- Describe your sound in three words
Unconventional, dreamlike and rational
- What is the main topic of your lyrics? Tell us a few things about your creative process
Bastos sous les Voûtes was written as a freestyle : in one hand chill and phlegmatic but quickly twist into a violent and lethal universe. In the shadows of the vaults: smuggled shots or punchlines stray bullets.
In general, I’m aiming to turn common life subjects into absurd dreamy situations or positive hallucinations.
I like to tell in this world, spoons are knives, frequencies mess your heartbeat up and everything you’ll do there will end up in pure sweat.
In my artistic universe we could find the atypical Yelle’s poetry, the disturbing Philippe Katerine’s gentleness, the dreamlike Shygirl’s atmospheres or the improvised Marc Rebillet’s characters.
- Is language a barrier in music?
In one hand, I don’t think language could be a barrier in music because anyone can feel the vibe without understanding the lyrics. For example, I love Azar Strato’s songs. He is a russian beatmaker and producer. As an example the track : Нарушители пустоты that I enjoy a lot even if I’m unable to pronounce its name.
He is really good because his video-clips tell enough of his universe.
In the other hand, in my recent creation, I’ve put some effort into my lyrics, but it’s in french and I know that not everyone can understand it. During a show, everyone can feel the energy of the moment, but at home it can be a rather different experiment.
For example some of my subjects are : is air really free ? You’re an artist, but what do you do for a living ? That is one of the reasons that I like interviews because I can explain some of those topics.
- Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?
Vorace of course. He cooked the beat of Bastos sous les Voûtes !
He’s a real genius in bass productions. He released 2 E.P. on 20/20 LDN, Ivy Lab’s label.
He fuses raw hip hop vibes with synthesizers and club music. He takes inspirations from any-era dance music genres as the mood strikes him, and from his musical roots grown from video game soundtracks and US hip hop.
We did a 2-week tour together by train in 2019 in France called “TGV Max Tour” (a name of a transport card in France under 28, I was close to 28 so it was a huge way to finish it).
- What would you change in the music industry?
Definitely the facts that Twitch won’t pay a percent for music that creators used. Instead of that they prefer to delete those videos. That such a pity.
Some deals have begun to arrive with some big labels, but I hope that we will not recreate a quasi-monopoly situation only for major music labels. We want that underground music to be used by creators without any trouble, and generate money the same way it does with other media.
- Tell is a recent French Film we should definitely need to watch.
Jacky au Royaume des Filles
It’s a dystopic story in Bubunne (or Bubunia). It’s a matriarchal totalitarian country led by the ruthless La Générale (Generaless). In Bubun, the roles of men and women are reversed, up to the point where the male population is deprived of any civil rights, including work, education, military service, freedom of marriage etc.
It’s really funny and make us wonder of our society. It’s exactly the kind of smart humour that I love.
- One last thing we should know about you?
This year, I’ve decided to focus on my solo project LN-VR, after many years working with others bands. It was pretty cool working with them, but here is my advice : don’t forget to work for yourself!
I’m now determined to released a videoclip every 2 months with many talented directors and producers, so keep in touch on my socials @lnvrrrr (there is 4 x R)
Hope you’ll enjoy the rise.
- Thank you!