by the partae

Where are you currently based?

I live in Paris, France ! It has been 7 years now. I come from the South Ouest of France from a small town called Périgueux!

How did you first start playing music?

I started playing music when I was 16 years old. I was playing guitar and I sang in a Rock Band. It was pretty fun!

Then, I moved to England and I played in an Hardcore band. Pretty funny to think about it now, regarding what I am playing these days..

What’s been happening recently?

I released a new EP on my label Groovytude Records with an amazing Remix from Black Loops! ! I loved all the process of doing it and having the chance to have one of my favorite producer on board was amazing.

Your latest EP ‘Can You Feel It’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

With this Ep, I wanted to mix machines, plug-ins and real instruments. That’s why you have two Bass on the track “Can you feel it”.  One is from a plugin and the other one from a bass guitar. I added some notes on the guitar and I sing some parts! On the track “Show me the way”, I have incorporated my voice and a TB-303 to mix machines and humans. I wanted something clubby that can mix a machine vibe and a happy vibe.

How did you approach the production process?

I only produce during the day. I try to do “Sunny” music so I need an environment that will help me to do so.

The more it’s sunny outside, the more it will help me out. Then there are no rules! Sometimes I will start a track with a Synth or sometimes I will start it with a Drum. It depends of the inspiration.
What programs/equipment did you use?

I’m in love with the Arturia plugins. I used them most of the Time. I tried to do tracks without them but I love them so much so I’m still using them.

And of course, I use my microphone a lot as I sing on most of my tracks. I bought it in a small shop years ago. I wouldn’t advise anyone to buy it as the quality is awful but i can’t seem to part with it.
What did you find most challenging and rewarding through the production process?

The hardest part for me is to finish the track.When I have done 98% of a track I’m always stuck. I put my guts in every track so I am very tired at the end of the process. I really pay attention to details, so sometimes I would stay on a filter or an effect for 4/5 days.

What do you like to play?

I love to play my tracks and see how people will react. The best feeling is to play unreleased tracks and see that people love it. Regarding the style, I would say Minimal/ House. I’ve been in love with this style for years now. I think its an amazing combination to make people dance and make them happy.

What’s been happening with Groovytude lately?

Our favorite thing is to organise costume parties! The last one we did was for Halloween where we invited Phil Weeks ! We had 1000 people waiting before the opening to get in. It was crazy. We were full in 45 minutes and the crowd was on fire !

We are already working on the next Halloween party with something bigger…
Who are you listening to at the moment?

I try to listen to other stuff than House music when I am home. I really want to know what’s going on in other genres and I come from Rock music. So I would say the last single from Foals called “Wake me Up”.

What do you like to do away from music?

I love to do sports. It helps me a lot to survive in the music industry. It could be running, going to the gym or anything else, as long as I am dead after an hour and feel relieved.   And if I’m too lazy or tired, I would say watching a movie or series. I can binge watch the whole day and not moving from my sofa for hours…

What’s planned for 2022?

The next EP’s on Groovytude Records are already booked for the year and we are already working on the halloween party ! I can’t talk about anything else as it is very secret. I wish I could !  What I can say is that I’m working very hard and it’s going to be a great year!

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