The idea is to show the evolution of this style, which takes its influences in every music genders and its popularity in Europe but also in the US.
The list of the names being shoot in this video is huge: Dj Hype, Mala , Son of Kick, Niveau Zero, Stenchman, Goldie, The Others, Roska, Captain Crunch, Habstrakt, The Bug, Noisia, Congo Natty to only name a few...
The film is in the process but they’re looking for some sponsors in order to finish it and putting in on DVDs.
So if you’d like to help (even a couple of euros can help!) feel free to check the KissKissBankBank webpage, or share the infos to the ones who may be interested !
Almost a year ago, my friend Planète Sauvage called me asking me if i could give him some stems of my own tunes cos he wanted to be a part of the upcoming DMC battle championship. This was an old dream for him and i always heard from my friend he was a very good turntablist. Of course i said yes.
Phona is the name of his team, where he plays alongside another turntablist legend, Fong Fong. And what they did is AMAZING! Look at this :
wicked don’t you think ? So wicked that they became DMC French Champion 2012 & World Vice Champion 2012 ! CONGRATULATIONS to them.
I’m really honoured their whole set is constitued with 100% of my own productions!
If you wanna check this original tunes, here you go:
We’re back!! Prosper & myself are delighted to receive Mim & Entek, a new generation of french Hip Hop producer / mc.
MiM is part of the team of TV program Bref, doing all the music and Entek got famous sharing the mic with french star, Grems. The duo is doing a wicked mixture between electro, grime & dubstep. I am really curious to listen to what they gonna do tomorrow!!
So, parisian people, be at le Batofar from 23h30, and it’s FREE!
Gato Preto is a new Tribal fuelled band from Germany, made of Lee Bass & Gata Misteriosa. I love their project, it is very fresh and these 2 remixes packs prouve it: expect various stuff, from moombahton, to kuduro, to house… This is tribal baby!
You can get all of them for free.
You can also have a look to their amazing video of Tschuduku & the remix i’ve done of the original track.
Xenoglossia(from Greek xenos/ foreigner and glōssa/tongue or language) is the name of this paranormal phenomenon in which a person is able to speak or write a language he or she supposedly could not have acquired by natural means.
Imagine a person who speaks German fluently, but who’s not German, has never studied german, never been to a german-speaking country, and never associated with german speakers or had any other source of exposure to the german language, would be said to exhibit xenoglossy. Weird.
This is actually the impression i got when i’ve finished this tune. I’ve done it in one go, and never expect to do such a hybrid tune. Is it techno ? is it global bass ?
I don’t know and i think i don’t care actually. But for sure it is tribal… and personnal.
I also had the surprising opportunity to work on a video for this tune. The Génard Brothers (as i used to call them – Romain & P-a) are 2 guys from my own city. I met P-a a year ago cos he helped me working on some visuals while i was working on the promotion of RAW. He came back a couple of month later with his brother and they offered me to shoot a video for one of the tune of my choice.
Of course, i couldn’t say no :)
And the result is a very solid & sexy video, really strong quality for a first try (it was their first video ever!!).
I’d like to thank Camille Sellès (camera-woman), Fred Sigaud (light), le Transbordeur (for letting us use their place) and of course, the actress, Kayije. Isn’t she sublime ?
So of course, download the tune, watch the video & please share it with your friends!
I’m back again!! I’m really sorry, i’ve been really shit lately to write on my blog cos there are some many things happening at the moment, it’s crazy! You’ll know more about it very soon, i’m actually preparing a long post about what happened these last couple of weeks ;)
But for now, let’s enjoy some fresh music! I’m very happy to tell you my remix of « Party crasher » from top belgium band the Peas Project is now available in good record shops!
The original tune is a very addictive kuduresque dance tune, with amazing vocals, so when they asked me if i was up for remixing it, i said « Hell Yeah!! ». The result is a moombahton remix, keeping the vocal flavor pretty identical, but with a slower twist. If you like sexy booty shaking music, i think this one is for you.
He contacted me last week cos he’s raising money for a documentary project he has about Baltimore, both the city and the music of the same name. He did a trip there and totally felt in love with the city, its soul, and Bmore Club music is its perfect music translation.
To know more about the porject, please visit this PAGE.
So i wanted to share this info with you and also asked some questions to Tim Moreau, aka Videomit….
Videomit: « I’ve got a master degree in documentary film making and I was primarly focused on social struggles, and social documentary, but since few years, my work is more focused on music: Vjing, music videos, trailers for different artists and different labels ( Generation Bass, Diess Prod, Moveltraxx, Soukouch Ethnik, Akwaaba…) I’m also a curator and music journalist (amateur, for the luv you know !) for the french radio show Global Bass where I practive my writing skills. About World Music or Electronic scene, or the both !
I’ve discovered Bmore trought « The Wire » of course, but, I’ve discovered Bmore Club music before. I think it was with M.I.A (and Diplo during the Diplo Golden Era) and then Rye-Rye and Blaqstarr (« Shake it to the ground »).
My musical background is a mix of different things. First, Dancehall and Reggae plus HipHop, and in the other hand, TeKno and Drum N’Bass. So, when I discovered Bmore Club, I felt it was a perfect mix of both sounds, something warm and groovy plus something with a lot of energy, which can create a « trance » state, like electronic music does sometimes.
I’ve visit Baltimore last March, for a small journey, but I’ve spend time with some great people there. In one hand, Scottie B, who was a great host, and with a photographer whose name is Patrick Joust (great work by the way). Of course, Baltimore is very special, with some very poor neighborhoods, where houses and blocks seems to be left aside by the state, and where life seems to be a struggle for lot of peoples. I mean, you really can feel the effect of the crisis there, but I think the problem is older then the 2007 financial crisis. America is a very divided country, where you can see big and fancy S.U.Vs just after seing lots of homeless people, in the same street. But, the most important thing is that Baltimore has a soul ! I mean, you can feel it. That’s why it is so rich musicaly I think.
The influence of Baltimore Club is huge in the Global Bass scene, and also in mainstream music, I think about Beyonce and Black Eyed Peace. Sometimes, it’s sad because people and producers don’t know where the bmore « boom boom boom » comes from, and don’t know what Bmore Club is ! I think, it’s a little bit the same for Miami Bass, and many others local subgenres. I think Bmore Club is maybe one the most important beat and rythmic « ossature » in many club music of today. That’s the aim of my forthcoming movie: to tell the story a little bit, and give a little justice to many great producers, before people forget them. We all know about Detroit Techno and New York HipHop, Baltimore needs his history page too !
The second reason, I think it is because, club music and most of electronic music is party music, so it is hard to write and speak about it in serious and documented way, but, I don’t care, I need to know things about the music I like to party and to listen at. Its explain maybe why people know so less about it ! Producers don’t like to read, it is well known lol ! Just kiddin’
Next Video, Insh’allah, is gonna be this full lengh documentary about Bmore and Club music. Then, in few weeks, there is will be a music video I’ve worked on for Generation Bass, a great Blues-Dubstep track , plus few other things for the Global Bass scene. Then, I don’t know, maybe I would like to work more on something world music oriented, I currently listening to Thai and Viet pop music from the 60′s, and it sounds so great, it inspires me a lot for, maybe writing something about this Thai Pop Golden Era. But, first of all, let’s do Bmore ! »
Inch Allah Tim! i’d love to have this documentary in my library ;)
On the 15th of April i’ll have the chance to share the stage with one of the best french live act at the moment,The Scratch Bandits Crew. Members of this team are all professionnal scratchers, and their live act ROCKS!!