The Blaze: Queens

“Queens” is the latest single—and movie-like music video—from French electronic duo The Blaze. Cousins Jonathan and Guillaume Alric comprise the band’s entire creative team—helming everything from lyrics to production to music video direction. The song is a bellowing, haunting combination of dark house music and electronic stadium anthem. And the accompanying video is a harrowing tale of human experience told through a candlelit memorial, tormented love …

Native Union’s New PR/01 Speaker

Created in collaboration with French acoustics specialists La Boite Concept, retro design meets elevated sound quality

As tech home speakers become more and more connected to apps and virtual assistants, Native Union is taking a different route with their creations. The new PR/01—made in collaboration with French audio experts La Boite concept—is still state-of-the-art, but it’s somewhat pared back. With no virtual assistants or WiFi, it’s been built to last through all tech waves and fads. That means those options can …

Christine and the Queens feat. Dâm-Funk: Girlfriend

French pop singer/songwriter/producer Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) has teamed up with Pasadena-based funk master Dâm-Funk (aka Damon Garrett Riddick) for the new track “Girlfriend.” Letissier says the song was born out of her fixation with masculinity, saying, “I became obsessed with this idea of the macho man, and still being a woman. What does it mean if I’m this figure, and I’m …