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Words by Mr Tom M Ford

Having previously worked with the likes of Daft Punk, Mr Loaëc set up innovative label Kitsuné alongside a group of friends in 2002 with the aim of combining music and fashion under one roof. Since then, the Parisian electro label has released some of the most exciting music of the past decade, including Bloc Party, Hot Chip, Two Door Cinema Club and Simian Mobile Disco. This forward-thinking attitude also benefits the Maison Kitsuné clothing line, where traditional standards of production are combined with a contemporary aesthetic to produce achingly cool pieces. With the release of Kitsuné Maison Compilation 14 - The 10th Anniversary Issue on 5 November, we help celebrate some of Mr Loaëc's favourite tracks from the Kitsuné label.


"True Romance"
Citizens!

"If you're a Kitsuné fan, you'll be well aware of Citizens!, produced by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos. Their debut album, Here We Are, joins the dots between British tradition, classic melodies, hooky choruses and freeform artistry - keeping them away from any comfort zone."
"Sun" (Gildas Kitsuné Club Night remix)
Two Door Cinema Club

"Three kids from nowhere who met at school start to play music together. They get noticed, tour a lot, and release an album that the world falls in love with. The story's familiar, but Two Door Cinema Club is a rare breed, as new album Beacon shows. This was also my first remix."
"Fabrice"
Logo

"With Kitsuné the music label, we were weirdly more focused on English bands, but recently we decided to invest our effort into French artists. I'm going back to my roots. Logo is doing really groovy, sexy techno - chic and sharp."
Maybe You
Saint Lou Lou

"These two look like models off a 1970s Jeanloup Sieff photoshoot. They are twin sisters - barely out of high school - who split their time between Stockholm and Sydney. 'Maybe You' is ethereal, with a sensual take-off to a grand finish."
"Memory"
Peter & The Magician

"In case you didn't know, Peter is Yuksek, France's own electro-rock hero. The Magician is a renowned producer who's captivated us with his excellent Magic Tape compilations. Following on from the rather large 'Twist', their second single 'Memory' is equally as infectious."

Listen to Mr Loaëc's picks on Spotify

Buy Kitsuné Maison Compilation 14 - The 10th Anniversary Issue here

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