Friday, November 05, 2010

Sebastien Bouchet

Sebastien Bouchet mix for fallen angels by Kompakt

Sebastien was born in France. During a visit with his aunt in London, UK, ten-year old Sebastien heard a sound that made him dance/weak/tremble. The medium was disco and the message was instant like the big bang. The loudest sound from nothing brought with it the first feeling of electronic music. A few years later in Paris, a tape from his older sister with a French touch and garage music was the fuel that drove him deeper into the universe of electronic music and accompanied him into his teenage years in Paris. It was all about nightlife activities, experiencing parties, and organizing them himself with a friend. Sebastien met a fashion photographer who brought him to a famous party in Batofar, and he soon began buying records in Katapult. He started to build up a collection of vinyl and discovered the special sound from Cologne. He soon laid his hands on a synthesizer and a drum machine and began to make music of his own. Obsessed by the minute details, he found inspiration in some artists and saw how most of them were from the German electronic scene. Sebastien found himself singing and playing synthesizer in the psychedelic band Aqua Nebula Oscillator. Singing like a choir with effects, rehearsing with long haired metal men - the influences were enchanting, but not quite his taste, and after half a year something else was calling. A longing started to grow in him: the horizons of another city. It was time to hit the autobahn. He put a tiger in the tank and drove to Germany. The years in Berlin were a seducing hotbed of art, music, going out, playing music and producing music.