Instantly turning any dancefloor into an animal jungle by invoking the spirit of the ancestral Enxet tribe, endangered natives of western Paraguay, Entlet's "La Selva" is a bouncy tech-house earworm that sets the bar very high for a first release, on the acclaimed Perspectiv label no less. But Entlet is no ordinary Swiss newcomer. It doesn't hurt that he was classically trained early on, playing piano, trombone and drums. Then hooked up with Geneva's Mental Groove Records posse, becoming DJ Chronic: one of very few drum & bass players to spin in the area during the mid-nineties, for Boom Bass events. Diversifying into techno, house and downbeat sounds, he conquered new audiences in renowned clubs and festivals such as Weetamix or La Batie, including the landmark raving event known as Roggwil, in the capital city of Berne.
Y2K sees Entlet diving into music making. Perhaps tellingly for a drummer, alongside a computer he chooses a hands-on device in the Akai MPC-2000, a classic beatmaking sampler/sequencer. Then came the real game changer for Entlet, who trained from roadie on major productions (Geneva Arena, Paleo Festival) to in-demand sound engineer within a handful of years, helming the Montreux Jazz Festival's club stage since 2006. Counting all that experience -and adding his infectious enthusiasm- you can expect first-class releases from his production studio shared with DJ/producer Crowdpleaser at the Database, a stronghold of electronic music in Geneva.
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