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Mixtape Le Dimanche’s LateNightTales

Our drummer Martijn, who’s also a dj, has made a mixtape inspired by Ninja Tunes “LateNightTales”:

“Being inspired by some of the LateNightTales compilations, I found it was time to make one of my own. Not that I’m some kind of mixmaster; on the contrary. But the idea to dig the crates and come up with the right (parts of) songs seemed like quite a challenge.

I tried to follow the ‘rules’ of LateNightTales; to create a late-night-selection, add a cover version of your own (which we as Le Dimanche don’t have, so I added a song of our own) and round up with a piece of spoken word. For the latter, I chose a tiny song that I use to sing my smallest kid asleep with.

It’s become quite a dark trip, sprinkled with some more relaxing vibes. Find yourself the right late night and enjoy!”

- Martijn -

LateNightTales Le Dimanche by Martijnsmits on Mixcloud

TRACK LISTING
01. Miles Davis – Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)
02. Bobby Hutcherson – Love Song
03. Morphine – I Had My Chance
04. The Bees – Angry Man
05. John Williams – Catch Me If You Can (Reprise)
06. Jaga Jazzist – Swedenborgske Rom
07. Le Dimanche – Bright Sky
08. The Cinematic Orchestra – Night Of The Iguana
09. Ursula Rucker – Circe (Jazzanova Mix)
10. The Herbaliser Band – Forty Winks
11. Soul Coughing – Sleepless
12. MC 900 Ft Jesus – The City Sleeps
13. TrackAddicts – Dutchy
14. Knowtoryous – Bomberclad Joint (K&D Session)
15. Jaga Jazzist – Cinematic
16. DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 2)
17. Xploding PlastiX – Omar Sharif Bonanza
18. Bersarin Quartett – Mehr Als Alle Andere
19. Trentemøller – Miss You
20. Raymond Scott – Kodachrome
21. Fleet Foxes  – Blue Spotted Tail

Posted: maart 30th, 2014
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Blog: our gig at the Van Gogh Museum in A’dam

Busiest day of the year
On June 3rd 2011 we played at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It was great!
It was the busiest day of the year at the museum: 8000 visitors showed up during the day. The waitingline outside was really long with people wanting to see our show of course ;)

Le Dimanche SOLD OUT
We set up our gear in the entrance hall, while people that were doing audiotours almost bumped into our guitaramps. Jurgen got to play on a real concertpiano with a great sound. VJ Martijn could use three beamers: one was projecting on a screen behind us and up in the air there were two immense walls on which he made a visual presentation. Supercool! Our drummer DJ Sunday and friend Monsieur Discoteque spinned some cinematic records to get in the right mood and at 20:30 we started our concert. Alex did a great job with the sound & our new song ‘The Gambler’ really caught the listeners attention. You could hear the music though the whole museum, so we figured at least 800 people must have heared our songs. After the show Renske sold all the twenty albums we had with us, some are going to China, others to Argentina. We actually signed some cd’s as well! :) If you want to see a little impression of the show, check out this facebook post. (make sure you’re logged in to your facebook-account)

Thank you for the cd-player!
We thanked everybody over there and headed back home. When we got back in Oss and unloaded the van (Thanks Josina!) we discovered a strange looking flightcase we hadn’t seen before…. We opened it and discoverd a brand new Pioneer CD-player from the Van Gogh Museum! Oops! Apparently the security was only instructed to watch the paintings instead of these cool audio-toys :) Now Marjolein has to go shopping in Amsterdam and bring it back of course.

What’s up next
So, that was one of our last shows for the time being. This summer we’ll lay low: we’ll be finishing some new songs we have & we’ll make plans for new gigs and of course a new album!
We’ll keep you posted as soon as we have more news. And right now we’re creating a bandcamp page, where you can listen to all the tracks of the first album.

Take care friends.

Best,
le Dimanche

Posted: januari 19th, 2011
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blog: what a beautiful sound!

The performance on October 18th 2009 in ‘the ‘used-to-be-school’ was very interesting.
The venue used to be a school for disabled children, so there were a lot of adjustments. The classroom where we were situated, had consoles placed on the sealing, for better acoustics for impaired hearing children.
Because of that the sound was BEAUTIFUL! We would like to do our rehearsals there! ;)

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The organization did a good job as they had darkened the room completly.The visuals by Martijn Bos made the show complete again & Martijn showed a lot of new tricks!
DJ Monsieur Discotheque also joined us, so we all discovered a lot of new music to listen to.

A performance that fits the list of special performance-locations!

Posted: oktober 20th, 2009
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blog: Cinematic albumrelease & review

Our ‘Cinematic Evening With Le Dimanche’ on October 3rd 2009 has been such a blast!
The atmosphere was just perfect and we’ve all had the most wonderful releaseparty we could ever imagine.
A great audience, superb sound & lights and before the show we enjoyed a lovely homemade dinner. VJ Martijn Bos surprised many people and our musical friends Jos, Marije, Marijke, Erik and Noortje played some beautiful arrangements to the songs. Afterwards DJ Monsieur Discoteque played some great tunes and we ended at a cool afterparty at the Lollipop.
We want to use this opportunity to thank everyone for this wonderful evening!

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So what’s new?
Kindamuzik wrote a good review & some friends have made professional audio and videorecordings. You can check the Le Dimanche YouTube Channel for videos for six tracks!

Cheers,
Le Dimanche

Posted: oktober 12th, 2009
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