Reload - Stéphane Pompougnac

from the album Bloody French (2014)

The Hôtel Costes is a Paris hotel with rooms starting at a lofty €500 per night.  It is a trendy spot best known for its bar and courtyard café.  In 1997, Stéphane Pompougnac became the hotel's resident DJ after establishing a fine reputation for himself in the city's discothèques.  Two years later he began releasing mix CDs of the music he played at the hotel.  Over the next twelve years, he released 15 Hôtel Costes discs.

These collections represent a treasure trove of incredible music.  Thanks to Stéphane Pompougnac I have been introduced to dozens of artists I may have never have otherwise discovered.  His aesthetic and song selections have inspired me.  Without him, I doubt this blog would exist.

Earlier this year, he released the album Bloody French, featuring the song Reload.  I can't get enough of this tune.  Each sound is perfect.  The drum beat.  The synthesizers.  The bass.

Above this Raphaëlle Audin sings with her magnificent voice.

As I listen to this song, I imagine myself in the bar at the Hôtel Costes surrounded by beautiful women and booze, listening to great music and soaking up the chill vibe.  This gigolo lives for those moments.

Click Here to listen to Reload by Stéphane Pompougnac.

Click Here to view images of the bar at Hôtel Costes.  From this web page, you can also stream live music directly from the hotel.  Cool.