The 4-day musical wanderings organized at Urban Spree culminates in a grand finale with the Parisian international festival Villette Sonique on 28/03.
Long-time friends Nicolas Defawe (Urban Spree) and Etienne Blanchot (Villette Sonique) have combined their skills and invited friends from Berlin and Paris to play on the last night of the fair!
Live acts :
KINK GONG (performance) :
KINK GONG records ethnic minority music mostly in south east asia and transforms the original into a more abstract form
-Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/KINK-GONG/266917190119188
-Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQAJ-VdtPwE&feature=youtu.be
-Soundcloud : http://soundcloud.com/kinkgong
LIEF HALL (live) :
Hall’s musical projects have explore a diversity of genres including no-wave, electronic, noise, new music and extended voice. Her most recent project MYTHS released their second album on One Big Silence and toured North America multiple times, most recently with Grimes in 2012.
Website : http://www.liefhall.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/liefhallmusic/timeline
Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/lief-hall
ELECTRONICAT (live) :
Electronicat is the pseudonym of French musician Fred Bigot.
Started in 1998, Fred picked up his guitar, sampling it and focusing on the melodic attributes of beat, developed the particular sound he is now renowned for. The distorted but melodic guitar, the unquantised rhythms, the delay-heavy vocals and the buzzing rumbling 808 bass drum have all became characteristic features of the Electronicat sound. His songs encompass an array of influences in all respects – particularly glam rock, psychedelia, 60s garage rockabilly and experimental electronic music – and takes it further making electronic music sound more rock n roll.
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Electronicat/45256254004?fref=ts
-Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=240-7k5Ja3U
-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/electronicat) :https://soundcloud.com/electronicat/sets/unreleased01
Dj Sets :
KRIKOR (I’m a cliché / Tigersushi) :
Krikor is interested by sound experiments, he attends Octavio Lopez course (a famous contemporary music composer) at the conservatory and explores electro-acoustic techniques that he will later incorporate in his productions.
Today, Krikor’s musical style has become more hybrid than ever, a personal synthesis of his musical obsessions : the fat groove and old drum machines of Chicago House, the abstract sounds of minimal techno, the urge and energy of Rock(abilly), the harshness of Industrial music, the dark romantism of Folk anti-heroes from the 60s and the forward thinking of GRM lab rats (Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry..).
The result of this synthesis is a first album « Land of Truth »
-Website : http://www.krikor.fr/
-Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Krikor/28315890427?fref=ts
-Souncloud : https://soundcloud.com/krikorparis
COSMO VITELLI (I’m a cliché) :
French DJ and producer Cosmo Vitelli has followed a path that seems to carefully avoid what the name of the label he created states: “I’m a Cliché”. Obsessed with the idea of artistic and business independence, he has been patiently digging unsuspected mines of good music for 15 years, as a DJ, as a label head, as a producer and as a simple music passionate.
-Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/cosmovitelli/timeline
-Soundcloud : http://soundcloud.com/cosmo-vitelli
FORTY FINGS DYNAMO (La dame noir) :
Forty Fings Dynamo is the new side project from Adrien (half of Villanova) and Emmanuel Bezault. Perfect match for haunted & trippy dancefloors
-Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/fortyfingsdynamo/timeline
-Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/forty-fings-dynamo
ETIENNE BLANCHOT (Villette Sonique) :
Local heroes and more
PARAGES MUSIC Presented by Jonattan Levingstone
Parages is a Montreal based music label having for goal to make discover a seedbed of local producers sharing a common love for the electronic “groove” and surrealist sound landscapes.
The production is underground here, not in its inaccessibility, but in the way in which it was conceived: with against current of the generic electronic productions.Here the music is about sharing and experimentations. The majority of the producers result at the same time from the world of the “impromptu” music of the noise scene that the pop one to be described now through dancing electronic compositions.
It is difficult to put under only one kind the music here presents, which makes all the richness of these compositions.