We are keeping up the momentum with some great surprises for the month of November. Let's start by offering you the chance to discover - or rediscover - the virtuosity of Herbie Hancock in his legendary album "Takin' Off". Then we offer you a delicious blend of sunshine and French Touch with the debut EP "Velour" by Darius. The November rock project will be none other than the recording of Guns N' Roses' live performance in New York City in 1988 (red vinyl). Next, we suggest the fine blend of folk, rock and new wave of Hen Yanni's debut EP "Where do we go? Reggae dub makes a comeback in the main selection with a project entitled "New Bladerunners Of Dub" produced by the duo Jed Smith & Paul Zasky. Our selection also features a fusion of electronic music, haunting melodies and personal lyrics by the magnificent Kacy Hill in her latest project, "Is it Selfish If We Talk About Me Again". And to round off this selection on a high note with the Collector's Project, we are offering you the chance to receive a pack including Mezerg's latest project entitled "Extended Play", as well as the project's poster and pins! We'll let you have a look ⬇️
Mezerg, originally from Bordeaux (France), began his career in music at the age of 19 at the Bordeaux Conservatoire, then went on to study at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. In 2016, he played the piano in a Bordeaux tramway during the self-produced "Festival sur les rails". The following year, he hitchhiked from Bordeaux to Hungary with his piano to perform at the Sziget Festival. He then began to make a name for himself in the media.
"Piano Boom Boom" is the term the artist uses to describe his music: a fusion of techno and electronic music based on keyboards, synthesizers, pianos and sometimes a theremin. As a one-man band, he controls the rhythm with his feet (bass drum, snare drum, cymbals), and the harmonies and bass with the keyboards. In 2022, he won an award at the Music Moves Europe Awards during his world tour of North America and Europe. Mezerg is a bold, forward-thinking artist who captivates international audiences with his musical creativity.
His latest project, "Extended Play", brings to close a cycle dominated by live electronics, and marks a return to acoustic. The EP's six tracks move from groove to more cinematic ambience, symbolizing a retro-futuristic hybridization of jazz, synthesizers and solo piano. "This is my first release really thought out as a set of tracks," admits Mezerg proudly. A beautiful EP like an extended game, like an extension of Mezerg's game, to be discovered in the Vinyl Box.
Herbie Hancock is an internationally renowned American jazz pianist, born on April 12, 1940, in Chicago. He is widely celebrated for his remarkable career spanning several decades, during which he pushed the boundaries of jazz and explored various musical genres. Hancock is famous for his virtuosity on the piano, constant innovation, and significant influence on jazz and contemporary music.
The album "Takin' Off" is a cornerstone in Herbie Hancock's career. Recorded in 1962, this release marks his debut as a bandleader and showcases his talent as a jazz composer and performer. The album is iconic for its standout composition, "Watermelon Man," which has become a jazz standard. "Takin' Off" helped propel Hancock onto the international jazz scene and served as an inspiration for generations of musicians. This recording highlights Hancock's piano virtuosity and foreshadows his long and prolific career characterized by experimentation and innovation.
Darius, also known as Terence N'Guyen, is a prominent figure in the electronic music scene. He's celebrated for his knack for releasing sophisticated club tracks on Roche Musique and collaborating with notable artists like Wayne Snow. While his recent work has gained significant attention, especially his latest EP “Oasis”, it's worth revisiting his early days in 2012 when he self-released the album "Velour" in a digital format.
"Velour" is an album that captures a distinct French touch spirit, which goes a long way in explaining its widespread popularity. Within its groovy compositions, Darius expertly caresses samples, creating a musical landscape that has the power to part the clouds and let the sunshine through, regardless of the time of year. This album has not only stood the test of time but has also contributed significantly to Darius's reputation as an innovative and influential artist in the electronic music realm.
Immerse yourself in the groundbreaking musical landscape of Zasky & Smith, the dynamic duo behind the innovative project known as “the New Blade Runners Of Dub”. Their debut album defies conventional limits and transports you into a realm where the old and new seamlessly blend in a harmonious fusion of sound.
Jed Smith, a native of LA and a renowned composer/producer, collaborates with Paul Zasky, the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed Dubblestandart. Smith's extensive repertoire includes partnerships with cinematic and musical giants, from Macy Gray to Paul Oakenfold, leaving an indelible mark on Hollywood blockbusters and indie gems alike. He is an award-winning multi-talent who even crafts custom instruments and sound installations, pushing the boundaries of musical artistry.
Paul Zasky's Dubblestandart has been igniting Europe with their High Energy Dub style since the '90s. With notable collaborations featuring Grammy winner Lee Scratch Perry, David Lynch, and Ari Up, they've been a driving force in the Dub and Reggae scene.
“The New Blade Runners Of Dub” unite Europe and America, forging an innovative rhythmic journey for a new generation. Their music transcends borders, reflecting a new era of art, communication, and politics, decoding the future that lies ahead. This is the sound of the 21st century, a testament to the unity and creativity of Zasky & Smith.
Born in 1983 in Israel's northern district, Hen Yanni is a multi-talented artist. Musician, DJ, actress and model, she has mastered many facets of the entertainment world over the years. In the early 2010s, she lit up cinema screens with roles in feature films, notably "Melting Away". But 2023 marks a decisive turning point in her artistic career.
Hen Yanni released her first single that year, kicking off a new musical adventure. Her debut EP, which she describes as a musical diary, is a fascinating exploration of her varied life experiences. Inspired by both Depeche Mode and the Israeli techno scene, with influences ranging from DJ Red Axes to Autartik, this EP is much more than just a collection of songs. It tells the story of a journey, both spatial and psychological, symbolizing the artist's transition from her previous lives as a nomad, model, actress and DJ to that of a musician. Produced by electronic music composer Arnaud Rebotini, this album transcends genres, blending folk, rock, dark and new wave to create an authentic and captivating musical experience. It is the work of an artist who, at the age of 40, continues to explore new artistic avenues and share her unique musical vision with the world.
Guns N' Roses is a legendary rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985. The band has made music history with its explosive blend of hard rock, punk and captivating melodies. The original members, including charismatic singer Axl Rose and guitar virtuoso Slash, propelled the band to the top of the rock scene in the 1980s and 1990s.
Their 1987 album "Appetite for Destruction" became one of the best-selling albums of all time, and spawned rock classics such as "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle". Both tracks are featured on the album we have selected for you. Guns N' Roses are also known for their breathtaking live performances, blending raw energy with unforgettable melodies.
Despite changes in line-up and periods of hiatus, Guns N' Roses remain an essential name in rock, continuing to captivate fans the world over with their iconic music and rebellious attitude, which you'll have the opportunity to discover, or rediscover, in this live performance in New York City from 1988.
Kacy Hill, a versatile artist with an enchanting voice, quickly conquered the music world thanks to her exceptional talent and artistic singularity. In 2014, she created a sensation with the single "Experience", propelling her career to stratospheric heights. Her live appearance alongside Kanye West marked a decisive turning point, leading her to sign with G.O.O.D. Music, where she has continued to redefine the boundaries of pop. Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-resident Kacy Hill has explored a variety of musical genres and collaborated with renowned artists, firmly establishing her presence in the industry.
Her move to an independent career has given rise to a new creative phase, bringing to light innovative and captivating albums. The album "Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again", released in summer 2020, is a milestone in her career. It fuses electronic elements with haunting melodies and personal lyrics, exploring vulnerability, personal growth and authenticity. Tracks such as "To Someone Else" and "Everybody's Mother" resonate with raw emotion and boundless creativity. This album is a testament to Kacy Hill's artistic maturity and her ability to innovate while remaining true to her unique voice.