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Kitsuné Exclusive: Jupiter Minimix x Gildas

The French label on their transition to the US, forthcoming mix compilation and a mix from rising duo Jupiter

To celebrate the release of their new Soleil Mix comp, cult French label Kitsuné are hosting a summer party on 23rd June at XOYO. The mixed album, conceived by Kitsuné's boss Gildas Loaec and long-time collaborator Jerry Bouthier, is a musical invitation to relax with a cocktail in the summer sun, featuring the eclectic likes of Citizens!, Metronomy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, M83, Tensnake and Trentemoller. The electro-funk and disco line-up at the XOYO event, headlined by Housse de Racket, will also feature a live performance by Jupiter, who - having remixed the likes of Metronomy and Two Door Cinema Club - have now made Dazed Digital a minimix. The Kitsune boss here gives us his recommendations for both his hometown of Paris and the new shores of NYC, which they approach this year...

Can you recommend...

... Three new acts:
Azealia Banks

... Three old acts:
Daft Punk
The Strokes

... a film?
Everything from Wes Anderson

... a book?
Everything from George Simenon

... something on YouTube?
Some censored video from Is tropical made by super cool French director Megaforce

... a shop / place to eat in the US?
Maison Kitsuné Store NY, Saturdays'surf NYC

... a shop / place to eat in Paris?
Maison Kitsuné Store Paris, Racine restaurant

... something to do on a day off?
Chilling on Jardin des Tuileries or jardin Palais Royal

... a song everyone should hear?
David Harks "Sirens" - not yet out but one day maybe, or already out, True Romance by Citizens!

Dazed Digital: What can the US expect from the arrival of Kitsuné?
Gildas Loaec:
Even more good fun if that's possible...

DD: Who is your ideal contemporary American icon?
Gildas Loaec: Wes Anderson

The Kitsune Soleil Mix CD is out 2nd July