Andrey Potyomkin (Pavlodar, Kazakhastan)
Timu Boranbayev (Almaty, Kazakhastan)
Reynold (Trenton Record, Francia)
Jon Attend & Frank Blast (Salon Records, France)
The Cultural Service of the French Embassy, the Goethe Institute and the French Alliance network in Kazakhstan launched the second edition of EUROTRONIC in order to explore the advances of computer technologies and the richness of fusion of genres with anattempt to mix acoustic and electronic music. EUROTRONIC 2010 was an original project of knowledge exchanges between Europe, Kazakhstan and Kirghizistan through a collective workof electronic music creations integrating acoustic elements of traditional melodies from Central Asia.
The First step of the project consisted on a collective work of music creation between two experimented DJs and electronic music composers from France (Reynold) and Germany (Rene Breitbarth) and DJs and acoustic musicians from Kazakhstan and Kirghizistan.
Reynold worked with the artists in Astana while Rene was in Almaty with his group. Kazakh musicians were recorded on the 1st day and these recordings used as samples to compose and produce electronic dance tracks. The whole workshop was focused on exploring European cutting edge underground style of music called something like "minimal deep house". After one week of hard work both workshop ended with nine tracks plus one more track from Reynold and Rene so a total number of eleven tracks. The Tronikstan CD was born.
TONICSTAN Europe Tour 2011 is the final chapter of this project with special appearances of 2 Kazakh artists that will perform in Berlin, Paris and Nantes.
Check it out!!!