Tuesday, June 15, 2010

0810 Episode

The Wolf + Lamb prodigy whips up a diverse hour-long mix for this week's RA podcast.  He may only be just entering his twenties, but Nicolas Jaar has already positioned himself as a one of the most promising new artists to come out of the USA's electronic music scene in recent times. New York-born and raised in Chile up to the age of 11, Jaar moved back to NYC and soon became interested in composing piano-based tracks in Reason.
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Listen to Velizar in the mix 0810
Not much longer after, Nicolas was introduced to artists like Luomo, Tiga and Ricardo Villalobos— in particular his Thé Au Harem D'Archimède album from 2004—which opened his mind to the potential of electronic music. After coming across a radio interview with Wolf + Lamb's Gadi Mizrahi, he sent the label "The Student": a metronomic modern-classical piece which impressed Mizrahi so much that he brought Jaar into the collective, getting his first EP out to digital retailers when Nicolas was still just seventeen. After appearances on CD compilations for both Airdrop and Circus Company in 2009, he scored big at the start of the year, with the seductively crawling "A Time For Us" which is still kicking around in the top ten of RA's aggregated chart for the year so far. That particular track has been championed for its adventurous change of direction and tempo, and Jaar carries that same attitude and sentiment into his RA podcast. We caught up with the man ahead of his appearance at RA by night in Barcelona on Saturday, to ask him about the mix, sneaking into clubs, and his Clown And Sunset imprint. Continue reading at RA
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