“Vitalic Is Back, And Better Than Ever” [Clash Music]
The French pioneer Vitalic Official plays LIVE, bringing his uniquely infectious energy and melodies to London’s Oval Space.
For “Voyager”, his fourth studio album (released 2017) composed over the course of two years and the one he considers his most ‘disco’ ever, Vitalic remembers initially wanting to make something that could barely be danced to, inspired by the electronic music of the 1970s. However, that angle of attack was rapidly diverted. “I changed my mind during production and added beats,” he explains. “Voyager” thus became a record that has forgotten nothing of the cosmic disco heritage of the 1980s, dominated by deeply energetic, orgasmic synthesisers with influences from pioneers of the genre like Moroder, Cerrone, Patrick Cowley, Lime, Spacer, Carpenter and Gino Soccio.
It could be said that Vitalic ushered in the French Touch 2.0, masterfully bringing bangers back into fashion and putting France back on the dancefloor map. With his first production signed by tastemaker DJ Hell for his Gigolo imprint, Vitalic paid scant regard to genre boundaries and concentrated on simply knocking out some killer tunes – a mix of irresistible melodies, stampeding synths and pure energy. Within a few years, French electronica had changed direction, eschewing the dancefloors for which it had originally been conceived and starting to tour, live. A revolution was born — Vitalic opened the way and Daft Punk, Justice and Etienne de Crecy followed.
With live support sets from the excellent KALEIDA and Soccer96.
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Presented by Byrd Out, by arrangement with Primary Talent International.