GERGAZ: You have just released your Téléphérique EP on Gergaz Netlabel, could you tell us a little bit about it? What should the listeners expect, how would you describe it?
This EP is made of 3 tracks representing 3 recent moments of my life, they were all produced in different places, different cities, different rooms, different conditions… so the tracks may sound quite different one from another, but for me, each track keep the idea of travelling, cruising into landscapes…. Listeners should expect a special combination of some spatial orchestral atmospheres, bouncing basses and hand crafted hip-hop beats !
GERGAZ: You are coming to promote the EP to Slovakia and Czech Republic, you are to play at Subclub, Bratislava and at Café Sklenick, Brno. Would this be your first visit here? Nervous?
Yes it will be my first time in Slovakia and Czech, and I’m really looking forward to meet you guys, play some good music, share it with the audience… and have some beers together! Haha
GERGAZ: Tell us a bit about your self that the people would know what they should expect when they come down to the club. What sort of music you are in to? Any favourite artists, labels?
I’ve been involved into a lot of different music projects since childhood, from lots of different genres… I can listen to Debussy, Aphex Twin, Jaga Jazzists and Gojira while having a tea for breakfast ! I could name a few labels like Warp, Jarring Effects, Ninja Tunes, brainfeeder, Alpha Pup, Stones Throw, Tokyo Dawn … or artists like AphexTwin – Jaga Jazzist – Prefuse 73 – Boards of Canada – Lars Horntveth – Venetian Snares – Autechre – Flying Lotus – Teebs – Sigur Ros – Squarepusher – Telefon Tel Aviv – Wu Tang – Satie – Rachmaninov – Opeth – Refused – The Residents – King Crimson… these are maybe my main influences…. But I’ve been more recently into a lot of different rising beatmaking crews, labels, artists from all across the planet !
GERGAZ: Do you include these when performing or is your selection different from what you listen to?
Yeah I definitely play some tracks from these artists in my selection, but I don’t necessarily play my favourite tracks from each artist, I really try to build something coherent using all the different influences I’ve been benefiting from.
GERGAZ: How about the music styles, do you change them during your sets or do you prefer to keep them in certain genre or around certain BPM?
I try to get styles evolving during my set… Concerning the BPM, I usually start from 180 and finish at 75… ! I should maybe try the opposite… haha
GERGAZ: Any track that always works on the floor?
I would say “Lucky Star – Madonna” =)
GERGAZ: How do you find your tracks, artists? Do you follow music blogs, social networks or is it through friends? What’s the usual way for you?
There are lots of blogs that I follow, but I also look for information directly onto labels websites. I’m a very curious person, and a huge music listener… It is nearly like I need to discover at least one new artist I like each week…! I also have a few friends scouting out just the same, with different sources, and we finally share our discoveries and spend time listening to the new golden nuggets we’ve found!
GERGAZ: I have to ask, do you still buy CDs or vinyl?
I use to buy a lot of audio tapes when I was young, sharing and borrowing some new ones from friends at school …. Then I started buying cds, and bought a lot of them in a few years. I have a nice collection of Warp Records cds…. I still buy cds, for artists I really like…. This can happend only a few times a year.
GERGAZ: Thank you very much. We are looking forward to your gigs @ Subclub & Sklenick.← Back