Solidaze Live at MIDEM 2008
January 17th, 2008
Sunday January 27 at Balroom, 7 Rue Marceau, Cannes (Google Map).
Ping Pong is the main french press relation, marketing and musical consulting agency representing the biggest indepedent labels, introducing quality music to a mainstream audience via national and local press, TV, radio, web, DJs, organising events & parties, sound design, advert synchronisation, connecting brands, music & young trend makers.
Artists developped: Amon Tobin, The Herbaliser, Gotan Project, Bugge Wesseltoft, Gonzales, Tahiti 80, Sporto Kantes, TTC, Mr.Scruff, Coldcut, DJ Vadim, Roots Manuva, Death in Vegas, Herbert, 4 Hero, Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Dub Pistols, Fink, Ellen Allien, Nouvelle Vague labels : Ninja tune, V2, Pias, Fabric, BBE, Kompakt, Bpitch ctrl, K7 !, Nublu & all majors.
DJ set (Ninja Tune/Fluid Ounce/ Barcelona): Electro Brazil
Zero DB make hair-raisingly relevant dancefloor music. House, hip-hop, breakbeat and more play a part, but this is no over-baked fusion music, rather something sleek, scarily addictive and entirely new. Their album Heavyweight Gringos is released in february & gathers a collection of remixes (Kruder, Daedelus...) of their acclaimed album "Bongo, Bleeps & Basslines".
live (Balanced Records/ Canada): Downtempo House
Solidaze embraces urban beats, natural rhythms and a muted electro sensibility in both his house and downtempo journeys. Accompanied by Sarah Michaelson, expect a live set infused with deep soulful sounds and a captivating energy that will resonate with the most discerning listener.
DJ set (Big Dada/ UK)- Hip Hop Electro
live (Ice & Spice Records / France) - Pop Broken Beat
For the first time ever, Mod X will perform his upcoming album "This Is Not Jazz".Impossible to tie down to any one genre, Mod X fuses hip-hop, broken-beat, funk, house and more into a urban and unique freestyle concoction of rhythms and vocals that is hard to resist. In addition to creating a new way of thinking music nowadays, his music also provides us a sensible point of view of the World we are living in. "This Is Not Jazz", the new Mod X's album, soon available.
DJ set (Ping pong) - Psyche Electro
Frederic Elalouf (aka Oof) is Ping pong's head honcho, founder & DJing since 1992. He was behind Universal Jazz Cinmix album in 2003 which led to him to a new concept "DVJing" DVD's. Then as a director, he transforms the full length movies into music videos (30 so far), playing his own material in a clubs, venues, cinemas or museums. From Tokyo to Toronto, Montreux or Cannes festival, about 250 gigs worldwide. But tonight will mainly be a "table tennis mix", so expect the unexpected! Good & weird tunes that has ping pong balls, names, eclectic & representing the styles we're into from easy listening to rock, hip hop, techno, jazz, 70's stuff, funk, to experimental music. With Chris Vogado from Zero dB they make music since 4 years as Zzouf, an EP is due to release soon of what could be called "bonkers music!"
DJ set (Switchstances Recording / Germany) - Hip Hop Break
Ancient Astronauts are a German DJ & production duo specialized in organic Dopebeats, Funkbreaks, True School Hip Hop and Reggae. Their DJ sets they are well known for setting the advanced Funk loving dancefloors on fire, while on the production side they already did remixes for Fort Knox Five, Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), All Good Funk Alliance, Zion I & The Grouch, Dr. Rubberfunk, etc.