Interview: Kitsune

By on Tuesday, 13th April 2010 at 12:00 pm

Kitsuné may not have the history of some other record labels, but what they don’t have in age they more than make up for in sheer quality of their bands. They’ve released stuff from Bloc Party, Delphic, Two Door Cinema Club, Klaxons, Simian Mobile Disco and Crystal Castles, and are about to release their ninth compilation album, which is sounding frankly amazin’.

Get a sneak preview of the album by downloading this great remix of Two Door Cinema Club’s “Something Good Can Work” by the Twelves

To celebrate, we had a quick chat with the charming Gildas Loaec who founded the label, and the mastermind behind the whole series…

The Kitsune compilations always manage to introduce me to some amazing new tracks and new remixes of some tracks I’ve loved for a while. What’s your overall aim for the series of compilations? A good party album? Just great tunes? Bands that are gonna do great things in the coming months? Or something altogether different?

The Kitsuné Maison compilations are all of that. The idea for us is to introduce new bands, make discovering great songs, but also emphasise some existing projects we love – modestly we are looking to make the best pop compilation ever

Have there been any tracks you’ve featured on any of the compilations that have got far bigger than expected?

Some songs have been huge like ‘Quicksand’  by  La roux or ‘Pogo’ by Digitalism or Klaxons or more recently in clubs a Classixx remix of Phoenix ‘s Liztomania we made specially for the compilation. I think on the new compilation Kitsuné Maison 9 the Twelves remix of Two Door Cinema Club ‘Something Good Can Work’ is a going to be the club song of the summer.

We like to put on the compilation songs that last longer than the week of the release…

I’d imagine there are the occasional disagreements on who should appear on each compilation – how do you resolve any arguments / disagreements?

I got the final cut and actually I’m the only one deciding the entire tracklisting so that kind of resolve the possible discussions..

With Kitsune Maison 7 and 8 you introduced an “encore” silent track – what was the thinking behind this?

Oh just a joke, like when you go to the show, there is a gap between the band coming back from the encore

Are there any tracks you’ve wanted in the compilation but not been able to get on the compilations for whatever reason?

If that’s not happen it is just a question of clearance rights or timing, mostly clearance and always from major companies we try to avoid to discuss with them too much

Favourite tracks on Kitsune Maison 9? Why?

I love Two Door Cinema Club, cause they are young and spontaneous and they are a 100% Kitsuné band and we got the chance to have the brazilians genius producer to remix them…. which make the result even more dancey…

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1:24 pm
13th May 2014

That’s more than sesnlbie! That’s a great post!

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