London here i come!
Last time i was in London was few month ago, so i’m pretty excited about this one! 229 The Venue is in central London and they have wicked line up (Tinie Tempah is playing there this month!!!).
On that night, loads of live bands and some wicked DJs… Cheap bar all night (it is important!) and a mix of Dance/Electro/Disco/Dubstep from artists like Lighthouses, Folie Ordinaire,
Douce Angoisse, Blendah and myself.
FREE for students – STUDENT BAR PRICES ALL NIGHT !!!
£3 adv or £5 on the door www.229thevenue.co.uk
For the second year, ArtFeastorganises a music contest in Lyon, at la Marquise, in order to discover new talent in electronic music. It has to be played live with 100% original tunes (or personnal remixes – but no dj set) and the participant needs to live in Lyon or in the area.
After 2 weeks of selection, the jury, constituted of professionals in the local music business has selected 7 artists who all have different styles, from electro to dubstep.
I myself belong to the jury, so i wanted to make a personnal focus on all of them…
DaTraxer: Unfortunately i was too late to download the biography, so i don’t know much about DaTraxer, and the biography part of his website is not updated. So what i know is that he has already released several tracks INTERFERENCES and a remix of WE ARE TERRORISTS on BOXON Records. His style is pure electro, funky & glitchy. Might go really well in clubs i guess. The quality of production is very good but maybe a bit too over-compressed for my taste. But i think it is the style rules ;)
Square Tune Magician: what a nice name isn’t it ? :) STM is an ex-video game addict who like to combine 8bit sounds & melodies to proper dancefloor beats, sometimes electro, sometimes in a more grimey way. The result is pretty surprising cos most of the tunes have these epic melodies you can find in oldschool games such as Final Fantasy or such, and sometimes merged with hip hop vocals eheh. It sounds pretty weird and might go really well on a dancefloor too. Pretty curious to hear that live…
Rihanna Rude Boy (STM Remix) by squaretunemagician Winner Louise: This is what we call bangers. I personnally don’t like this kind of music, it is a bit too Ed Banger-ish for me, but i can recognize that the prodcution quality is very high and i’m sure kids will go nuts on the dancefloor. I just think a bit more of substance and personnality would make these tunes even more interesting. But we all start with copying other don’t you think ?
Mayday: this is a very new & fresh band of 3 boys, Pierre Fage, Simon Jurus & Leo Boudet. Loads of ambient & progressiv techno in there. I’m not a huge fan but it sounds pretty good for guys who are making music for only a couple of month…
MCTF: don’t know much about this guy, which is a shame (artists – NEVER forget to add a small biography & correct tags to your mp3 when you submit it to someone!!!! ). Very ecclectic house music. A bit ambient, a bit experimental. I think it needs a bit of work on the mixdown, but i like the variety of sounds & atmosphere you can find in this set.
The Mango: 2 french producers from Paris (not Lyon??? :). Loads of techno/breaks inspiration in there. I like it, might go well in clubs. But i’m curious to hear more to define a proper identity to the project….