Record Makers


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Record Makers was founded in 2000 by AIR and their associates Marc Teissier du Cros and Stephane Elfassi, following the release of their soundtrack for Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. It was borne out of their desire to focus on more interesting, ambitious projects that would have been difficult to achieve in the confines of a major label.

They were united behind the belief that music of differing styles with strong French influences can have a global impact and that the successes of acts like Daft Punk, AIR or Serge Gainsbourg were not just exceptions to the rule. Modern music imbued with the elegance and traditions of France has clear potential outside of these exponents of dance and chanson.

In 2004, AIR’s involvement with the label ceased, but this parting of ways only served to give the label a new lease of life and expand their creative freedom. They were driven forward by the maverick Sebastien Tellier, who announced himself to the world with La Ritournelle, an emotive piano-led piece, which evokes beautifully the contrasting joy and sadness of being in love. It received critical acclaim around the world and has been used extensively in the fashion and advertising sectors.

Strong networks in these other fields, allied to a keen interest in cinema, allow Record Makers to develop its publishing arm without compromising its focus on production. Notable collaborations include DSL’s work for Hedi Slimane’s Dior Homme 2003 couture show, the inclusion of a track by Kavinsky, who supported Daft Punk around the world, on the soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto 4 and the release of the influential soundtrack of John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13.

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  • yanikst

    A talented artist trying to roll his hump in the Disc Industry. Listen (

    February 2009
  • udenied

    staff from record makers, you have to listen to (aura), the debut is just fabulous: or download it directly from Abutre Netlabel: I believe you'll love it. It's a conceptual album - an imaginary soundtrack - inspired by a gorgeous photowork (the release features the photos). It is quite experimental and goes from Post/ instrumental rock, to classic music, electronica, atmospheric, etc...

    January 2009
  • stlkr

    stalked ;-)

    June 2007
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