The first sound of the concert is blurted out by a retro sampler : "Nous n'aimons pas les ordinateurs" ("We don't like computers"). The whole atmosphere on stage is blood red, giving you a preview of the sticky rich texture of the sounds to come... dark instrumental electro that will wake the living dead out of their transe! No computers on stage, nowhere in sight, actually. Only keyboards, oldschool synths, weird-ass controllers, and a drum set will create the rythms of the evening. The dark music of Zombie Zombie, like the soundtrack to a horror movie, is pure fun to listen to and experience. Both lively and deeply scary, ZZ's music forces you to jack your body on the dancefloor, for the pleasure of Radio Nova's and Nuit Zebrees listeners.
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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.
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.
Founded in 1877, La Bellevilloise played a leading role in the economic and cultural life in eastern Paris from 1910 until 1949. It is now a cross-over, protean place for all kinds of creative experimentations: performances, art exhibitions, fashion shows, and, of course, concerts ! With its four different levels, La Bellevilloise can welcome over 1500 people who can jump on the diverse sounds of Tony Allen, Jazz Liberatorz, Dj Suspect, The Toasters, Ali Shaheed, Roots Manuva, Bumcello, Poni Hoax etc. And if you just want to chill, take a coffee on the panoramic terrace or on the halle aux Oliviers.more>>>
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Kraftwerk, Turzi, A zombie limbo party