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Meet France’s newest indie darlings: "François and the Atlas Mountains"

France is known worldwide for its electro scene but in recent years these bands have also been enjoying success outside of the French-speaking market, with the likes of Phoenix, Daft Punk and M83 leading the way. Now, there’s a new wave of musicians hoping to jump on the bandwagon. Encore’s music critic Mark Thompson caught up with one such band, "François and the Atlas Mountains" who are already making waves on both sides of the English Channel.

Also on today’s show; it was dubbed one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time - now twenty years after Nas’ platinum record "Illmatic" hit the charts, it’s set for the big screen and a fresh release.

Plus we take you through the rest of the week’s music news, including how to get paid to attend the Coachella Festival. We also tell you what’s spinning on record store day so you don’t have to wade through the racks yourself.

By Jade BARKER

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2016-07-26 culture

'Oh my Gad!' French comedian Gad Elmaleh on his American dream

He's been voted the funniest person in France and plays to sold-out crowds across Europe. Now French comedy star Gad Elmaleh is taking his show on the road and crossing the...

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2016-07-25 music

Music show: Hot hits for the summer season

As the temperature rises here in Europe, Olivia Salazar-Winspear and Mark Thompson tell you about the artists battling to score a summer hit, including Justin Timberlake with his...

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2016-07-22 culture

The best of summer music festivals in France

Today we're taking a look at music festivals around France. From jazz in Vienne to rock and electro at Paris' Solidays, all music genres are covered. FRANCE 24's Aurore Dupuis...

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2016-07-21 culture

Giants of Cinema: Steven Spielberg recreates Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'

The multi award-winning director talks to FRANCE 24’s Genie Godula about bringing his high-tech talents to the quirky children's literature favourite, "The Big Friendly Giant"....

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2016-07-20 cinema

Film show: 'Elvis & Nixon', 'The BFG' and 'Fargo'

Fact is stranger than fiction, as film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us how "Elvis & Nixon" is more than an improbable title for a film. We also check out Steven Spielberg’s take...

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