In the late ’90s, Gildas Loaëc was living with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and contributing to the music Thomas Bangalter and de Homem-Christo were making under the name Daft Punk; in 2002, Loaëc started Kitsuné Records, a label whose Japanese name translates as “fox” but is synonymous with summer dance music, the sort of thick grooves that seem to radiate heat. For a crash course, head to (Le) Poisson Rouge, where two of the label’s most prominent artists, Frenchman Fred Falke and L.A. duo Classixx (who moved to the label Innovative Leisure for their recent Hanging Gardens), play the venue’s Powerslug party, and study up with Hanging Gardens’s two singles, “All You’re Waiting For” and “Holding On.” Follow the bassline.
Sat., June 15, 11 p.m., 2013

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