According to MTV Iggy, the French Band’s origin story is better than Batman’s. ”Three members of the band came together for the first time when they were hired to create a soundtrack for silent pornographic films. These kinds of things happen in France.
They did what anybody would do in that situation: combine Django Reinhardt-style French ‘gypsy jazz’ with pounding electro beats. When their X-rated gig was up, they decided to keep their project going, outside of the porn world. They added a DJ, Antoine Toustou, and singer Colotis Zoe, whose 19th century showgirl style brings a burlesque aura to the group.
In concert, the band plays live clarinets, violins, guitars, and vibraphones alongside fat and funky bass synthesizers and electronic drum pads. All of this happens in front of a giant model gramophone as singer Zoe taps, kicks, and shimmies across the stage. All in all, it’s an impressive production – something like a Parisian answer to the Gotan Project, except considerably more hype.”
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