Part of the label's DNA from the early days
The Kitsuné Maison series is basically the combination of what was played in the offices, what Gildas & Masaya spin at the few parties they deejayed at and what standed out from the promising new contacts they pick up all over the world.
Digitalism - Zdarlight [Kitsuné Maison 1]
Bloc Party - Banquet (Boys Noize Vox Mix) [Kitsuné Maison 2]
The Whitest Boy Alive - Done With You [Kitsuné Maison 3]
Music like aspirin. To go to bed. With several people. Just before it starts to smell musky just the way we like.
Foals - Hummer [Kitsuné Maison 4]
Sound like fleas playing rock’n’roll on old demented keyboards. We got the demo at rue Thérèse in Paris, the Kitsuné HQ, we barely had heard it that we could not believe our ears and contacted them and here they are.
Yelle - A cause des garçons (Tepr Remix) [Kitsuné Maison 5]
The phantom track this season is a cover of a French eighties hit, however there’s no need for having been sixteen year old in France to get into it and display some fancy footwork.
La Roux - Quicksand [Kitsuné Maison 6]
It’s a girl, a kid. The kid of 2009. We always say so and sometimes people won’t listen. It’s not that we’re wrong, it’s more that people don’t pay attention. La Roux mentions Michael Jackson and eighties pop as primary influences.
There’s not just one Kitsuné sound but plenty
Always putting together sharp selections, these compilations have gathered rare and exclusive tracks by some of the hottest new talents around the world: Hot Chip, Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, Fakear, Parcels, Years & Years, and more recently SAINt JHN.
Phoenix - Lizstomania (Classixx Version) [Kitsuné Maison 7]
Remixed by the new Los Angeles scene (at the time): Classixx. A production that’s evocative of a Corvette in the sun, carefree, before it all gets dangerously heated up. Quite convenient too when you’re fifteen (at least spiritually) to French kiss for a whole five minutes.
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing [Kitsuné Maison 8]
They are handsome, dress up fifties and what’s more play good music.
TDCC - Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
[Kitsuné Maison 9]
Remixed by Brazil’s awesome The Twelves. It was a struggle to get hold of them, these guys are rather busy, they did us a massive favour. Special mention to the mums.
Flight Facilities - Crave You (feat. Giselle)
[Kitsuné Maison 10]
ult classic that’s tailored to cross-over and turn into a summer hit. A song as safe as a white t-shirt. The people in the know love it, but then again you don’t need to be in the know to get it. More Aussies.
Peter & The Magician - Twist [Kitsuné Maison 11]
In case you didn’t know Stephen has left Aeroplane and started his own project The Magician. Here he teams up with the ubiquitous Yuksek (real name Pierre, get it ?) for a slice of italo-disco.
Mark Ronson - Record Collection 2012 (Plastic Plates Remix)
[Kitsuné Maison 12]
Complete with the unmistakable vocals of NY luminary MNDR (as in ‘Bang Bang Bang’), this song makes you feel like taking a drive in a convertible around the Bay of Naples with guys in moccasins and girls with headscarves in the back.
A unique visual artistic direction: the faces
The first artwork was put together by Åbäke, a collective of 4 graphic designers: Patrick Lacey, Kajsa Stahl, Benjamin Reichen & Maki Suzuki. The front montage change on every compilation with new sketched portraits (staff, artists, and more) added for 17 compilations total.
Citizens!-True Romance (Gigamesh Remix) [Kitsuné Maison 14]
If you’re a Kitsuné faithful, you’ll be well aware of Citizens! Produced by Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, their album ‘Here We Come’ naturally joins the dots between a certain Brit tradition, classic melodies, hooky choruses, and freeform artistry.
Kilo Kish - Goldmine [Kitsuné Maison 15]
NY-based multi-tasker Lakisha Robinson is not only a textile designer and visual artist, she also sings and writes. Vibey and intimate ‘Goldmine’ - produced by Starslinger - is ideal to skate to and fall in love during the Indian Summer.
Fakear - Interstellar [Kitsuné Maison 16]
His striking tunes are as mind-blowing as his remarkable live performances. Inspired by the many beats and flavours of world music, hip-hop, electronica and else, Fakear bends the rules opening the door to endless mutations.
Mothxr - Stranger [Kitsuné Maison 17]
The brainchild of Brooklyn producer Jimmy Giannopoulos and vocalist Penn Badgley, who waited patiently for a sound to form beyond their bond based upon an odd pop aesthetic, MOTHXR brings to life a modern outlook and a little melancholy.
Parcels - Myenemy [Kitsuné Maison 18]
Wide synth soundscapes and an electronic rhythm section meet lively guitars and five-part vocal harmonies to characterize the band’s unique sound. Contrast is found in all aspect of Parcels’ aura.