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Stuart Price

Background information
Birth name Stuart David Price
Also known as Les Rythmes Digitales
Basic Zoot Woman
Paper Faces
Man With Guitar
Thin White Duke
Jacques Lu Cont
Pour Homme
S.D.P.
Born 9 September 1977 (1977-09-09) (age 32)
Origin London, England
Genres French house
Electro
Synthpop
Electroclash
Occupations DJ, Record producer, Songwriter
Years active 1996 - Present
Associated acts Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Seal, The Killers

Stuart Price (born Stuart David Price, 9 September 1977, Paris) is a British electronic musician, songwriter, and record producer whose remixing and production skills are coveted by artists including Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Missy Elliott, The Killers, Gwen Stefani, Seal, Keane and Frankmusik. His acts include British electronic pop/rock band Zoot Woman (with Adam and Jonny Blake), Les Rythmes Digitales, Paper Faces, Man With Guitar, Thin White Duke, and the parodic French moniker Jacques Lu Cont, though he actually grew up in Reading, England.[1][2]

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Career

Price's use of the names Jacques Lu Cont and Les Rythmes Digitales was initially a reference to the then current vogue for French house in the United Kingdom; artists such as Daft Punk, Etienne de Crécy, Dimitri from Paris and Air were all experiencing popularity. Price even went as far as to conduct interviews with British journalists in French via an interpreter. In interviews from around this time, Price also claimed that he had grown up listening exclusively to classical music, until one day encountering the album Dare by the Human League. Certainly, Price was heavily influenced by music from the 1980s, and all his records and sideprojects bear a heavy debt to the 80s sounds of synthpop bands.

His song "Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)" was originally released in 1996, then again in 1999, achieving limited success (#60 on the UK Singles Chart).[3 ] However, the song was later used on a Citroën C4 car advertisement and has since been re-released, reaching #9 on the UK chart in 2005.[3 ]

His album Darkdancer was released in 1999 under the band name Les Rythmes Digitales. He has also released a DJ-mix album, FabricLive.09, under the name Jacques Lu Cont.

Price also successfully released two albums with his rock band, Zoot Woman, 2001's Living in a Magazine, and 2003's Zoot Woman.

Price has produced, and at times co-written, numerous songs for popular artists. Price has also remixed and re-produced numerous songs under his own name as well as the names Thin White Duke (originally used by David Bowie), Jacques Lu Cont, and Les Rhythmes Digitales. Other aliases include Man With Guitar and Paper Faces (an alias for him and the other members of the band Zoot Woman). Price's remixes are characterised by club-lead beats with arpeggios, riffs, and vocal lines faded and filtered throughout the song for a climactic effect. He favors keeping the original vocal arrangement of songs and re-contextualizing the lyrical content in creating his new versions.

Price is best known for his work with Madonna which spanned almost a decade culminating in Madonna's tenth studio album Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). He began collaborating with Madonna as musical director for her 2001 Drowned World Tour after remixing some of the tracks on her Music album via Mirwais. He reprised the role for her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour and 2006 Confessions Tour. Price created remixes for the album's singles "Hung Up", "Sorry" (under the Man with Guitar alias), "Get Together", and "Jump", as well as the album tracks "I Love New York" and "Let It Will Be" (under the Paper Faces alias). Price co-wrote the song "X-Static Process" for Madonna's 2003 album American Life. Price has also remixed the Madonna songs "Hollywood" from American Life and "Miles Away" from the album Hard Candy. Madonna chose his remix of "Hollywood" for her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Missy Elliott.

Price's work with The Killers began with his remix of their hit single "Mr. Brightside", released under the Thin White Duke name. Subsequently, Price remixed the song "When You Were Young", the first single from The Killers album "Sam's Town". Price produced two of the tracks re-recorded for the release of The Killers' B-Sides album, Sawdust: "Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf" and "Sweet Talk". His remix of "Mr. Brightside" appeared as a bonus track on that release. Price went on to produce The Killers' third studio album, "Day & Age", released on 24 November 2008.[4] He also created an extended remix of the lead single "Human" released under the Thin White Duke name.

Price was the album producer on Seal's fifth studio album System, which was released in November 2007. He also co-wrote several of the album's songs. Price was among the producers of Keane's album Perfect Symmetry, which was released in October 2008.[5]

Price remixed Coldplay's single "Viva la Vida", released on the band's website as the Thin White Duke remix. Price has also produced and mastered tracks for Frankmusik's upcoming album, one of which is "3 Little Words". This track was released as a single on the "3 Little Words" EP. He recently provided two new Thin White Duke remixes for the release of Depeche Mode's latest single, "Wrong".

Price won his first Grammy Award in 2004 for his remix of No Doubt's "It's My Life" produced under the moniker Thin White Duke. In 2005, he was nominated for two Grammys: one for his production of New Order's "Guilt Is a Useless Emotion" and a second for his remix of The Killers' "Mr. Brightside." He won a second Grammy in 2006 for his remix of Coldplay's "Talk" (as Thin White Duke). He was also nominated in 2006 for his recording production with Madonna on the single "Get Together" from the album Confessions on a Dance Floor.

In 2009 Price remixed "It's Not My Problem" for Sneaky Sound System under the Thin White Duke alias, as well as doing remixes for Depeche Mode's "Wrong", Friendly Fires' "Jump In The Pool" and, most recently, Muse's "Undisclosed Desires".

Price is currently producing the new album from the Scissor Sisters, due out March 2010,[6] and is also reported to be working with New Order's Bernard Sumner on a "synthesiser album".[7] Kylie Minogue also tweeted on 2 December, 2009, she had been in the studio with Price.

Albums

Zoot Woman (with Jonny and Adam Blake)

  • Living In A Magazine (2001)
  • Zoot Woman (2003)
  • Things Are What They Used To Be (2009)

Les Rythmes Digitales

Jacques Lu Cont

Songwriting and production

Price receives songwriting or production credit for the following songs:

  • Zoot Woman
    • "It's Automatic" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Living In A Magazine" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Information First" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Nobody Knows (Part One)" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Nobody Knows (Part Two)" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Jessie" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Chicago, Detroit, L.A." (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Losing Sight" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Holiday Home" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
from the album Living In A Magazine (2001)
    • "Grey Day" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Taken It All" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Gem" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Hope In The Mirror" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Snow White" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Woman Wonder" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Calmer" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Useless Anyway" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Maybe Say" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
    • "Half Full Of Happiness" (A.Blake, J.Blake, S.Price)
from the album Zoot Woman (2003)
  • Princess Superstar
    • "My Machine" (C. Kirschner, Stuart Price)
    • "Artery" (C. Kirschner, Stuart Price)
from the album My Machine (2003)
  • P Diddy
    • "Let's Get Ill" (Sean "P Diddy" Combs, Kelis Rogers, Nellee Hooper, Stuart Price)
from the single Let's Get Ill featuring Kelis (2003)
  • Madonna
    • "X-Static Process" (Madonna, Price)
from the album American Life (2003)
    • "Hung Up" (Madonna, Price, Andersson, Ulvaeus)
    • "Get Together" (Madonna, Bagge, Åström, Price)
    • "Sorry" (Madonna, Price)
    • "I Love New York" (Madonna, Price)
    • "Let It Will Be" (Madonna, Ahmadzaï, Price)
    • "Forbidden Love" (Madonna, Price)
    • "Jump" (Madonna, Henry, Price)
    • "Isaac" (Madonna, Price)
    • "Push" (Madonna, Price)
    • "History" (Madonna, Price) B-side bonus track
from the album Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005)
from the album Random Order (2005)
  • New Order
    • "Jetstream" (New Order, A. Lynch and Price)
    • "Guilt Is A Useless Emotion" (New Order, Price)
from the album Waiting for the Sirens' Call (2005)
  • Seal
    • "If It's In My Mind, It's On My Face" (Seal, Eric Schermerhorn, Stuart Price)
    • "Just Like Before" (Seal, Bill Bottrell, Stuart Price)
    • "Loaded" (Seal, Eric Schermerhorn, Stuart Price)
    • "Wedding Day" (Seal, Eric Schermerhorn, Stuart Price)
    • "Dumb" (Seal, Christopher Bruce, Stuart Price)
    • "The Right Life" (Seal, Stuart Price)
from the album System (2007)
from the album 3 Little Words EP (2008)
from the album Day & Age (2008)
  • Innerpartysystem
    • "Last Night in Brooklyn" (Stuart Price, Mark Needham, Innerpartysystem)
    • "Structure" (Stuart Price, Joel Hamilton, Innerpartysystem)
    • "Obsession" (Stuart Price, Joel Hamilton, Innerpartysystem)
    • "New Poetry" (Stuart Price, Mark Needham, Innerpartysystem)
from the album Innerpartysystem (2008)

Remixography

Year Artist Song Length
1998 Bis Eurodisco (Les Rythmes Digitales Remix) 5:21
1998 Placebo Pure Morning (Les Rythmes Digitales Remix)
1999 DeeJay Punk Roc My Beatbox (Les Rythmes Digitales 'As De Pique') 6:26
1999 Cassius Feeling for You (Les Rythmes Digitales Dreamix) 7:36
2000 Beck Mixed Bizness (Nu Wave Dreamix By Les Rhythm Digitales) 4:18
2000 Mirwais Naïve Song (Les Rythmes Digitales Remix) 5:47
2001 We In Music Now That Love Has Gone (LRD Mix) 5:25
2002 Electric Six Danger! High Voltage (Thin White Duke Remix) 7:40
2002 Felix Da Housecat Silver Screen Shower Scene (Thin White Duke Mix) 8:37
2002 Mirwais Miss You (Thin White Duke Remix Edit)
2002 Mirwais Miss You (Thin White Duke Mix)
2003 Goldfrapp Twist (Jacques Lu Cont's Conversion Perversion Dub)
2003 Goldfrapp Twist (Jacques Lu Cont's Conversion Perversion Mix) 6:48
2003 Madonna Hollywood (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duck Mix) 7:09
2003 Scissor Sisters Comfortably Numb (Paper Faces Mix) 8:25
2004 Scissor Sisters Laura (Paper Faces Remix) 7:49
2004 Aloud Sex & Sun (Thin White Duke Remix)
2004 Britney Spears Breathe On Me (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) 8:08
2004 No Doubt It's My Life (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)
2004 Starsailor Four to the Floor (Thin White Duke Mix) 8:11
2004 Gwen Stefani What You Waiting For? (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Dub) 8:22
2004 Gwen Stefani What You Waiting For? (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix) 8:02
2005 Depeche Mode A Pain That I'm Used To (Jacques Lu Cont Dub) 8:00
2005 Depeche Mode A Pain That I'm Used To (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) 7:51
2005 Felix da Housecat Ready 2 Wear (Paper Faces Mix) 7:31
2005 Röyksopp What Else Is There? (Jacques Lu Cont Radio Mix) 3:52
2005 Röyksopp What Else Is There? (Thin White Duke Mix) 8:28
2005 Britney Spears Breathe On Me (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix) 3:55
2005 Madonna Hung Up (SDP Extended Dub) 7:56
2005 Madonna Hung Up (SDP Extended Vocal) 7:57
2006 Coldplay Talk (Thin White Duke Mix) 8:27
2006 Madonna Let It Will Be (Paper Faces Vocal Edit) 5:24
2006 Madonna Let It Will Be (Paper Faces Mix) 7:28
2006 Madonna Sorry (Man With Guitar Mix) 7:23
2006 Madonna Get Together (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) 6:17
2006 Madonna I Love New York (Thin White Duke Mix) 7:42
2006 Madonna Jump (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) 7:52
2006 Armand Van Helden Sugar (Paper Faces Dub) 6:36
2006 Armand Van Helden Sugar (Paper Faces Remix) 6:37
2006 Texas What About Us (Jacques Lu Cont Edit Mix) 4:22
2006 Texas What About Us (Jacques Lu Cont Dub) 7:08
2006 Texas What About Us (Jacques Lu Cont Main Mix) 7:34
2007 Justice D.A.N.C.E (Stuart Price Remix) 8:05
2007 Kasabian Me Plus One (Jacques Lu Cont Dub) 8:17
2007 Kasabian Me Plus One (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) 8:34
2007 Seal Amazing (Thin White Duke Edit) 3:27
2007 Seal Amazing (Thin White Duke Main Mix)
2007 Seal Amazing (Thin White Duke Dub)
2008 Madonna Miles Away (Thin White Duke Mix) 6:09
2008 Friendly Fires Jump in the Pool (Thin White Duke Remix) 7:04
2008 Frankmusik 3 Little Words (Paper Faces Remix) 7:16
2008 Coldplay Viva la Vida (Thin White Duke Mix) 7:23
2009 Depeche Mode Wrong (Thin White Duke Dub) 6:04
2009 Starsailor Tell Me It's Not Over (Stuart Price Mix) 3:15
2009 Starsailor Tell Me It's Not Over (Thin White Duke Remix) 5:27
2009 Depeche Mode Wrong (Thin White Duke Remix) 7:41
2009 Sneaky Sound System It's Not My Problem (Thin White Duke Remix Radio Edit) 3:41
2009 Sneaky Sound System It's Not My Problem (Thin White Duke Remix) 7:48
2009 Lady Gaga Paparazzi (Stuart Price Remix) 3:19
2009 Felix da Housecat We All Wanna Be Prince (Paper Faces Remix) 6:39
2009 Muse Undisclosed Desires (Thin White Duke Remix) 7:46
2009 Royksopp This must be it (Thin White Duke Remix) 7:05
2009 Snow Patrol Just Say Yes (Thin White Duke Mix) 7:27
  • Chromeo
    • Needy Girl (Paper Faces Remix)
    • Needy Girl (Paper Faces Dub)
from the album She's in Control (2004)
  • Coldplay
    • Viva la Vida (Thin White Duke Dub)
as played during concerts on the Viva la Vida Tour
  • Cornershop
    • Sleep On The Left Side (Les Rythmes Digitales Living By Numbers Mix)
from the single Sleep On The Left Side/Brimful Of Asha (1998)
  • The Dysfunctional Psychedelic Waltons
    • Payback Time (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)
from the single Payback Time (2003)
  • The Faint
    • The Conductor (Thin White Duke Mix)
from the album Danse Macabre Remixes (2003)
  • Fischerspooner
    • Just Let Go (Thin White Duke Mix)
    • Just Let Go (Thin White Duke Radio Mix)
from the album Odyssey (2005)
  • Gerling
    • Dust Me Selecta (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
from the album When Young Terrorists Chase the Sun (2001)
  • Gwen Stefani
    • What You Waiting For? (Jacques Lu Cont's Radio Mix)
from the album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004)
    • 4 In The Morning (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)
    • 4 In The Morning (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Dub)
    • 4 In The Morning (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Edit)
from the album The Sweet Escape (2006)
  • Juliet
    • Avalon (Jacques Lu Cont Versus Remix)
    • Avalon (Jacques Lu Cont Radio Edit)
    • Ride The Pain (Jacques Lu Cont Thin White Duke Mix)
from the album Random Order (2005)
  • The Killers
    • Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)
    • Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Dub)
    • Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Short Version)
    • Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Short Version with Intro)
from the album Hot Fuss (2004)
    • When You Were Young (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)
    • When You Were Young (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Dub)
    • When You Were Young (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Radio Edit)
from the single When You Were Young (2006)
    • Human (Thin White Duke Club Mix)
    • Human (Thin White Duke Edit)
    • Human (Thin White Duke Dub)
from the album Erotica (1992)
  • Missy Elliott
    • Lose Control (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)
    • Lose Control (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Dub)
    • Lose Control (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Edit)
from the album The Cookbook (2005)
  • The Music
    • Bleed From Within (Thin White Duke Mix)
    • Bleed From Within (Thin White Duke Dub)
from the EP Bleed from Within (2004)
  • New Order
    • Jetstream (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
    • Jetstream (Jacques Lu Continuous Dub)
from the single Jetstream (2005)
from the album Scissor Sisters (2004)
from the album Ta Dah (2006)
  • Starsailor
    • Tell Me It's Not Over (feat. Brandon Flowers) (Thin White Duke Mix)
from the album All The Plans (2009)

References

  1. ^ Allmusic. Les Rythmes Digitales - Stuart Price Biography.
  2. ^ The DJ List. Jacques Lu Cont (Stuart Price) Biography.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 318. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  
  4. ^ Rollingstone.com
  5. ^ Keanemusic.com
  6. ^ Popjustice.com
  7. ^ Pitchfork.com
  8. ^ All Music entry for Blueprint. All Music

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