SABATO 24 GENNAIO 2015
“JERK AND JILL”
(Construct Re-Form, Tresor - Paris)
Lorenzo LSP + TBA
VIA CARLO BONCOMPAGNI 44 - MILANO
INFO/LISTE: 345 4670794 - 345 6054350
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Preserata Cockette @ Blanco
Via Morgagni 2, angolo Piazzale Lavater. Milano
dalle 21.30 alle 24.30
(Construct Re-Form, Tresor - Paris)
Zadig is sometimes presented as a Paris music scene old stager. This is not completely true. Even if his first contacts with electronic music date from the early 90s, it is not until 2009 and his first release on the label Plas- tic Rec that his talent as a producer finally emerged. The signing to Syncrophage in 2010 and the creation of his own label Construct Re-Form in 2011 completed this unveiling process. From now on, Zadig is recognized as a talented and shrewd label manager. Although contacted by prestigious clubs such as Berghain, Rex or Concrete he remains attached to underground culture and to a vision of the music industry based on friendship and solidarity. His atypical trajectory is above all a story of encounters.
Zadig gets into the rave scene in the 90s. He makes his place rapidly into this growing community and stands out as an unavoidable figure of the Norman scene. But five years of mixing Indus, Hardcore or Acid music finally gave him an oppressive sense of being closed in. Moreover, he no longer identifies with this environment and decides to turn to Techno, a much more basic but also wider style of music. Highly influenced by Jeff Mills, Joey Beltram, Surgeon or the labels Synewave, Lost or Tresor, Sylvain is at a turning point in his career. He then moves to Paris and holds various odd jobs.
It is by working at Matos DJ Store , the famous Bastille music store that he meets Mathieu Berthet an inde- pendent sound engineer, a record distributor and an expert in electronic music. This encounter turns into a friendship and Zadig regains interest in creating music. He then takes a risk, gets into debt and creates his own home studio with a Juno 106 synthesizer, the TR-808 and TR-909 Rhythm Composers etc...
Mathieu Berthet also enables him to be introduced to the label Plastic Rec for the release of his first Detroit- oriented single 'Vision'. Zadig makes a distribution deal with Syncrophone. That’s the beginning of a nice story with the Record store which releases Dark Nebula in 2010. This record is considered as his first important step in terms of production and enables him to sign with Sino (Technasia’s label). The maxi P.8 takes his career to a new level by offering him international visibilty. Meanwhile, he makes friends with major figures of the Techno and House Parisian music scene such as John Thomas and Dj Deep Didier Allyne. This is in fact with the latter’s label, Deeply Rooted House, that he has just signed his latest maxi ‘’TTRXL’’. Thanks to these encounters and the experience he has gained, Zadig then starts Construct Re-Form, a label on a human scale which was initially created to release his own productions. In 2010, he collaborates with S3A and is playlisted by Marcel Dettman on Friendship Connection (Paname Recordz). This significant success had given him a solid basis to develop his own label.
Construct Re-Form almost immediately welcomes 3 talented DJs known as Antigone, Voiski and Birth of Fre- quency. Zadig then becomes an astute label manager who provides technical advice and, perhaps most impor- tantly, human support to his three protégés. Considering the recent results of the label and its growing recogni- tion, this formula works wonders.
It is a relief for Zadig who starts new projects such as Ars Mechanica, a label influenced by spatial and dreamlike atmospheres in the footsteps of Johannes Volk with Exploration Record.
This reasonable approach of taking risk is necessary for Zadig who also likes to put himself in danger on stage where he favours live performance to DJ Sets. This philosophy, which he instils around him is actually the only feature that makes him a stager, a kind of wise man.