Biography of Timid Boy
|Real name / ||Damien Almira|
Label Head of labels Time Has Changed/Time is Now/A Music/Major d'Homme
THEY SAYS ABOUT TIMID BOY :
“Timid Boy shows us that he's a great producer, and he's an artist to follow in 2012." (AGORIA
« The new leading light of the new French deep house/tech house generation » (Resident Advisor)
« The fast-rising house producer » (Mixmag)
« Once again the Frenchman comes up trumps » (Ibiza Voice)
« Time Has Change is the most exciting new french label » (Raveline)
« One of the best french surprise » (Tsugi Magazine)
French electronic producer & Dj Damien Almira aka Timid Boy first rose to prominence in 2003, with his Dj residency at the famous Rex Club in Paris for the Ellen Allien’s BPitch Control parties. His passionate and zestful elucidation of the deep, hypnotic house & techno sound even seduced Resident Advisor which put his podcast as the “Mix Of The Day” on the Resident Advisor in January 2011.
Damien was also a very well known French music journalist, specializing in electronic music, working for well-known French publications Rock & Folk, Technikart or Trax (France’s first electronic magazine) as Deputy Editor. This enables a deeper understanding and appreciation of electronic music and it’s rich heritage, which illuminates his productions.
Time Has Changed
He is also co-owner of the Time Has Changed imprint, along with fellow producer, Acumen. The label is fast becoming one of the hottest French house labels with key releases and remixes from Oxia, Carlo Lio, Kiki, Alex Celler, Glimpse, Okain, Mihai Popoviciu, Tom Budden, Ross Evana, Alessio Mereu, Basti Pieper… ; and fantastic supports from electronic luminaries like Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Sven Väth, Dubfire, Laurent Garnier, Raresh, Loco Dice, Carl Cox, Nick Curly, Steve Bug, Ellen Allien, Anja Schneider & many more… In summer 2010, the CD compilation “Overview mixed by Timid Boy” was sold out and repressed in Europe.
Since 2009, Timid Boy also release tracks on famous labels as Tuning Spork, Form, Bitten, Great Stuff, Baraca, Upon You, Amam or Dame Music… and has great supports and charts by Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Reboot, Marco Carola, Raresj, Dubfire, Sebo K, dOP, Spencer Parker, Masomenos, Steve Lawler, Sascha, Ellen Allien … His tracks and remixes often reach the Beatport charts, as his track “Chicago Story” (top 10 tech house) or his remix for Zoë Xenia (top 10 deep house).
Timid Boy use to play around the world in famous clubs as as Panorama Bar, Bar 25, KaterHolzig, Air (Tokyo), D-Edge (Sao Paulo), Salon Daomé (Montreal), Cocoon, Tresor, Rex Club, Spartacus Club, Mac Arena Beach Club (Barcelona), Cirque du Bonheur and success tours in Japan, USA, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico…
The quality of theses works made the French techno heroes Agoria says: “Timid Boy shows us that he's a great producer, and he's an artist to follow in 2012."
With now 3000 followers on Beatport, the beautiful adventure of Timid Boy continues…