Etrangers (French for â€˜Outsidersâ€™) is the brainchild of Steven Jones, a European electro-producer based in London, Paris and New York. Stevenâ€™s background in film, fashion and creative arts feeds into the electronic landscapes of the music he creates with Etrangers.
Etrangers is the sound of 21st Century electro-romance.
A melange of cool beats and haunting, disembodied vocals, the music of Etrangers grew out of the cult Photographic installation, Bureau Des Etrangers, a collection of works combining photography and electronica. Drawing inspiration from the ambience of backstreet electro-clubs all over Europe, the music evolved into a collection of accessible club tracks with a distinctive avant-gard vibe.
Influences include Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Sartre, De Beavoir, midnight catfights, the deep sound of longing. Agnetha Faltskog meets Yello meets Kraftwerk on the Trans-European Express. Murakami. Goldfrapp. The howling wind. Francoise Hardy. Trixie-Annie. Berlin’s Electric Dance-bar. The seething rhythms of the blue hour. Scandinavian melancholy infused with a South American eroticism. You need an infusion.
” BIG NAME MODEL “ THE NEWEST ALBUM FROM ETRANGERS