How do you handle music requests?
It is rarely asked fortunately but most of the time I say that I don’t have the track or I tell that I’ll put it later and I don’t. But if it’s a good request and it fits the mood why not.
What do you do when equipment goes on strike?
It’s kind of a nightmare for every live player artist. I do the best I can continue nonetheless, even better sometimes it can be a source of inspiration like the time Thomas Bangalter made a non-intentional noise with a Jack plug and looped it to improvise a song on stage (not sure if it’s a legend or a real story but I love it).
What are your musical influences from childhood?
I really started binge listening music with progressive and pop Rock bands at around 10. The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, all the big classics. I was also really into Reggae and then a bit later Soul, Jazz and Electronic music. I was lucky to have an older brother with really good and eclectic music taste, thanks to him I discovered quite early a lot of diﬀerent kinds of music!
Is it even possible to argue about musical tastes?
It is if you are not open minded I guess.
Which track would run when you moved into your boxing match?
« Justice – One Minute To Midnight » I think. Real epic and energizing track !
What was the worst job you ever had?
I worked a bit as an assistant sound engineer for radio commercials and most of my job was to bring water and coﬀee to the comedians. Not so bad but very boring!
Describes your sound to someone who has never heard it before.
I’d say vibey electronic music, mostly House with Jazz, Disco and Soul tendencies.
Do you have any good tour stories from clubs or festivals?
Hahaha i have plenty but I think it’s too soon to reveal all the secrets.
What would you do if you weren’t a musician?
I studied and worked as a sound engineer before doing music. I think I would work as a sound mixer for films or maybe doing sound design for video games!
Which style of music should have the most followers? And why?
Tough question, every styles maybe? The more you get into a specific genre the more you learn about some new ones. I think it is amazing how everything is connected, music is a deep deep hole, you got to the follow the rabbit !
What is the most important musical equipment invention of all time – and why?
For me I think it would be the computer and the music production software because thanks to this kind of equipment I have been able to make and share my music. It gives everybody a chance to compose and do the music they have in their head, even without proper music theory knowledge. Nowadays every computer is powerful enough to run a DAW and the possibilities are limitless !
What would you advise to become a professional?
Never stop trying and believe in yourself. I think that if you’re doing music that comes from your heart it will touch others.