Another kick-ass party as Versatile celebrates their 15 years in style. Recollect on years of great electronic hits and watch the new Versatile crew mingle with the old. Live on Versatile, you created electronic music as we know it today - here's to 15 more years!
There are 2 Zombies:more>>>
Etienne Jaumet, free-jazz saxophonist, sound engineer extraordinaire, handiman and avid synthesizer collector. On stage he is the man behind the machines. His instruments of torture: Roland SH101, Sequential Circuits Prophet 600, Arp 2600, PRO/DGX, Solina, Moog Prodigy, Eko bass, Space echo Re 201, Theremin NÂ°1Derland TR 02, Roland TR808, Tabla Radel. He is the beat's executioner with a dark and intoxicating.
CosmicNeman, drummer with a charismatic "je ne sais quoi". The noise, shouts and special effects are his. He plays often standing up, using percussions (Rototoms, Triangle, Tambourin, Marracas,) as well as his Ludwig USA drum-kit. His noise machines: Delay Ibanez UE305, Autoharp, et various recorders adn samplers. In addition to being one half of Zombie Zombie, CosmicNeman is the drummer of another duo, Herman Dune.
One of the best French producers. He has been around for such a long time and never disappoints. More prolific than ever, the legendary dj/producer I:Cube has just release no less than two EP for Versatile in less than 5 months and his about to put the finishing touches on his long due new album… more>>>
When someone sticks with a certain kind of activity through its highs and lows for the most part of his life, you can definitely call it a passion. With Gilbert Cohen alias Gilb’R, you would even have to speak of a calling. From his days as a musical programmer and DJ for the legendary Parisian station Radio Nova to his productions, remixes and partnership with I:Cube as Chateau Flight and maybe most important with Versatile Records.more>>>
The history of modern French electronic and dance music would look very different without this man and his label. Debuting with the established house classic Sunshine People, it soon spread into all kinds of directions. Versatile the fundamental podium for I:Cube’s sound kaleidoscope, the Chateau Flight project, Joakim’s various skinning actions and artists like Zombie Zombie or Etienne Jaumet. Sticking to his love for DJ culture with 12”s and Gilb’r wider and open-minded approach to music with the album projects, Versatile really lives up to his name.
An approach that can be easily applied to his work with I:Cube, too. Their Chateau Flight journey according to I:Cube follows “no system, [has] no formula, [and is] always a bit different…” Not the worst take if you want yourself and your listeners kept on your toes. From their first remix for Pierre Henry to singles like Cosmic Race or the Baroque EP for Innervisions, Chateau Flight stayed true to change and challenge.
That might be difficult to sustain, but every adventure needs great thrills and Gilb’r is definitely still in the middle of one. Continuously playing versatile DJ sets from Brooklyn to Bombay and back again, you can catch him playing heavy techno and house sets as often as free-spirited dance music affairs, and if the vibe and place is right, all of it thrown together in one melting pot. According to music journalist wisdom, Gilb’r is simply what they call a DJ’s DJ.
And if you are still in doubt of all of that, you just have to check the brilliant Versatile blog (versatilerecords.com/blog) to check his inspiration information. To quote the man himself: “We just never stopped being music nerds.” And we should be glad for that.
Began his career as 's manager (from 1996 to early 2008), position that he left to focus on his own label as well as managing and producing music.
In 1998, you came to Versatile for abstract downtempo and (deep filtered) house. In 2008, Versatile is playing Italo Disco, Krautrock, Psyché Rock and acid house, and writing songs with all sorts of electronic machines. After Versatile's first compilation ten years ago, this new release is surprising yet reassuring, like a miracle repeating. Reassuring in that ten years down the road, Versatile still takes us by surprise, mixing early inspirations and creating a place to share. A special playground somewhere between erudition and naivete, poetry and humor.more>>>
Versatile is a rarity. A label that succeeded in creating a unique identity that puts instinct before musical genre. Trends come and go, the wind changes, now and again releases meet with broad acclaim. Such is the case for the underground club hit Venus (Sunshine People) by Cheek back in the golden days of the French Touch, but also for Etienne Jaumet's 2007 maxi.
The high standards set by Versatile's boss, Gilb'R, remain intact. Rather than following the crowds along a given and inevitably ephemeral path, Versatile takes to the open road and its artists release the kind of music they hold dear. Joakim, I:Cube, Chateau Flight and Zombie Zombie have obviously made the most of this creative environment and the uncompromising artistic direction that lets them gravitate towards the music they love, as is: original, wild and elegant, fun and mystical, quirky, a fertile mix of so many things. They make truly engaging music, which is becoming an increasingly difficult feat as time goes on. What makes Versatile's music vibrate is their sound faith in beautiful, naked music, no matter the tools or the format. The watchword of the faith is "underground": much more than a myth for rebellious or docile adolescents, their belief is simply that good music deserves to exist even if it doesn't square with today's market. Maybe you're tired of the profusion of quick and dirty "tracks" that are so interchangeable they quickly lose their appeal? Rediscover here our heritage, from early American dance music to French and German experimentation, both the popular and the intellectual. After retracing Versatile's steps, we're dying for the next episode. Good news—that sequel is being written right here, right now.
The Machine opens its doors where the old Loco left off, in the Pigalle district in the North of Paris. Probably one of Paris' biggest clubs, the 3 dancefloors/concert stages blow your eardrums! (in a good way).more>>>
- 2300 square meters of kickass sound
- 3 spaces to party and chill
La Salle de Concert, le Bar à Bulles et la Chaufferie
- and a great staff!
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- Deep House
- Sounds like
Zombie Zombie, Busy P, I:Cube