Friday 4th May: The Grand Poobah, Hobart Saturday 5th May: Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne Friday 11th May: Geisha, Perth Saturday 12th May: Sugar, Adelaide Friday 18th May: Secret Show, TBC Saturday 19th May: Chinese Laundry, Sydney Sunday 20th May: Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay
A key player within the European dance scene, Frenchman Bambounou initially gained his fame through his numerous releases on the esteemed (but now defunct) 50Weapons record label. Not releasing any new music since his 2015 EP with Margaret Dygas ‘See You Soon / Popular Religions‘, his intricate and experimental DJ sets have been the driving force behind his growing popularity… but that’s all about to change.
Bambounou recently announced he had been spending plenty of time in the studio, stating “I’ve been working hard on my sound these past few years. I’m really stoked to announce that my next EP ‘Parametr Perkusja’ will be released on Don’t DJ’s DISK on May 25th”, he also linked the b-side of the EP, a jungle infused weapon ‘VVVVV’. Returning to Australia for seven dates, this is easily his biggest Australian tour to date.
Jeremy Guindo AKA Bambounou, is one of only two Frenchmen to have worked with the legendary, but now defunct Berlin-based label 50 Weapons (run by Modeselektor).
The producer of over 7 EPs and 2 albums (2012’s ‘Orbiting‘ and 2015’s ‘Centrum‘, both on 50 Weapons), Bambounou rapidly announced himself as one of the major acts in the French, and European, house and techno scenes. His productions, widely inspired by the sounds emanating from Chicago, Detroit and London, have found favour with the globe’s more discerning selectors.
In March 2014, he released a remix EP of his latest cuts (‘Ignition/Take It Out On Me‘) featuring new versions from French Fries (Paris-based ClekClekBoom label’s bossman) and Laurent Garnier (the other Frenchman that used to be involved with 50 Weapons). He has also collaborated with French Fries on Jimmy Edgar’s Ultramajic to produce the hotter than hot ‘What’s Up Evan‘. With upcoming gigs at events like HYTE in Ibiza, and festivals including France’s Nuits Sonoros, Bambounou is set to take his stock even further this year.