The Supermen Lovers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Supermen Lovers
The Supermen Lovers.jpg
Background information
Birth nameGuillaume Atlan
Also known asStan de Mareuil
GenresFrench house, tech house, funky house
Associated actsMoto, School

The Supermen Lovers is the moniker of French composer and electronic music producer Guillaume Atlan, born in Paris on 9 February 1975. Best known for his 2001 hit single "Starlight", Atlan was later nominated at the French contest Victoires de la Musique in 2002 and at the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best French Artist.


Atlan[1] was born in Paris, his mother was a social worker and his father was a doctor and the drummer of the music band Mose.

At the age of 8, he started studying solfège and piano at the Francis Poulenc conservatory.[2] His training lasted eight years. He released his first electronic album on UK label Cyclo under the name of "School",[3] a duo which he took up with Stéphane Bejean-Lebenson. The title track, "Ain't no Love"[4] was remixed by Larry Heard in 1999.

In 1999 Atlan opened his first label, Lafessé records,[5] starting to produce house music under the name of Stan de Mareuil.

In 2000, he started his "The Supermen Lovers" project in tribute to the Johnny Guitar Watson track "Superman Lover". After the release of "Marathon Man,"[6] released on his own label, Atlan composed Starlight. Mani Hoffman joined him on this project, singing and co-writing its lyrics with Atlan. Backing vocals were provided by Onili. The track contains a sample of "East Coast – The Rock" composed by Charlie Wallert.[7]

The "Starlight" success was immediate and Atlan signed his first album, The Player[8] on BMG in 2001. "Starlight" was charted number 2 in France and in the U.K.[9][10] and was a big success in several countries such as Belgium, Australia, Germany, Spain, and Italy.[11][12][13]

The album The Player contained several tracks which have become classics tracks of electronic music ("Family Business," "Hard Stuff," "Diamonds for Her," and "Dance with You").[14][15] Thanks to The Player, Atlan entered the exclusive artistic scene called French House.

After several EP's, launched between 2001 and 2004,[16][17][18][19] his second album "Boys in The Wood"[20] album was released at the end of 2004. This album essentially contained club music, exemplified by the tracks Rebirth, The Howling Session, and The Mission.

In 2008, Atlan met Rick Bailey[21] of the band Delegation. Rick asked Atlan to produce a new version of the hit track "You & I."[22]

After this meeting with Rick, Atlan decided to work on a new album, where he invited a lot of mythological stars of 80s funk like Rick Bailey (Delegation) and Norma Jean Wright from Chic. In collaboration with La Tebwa records, his third album, "Between The Ages" was launched in November 2011.[23][24] European critics' reaction has been positive for "Say No More," "C'est Bon," and "Take a Chance" tracks,[25][26][27][28][29][30][31] but it was also a success in clubs. The tracks were remixed by big artists such as Todd Edwards, Chloe and Aka Aka.

In January 2011, Atlan started lives of "The Supermen Lovers" by taking it more analogic, mixing synthesizers, guitars, sequencers and brass ensemble[32][33] He was also asked to remix great names of the European electronic scene like Jupiter, Andy, Spiller or S'Express.

In 2013, Guillaume decided to create a new label: Word Up Records on which he released 2 New EPs: "Absolute Disco EP" (2016[34]), "Walking on the moon EP" (2017)[35], & "Clock Sucker EP (2018)"[36] as a start to his new album. This new label is the opportunity to sign and release some new artists such as Entschuldigung, Roommates, Neumodel, Fell Reis, Natty Fensie and others.[relevant? ][37]


Studio albums

  • The Player (2002)
  • Boys in the Wood (2004)
  • Between the Ages (2011)[38]
  • Alterations (2014)[39]


  • Underground Disco EP (2001)
  • Ultimate Disco EP (2001)
  • Fantasia Disco EP (2003)
  • Noctus Delectatum EP (2003)
  • Material Disco EP (2004)
  • Foundation Disco EP (2011)
  • "Fantasma Disco EP" (2012)
  • "Absolute Disco EP" (2016)
  • "Walking On The Moon EP" (2017)[40]
  • "Clock Sucker EP" (2018)[41]


  • Poltergay (2006) (as Moto & The Supermen Lovers)


  • "Starlight" (2001)
  • "Diamonds for Her" (2002)
  • "Hard Stuff (Get Your Ticket for a Ride)" (2002)
  • "Born to Love You" (2004)
  • "Bus Stop" (2005)
  • "Under Pressure" (2005)
  • "Take a Chance" (2010)
  • "C'est Bon" (2011)
  • "We got That Booty" (2012)
  • "Moments" (2013)
  • "It's OK!" (2016)
  • "Walking on the Moon" (2017)
  • "Clock Sucker" (2018)
  • "Eyes on You feat. Scarlett Quinn" (2018)


  • Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto (The Supermen Lovers Remix)
  • Jupiter – One O six (The Supermen Lovers Classic Remix)
  • Jupiter – One O Six (The Supermen Lovers Basic Remix)
  • Scuola Furano – Danceteria (The Supermen Lovers Remix)
  • Scuola Furano – Danceteria (The Supermen Lovers Dub)
  • Jarco Weiss & Le Miracle – Cosmos Anatomique (The Supermen Lovers Classic Remix)
  • Jarco Weiss & Le Miracle – Cosmos Anatomique (The Supermen Lovers Basic Remix)
  • A.N.D.Y & Vicente – El Barrio (The Supermen Lovers Remix)
  • Count Jackula – Breakfast (The Supermen Lovers Remix)
  • Spiller – URASTAR (The Supermen Lovers Remix)
  • Natty Fensie – Gonna find you (The Supermen Lovers remix)
  • Situation – Robot (The Supermen Lovers)
  • Lo Stato Sociale – Pop (The Supermen Lovers Classic Remix)
  • Lo Stato Sociale – Pop (The Supermen Lovers Basic Remix)
  • Kimo & Fido – Victory (The Supermen Lovers Remix)
  • New Order – 60 miles/hour (The Supermen Lovers Remix)
  • Master H – C'est la vie (The Supermen Lovers Remix)


  1. ^ Dance like Shaquille P'Neil. "The Supermen Lovers interview". Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "Francis Poulenc Conservatory". Conservatoire municipaux.
  3. ^ "School release". Discogs.
  4. ^ "Ain't no love". Groove collector.
  5. ^ "Lafessé records". Discogs.
  6. ^ Marathon man release. "Supermen Lovers, The – Underground Disco EP". Discogs.
  7. ^ "The Supermen Lovers feat. Mani Hoffman's 'Starlight' – Discover the Sample Source". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  8. ^ "The player release". Discogs.
  9. ^ Starlight charts. "Starlight charts". Top 40 charts.
  10. ^ Starlight-. "British charts". British charts single. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  11. ^ Starlight. "Starlight belgium charts". Ultra Top.
  12. ^ Starlight. "Starlight australian charts". australian charts.
  13. ^ Starlight. "Starlight global charts". les charts.
  14. ^ Mixmag- The supermen Lovers tracks. "Solomun mixtape". MixMag.
  15. ^ The Supermen Lovers tacks. "Introducing decade". Ministry of Sound. Archived from the original on 12 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  16. ^ The supermen lovers ep. "Fantasia Disco ep". Discogs.
  17. ^ The Supermen Lovers ep. "Noctus Delectatum Disco ep". Discogs.
  18. ^ The Supermen Lovers ep. "Material Disco ep". Discogs.
  19. ^ The Supermen Lovers. "Ultimate Disco ep". Discogs.
  20. ^ The supermen Lovers. "Boys in the Wood". Discogs.
  21. ^ Take a Chance. "The Supermen Lovers itw". Funky Disco Please!.
  22. ^ The Supermen Lovers, You And I. "The Supermen Lovers & Chic". Chic Tribute.
  23. ^ The Supermen Lovers release. "Take a Chance". Discogs.
  24. ^ The Supermen Lovers. "Between The Ages". Discogs.
  25. ^ Between The Ages. "The supermen lovers- Say no More". Gizmodo. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  26. ^ Between The Ages. "The Supermen Lovers- new album". Charts In France.
  27. ^ The Supermen Lovers. "The between The Ages album". French Touch info.
  28. ^ Between The Ages album. "The Supermen Lovers interview". the Chemistry magazine. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  29. ^ Between The Ages album. "The Supermen Lovers". Actualites electroniques. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  30. ^ Between The Ages. "The Supermen Lovers Interview". Two Many Sebastians. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  31. ^ TAke a chance video. "Between The ages, Take A chance". Lagasta. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
  32. ^ The Supermen Lovers concert. "Badaboom". The times We live in. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  33. ^ The Supermen Lovers Concert. "Transbordeur concert". le mauvais coton. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  34. ^ "Encore un grand retour : The Supermen Lovers avec un EP 3 titres – Greenroom". Greenroom (in French). 2016-05-27. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  35. ^ "Le retour de Guillaume Atlan, roi du disco-funk". (in French). Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  36. ^ "The Supermen Lovers - Clock Sucker EP". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  37. ^ "The Supermen Lovers: "Good music will always be good music" – Electronic Groove". Electronic Groove. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  38. ^ "Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  39. ^ "Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  40. ^ "The Supermen Lovers – Walking On The Moon". Discogs (in French). Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  41. ^ "The Supermen Lovers - Clock Sucker EP". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-21.

External links[edit]