TOTD // 16/04 // Les Yeux Orange

Published: April 16, 2016, words by Watch The Hype

Part of the YouTube Channels takeover


YouTube has become a primary platform for promoting and supporting electronic music since the end of the last decade. Through radio rips, full length tracks and visual accompaniments, the second largest search engine has allowed ordinary lovers of electronic music to launch and grow channels showcasing their taste and, in turn, make them into valued curators. Running one ourselves for the past four years, we value the amount of work that these channels do in order to keep people up to date with the latest music and support the scene. That’s why this week we’ve lined up seven YouTube channels we listen to on a daily basis to pick out Tracks Of The Day, shining a light on underground channels we respect and allowing them to showcase their sound. 

Hailing from Paris, Les Yeux Orange started as a YouTube channel, blog and mix series by two guys passionate about electronic music. “Into many things, house, techno, acid, electro as well as in older vintage electronics like italo, minimal-wave, cosmic, synth, library & so on” they offer something for everyone looking for that quick electronic fix. In 2014, joined by two young producers LeonxLeon and Alan Dente, they started an events series booking the likes of I-F, Yan Wagner, Albion, Sacha Mambo, Aroy Dee and Beppe Loda. Last year was the start of their radio show, a platform used for them to share their premieres and YouTube uploads.

Alongside DJing across Europe, plans to start their own record label and more in the works, it’s easy to see Les Yeux Orange is going from strength to strength. Giving you a taste of their sound, they select four tracks out of their personal collections. You can catch the tram playing in London at the almighty Canavan’s Peckham Pool club next week.

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Doky

Feelings Go

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Here’s a French record (from 1979?) released only as a 7″. This track is the B side of  “For Your Love”, a pure disco gem orchestrated with flights of violin which go together perfectly with the voice of the singer “Daphné”. The tall and pretty blonde is better known as Do Vissinga and for the song “Porto Vecchio”, a kitsch summer ballad in the style of “L’Eté Indien” which had its moment of glory in the 80s.”
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Jex Opolis

DZE (Special Club Remix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“It’s the club version of Jex’s 2014 single “DZE”. After playing it in his sets the Canadian producer decided to release it digitally last year as a freebie, via his Bandcamp page, for 24 hours only. Sadly it was never pressed on wax afterwards. It’s a fine house jam with Jex’s mad signature synth chords and some insane jazz piano improvisation by Steven Galante over the top.”
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Lena Platonos

And We Hear

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Pianist, singer and composer Lena Platonos from the marvellous island of Crete used to be an icon among the geeks avid for vintage exotic music. She produced around ten albums in the 80s and came back in the spotlight last year with the reissue of her   album from 1985 on US label Dark Entries. A few weeks ago Tel-Aviv’s Red Axes remixed four of their favorite tracks from “Gallop”. The combination of Lena’s voice with industrial and minimal techno elements brought by the Israelis results in a perfectly crafted club tool bomb !”
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Unknown Artist

Il Paradiso

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“This is an unreleased track that we found on SoundCloud earlier this year. It’s a beautiful downtempo balearic piece of music that stands out by the outstanding quality of its production. The mix of delayed percussions, deep pads, remote guitars and crisp bass creates a feeling of profound melancholy and introspection. Rumour has it that Music From Memory tried to release it to no avail.”

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