Sat, 05 Oct 2013  /  Post a comment
A four-and-a-half-hours live registration of that sweet stuff: dub, roots, reggae, all selected under the blistering Amsterdam sun on the 31st of August 2013 by San Proper and Frodo & His Serial Chill-dren - crank it up to eleven, young blood!
Thu, 24 Jan 2013  /  Post a comment
In his live-shows, San Proper uses guitar, synths, bass and his vocals. Once he’s recording in his studio, he’ll use lots of live-drums and percussion on top of his electronic productions.
He explains to me he prefers the combination of drum-computers with organic sounds and tells me on his album his lyrics are about the topics in his life, like a diary. He gives some examples with tracks like “Brain Soup”, which refers to a hangover which feels like someone’s making brain-soup in your skull. He tells us about the girls running around in the corridors of his mind with “a Choice named Joyce” which like “Another Sign” and “Water castles” have an obvious feminine inspiration, like most of the tracks on the album this last example is about women, their tears which he turns into diamonds to seduce them… He has a soulfully distorted mind which presents Proper’s Dusty House Music…”
Wed, 23 Jan 2013  /  Post a comment
His debut-album “Animal” which he released on Rush Hour records in June 2012 you’ll notice a lot of his field-recordings and cinematic ambiance sounds which he uses because he claims it adds more story to his tracks.
Lara Pearl interviewed San Proper in Fabric, London, Saturday 12.01.2013
In a bar in Dalston, London, he tells me about the different tales and saga’s behind his music. He explains to me why he occasionally prefers to play eclectic sets and emphasizes his love for Disco with a cheeky statement. “Disco is the ‘mama’ of House-music, and i like to date both mother and daughter…”
I meet San Proper for the first time during Mutek.es 2012 in Barcelona. He was invited to play a live-set at Moog, after the success of his first show for Mutek in Montreal 2010. I remember his present personna during the performance, he has an attractive force, very special, some kind of spark that makes him different from the others. His ‘lives’ are funky, experimental, excessive and dangerous, and i have to admit, one of the best i’ve ever seen.
Fabric is worldly renowned for being the best in technical equipment. The best sound and best lights flood the dance floor giving the audiences to feel part of a world made of Techno and House music, with it’s visions which shape the dance culture. Tonight his happens in Room One for sure, in the same booth where a plate of Scott Patterson, founding father of the club Fabric, says “Fabric Heritage. Hardcore, worker, raver, horse lover Scott Patterson lived here”. San Proper is on the best DJ’s to line-up nowadays. In his repertoire i’m hearing Funk-influences, electronics, Jazz, Samba, Techno which all together sound like a whirlpool of proper tunes. It reminds me of tectonic textures and lava, pure sound and raw material.