Few month ago i told you about a Contest happening in Lyon, to discover upcoming producers & live acts. The ones who smashed it that night and won the contest are The Mango…
So i wanted to know more about them…
Hi the mango! So, how was your show at le Tremplin Electro ? what kind of feedbacks did u get ?
It went very well from our side! We really enjoyed ourselves on stage, we were first stressed but once in front of the public, things went naturally. We wanted to do an energic & ecclectic set & to communicate with the crowd, and we’ve been surprised by the very positiv reaction of the people. All the professionnals who came have congratulated us, so all good!
Tell us a bit more about you…
We both have very different background. Pierre is a musician, he loves Jazz & blues. He did a sound ingeneer school, he’s the technician, with a very severe ear.
The only problem with him is his taste for teen music & passion for congas. At the moment, he’s really into all the Tech House actual shit, like Format:b, Gucci Vump, Gesaffelstein, Pleasurekraft..
Aubry has discovered electronic music earlier. DJ for many years, he has a strong experience of the stage and this world. He loves loads of different kind of electronic music, like Ricardo Villalobos, Marcel Dettmann, Jennifer Cardini, and also Warp or everything electroclash. It adds consistency to our influences.
Everything all together make us do minimal-tech, sometimes breaky or housy, kind of music. We’re not afraid of trying other things.
Any gigs coming ?
We have a remix due very soon on Goldigger (Heards or Tails), pretty strong. We’re just finished a remixes of Chromeo & the Shoes available as free download on our soundcloud page and actually we are working hard on our first EP. We are pretty unexperienced and we progress daily, so we need some time to experiment in order to make our production & style grow. We’d love to have a second ep out in september, some remixes & live gigs!
Besides that, we had the opportunity to play alongside confirmed talents like Beat Torrent, les Marble Players, Club Cheval or Deadmau5 recently. We are also playing in Lyon the 7th of july at la Marquise for a JeudiOrgie, and we’ll be at the Social Club with Ivan Smagghe later this summer.
What do you think about both the local and national scenes in France ?
There’s a lot of upcoming artists in Rhone-Alpes, it looks like les Nuits Sonores Festival has inspired loads of people to get more involved. We have very good relationship with crews such as Art Feast or Dawn Records in Lyon, Classical in Clermont-Ferrand, we’ve actualy already shared the stage together and we love their music sensibilities. I think Lyon is a good place to practice cos people are demanding, but it’d be good if the scene was bigger. There’s a lack of proper clubs here, with regular electronic music events. But the good thing is that artists stand together, there’s an healthy competition and it’s pretty cool!
What could promoters do to help upcoming artists ?
I think contests like the Bangclub d’Artfeast is a strong idea, maybe multiply events like this, of course booking these upcoming artists to support big names, simplify the contact with politics in order to have official support, etc… But things are slowly going this way.
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