18:00 - Daniel Gude
20:00 - Rune Lindbæk
21.30 - Rone
23:00 - diskJokke
01.30 - Arnaud Rebotini : Black Strobe Dj
In the Kafé : Leftsound Crew (Café Sør)
NB! RONE LIVE IS IN THE BACKYARD, CONCERT STARTS 21.30!
Autumn often brings on new ideas, concepts and projects. This is the case with Seeds’ new French Connection night, bringing you the best of today’s French electronical scene. How to better start the series than with one of the most explosive young talents coming out of the country : RONE, and a pioneer of the scene for more than 20 years : ARNAUD REBOTINI gracing the same night.
With sounds from Diskjokke, Rune Lindbæk, Daniel Gude & the Leftsound Crew, we look forward to a unique evening together, with the help of tsugí Magazine and Deezer streaming.
***Rone, Live Set (Infiné Records, FR)
Despite the many years still ahead of him, Rone (otherwise known as Erwan Castex) has already come a long way, being one of the most acclaimed young French musicians on the electronic scene. Things went indeed very fast: – InFiné – spotted some of his tracks on the web (Bora in particular, which was featured on Agoria’s At The Controls mix) and got in touch with him. He released his debut EP (2008), performed his first live show at the Rex Club and released his first critically-acclaimed album, Spanish Breakfast, in 2009..
Three Years later and his new release : Tohu- Bohu (hurly-burly) is an unexpected kind of kind of feverish calm, which elegantly and consistently navigate between dreamlike electronica, hypnotic ambient and melodic techno. Peering through here and there are also rhythmic elements borrowed from hip-hop, the genre Erwan cut his teeth on as a teenager.
One thing is certain: Rone pays great attention to the visual aspect of his music. This is also attested to by his strong ties with graphic designers crew Studio Fünf, who brought us the video for track “So So So”, or Dimitri Stankowicz for “Bye Bye Macadam”. On the musical front, although Tohu-Bohu is on the whole decidedly ethereal and much more dream- than rave-inducing, it isn’t merely a record to be played at home, in the secure confines of a lounge or bedroom. Filled with lascivious languor and gradually built-up crescendos, it slowly but surely induces a trance-like state.
***Arnaud Rebotini : Black Strobe Dj Set (FR)***
Keeping the evening at peak would have been tough were it not for the presence of ARNAUD REBOTINI. Reknown composer and producer of music, he is also leader of Black Strobe & Zend Avesta, some of his many successful projects. Having also remixed the likes of Depeche Mode, Röyksopp, David Guetta, Rammstein, Tiefschwarz and Bloc Party, Arnaud Rebotini has become an iconic figure in electronic music for almost twenty years. Let be in bands, as a dj, a singer or leader of analog synthesizers, Arnaud Rebotini has always been at the forefront of innovative sounds, being included in the list of composers of INA -GRM along with Pierre Schaeffer, Bernard Parmegiani, Luc Ferrari etc. ...
Tonight he will be performing a DJ set as Black Strobe, group which was formed in 1997 with DJ Ivan Smagghe and was instrumental in the rise of the electroclash movement in the UK. Originally producing in the house genre, they later became more influenced by music from the 1970s and 1980s, especially industrial post punk and European electronic body music describing their sound as "frozen balearic gay biker house”. As of 2006, Black Strobe expanded to a 4 piece live band, releasing music on Playloud Recordings, Supersoul and self titled Blackstrobe Recordings that see the rhythm&blues/electronic hybrid sound taken to the next level.