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Music at its finest

A household name in forward-thinking, soulfully focused electronic music, Lyon-based brand TheSoundYouNeed is a sonic sanctuary for the exciting fusions between bass music, house, garage, lounge and hip-hop.

Recruiting millions of YouTube subscribers since it launched in December 2012, within months of its launch its founder Olivier Dutertre quit his job as a waiter and became a full time curator. Since then TheSoundYouNeed has elevated from its online roots to create three iTunes chart topping albums and curate a series of unique live experiences such as hosting a stage at Sea Dance Festival, Montenegro, a three day city festival across Paris, LA’s Wiltern, sold out shows in London’s Scala and Brixton Academy and Antwerp’s Waagnatie and their own festival in Malta.

TheSoundYouNeed continues to explore exciting new territories, locations and forward-thinking fusions…

Olivier Dutertre

TheSoundYouNeed Founder

AEI have allowed me to make my dreams of TheSoundYouNeed a reality… When I first set up my brand I had no idea how far I could take it. AEI have helped me take it further than I anticipated in such a short amount of time.

Hurley Mower - Home Cooked EP

  1. Hurley Mower – Idols (Intro)
  2. Hurley Mower – Home Cooked
  3. Hurley Mower – Melt Away
  4. Hurley Mower – Drip


Latest Releases

TheSoundYouNeed Summer 2016

  1. Brasstracks – Say U Won’t
  2. Møme – Jetpack 
  3. Young Franco – Talkin’ Bout It (feat. KLP)
  4. Axel Thesleff – Bad Karma 
  5. Tennyson – With You 
  6. Pham & Filip – Squaad
  7. Karma Kid – Man of the Year
  8. Durante – Goddess
  9. Møme – Aloha (feat. Merryn Jeann)
  10. Rachel K Collier – Squares Into Circles (Røse Remix) 
  11. Young Franco – Drop Your Love (feat. DiRTY RADiO)
  12. Yahtzel & Bengal – Bent 
  13.  Louis The Child – From Here
  14.  Point Point – All This
  15.  Joey Pecoraro – Warm
  16. Alexander Lewis & Brasstracks – Distant Memories
  17. Alyusha & Linden Jay – Paradise
  18. Flybear – The Hook
  19. SG Lewis – Shivers (Isaac Tichauer Remix)
  20. Motez – Down Like This (feat. Tkay Maidza)

Durante - Goddess / Cold

TheSoundYouNeed vol.2

TheSoundYouNeed, Vol. 2


1 Some Minds (feat. Andrew Wyatt) Flume
2 Talk in Tongues (feat. Evalyn & MOONZz) Cosmic Quest
3 Do It Again ZES
4 Indian Summer Jai Wolf
5 The Way Hurley Mower
6 In the Midst of It All (feat. Sam Wills) Tom Misch
7 Aftergold Big Wild
8 Drank Hurley Mower
9 Could Elderbrook
10 Something About You Hayden James
11 Beautiful Escape (feat. Zak Abel) Tom Misch
12 Mumbai Swvg 2014 UN*DEUX
13 Pretty Thoughts (FKJ Remix) Alina Baraz & Galimatias
14 Call of the Wild George Maple
15 Never Too Far Sorrow
16 Faded (ODESZA Remix) ZHU
17 Blackouts Pham
18 Lotus Eater Mura Masa
19 If You Leave Yahtzel
20 Drops (feat. Tom Bailey) FKJ
21 Miles Olsen
22 Fantasy Alina Baraz & Galimatias
23 Weight in Gold (Louis Futon Remix) Gallant
24 Wake Up This Day (feat. Jordan Rakei) Tom Misch


TheSoundYouNeed Vol 1


1 Warm Water (Snakehips Remix) BANKS
2 I Got U (Bondax Remix) [feat. Jax Jones] Duke Dumont
3 Slow Burn (feat. Chuck Ellis) Durante
4 No Qualms Karma Kid
5 Drop the Game Flume & Chet Faker
6 Life In Grey Point Point
7 Shiner (feat. Ginger & The Ghost) Indian Summer
8 Instant Need FKJ
9 2 Is 8 Lone
10 Skin (feat. Georgia Buchanan) DE$IGNATED
11 High You Are (Branchez Remix) What So Not
12 Say My Name (feat. Zyra) ODESZA
13 Hold Me Down Mansionair
14 Kodama 20syl
15 You & Me (Flume Remix) [feat. Eliza Doolittle] Disclosure
16 Goddess Chrome Sparks
17 Learn To Fly (feat. Jordan Rakei) FKJ
18 Ukiyo Hermitude
19 Marijuana Chrome Sparks
20 Make You Feel Alina Baraz & Galimatias
21 Saturn Boy Dream Koala
22 Talk Is Cheap Chet Faker
23 Ocean Floor Kisses Galimatias
24 I Can’t Keep Up (feat. Will Heard) Tourist
25 High With Me Yahtzel
26 Water Winds (feat. Molly Williams) Cosmic Quest
27 Morning BJ Point Point
28 Lisse KAASI
29 So Much To Give (L D R U Remix) YesYou
30 Sunstring Max Liese
31 The Antidote (feat. Nai Palm) Taylor McFerrin
32 Overcome (feat. Merryn Jeann) Tora
33 Speak With a Dofflin (Sable Remix) Basenji

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