Sous Influences is a brand new studio album from Isabelle Antena, the French jazz-pop-bossa polymath who first found fame with electro-samba trio Antena and influential debut album Camino del Sol. Mostly produced by husband Denis Moulin in Brussels, Goa and Soumont (France), the 12 track album began life as an album by occasional band Pause Cafe. ‘But then Denis lost his father Marc,’ explains Isabelle, ‘and the project had to be put on hold. The other members of Pause Cafe worked on other projects, while I released a lot of dance tracks via Beatport as Antena-Solar. That’s how I met the DJ and House music producer J.T. Donaldson, from Dallas. He wanted to produce some jazzy music with me and that lead to My Lexicon and Aht Uh Mi Hed.’ In 2016, with Denis back on board, the couple decided to round up all these tracks as a new Isabelle solo album, Sous Influences, mixing jazz and bossa nova styles. The working template was an old skool vinyl album. ‘With two distinct sides,’ says Isabelle. ‘Our own original material, and also covers of key songs that have influenced my current musical direction, arranged by Denis a la Bill Evans, thus fulfilling a musical dream.’ Sous Influences is Isabelle’s first new album on Les Disques du Crepuscule since 2001. Welcome home!