Based in Paris but born in Tours, Roche Musique sees daylight in 2012. It’s the brainchild of artist and label manager Cezaire, aka Jean Janin. After being a influential blogger and party maker, it was natural for Jean to start a label pushing his eclectic taste. Influenced by House, Nu disco and Funk, Jean quickly brought around him a team of young and promising talents to transform Roche Musique into one of Paris’ reference label.
Two years in, Roche Musique has established a solid roster with France’s most promising talent. This bunch has been on a solid strike of releases, earning millions of plays on Soundcloud and YouTube. Kartell (Riviera) and FKJ (Time For a Change) started things up. Cherokee (Don’t Matter) joined in 2013, along Karma Kid (Like I’m On Fire), followed by Darius (Romance) and Zimmer (Sensify Me) in 2014.
From House to R&B, Roche Musique leads the way to a new French Sound. Could it be called French Touch 3.0 ? Sure. This group of artists is definitely shaping a new sound that has nothing to envy to its predecessors, and that is unmistakely French.
Appart from it’s solid core of top players, Roche also pushes bounderies with eclectic signees : Jordan Lee (from ‘Love On The Beat’ fame), Dabeull (« Coolege » collective) and Plage 84 are bound to soon release EPs on Roche.
Plenty of big name artists have supported Roche Musique’s releases : Canadian beatmaker Kaytranada, UK house stapple Bondax, Gramatik, Kastle, Diplo and many more. In this digital age, it’s also nice to see Roche Musique is about true friendship and team spirit. If you follow their instagrams, you’ll see the Roche Musique’s crew smashing pretty much every party in Paris town and beyond.
Be on the watch as these kids keep putting out releases that is groovy as hell and pushes the boundaries of house music.