REVIEW: Kitsuné AMERICA Release Party 5/31 @ Santos Party House

At first glance, Kitsuné, a French music and clothing brand, would seem to be the definition of high-brow – very elite, very industry and very French. Kitsuné, however, has every right to think they are better than the rest – their music rocks and their artists ooze originality.

Over the years, Kitsuné has released music from an impressive roster of artists, including Hot Chip, MSTRKRFT, Etienne de Crécy, Dragonette and Crystal Castles. Most recently, NYC-based The Knocks announced that their next single, produced in tandem with the legendary French DJ/producer Fred Falke will be released via Kitsuné.

Last Thursday, Santos radiated Parisian cool as it played host to Kitsuné’s first transatlantic endeavor – the Kitsuné AMERICA album compilation launch party. The lineup, which included Kitsuné America artists Them Jeans, Giraffage, XXYYXX, DWNTWN and Selebrities, attracted a solid crowd chalk-full of tastemakers from downtown NYC’s vibrant music scene.

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D W N T W N – See My Eyes

While we were impressed by each performance, the LA duo DWNTWN truly stole the show. Comprised of Jamie Leffler and Robert Cepeda, the group straddles a very cool line between electronic and folk music – incredible, melodic vocals infused with electro-beats. If Bon Iver, The Knife and Robyn hung out at a bar, got trashed and made a baby…that would be DWNTWN. We can’t get enough.

Jerry Bouthier РKitsun̩ AMERICA Minimix

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