Parisian label Kitsuné renowned for fusing music and fashion under one stylish roof welcomes back Jerry Bouthier for 'Kitsuné Trip Mode', a different kind of dj mix inspired by the escapists' moods of the catwalk and supported by the prestigious online concept store Net A Porter.
The dj/producer behind the acclaimed Kitsuné cds BoomBox, Ponystep and Soleil series (the latter in partnership with boss Gildas) makes a leap forward by introducing a gorgeous, dreamlike slant to dj mixes. Music director of Vivienne Westwood's labels for five years and collaborator of numerous designers such as Matthew Williamson, Sibling, Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Jensen, Songzio or Kokon To Zai, Jerry's honed a new craft by conceiving the soundtracks of the London, Paris and Milan catwalk shows of some of the most innovative talents in fashion.
Originally a club dj for whom unsurprisingly it is essentially about making people dance, the London-based Parisian - always open to a wide range of music sensibilities and schools of thoughts - developed a challenging approach focusing on heart-melting emotions and tantalizing, at times hypnotic, atmospheres while remaining funky and danceable.
Kitsuné with its all-encompassing approach to cutting-edge sounds is the perfect imprint to uncover this unconventional approach to the dj mix. The track selection, a melting pot of diverse infectious savours, naturally boasts some fresh Kitsuné blood, off the press remixes from the likes of London's finest indie-popsters Citizens!, Japan's leading dj Shinichi Osawa, French don Pyramid or ace newcomers Nimmo And The Gauntletts, danglo, ViLLAGE, as well as hot, across the board acts such as Jerry's own music project JBAG, one-man band Roosevelt, German djs Jam & Spoon (newly remixed by Sally Shapiro), the mysterious Lyla Foy, Fuck Art, Let's Dance! or Visage (doing an unexpected come back) and many more.
Blurring the lines between forward-thinking electronic music, indie grit and celestial soundtracks, 'Kitsuné Trip Mode' sprinkles whimsical and enchanted phantasies over intricate beats and haunting vocals, dipping deep into cinematic landscapes, fairy tale-like moods and ecstatic melodies, an evocative, almost psychedelic, excursion that's both gentle and off-kilter.
Jerry concludes: "In an often harsh world I find it is one of music's duties to offer a safe haven where feelgood feelings can lift you up and take you places. I often think of the fashion shows' soundtracks I work on as aural movies to let yourself go in and travel in the mind. As a result, for me, 'Kitsuné Trip Mode' is the perfect mix to groove and chill to with your loved one(s)."
Listen to 'Kitsuné Trip Mode' (Jerry Bouthier Mix First Part):
1 Lyla Foy - Left To Wonder (Turtle Rework)
2 Fuck Art, Let's Dance! - We're Manicals! (Deo & Z-Man Dub Remix)
3 Nimmo And The Gauntletts - Others (Logo Remix)
4 Nimmo And The Gaunteletts - Others (Wild Beasts Remix)
5 Roosevelt - Montreal
6 Danglo - Forget You
7 Jam & Spoon - Find Me (Sally Shapiro Dub)
8 JBAG - Through Blue (feat. Kamp!)
9 Pyramid - Lunar Ghosts
10 Citizens ! - Lighten Up (Cesare Remix)
11 Maco Akoda - Gentle Song (Yoshiyuki Ota Remix)
12 Laszlo Dancehall - Plimton (George FitzGerald Remix)
13 Snakadaktal - The Sun II (Just Kiddin Remix)
14 Village - The Touch (Henry Saiz Remix)
15 Second Date - Della
16 Night Drive - Sea Of Light (Kulkid Remix)
17 Rubberlips - The Traveller (Plastique De Rêve Remix)
18 Visage - Hidden Sign (Kim & Buran Disco Version)
19 Morgan Visconti - Can't Say Goodbye (Ghosting Season Remix)
20 Shinichi Osawa - Breaking Through The Night (Eggo Remix)
21 Kisses - Up All Night
22 Hussein Sherbini - Liana