Recto Verso. The first album by Paradis is well named. This is because the duo’s music comprises two highly contrasting sides. By mixing house music and French chanson, Simon Mény and Pierre Rousseau decompartmentalize genres with finesse. On stage, the paradoxical dancing and soothing is even more striking. The two artists met by chance on a night out in Paris in 2010. They were playing together the next day, with house as their common ground. Quickly inseparable, they broke through a year later with an electro cover of Alain Souchon’s “Ballade de Jim”. Then they generated buzz by remixing a track by Christine and The Queens, and in 2016 released an airily complex debut album. With Recto Verso, the lads explore their melancholic universe composed of delicate words and hypnotic loops.