Deep Forest

Genres: Electronic & Ambient New Age
Tags: new age ambient electronic world chillout Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Ambient new age group based in France, whose ‘Sweet Lullaby’ track was one of the most popular of its kind during 1993, with its rich, warm tones and ethnic instrumentation. It was based on the sampled voices of Pygmies drawn directly from the African rain forest. The duo in charge of proceedings are Eric Mouquet and film composer Michel Sanchez (1 July 1957, Somain, France). Based in Paris and Lille, their collaboration was the result of Sanchez returning from Africa with boxes of records from all over that continent. However, most of the actual sounds used on the track were taken from record libraries. ‘Sweet Lullaby’ is the story of a young girl who tries to get her brother to stop crying by insisting that if he doesn’t his parents will never come back. Remixes of the track were made by both Apollo 440 and Jam And Spoon. (Deep Forest in turn remixed Apollo 440’s 1994 single, ‘Liquid Cool’.) Boheme (which won a Grammy in...

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