“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.

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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!

 

Popof plays Cocoon Ibiza tonight, Monday 24th of August. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

24th August, 2015

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