Influences – Le Knight Club

Posted by Mile Hund | Influences | Monday 22 November 2010 07:13

Founded by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (of Daft Punk fame) and Eric Chedeville (of Parisian outfit Pumpking Records), Le Knight Club is a French/Filtered House group. In addition to releasing a handful of singles, the duo has also created the Crydamoure record label. Le Knight Club produced some of the purest and most relentless French House around.

First time I heard this song  was in the spring of 1997. I haven’t heard anything like it before. I remember hearing it on Radio Company (Padova, Italy). I can’t remember the name of the show but I remember that it was broadcasted from Rimini, live from a record shop. Guys  were presenting new releases they were receiving in the store. In the mix. With Santa Claus I started to love and explore the sound of Guy/Manuel outside Daft Punk. Although “Holiday On Ice” sounds like Daft Punk’s “Around The World”, “Santa Claus” is somewhat different. This was the first Crydamoure record release and I believe the only one by Le Knight Club which did not contain any samples. Nice one to warm my hearth with nostalgia when the temperatures outside started to approach zero degrees centigrade.

Le Knight Club – Santa Claus