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Asian Dan Interview: 25 Hours A Day

My intern Sam was able to get in touch with 25 Hours A Day for a brief Q&A/Interview. Check out what 25 Hours A Day has in store, including another remix for Phoenix’s next single, “Fences”.

Asian Dan Interview: 25 Hours A Day

Who is 25 Hours A Day?

25had is me, Pierrick Devin. Some people said that my tracks sounds
like a band but it s a solo project. I did remixes mostly, so far…

How could you describe your music?

It s a kind of mix between indie rock and dance music.

What are your main musical influences?

When I was 15 I was really into “French touch” bands like Daft punk, Cassius etc… And at the same time I was listenning to pop bands like Supergrass or rock bands like Sonic Youth, weezer and Pavement. These days I really love all the DFA or DC recordings releases, I’m also listening to classics bands like Talking Heads, Liquid Liquid or
Suicide. I like some garage bands too : Jay Reatard is great, the Black Lips etc…

How would you describe your relationship with Phoenix?

We are friends. I first meet them when I was working as an assistant in plus xxx studios. We spend a month working on the mixing of their 3rd album “Its never been like that”, in fact I was patching some
audio gear, line up the tape recorder and making coffee and we became closer. They shared many mp3 with me, I discovered a lot of music thanks to them. One day during this period, they listened to a track I was working on and they really liked it so they asked me to remix their track “Long Distance Call”. I was really excited and nervous at the time. It was my first remix.

Phoenix – Long Distance Call (25 Hours A Day Remix)

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Phoenix: A Fight For Love & 25 Hours A Day and Holy Ghost! Lisztomania Remixes

A Fight for Love & 25 Hours A Day turn “Lisztomania” into an even more 80s sounding track, think Toto. Awesome.
Phoenix – Lisztomania (A Fight For Love & 25 Hours A Day)

Not Holy Ghost!’s best production but still a fun track. Nothing beats the Classixx remix.
Phoenix – Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Loves Paris Remix)

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Asian Dan Interview: Housse de Racket

Victor & Pierre of Housse de Racket were kind enough to answer a few questions of mine to shed some light on the epic pop rock that they create. Find out how they are connected to Air, Phoenix, Gonzales & Sebastien Tellier. Great guys and hope to see them on American soil sometime soon.

Housse De Racket – Oh Yeah! (25 Hours A Day Remix)
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Asian Dan Interview: Housse de Racket

1. Who is Housse de Racket? How would you describe your music?

We’re two guys who grew up in suburb of Paris, city of lights. We met when were teenagers at music school. Victor was wearing a Pearl Jam tee shirt and Pierre loved it.

We play stadium music in very small rooms.

2. What are your influences, musical or otherwise?

We love black music especially Stevie Wonder, Prince and (of course) Michael Jackson… but we cannot sing like them so we play very loud with huge distorsion on the guitar and a double kick drum.

3. The French Music scene is at quite a peak now, where do you see it going and are you guys going along for the ride?

We started playing music when Daft Punk, Air or even Phoenix started to raise. We considered them as (hidden) older brothers… So, it has always been part of our vision of the french music.
Now, Justice, Yelle, The Teenagers, Soko prove that something still happens in France.

We sing in french so we’re different from these bands. The past few months we realize that it’s not a problem anymore… We recently signed with a big english booking agency (Primary Talent) and we plan to play worldwide !

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DJ Falcon & Busy P – Live @ LAX – Banana Split 2 Year Anniversary – 11.2.2008

DJ Falcon, Busy P along with JFK, DJ AM and other LA favorites DJed the Banana Split 2 Year Anniversary party at LAX a few weeks ago, here are DJ Falcon and Busy P’s set. I am a big fan of what DJ Falcon does with his mixing and mashing in Ableton. Any help with the tracklists would be great 🙂

DJ Falcon – Live @ LAX – Banana Split 2 Year Anniversary – 11.2.2008
Busy P – Live @ LAX – Banana Split 2 Year Anniversary – 11.2.2008

DJ Falcon mixes this remix of Phoenix by 25 Hours A Day into all his sets and I am a big fan.
Phoenix – Long Distance Call (25 Hours A Day Remix)

Cheers, Let The Music Play

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