paris, France
GenresTechno, electronica
Years active1995-Present
LabelsScience/Virgin
MembersChristophe Monier
Past membersGeorge Issakidis

The Micronauts are a Paris-based dance music act. They formed when Christophe Monier met Canada-born George Issakidis whilst working at the Parisian music fanzine eDEN.

The first release was a 12 inch called "The Jazz." They continued to work throughout the 1990s, developing an acid techno style of their own. This attracted the attention of high-profile artists, such as The Chemical Brothers and Underworld. Indeed, their remix of Block Rockin' Beats appears on The Chemical Brothers' DJ mix album Brothers Gonna Work It Out and their remix of Underworld's Bruce Lee was also widely distributed.

At the end of the decade they were signed to the Astralwerks label and soon after released The Jag. One year later, in 2000, they released their debut EP, Bleep to Bleep. However, soon after this, Issakidis left the project.

Monier continues to record and work under the name. He notably remixed Mirwais' "Miss You" and Madonna's "Hollywood" in 2003. He set up the Micronautics label in 2004. On 28 September 2007 he released a new album, Damaging Consent with a bonus ten track remixes retrospective.

In 2018, Christophe Monier took over the project The Micronauts after eleven years of silence. In June, he released the EP Acid Party[1] then the album Head Control Body Control in December on his Micronautics label[2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exclu : le remix lascif d'"Acid Party" de The Micronauts par Red Axes". TSUGI (in French). 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. ^ "The Micronauts announce 'Head Control Body Control' LP". Data Transmission. 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-12-27.

External links[edit]

Discography at http://www.discogs.com/artist/Micronauts,+The