By now a lot of people are familiar with that particularly buttery breed of electronic music: French house. Daft Punk is the master of this new disco sound, so much so that a lot of people don't realize that a whole slew of producers and DJs have honed the sound for decades. My favorite? A soft spoken badass named Alan Braxe.

Braxe is actually an old friend of Daft Punk. He co-wrote the worldwide hit "Music Sounds Better With You" with the duo's Thomas Bangalter and a guy named Benjamin Diamond under the name Stardust. Most people probably even think that's a Daft Punk song, but it's got that upbeat, undeniably dreamy Alan Braxe sound.

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This sound is perhaps best exemplified in "Rubicon," the breakout single that helped to launch Braxe's solo career. Co-produced by bassist Fred Falke, "Rubicon" feels like it could be the intro soundtrack to some amazing 1980s cop show. Except, you know, with a French touch. [Amazon, Soundcloud]


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