To sum up Beatsqueeze History in a few words, aside from a long and wonderful common experience between sample wizards, this is a matter of tireless passion for the vinyl record through all its forms. As if you reunited under the same banner all the disciplines and activities related to record vinyls, from crate digging to turntablism without forgetting composition, production, publishing, all kinds of distribution, live performance and of course record dealing.
It's in the mid 90's, when he was still called DJ Diess from the rap crew La Formule alongside an MC named JC, who is now internationally famous under the alias Wax Tailor, that Ugly Mac Beer has cut his teeth with turntables, feeding his already insatiable passion for scratching. Great breakbeats and battle breaks admirer, Mac Beer will start going through a solo career with a single obsession: release his first breakbeat and create his own label.
After several participations in the DMC Championship, Mac Beer releases in 1999 his first breakbeat entitled Breaking The Waves Vol.1 in collaboration with JC, followed by Vol.2 soon after. Two records released on his new born label - Diess Production - which will sign the beginning of a breakbeats series as nutty as cunning, like Drunk Master Break, Win A Trip To Hell Breaks or the now famous Just For Your Hand Vol.1 & 2, which are still part of the best breakbeat records sells in France.
It was at the same time, while he ensured the distribution of his own records in the Parisian record stores that Mac Beer met Mister Modo, compulsive digger, beatmaker and seasoned record shop owner. The two got along immediately and a nice complicity soon took place between Mac Beer the crazy scratcher and Modo the master digger.
Especially since he's been touring the record dealers, another idea began to root in Mac Beer's head: launch his own specialized scratch / turntablism record shop.
In 2002, his first shop opens under the name Beatsqueeze, Rue Notre Dame de Lorette in the 9th district of Paris, and decides not to limit his collection to scratch records but to offer a very large selection of high standard hip hop, soul, funk and OSTs records. With Modo precious' help, who back then moved to the flea market in a shop called Copa Music, which rapidly becomes a canonical place for DJs and music experts. Naturally, the two fellows officially team up to run the store, which will move a few months later at Rue de la Rochefoucauld, still in the 9th district. Their talents and personalities perfectly complement each other, and while Modo's diggin and manages the shop, Mac Beer is on the label, and rocks both records production and distribution.
However, mp3 raising, streaming platforms development and the Serato arrival disrupt the rules concerning DJing and turntablism, records sells nosedive draggin down many and many independent shop owners, and Beatsqueeze, like many others, ends up busted in 2007. Anyway, our two diggin companions keep their chin up and refocus on the label, former Diess Prod (which is still stamped on their records, as a quality guarantee for those who know) and now called Beatsqueeze Records, doing what they do best: production.
Their first common project sees daylight in 2006, on a 45 rpm entitled Weed With Roots In Hell, taken from an old dark american movie, one of their mutual passion. A loony project in the style of Madlib and his animated alter ego Quasimoto, where old movie dialogues, loops and psychotropic scratches stir together. The tone is set. The next year is out Mo Dougly Weird Stories, another twisted project against a backdrop of trashy shows and old school movie references, starring a bevy of American MCs like MF Grimm and his Monsta Island Czars crew, Mike Ladd, Roughneck Jihad and D-Styles from Third Sight.
Known since his debut under the alias DJ Diess as an unquestioned breakbeat specialist made in France, Mac Beer puts the boot in alongside Modo, the two enjoying a strong reputation in the eyes of the pros but also rookies. However, the duo decides to explore other musical fields, more soul, more pop, less complex and more accessible in the style of the visionary instrumentals and heady loops produced by the great J Dilla on his legendary Donuts, true ode to sampling and its limitless possibilities. Thus, Modonut is born, but deeply distinguished from the exclusively instrumental Jay Dee album by the incorporation of vocals and the very surgical care shown in the loops and beats.
Modo and Mac Beer finally search for the rare gem and this will not take long before they meet, through a common friend, the soul jazz singer Jessica Fitoussi. After a few tries, she records in one go the famous Not Afraid, which will become the absolute hit that everyone knows, approved everywhere by everyone and massively broadcasted on Nova back then. Modonut is released in April 2009 on Kif Records, featuring El Da Sensei, Mike Ladd, Dj Troubl, Kankick, and for the two producers, rapidly praised by the critics, it's the beginning of a true acknowledgement in the eyes of the public.
Driven by this success, our two movie fans fond of samples pursue their great collaboration releasing Remi Domost at the year's 2010 end, a much more dark album in line with Mo Dougly Weird Stories, on which the infernal duo gives birth to a monster worthy of the name of the worst horror movies, cinematographic style they both worship. Slappin with samples and nightmarish sounds, explosive featurings (Mike Ladd, Formula Abstract, F.Stokes, Roughneck Jihad) and sick humour, Modo and Mac Beer offer us a classic horrorcore demo, able to petrify more than one lad but slaking furious hip hop lovers' thirst with sharpened flows and gore horror movies.
In the meantime is released on Beatsqueeze Records/Diess Prod an instrumental vinyl series dedicated to scratch from which Homemade Bun's by Modo (2009), Los Burritos (2011), Just For Your Hand SFX Series / Classic Movies by Mac Beer (2012) -which is an adaptation of his anthology breakbeat released more than 10 years before- or even the groovy vintage compilation called Music Library (2011), are stemmed from. All this without considering the numerous featurings Mac Beer has produced with ScratchScience, DJ Hertz' label (team winner of the last DMC Championships), every breakbeats and other project Mac Beer has produced since 2002 for the crème de la crème of the French turntablists, like DJ Trouble, Le Jad or DJ Kodh.
In 2012, Modo and Mac Beer get back to the Modonut project where they left it, giving it a next episode worthy of the name, Modonut 2, whose large range of sound heads more to hip hop than the previous volume, but still with the same groove and melody sense. True to themselves, a special care is provided to the featurings on which we can hear Jessica Fitoussi and Mike Ladd again, irreplaceable accomplice, the Danish singer Astrid Engberg (La Fine Equipe, Berry Weight, Mattic...) and a bunch of heavyweight US rappers like Psycho Les from The Beatnuts, Craig G, Junclassic or even F. Stokes on the scratchy hit Diggin' in the Crates.
In October 2013, a new chapter in the adventure is written with the release of the third opus of the series, Modonut Invasion EP. This time the two sound diggers filmthirsty amuse themselves developing in six hip hop bombs the invasion and invasion anxiety thematic, proper to SF. We again are witnesses of an avalanche of samples from old surf records, movies and B series, of groovy instrumentals and massive scratches, on which are featured the usual Mike Ladd but also the franco-american The Real Fake MC, worthy representative of old school and funky hip hop instilled in the 80's.
In 15 years of activity, Diess Prod/Beatsqueeze has released more than fifty or so albums, maxis, breakbeats and other reedits on vinyl. A true goldmine for DJs and scratchovores, and a real accomplishment for our two passionate diggers in a difficult time as everyone knows. However now, it seems that their tenacity and love for the record has payed, as we witness since several months a resurgence of the sacrosanct vinyl. Even if we have to put things in perspective - the vinyl market is still an underground market facing digital sales - it allows to look serenely forward.
Ugly Mac Beer
Originally known as DJ Diess, Ugly Mac Beer shakes for over 20 years the French scratch scene with passion and skill. Since his beginnings in the 90s within the hip hop collective La Formule, alongside JC who later became Wax Tailor, until his early productions, the launch of his label or the opening of his shop, the parisian producer and turntablist has consistently fed his passion for turntables and vinyls, with blows of nomatic scratch sessions and intensive digging, during which he improves his freestyle skills and builds up a strong musical culture. After several participations in the famous DMC championships in the late nineties, he launches in collaboration with his friend JC Le Saoût his first breakbeat record, ‘Breaking The Waves Vol. 1’, which will become a reference and will be quickly followed by volumes 2 and 3, and set up his own label dedicated to breakbeat, which he names naturally Diess Prod. A name whose growing acclaim persists until today, as it is synonymous with high quality and recognized know-how by top connoisseurs. After his meeting with Mister Modo in one of the most famous record shops in the capital, things start speeding up for Ugly Mac Beer. The two serial sound-diggers, united by their addiction to vinyls, B movies and old horror films, gore and science fiction as an option, but also to cinematographic instrumentations and others dark and captivating soundtracks, open a first shop in 2002. And necessarily, as genuine killing sample spotters, they end up producing a whole slew of vinyls with incisive beats and hard-hitting groove, whose the famous series 'Modonut' and its heady track 'Not Afraid', widely playlisted by Radio Nova, while producing the cream of turntablism and rap from Paris to New York. In more than 15 years of activity, Diess Prod, renamed in the meantime Beatsqueeze Records, has released and reissued over sixty albums, EPs, breakbeat LPs and mythic records. The crazy duo mixes music genres, epochs and trends with an insane energy and distinctive feel for crate-digging, and thus for several years now production companies request them regularly to set to music all types of audiovisual projects. While Mister Modo perfectly manages the shop and its regular restocking with masterpieces from all sides, Mac Beer ensures the development of the label, while expanding his activities to sync (advert and TV) for 2 years. With the soul of a child, his insatiable curiosity when it comes to pick up the rare sample, his talents as a producer and a sharp turntablist, Mac Beer is one of those artists who renew the scratch scene with overflowing freshness, originality and creativity. One just needs to see the videos of his urban adventures in Paris and more recently in London, equipped with his portable turntable and his vinyls, to quickly realize that he knows his stuff incredibly well.
Welcome to the Jet Black Mafia ! UNDERCOVER SLUT (A.K.A. UCS) was conceived shortly before Y2K by Europe's most hated/agent provocateur extraordinaire/controversial lead vocalist/lyricist: 'O', Drag (bass) in Paris, FR. Unpure, unsafe & untamed being the best way to describe UNDERCOVER SLUT politically incorrect lyrical content & white noise assault on international masses... Decadence & integrity Hybrid but uncompromised... Superficial while being subliminal... A real violent cross between 21st Century technology, '77 punk rock nostalgia. Creepy & spooky industrial sounds and a dirty fuckin' glamorous image. A vitriolic vision on today's corrupted society! Terrified but terrorizing topics, all about real sick reality, sometimes astral projection, rape &/or romance, fornication then destruction, materialism via spirituality, way more paranoia & less blindness, etcetera...
La Fine Equipe
Founded in 2008, La Fine Equipe quartet doesn’t need to be introduce anymore. With their trilogy of La Boulangerie, they conquered the planet and redefined the position of beatmaking on the french and international scenes. Mix of very diversified influences and a certain modernity that can be find in their way to produce, La Fine Equipe has taken the seat of one of the most prestigious ambassadors of the independant French electronic scene.
DJ Odilon, as a live music maker activist has been expressing his passion for Turntablism through the Dancefloors, since 2000. Not only as a music selector but also as a competitor, he came out winner of the Skrecz Scratch Battle in 2008 in Poland, runner up of the French Freestyle Scratch in 2010, and then IDA Team world champion 2010. DJ Odilon distills eclectic sets with a funky colouring, going back to the hip hop culture of the 80’s and his background as musician. Sound designer of his own sound tracks and tablist composer, he uses the good old Technics MK2 like any traditional instrument, so adding an original touch which is both effective and visual. His wide ranging experience makes of him an artist committed to his passion, and an active member of the turntablism circles. Even more so since joining the teaching team of the Academix DJ School (Brussels) in 2007, during 3 years. For several years now he has been doing the openings for such international artists as Noisia, Foreing Beggars, Calvertron, Subfocus, Evol Intent, Grimelock, Bare Noize, Document One, Dilated Peoples, Ill Bill, Jedi Mind Tricks, Araabmuzik, Birdy nam nam, D-Damage, Missill, Pierpoljak, 2Bal 2Neg, IAM, David Reinhardt, Toots Thielemans,or even Ollie Teeba, Coldcut, Dj Food of the famous Ninja Tune label. Dj Odilon also played in big Festivals like, Les Plages Electroniques, Dour, Brussels Summer festival, Embaracat, Les Francofolies de SPA, Inc Rock, and he is also monthly resident at Bulex, the most famous students party in Brussels.
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DJ Troubl – profession : dompteur de platines since 1997 En marathonien accompli, il écume les championnats depuis plus de dix ans (Nantes, Marseille, Paris, Londres), remporte de nombreux titres jusqu’à la consécration en 2002, devenant consécutivement double champion du monde à Munich (Battle I.T.F) puis à New York (Battle AllStar Beatdown). Dj hors pair, il affine sa technique aux côtés des représentants les plus emblématiques du mouvement - Dj Krush, Beastie Boys, Dj Q-Bert, Justice, Kid Koala… - foulant par là même les dance-floors les plus prestigieux de la planète. Il devient rapidement DJ du groupe Antihero, dont il produit entièrement le premier album « Come in Space or loose your teeth », avant de se lier d'amitié avec l’entertainer incontournable de la scène hip hop francophone Grems dès 2007, pour qui il produira les non moins remarqués Airmax ou encore Hater… Producteur aux mains d’argent, il a su imposer son talent via de nombreux featuring aux côtés de DJ Martin & Rasco, DJ Netik, sur les deux albums de Gazoline ou les compilations Hypectut, tout en abordant la production de Breakbeats - Brikabreaks Vol. 1&2 / Dubabreak Vol. 1&2 - au sein des labels Pamplemousse et Diess Prod. Après la sortie de plusieurs EP, en collaboration notamment avec les anglais Foreign Beggars - dont il signe deux remix sur leur dernier album - ou la talentueuse Moona, Troubl met tripes et talent sur la table pour nous offrir un LP-8 tracks 100% dubstep, en marge de ses sentiers habituels. Huit titres projetés en orbite pour une odyssée rétro futuriste aux sonorités spectrales et magnétiques; un manifeste en huit actes savamment produits dans lesquels on mesure la maturité d’un artiste déjà complet. Empruntant ici au hip hop, là à l’électronique, Avalanche alterne lignes de bass infectieuses et nappes digitales vaporeuses, loin des clichés du genre, souligné par un mastering d’une précision chirurgicale. Entre science-fiction hypnotique et rêve éthéré, un voyage introspectif dans l’inconscient d’un anti héro en quête perpétuelle de nouveaux terrains d’expérimentation. (Cyrielle Harang – Juin 2011) DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLES : 2006/ DMC World Supremacy / 2nd (Londres) DMC French Supremacy / 1rst (Nantes) 2002/ Allstar Beatdown World / 1rst (New York) Allstar Beatdown Europe / 3rd (Londres) ITF Beat-Juggling World / 1rst (Munich) ITF Beat-Juggling Europe / 1rst (Munich) DMC World Supremacy / 4rth (Londres) DMC French Supremacy / 1rst (Nantes) 2001/ Vestax Extravaganza French / 1rst (Marseille) DMC French 6 mins / 2nd (Paris) ITF Battle French Chapter / 2nd (Paris) 2000/ ITF Battle French Chapter / 1rst (Paris)
Something of a man of mystery, UZ emerged into the world of constantly evolving bass music back in 2012, and his intense musical creativity has kept fans guessing ever since. Widely considered one of the founding fathers of the floor-shattering trap sound that has taken the world by storm, UZ’s innovative approach to production and impeccable reputation as a tastemaker has kept him on top of the pile for the past five years. 2017 is possibly set to be the biggest year to date for this artist, having built such a tangible platform for himself over the past couple of years, both as a DJ and producer. Reaching five full years in the game this April, a giveaway of material from 2012-2015 hit well over 600,000 downloads – showing the consistent demand for fresh “Trap Shit” sounds, including the series of 25 tracks that fell under the same name. The likes of SPIN, Complex, Billboard and Hypetrak have offered their full support since the start, pushing his vision to a wider audience. UZ counts official remixes for the likes of Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, 12th planet, Birdy Nam Nam, Ice Cube, Elliphant, GIA, Alvin Risk and DJ Shadow in his arsenal, whilst in 2013 he was commissioned to make a very special mixtape for Red Bull Academy.
Colonna , « L'armata di l'ombra » sorti en Octobre 2010 chez Diess Prod. Après avoir trainé sa guitare dans le métal, COLONNA, influencé par RZA, Killarmy, Gravediggaz, Shyheim, Heltah Skeltah a trituré ses machines dans le rap pur et dur des années 90. Il nous délivre ici un projet instrumental mêlant beats torturés et actualités politico-judicaires liées de près ou de loin aux évènements relatifs à son île natale qui n'est autre que la Corse. 21 pistes qui séduiront les afficionados de beat gras et lugubres, du hiphop au downtempo, dans une ambiance à la fois sombre et envoutante ce projet est en collaboration avec DIESS production connu pour ses sorties hiphop underground de qualités. Le visuel du vinyl rappelle le combat des peuples et la résistance contre l’oppression, ce dernier projet fascine par sa position d'abstract hip hop engagé.
Au cours des années 1980, le mouvement noise/indus/electro lui offre la liberté de peaufiner ses programmations électroniques (Urbain Autopsy, Ob Ovo, Oxendraft...), ce qui ne l’empêche pas de participer à des formations aux esthétiques très différentes (Le Cartel del Barrio, La Tête à l'envers et ses Malentendus, Webs...). Passée la révolution techno, il crée avec Yod (ex VRP) le live Pushy! en 1995, donnant ses premières lettres de noblesse à un breakbeat « made in France » qui va initier nombre de musiciens en herbe. Pushy! devient un artiste majeur de la scène drum’n’bass / electro-break hexagonale. Yod se retire du projet en 1999, laissant à Chris le soin de poursuivre en solo. S’ensuivront deux albums : Free Form (2003)2, puis Hors Not (2007), ainsi qu’une bonne dizaine de maxis. Précurseur du rap électro avec Cheravif (1999), Pushy! collabore avec d’autres artistes (Bams, Sayoko, Néry, Laurent de Wilde & Otisto 23, Loan, E Komba...) et développe un side project 100 % dubstep sous le pseudonyme Hupsy Down3. Sa musique se nourrissant de collaborations, on le retrouve explorant d’autres voies (théâtre, danse contemporaine, installations, défilés de mode, courts-métrages, films...) aux côtés de personnalités telles que Marc Caro, Christophe Haleb, Jean-Luc Testu, Darja Richter, Kaat Tilley, Isabelle Boutrois, Viviana Moin, Pascale Siméon ou Nicolas Hulot.
Premier album d'Andy Bandy , Andre - Portrait of a cycko weirdo , sorti le 9 mai 2011 sur Gran Bandytizm / Diess Prod . Toujours marqué par une touche profondément sombre et dans la continuité de ses breakbeats, cet album, vous fera découvrir l’univers étrange du personnage d’André Dugourdin, créé à l’occasion de la sortie de l’album « Remi Domost ». 16 titres aux noms évocateurs, « The spirit of perversness », « Dizzy like Zyklon B », « Possessed », « Nothing can’t stop black force »… Essentiellement composé grâce aux machines et synthés analogiques , une musique, effrayante, minimaliste, mystérieuse, inclassable qui n’a pas réellement d’équivalent. Un rythme, une ligne de basse, le tout hanté par des échantillons de voix soigneusement sélectionnés dans sa collection de film d’horreur en VHS.
He’s simply the first French champion in the history of deejaying. But Kodh, a french madagascan, is even more than that – a producer, a sound artist – he even designed the Swing an instrument, a dj machine he uses to produce remixes every week for his #scratchkodhremix challenge. Kodh is a DJ and a recognized figure in the world of turntablism, He won several national and international DJ championships. He symbolizes creativity and diversity. He defines himself as an imaginative DJ and his style of predilection mixes Hip-Hop and Electronic music cultures. His music breaks the known dimensions to deliver fantasy and moments of escape. Kodh is also a producer – his productions were featured on Tv and groups like Tres Coronas. Kodh also uses his talent to create artworks that were exhibited in various french galleries and he makes educational workshops around music and sound. Kodh gives good music because to him it’s a way to have fun and empower people in their own construction.
Straight from Paris, Dj Suspect pushes aside the musical borders in his dj set coloured of Deep Funk, Afrobeat, Tasty Breaks, Hip Hop, Futuristic Jazz, Broken and all kinds of groove. His acute sens of the dancefloor coupled with implacable control of turntables, allowed him to stand up to the turntables the best dj's in the world. From Los Angeles to London, Sydney to Berlin, Ibiza to New York, he became in some years only a reference with many parties & live shows, being always at the service of dancers and rare groove lovers. He's a part of the 45 Live crew alongside legends like Andy Smith, Dj Format and many other international dj's who love to spin 45's. Half of The Funk League, their first LP "Funky As Usual" has been released in 2012 with legendary guests like Large Professor, Diamond D, Sadat X and many others. In 2013 he has released a second LP with his partner Doc TMK named "Giving Space to the Sun". He has released a lot of mixes and has collaborated last year with the mighty NYC based label Truth & Soul, and also WeFunk Radio. For one year he starts his own radio show, "le fonk et la forme", on Radio Meuh. The best is yet to come, so you betta stay tuned! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- DJ Absurd , producteur & Dj Parisien , confronte influences UK Garage / Bass Music électroniques et musique Urbaine au sens large, collaborant avec ce que le Hip-Hop ou le Reggae Dancehall offre de meilleur en terme de MC's à travers le globe . Il est par exemple le premier artiste Français à avoir sorti un vinyl Grime, puis peu après la première compilation 100% originale de ce style publié dans ce pays. Il a également crée son propre label : ResoFantom, sur lequel il sort des artistes français et internationaux. - Son acharnement en production lui offrira des remixes officiels de certains des artistes majeurs de la musique électronique contemporaine de Kid606 à Fonzerelli , en passant par Otto Von Schirach entre autres ; ainsi qu'une multitude de Bootlegs dont le fameux Boot And Leg 02 , qui restera en tete des ventes de vinyl dans son style de musique pendant 3 semaines sur Juno et sera playlisté par de nombreux dj's. De même, sa collaboration sous forme de Hip-Hop futuriste avec son camarade Cheravif au travers du titre "Affreux , Sales & Méchants" lui offrira sa première rotation en radio nationale. - Ses prestations scéniques , hautement énergiques et plus que fournies en basses fréquences ont déjà fait trembler les dancefloors à travers l'Europe aux cotés d'une multitude d'autres artistes comme : Rusko, South Rakkas, CongoRock, RadioClit, Dj DeeKline, Kromestar, Sam Baobinga, Virus Syndicate, Sway, Airborn Audio, Duran Duran Duran, True Tiger, D1, 16Bit et une foule d'autres activistes de la Bass Music des 4 coins du globe . - Sous son alias MonstR, il produit des morceaux Dubstep dans une veine tantôt sombre et techy, tantot à la limite du Dub originel, qui lui vaudront diverses sorties en vinyl sur des labels comme : Eight:FX ou Destpub ainsi qu'un morceau sur le mix du parrain de la scene Dj Hatcha: "Dubstep Session Vol.1" sortit sur SW. - Un chaudron géant dans lequel bouillonnent : Dubstep, Trap, Bassline 4x4, HipHop, Dancehall, Uk Funky, Fidget, Electronica, 2step, Heavy Metal, Dub, Grime, Scratch Music, NyHC et encore bien d'autres saveurs .... A suivre !
DSK was introduced to hip-hop and electro in the early ‘80s and immediately began Bboying, Graffiti and DJing before focusing on the music and turning to the tables. After making a name for himself as a DJ, he began to produce tracks . DSK now lives in China working as a DJ , producer and promoter.
Awarded Turntablist, (2006 vice DMC champion (France) cat: Beat Juggling, 2006 Polymix Champion, 2006 TKO Champion) Spankbass is also a skilled Bass Music Producer. Signed on labels such as Peace Off, Accomodus, Compact, Upgrade Audio and Kosen Production, his style is a mixture of Neurohop, Dubstep with a touch of Drum & Bass or Glich-hop according to his mood. This turntable master has already shaken stages alongside great turntablism and bass music names. His pleasure to share new tunes and get the crowd excited pushes him on stage, from Paris to Brussels, from London to Rennes. He also got involved for several months on the BOMB DA BASS nights at the Nouveau Casino (Paris) where he gets to share line-up with Modstep, Diesel, Figure to name a fiew. Starting 2012 Spankbass focuses more and more on his own production and showcases his talent with his first EP "Indian Spice" alongside Ratbeat. This new project received much attention from the medias (Finest ego, Bass Musique Magazine, BF2D). A growing motivation makes him release more tracks including one on "Aisuru" compilation, which gathered Glitch-hop international artists to raise funds for Japan, and an official remix for Watch Clan band. His second solo EP, released on Upgrade Audio, enters Beatport charts for several weeks. He also records podcasts for Peace Off, Château Bruyant and Kosen Production, label on which he releases hi last 2 tracks EP to date several months later. His will to reconcile both Turntablism and Production sees his first Scratch record released on Kiosk Records label, alongside DJ Ritch. Volume 2 forthcoming very soon …
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Globetrotting producer Onra has staked his claim as one of the most exciting beatmakers of the past few years, thanks to releases like the 80's Funk beat album Long Distance, various Boogie edits and his Chinoiseries collections (made with Chinese music samples found while traveling Asia). His talent for delivering emotive, soulful hip-hop that really hits the spot is demonstrated through his multitude of releases since 2006. Hailing from Paris, Arnaud has produced six albums and even more EPs. Through his various releases, Onra evidently takes influences from a hugely eclectic range of sounds, from Jazz through to Funk and RnB; carefully and respectfully using these styles to craft a unique and refreshing take on traditional Hip-Hop.
Before driving at breakneck speed with his electronic project Christine, Aeon Seven was one of the first turntablists in his region of France, unbeatable with hip hop breaks, funk 45 & obscure samples of any kind. Music and skateboarding form the pattern of Aeon Seven's teenage years, with Jason Lee, Matt Hensley, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and Sonic Youth as a backdrop. Part of an ephemeral punk rock band as a guitarist and crate digger well ahead of time, he gained his musical culture by collecting vinyl records. The turning point came with the discovery of Dj Shadow and Dj Qbert. From this time, he went deeper into hip hop culture, bought a mixer, a second turntable, exploited the collected records and became a DJ. Resident at the legendary "Café Curieux" in Rouen, he gets deeper into audio production, and in 2000, he released his very first record "Beyond The Time Barrier". A record made up of instrumentals and sounds to scratch with, aimed to be used by turntablists. Then he participates at the Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats Festival in 2003 and shared the stage in 2004 with Hexstatic and Modeselektor at 6th Nordik Impact. Then in 2005, he released his funk masterpiece "Funky Furious" revealing his passion for Deep Funk and drumbreaks which constitute the basis of Hip Hop production. In late 2007, Aeon Seven meets Kunst Throw, a younger DJ with whom he shares the same musical influences. They play hot gigs together that lead them to mix their Hip Hop / Funk / Rock influences with the new electronic scene in full bloom at the moment. In 2010, they created the project "Christine". The Duo first attracts attention through their stage appearances, won a subsidy, elected "Printemps de Bourges discovery" in 2011 and to the Transmusicales festival the same year. In 2012 they won "Les Détours D'Adami"that enabled them to play in many big french festivals (Francolfolies, Vieilles Charrues, Solidays, Eurockéennes, MEG festival in Montréal, Sakifo at La Réunion, Guadalajara in Mexico, Montreux and Paleo in Switzerland…). The Band released their 2 EP "Catharsis" and "Death On Wheels" the same year. Then came 2 auto produced Eps "Ecstatic Sole" and "Brand New Furies" , followed by the full soundtrack production of "Sam Was Here", a movie directed by Christophe Deroo. An active DJ and Producer for more than 15 years, this unconditional vinyls lover leaves Christine late 2015 to get back to his first love. After sharing the stage recently with Rejjie Snow, DJ Nu-Mark + Slim Kid 3 and Lee Fields and The Expressions, he has just released "Lowdown Spectrum", a new video mix project that put the light on his love for mixing 45 in tune and scratching. Also to follow soon, a mix for Funk Night Records (Detroit) and new original productions aimed to be abstract hip hop oriented with a retrofuturistic mood, that will feed the long awaited Aeon Seven 1st LP. To Celebrate joining 45 live crew, he plans to make a new 1 hour mix and 2 original tracks to be released on 45 live records.
Jean-Christophe Le Saout dit Wax Tailor est un auteur, compositeur, producteur et manager. Dans les années 1990, alors qu’il est déjà membre du groupe « La Formule » et animateur sur radio « Droit de Cité » à Mantes-la-Jolie, il lance son label « Lab’Oratoire ». En 2000 , alors qu’i lest chargé de la tournée du groupe suédois « Looptroop », il lance le projet « Breathing Under Water ». En 2002, il commence à travailler sur son projet « Wax Tailor » et sort un premier disque en collaboration avec Charlotte Savary au chant et Marina Quaisse au violoncelle. En 2005, il connaît un véritable succès avec l’album « Tales of the Forgotten Melodies » et part en tournée en France et à travers le monde. En 2007, l’album « Hope & Sorrow » confirme son talent et son identité sonore est pleinement confirmée, faisant de Wax Tailor un grand artiste de la scène électro-hip-hop internationale. A la suite de cela, il sera nommé aux Victoires de la musique 2008 dans la catégorie « Meilleure musique électronique ».
Crab Cake Records
CrabCake Records is a Scratch/Breaks/DjTools Record label based in UK. Its main output is unique Breaks & Scratch Vinyl, along with funky fresh themes.
A State Of Mind
With 3 critically acclaimed full-length albums and over 600 shows in 25 different countries under their belt, ASM have established themselves as one of the pre-eminent hip hop acts in Europe today. Their unique brand of sophisticated, ultra-lyrical boom-bap fusion continues to serve as a refreshing reminder that hip hop can be fun, artistically ambitious, and intelligent. Principally composed of MC’s Green and FP and DJ/Producer RHINO aka Fade, this international trio of friends from high school (one Canadian, one German, one English) first gained international recognition from their collaborative singles with Wax Tailor: “Positively Inclined” & “Say Yes”, and have since collaborated with the likes of Chinese Man, MF DOOM, Deluxe, La Fine Equipe, and many more. After spending the last 18 months touring extensively as live MCs of Marseille legends Chinese Man as part of the Shikantaza tour, 2019 sees the return of ASM proper with a brand-new album and tour project as the latest act on the illustrious roster of Chinese Man Records. After exploring the depths of cinematic orchestration and pushing the boundaries of narrative rap on their 2015 opus “The Jade Amulet” and the returning to their origins in smoked-out jazzy boom bap on the 2016 “String Theory EP”, 2019 sees ASM take a new direction in the form of the upcoming album “Palette / Color Wheel”. While rooted in the same organic oldschool sensitivity that has defined their careers, Color Wheel sees ASM engage head-on with contemporary rhythmic textures like they have a point to prove – that they are undeniable masters of their craft in their most efficient, to-the point assortment of bass-heavy rap cuts to date – undeniable bangers in all colors and hues.
DE PARIS A BREST, DE TOKYO A FUKUOKA: Un attrait certain pour la bonne chère et l'amour du travail bien fait, pionnier du « Mash-up » dont les Bootlegs n'ont pas fini de surprendre son homme; officiant là où le groove le pousse comme aux cotés de Gérard Baste (Svinkels/Klub des 7) ou, lors des soirées "Toxic#"de Solo et Uncle O. Les "Wanted#" dont il est l'instigateur au Nouveau Casino, on l'a aussi vu dévoilant sa musicalité, avec Stupeflip sur les tournées « Hypnoflip invasion 2011 » & « Terrora 2012 » Au final,15 années d'expérience au service d’un DJ set énergique et foutraque,où les meilleures galettes electro,rap viennent percuter les classique rock,roots du bon docteur ! Gérard Baste