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.
by pilgor777 November 11, 2011