9:30 Club presents at U Street Music Hall:
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is all ages
"Sunny french electro pop with clean lines and ice cream hooks" – New York Times
“Budet has true star energy which fires her fans into hours-long dance fests at her concerts”
- SF Bay Guardian
French dance-pop purveyors Yelle have recently returned with their long awaited second album, the exotically addictive Safari Disco Club (out now, V2/Cooperative Music). Adding depth and experience to the sweet & sour pop cocktail found on their acclaimed 2007 debut Pop-Up, Yelle find themselves in a more reflective mood and have learned a few new tricks during their time off. The band have been keeping busy – they covered Robyn's “Who's That Girl” as part of the iTunes international exchange, and she covered their track “A Cause Des Garçons” in return. They were also were asked by Katy Perry to remix her hit single “Hot n Cold” which has led to them supporting her UK tour in the spring of 2011.
Yelle is fronted and named by Yelle, nee Julie Budet, a sparky gamine with a deceptively demure schoolgirl voice. Joined by producers GrandMarnier (Jean-Francois Perrier) and Tepr (Tanguy Destable), Yelle first arrived amid a flurry of 80's inspired pop, with the likes of CSS and New Young Pony Club all revered for their take on brightly colored electro. Pop-Up stood out from the crowd with its wry, frothy and unashamedly fun outlook. This infectious appeal not only led to work with Robyn and Katy Perry, but gained them fans in fellow musicians such as M.I.A. and Mika, fashion designers, Jeremy Scott, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Brian Lichtenberg or Jean-Paul Lespagnard, a young Belgian designer who designed for Yelle all outfits she’s sporting on her new album visuals as well as mainstream personalities like Perez Hilton,
Drew Barrymore or Jessica Alba.
If Pop-Up was a breakout set of fun-loving bawdy pop, Safari Disco Club is it's sharper, wiser sibling. Sonically deeper, multi-layered, and emotionally more diverse, it defines Yelle's style and elevates them beyond any particular scenes to find a unique pop voice, without singing one iota word in English at that, which speaks volume about her. Music truly does transcends all. It’s an album that takes us on a captivating journey, with as much ingenuity, beauty and mystery as Pop-Up had
sparkle and fun.
Washington DC based producer and DJ, Eau Claire, grew up as a classically trained pianist and has taken her penchant for the keyboard to the next level, creating a signature blend of house, nu-disco, and indie dance. From the studio to the dance floor, Eau Claire has brought her feel-good sound and positive energy to clubs and festivals across North America. She has received support from major music outlets including DJ Mag, Idolator/SPIN, Indie Shuffle, and LessThan3. Her impressive repertoire of remixes has earned her several top 10 rankings on Hype Machine and over 3 million streams on Soundcloud. Several of her remixes have been signed to well-respected labels including Warner Brothers Records and Atlantic. In the Fall of 2016 Eau Claire announced the start of her own record label 'Feed Me Disco' where she released her debut EP "All The Wonder" followed by a remix EP in early 2017. Feed Me Disco has also become her signature mix series and recurring label party which she holds in various major cities including Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles.