A loose term describing the influence of the French on electronic music, especially house. French house
artists, notably Cassius
(Philippe Zdar, Boom Bass), Daft Punk
(Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Thomas Bangalter), and Étienne de Crécy
, popularized the using of samples from disco
records of the late 70's/early 80's and running those samples through different filters and phasers on computers, creating a funky, "new disco" style of house distinct from the Chicago style popular in the mid-90s. Today, it usually describes any electronic music obviously influenced by French (like Louis La Roche
) as well as new electronic acts that actually are French (like Justice
Daft Punk's album, Discovery, has that special French touch that I love.