Ihr kennt den Herrn bestimmt spätestens seit seinem Track "a Real Hero" aus dem Film Drive - aber er hat noch einiges mehr zu bieten:
College, from his real name David Grellier, is a French electronic music composer born in 1979 in Nantes. At the end of the 90s, he purchased his first computer, with which he realized numerous demos influenced by artists such as Jeff Mills, Aphex Twin and labels such as Soma Records, Peacefrog or still Warp. In April 2007, he met Anoraak and decided to create a blog to share their most recent productions: the Valerie project was born. Other artists such as The Outrunners, Maethelvin or even Russ Chimes would soon join the blog. His first Ep Teenage Color was released that same year and allowed him to meet the German illustrators The Zonders.
A collaboration started then with the latter for all the flyers related to the Valerie Parties, as well as all the records and projects which are associated to them. An identity and a musical movement evoking a kind of nostalgia from the 80s arose and the international press started to notice the productions associated with Valerie. In 2009, while his first album entitled Secret Diary was being released, College toured with Anoraak all through the biggest capitals in Europe, the United States and Australia. College also collaborated closely with the Canadian duet Electric Youth, who participated to the Ep A Real Hero, released on the Belgian label Flexx Records. In the meantime, Valerie became a real label by producing two 7inch with the support of the New-York collective Free Danger.
After four years of existence, Valerie creates today a new subdivision in its catalog. Entitled Composer Series, this entity aims at releasing a series of special pieces composed and interpreted with one or several hands. Real items, these special pieces which are mainly unique instrumental works will take the shape of short-lived projects. This new collection will be available soon in laser disc (limited edition) as well as in digital, and the new record by College, Northern Council, will be its first release.
Support bekommt er von einer ganzen Bande bombenstarker DJs:
Achterbahn d' Amour are Edit Piafra and Iron Curtis. Hailing from Nuremberg, with their own regular party 'Pumping Velvet' there, both of them now live in Berlin. As the two have been friends and dj buddies for almost 10 years and share not only a lot of musical interests, it was just a question of time for them to also start producing music together.
With Achterbahn d' Amour they express their love for the raw side of Chicago House, Acid, Techno and EBM. Just like their DJ-Sets, Achterbahn´s output aims at a great musical variety which knows no restrictions.
From Gothenburg, Sweden, Joel Alter has his roots in the vibrant Gothenburg music scene of the late 80's.
Inspired by the funkmovement and the growing rave scene, he started dj-ing in 1995. Joel Alters style is diverse and he refuses to be pigeonholed. He has released his music on Gigolo Records, Bass Culture and M-nus.
Joel Alter is also part of the Swedish duo Jonsson/Alter which has released its highly acclaimed album „Mod“ on Kontra-Musik in 2011.
The early alter ego of Elie Eidelman, founder of JackOff Records, Dj Humus represents the more freestyle oriented side of Elie, fusing together Disco, 80s, breaks and oldschool-house.