“I hadn’t planned to go, and I loved it! From then on, I went back every week.” The Parisian discusses his rave roots and his love of vocal jazz.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
I can’t really remember what record it was precisely, but my bet’s on Drop Bass Network because I was a huge fan of this acid label at the time. I own almost everything they’ve ever released.
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
The first time I heard electronic music that wasn’t 90s dance was when I randomly attended a rave party in Paris. I hadn’t planned to go, and I loved it! From then on, I went back every week.
Your favourite ever record?
There are many records I am truly fond of, but Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’ is one of my all-time favourites; it’s perfect.
The guaranteed floor-filler?
Tough choice, there are so many of them… I’ll say Julian Jeweil’s ‘Meteorite’ is a surefire dancefloor hit with the crowd. It gets people going.
The last track of the night?
For me, the last track of the night must have a solid melodic base. It should be anthem-ish, catchy. I like to end my performance with Gabriel Ananda’s ‘The Hunt’ because, in my opinion, it’s halfway between dancefloor and melodic music so that’s a good compromise.
The soundtrack to a lazy Sunday afternoon?
I’m a huge vocal jazz fan so ideally, for me, the perfect song for a lazy Sunday afternoon would be Etta James’s ‘A Sunday Kind Of Love’.
The record you’re proudest of?
One remix I’m quite proud of is Tiga and Zyntherius’s ‘Sunglasses At Night’. I believe I managed to keep the original spirit and idea while, at the same time, inserting my personal touch.
The future classic?
‘Words Gone’, from my latest album, Love Somebody, is a catchy track that has this perfect summer mood. In my humble opinion, it totally has the potential to be a future classic.
The best chillout record?
I like it when the chillout music is sweet, calm and appeasing; for example Trentemoller’s ‘Moan’ is perfect to relax.
The best record for a family party?
Crystal Waters’ ‘Gypsy Woman’ is THE perfect song to make your whole family dance. Tested and approved!