Dat Politics


C.Pailliot, G.Collet and V. Thierion came together as a production team in the late 90’s when they created their first band Tone Rec as well as their Art platform Skipp ( label and graphic design project) .

They released 4 albums under the name of Tone Rec on the Belgian Label Sub Rosa and changed their name after this experience to become DAT Politics an outlet for their more electropop tracks.

Well known as a very productiv, hyperactiv band,  DAT politics released their 2 first albums “Villiger” and “Tracto Flirt” almost at the same time in early 2000 on their own label Skipp and on the prestigious german label A-musik. Quickly they received demands for gigs and other releases from US (Tigerbeat6), Japan (Digital Narcis), UK (FAT CAT) as well as invitations to many compilations. They received several time an honorific mention at Ars Electronica one of the most important prize in Electronic Music for Villiger and their remix of NWA on Tigerbeat6.

In 2001, they’ve been in touch with Chicks On Speed interested by their music for quiet a while. The Electro Trash German label released their “Plugs Plus” album in 2002 which brought a new Electronica breath in France and worldwide.The press and the fans were excited and DAT politics continued to tour the world as well as recording new music. In 2004, they released their 2nd album for “Go Pets Go” followed by some extensive tour on nearly every continents during 2 years.

In 2006, DAT politics released successively “Wow Twist” on Chicks On Speed and ” Are Oui Phony” an EP on Tigerbeat6. These records invited definitely  the audience to dance. And Tracks like “Turn My Brain Off” and “My Toshiba is alive” or “Step back” became hymns for a young excited audience. They played many festivals and have been bouncing the clubs around the world. Pop Bands like Jagga Jazzist, The Blow, Architecture in Helsinki asked them some remixes. In 2007 they appeared on “The Itunes Essentials” compilation between Daft Punk, Justice and Busy P.

In 2008, here they are again with a new and fresh album “Mad Kit”. The album brings a kind of straight beat propulsion in their gloriously catchy, melodic and eminently danceable music. An express shot of playful, booty, shaking dance synth pop ripe with digitalized vocals , distorded breaks and electric frequencies  which put them on a luxury spot in the international electronic map. France favorite electro chiptune pioneers  DAT politics did it again !!  “Mad  Kit” brings a kind of straight beat propulsion in their gloriously catchy, melodic and eminently danceable music.