Through various influences from Earth and its four elements, Fakear uses his music to create a fifth element with a chemistry that only he can produce.
Always sincere, in his recordings and his live acts, Fakear brings out many emotions that the public can relate to, creating a growing fan base around the world as he continues to follow his route with love and passion.
What Synapson comes down to is two young people at almost opposite ends of France. In Paris, there’s Alex, a jazz-loving pianist, who dreams of nostalgia and smoky back rooms. While to the South the is Paul, DJ for a band, spending his time between the skate park and the garage with the rhymes of Eminem and Wu-Tang. It was a holiday bromance that led to the formation of the duo.
In 2018, their second album came out, Super 8. Like an old camera focussing in on happy memories, tones evoking emotions and rolling horizons. Characteristically, Synapson has crafted Super 8 with exceptional skill and attention, contouring each note of the compositions and, above all, following their instinct.
“We are a Synapson, a musical synapse.”
MR. OIZO aka Quentin Dupieux started to shoot short movies and compose electronic music in his teenage years.
In 1999, he made a TV commercial for Levi’s starring Flat Eric, a furry yellow character created for the occasion. The track “Flat Beat,” which was featured in the commercial topped the charts in Europe the first day it aired, and Flat Eric instantly became an electro superstar and a pop culture icon of the 90s.
In 2006, MR. OIZO joined Ed Banger Records which became the perfect home for his music. Fast forward to the present day, and Quentin has six full-length films, five MR. OIZO LPs, and a number of EPs and remixes for a large electro stage.
His latest album “all wet” released in 2016 is composed of many featurings of different horizons including skrillex, boys noize or charli XCX. The Natural Games stage welcomes this multidisciplinary artist for his 30th anniversary tour!
The story of Breakbot begins at the center of worries in front of a computer with hands dancing over a keyboard. Thibaut Berland had just graduated from art school specialising in 3D animation. He soon stopped working on images to concentrate on music. In 2009, Breakbot signed on Ed Banger and published his first single the following year, Baby I’m Yours, a sugary retro track reflecting his best inspirations, between the Pacific pop and satin disco. Breakbot released his debut album in 2012 By Your Side and then Still Waters in 2016, in collaboration with the singer IRFANE. Crafty ideas whipped-up in a vintage outfit with techno vibes and futuristic accelerations creating a perfectly current soundtrack: Tomorrow’s Retro. Breakbot introduced its new head along with a new uniform. The guy wearing short shorts and knee-high socks has become a character in a cocktail coloured costume, like a Florida prince.
Summer 98, a camp end party is on fire; in one corner, a shy kid watches the others having fun. On the first beats of Da Funk, Miracle: the girl he is secretly in love comes to invite him to dance. Joris Delacroix has just discovered the power of the dance floor.
His music ends up attracting the attention of the label WOH Lab from Nîmes. What happened next: Air France, first success in 2011. In 2014, he joined Universal and then in 2015 he follows with a tour featuring The Avener, Feder and Synapson who, after some questioning, open new musical worlds. While refining his language, Joris, the perfectionist, goes back to practice the piano, study the classical composers, especially Bach, where he finds new harmonic inspirations.
Today, the shy boy from before is at the head of the label that had discovered and tracked down his new talents. His new album, Night Visions, succeeds the junction between electronic trance and melodic poetry.
Rapper, singer, Beat Assailant continues to take vocal risks and evolve artistically. For several years, he has opened his voice, perfected his singing, and he is now part of these modern rappers with multiple styles, as comfortable to sing melodies as go fast on rhymes.
The Atlanta native, who now lives between Paris and NYC, released in 2019 a record he already considers “the best album I have ever done”. He dares to sing fully, without losing the intensity of rap, it gives an irresistible energy to his new inspirations. Prelude to this next album, the EP “Only One” is already out since the end of 2018.
Young prodigy of the French dub ragga, Biga Ranx had begun with a head start by starting to participate to sound systems at 13 years old. Influenced by Jamaican culture, he does not just listen to his favorite artists (Super Cat, Alton Ellis, Vybz Kartel) but he decides very early to go to Jamaica where he records his first titles.
It is in London that he will perfect his English, and discover the plurality of underground electro scene: drum’n’bass, dubstep … Even more musically open, his compositions take a decisive turn for the following his career.
With “1988”, his last album released in 2017, it’s nothing less than a new style that is born and that Biga Ranx calls “vapor reggae”. More chill, digital, psychedelic and “cloudy”.
GUTS & LES AKARAS DE SCOVILLE
Since hip hop came into his life, sometime in the 1980s, Guts devoted his time and energy into music. Producing thousands of samples, spending nights looking for the perfect beat or the precise set melody, his vision then was directed towards the West, towards the Bronx.
So in 2014, after twenty-five years of unfailing devotion, he decided to magnify this music which, by the richness and quality of the sources used, made him the producer he is. This music that made it as curious as demanding and as open as refined. MPC under the arm, Guts went to record in Mecca New York. From these studio sessions, was born “Hip Hop After All”, the album in the form of declaration of love and eternal thanks.
Pushing back his perpetual musical exploration to the electro-funk, the afro-disco, space jazz, Guts hold back when composing “ETERNAL”, an album released in 2016 followed by the EP “Stop The Violence” in 2017.
LYRE LE TEMPS
With Lyre Le Temps, the clock is racing! Since its beginnings in 2009, the Strasbourg band took us through a tornado which mixes Swing, Electro, Hip hop. In 3 albums and several hundreds of energetic concerts, Lyre le Temps has invented a spatio-temporal parenthesis of a formidable efficiency, a totally improbable mix between the gangsters mood of the smoked American clubs during of the Roaring Twenties and the modernity of a group full of hip hop and electro beats energy. For 2 years, Lyre Le Temps has worked hard, with more than 70 concerts for the Prohibition Swing Tour. All this while preparing in his clandestine distiller lab the 4th album which was released in early 2018. This ode to beautiful losers with coppery rhythm and cartoon mood proves that our electro swing gangsters will still shake the crowds.
THE GEEK X VRV
The Geek x Vrv (TGXV) has had an explosive year and a half since being catapulted into the spotlight at the end of 2013 when they released their track “It’s Because”. Since then, TGXV have been busy splitting their time between touring in Europe and hitting the studio to craft tunes bearing their signature sound: a dynamic, sample-heavy blend of genres like funk, jazz, and soul with an electro-hip-hop twist..
Their live show is bursting at the seams with raw, unadulterated energy that they bring to the stage with their live-production APC and Maschine setup.
The young producer from Rennes (France), Alvan proposes an electro chill universe in the same vibes as Petit Biscuit or Fakear, to which he adds precisely ukulele riffs and percussive samples.
Although at the beginning of his career, Alvan promises us a good opening to Saturday night, on the mainstage of the Natural Games.