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L’Impératrice Unveils ‘Pulsar’: A Bold Fusion of Global Sounds and Electrifying Dance Anthems

  • April 17, 2024
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L’Impératrice Unveils ‘Pulsar’: A Bold Fusion of Global Sounds and Electrifying Dance Anthems

L’imperatrice, pulsar, indie rock, alt rock, alternative rock

The emerging band L’Impératrice recently unveiled their upcoming album Pulsar, set to release on June 7th through Microqlima. This album marks a vibrant journey through genres they adore, seamlessly blending hip-hop, kosmische, and contemporary pop. This release is particularly notable for its bold incorporation of French Touch and international house music. Pulsar is also the first of their albums to feature guest artists, including folk/pop singer Maggie Rogers and rapper/producer Erick the Architect, among others. Concurrently, they released the new single “Danza Marilú (feat. Fabiana Martone),” a spirited tribute to Italo-disco, celebrating the freedom of women of all ages on the dance floor.

In anticipation of their sold-out shows in New York City and their forthcoming appearances at Coachella, the band released an animated video for the single, created by Arthur Sevestre. Known for their electrifying live performances at major U.S. festivals such as Coachella, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits, L’Impératrice has rapidly grown a dedicated fanbase, with over 45,000 tickets sold for their upcoming international tour this fall. The single “Danza Marilú” follows “Me Da Igual,” encapsulating a sensual vibe with its catchy Spanish title. These early releases from Pulsar offer glimpses into the album’s diverse and global influences, a continuation of their international tours promoting their 2021 album “Tako Tsubo.”

Pulsar is a fully self-produced record that embodies the essence of L’Impératrice both on and off stage. The album exudes the energy and wisdom of a band experienced in igniting dance floors worldwide, finding its unique voice along the way. Vocalist Flore Benguigui passionately delivers messages of self-empowerment and challenges societal norms like beauty standards and ageism, aligning perfectly with the album’s vibrant anthems.

While crafting the album, L’Impératrice experimented with a novel approach by dividing into two dynamic teams to foster creativity, a strategy spearheaded by the band’s founder, Charles de Boisseguin. This method allowed for a richer collaboration, drawing on the diverse backgrounds and passions of its members. Benguigui, a seasoned jazz vocalist, often explored numerous vocal melodies per track to find the perfect fit, illustrating the band’s commitment to their craft. This collaborative and explorative process took about nine months from inception to recording, reflecting the band’s autonomy and artistic vision.

By embracing diverse languages, perspectives, and territories, with enjoyment as their guiding principle, Pulsar stands as a joyful declaration from a band eager to express themselves authentically. Check out “Danza Marilù” below:

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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