MIMS Forgotten Treasures


Forgotten Treasure: Max Berlin “Elle et moi”

This is some serious sleazy disco action right here, straight out of Belgium from the gloriously cheesy 80′s. I discovered this record not that long ago and after about 5 seconds I was in love with it. Really simple, minimal disco à la Giorgio Moroder or Cerrone, actually Max Berlin (Jean-Pierre Cerrone) IS Cerrone’s brother..

The vocal from Max Berlin sounds like a mix Serge Gainsbourg and Bernard Lavilliers, but we’re not saying all the french dudes sound alike! The track has attained a bit of a cult classic status after being reissued on labels like Tigersushi and Compost. I would love to get my hands on a copy of this but a 7″ version costs around 50$…

Max Berlin – Elle et moi (1978)


Also check out this re-edit from my good friend and talented producer Phil Sparkz


About the Author

Lexis (MIMS Founder)
(Montreal) Lexis is the dude who founded MusicIsMySanctuary.com in 2007. He has been djing since 2000 and a music lover / nerd since day 1! For more info check out: www.musicismysanctuary.com/djlexis

  • da V

    I also only just recently discovered this treasure and am in love with it. So much better that I do speak french and the lyrics are simply awesome! But I can’t find the full lyrics in the net – the end part is always missing… Anyway, great, great stuff here!

    • http://www.musicismysanctuary.com Lexis

      Yessss! I love it too… it’s so gangster! Very Gainsbourg…
      Hope you discover tons of stuff on here!
      Much love from Montreal

  • http://twitter.com/fullrange fullrange

    So minimal so good !