The word “Maitre” in French translates to “Master” in English. Therefore, Lemâitre literally means “The Master.” Formed in the Summer of 2010, Lemâitre is a Norwegian indie/electronic duo with a style of music that combines the best of both genres; if Phoenix and Daft Punk had a crazy lovechild, it would be Lemâitre. It’s feel-good, happy, funky music that I just can’t get enough of.
Blue Shift serves as a great intro to the group (free download here). It’s hard to keep your feet from moving as energy bursts all throughout the song; an indie-electro wet dream, certainly. Bearing no relation to the standout Deadmau5 track, Strobes Pt. 2 (free download here) utilizes mesmerizing guitar gels with catchy drums and electro sounds before a vocal-led interlude drifts you away. Keep Close off their new EP Relativity 2 is in a league of it’s own, sounding like a beautiful cross between the late hip hop producer Nujabes and Justice.