Introduce yourself? Pronouns? Where do you currently reside?
My name is Lucas, pronouns he/him, i’m 31. I was born and raised in Lyon, I’m currently living in Rennes where I work as an organic vegetable farmer for an association. The farm is also a venue where we host gigs, parties and more.
What is the last song you listened to before answering this Q&A?
Following the bandcamp app, that would be Korl – Turbine
How do you deal with being nervous before a gig?
Long breaths in & out
And usually trying to remember relieving DJ moments
Favorite meal at your local favorite restaurant?
My gf and I once took the same meal, a line-caught swordfish’s filet with a creamy polenta, radish greens and an olive oil sauce. We liked it so much we ordered a 3rd one to share instead of a dessert.
Favorite Ableton trick?
Using the Sampler’s built in oscillator to FM anything, super powerful!
Listen to the moment at 1:11 mark in your PI mix… describe how it makes you feel?
It is a moment of growing tension, it makes me feel like I want to be in a club to hear a moment like this. I like when there’s unpredictability in a build up and with the layering of those 2 tracks at that time mark, you can’t really know when the pressure’s gonna be released.
Best gig of your life so far?
It would be both a gig I played and a gig I attended and it was the final afterparty of Positive Education Festival 2018. The most euphoric vibes I’ve seen on a dancefloor, epic set by the festival co-founders & friends Charles & Antoine as Les Fils de Jacob.
Guilty pleasure ?
Candies & pastries
Where do you see yourself musically in 2044?
Can’t tell but I’m pretty sure I won’t have my library properly sorted by that time
What track would you use to convince someone to marry you…?
If you could have anything on your DJ rider… What would you choose?
Having somebody famous like Nicolas Cage or Céline Dion yelling motivational quotes at me each time I put my headphones off while mixing.
Favorite mix in recent memory?
Ani/live number 3, livwutang at Nowadays.
Incredible blends of all kind of club music genres.
Exactly what I feel like I want to do these days, thus being far from the result. This mix is really inspiring and really resonated with me.
Favorite club and why?
De School in Amsterdam. Only been twice but the first time I was on my own to hear a DJ I deeply wanted to hear and that was an incredible experience. This venue looked nothing like the clubs here in France, I felt incredibly good dancing for 2 hours straight. The 2nd time was for a Het Weekend event and I loved the place even more.
Who was the first person in your life that you admired musically?
Trusting my high school tastes memories, I think that was the band Foals.
Let’s play a pi pi pi game… I give you a situation & you give me a track…
White carpet white ceiling white fog
Blade movie but 2033
One from the mix!
Paintings come to life in a museum of your choice
What is your favorite party/collective where you reside and why?
Scorpion Metal is a fresh crew of artists that runs parties of experimental music,since the city doesn’t host a lot of clubs, good parties usually take place elsewhere like artist-managed spaces or artists workshops. Live performances are always the core of their events where you can hear things from old dub/industrial stuff to rhythmic noise, idm, glitch and contemporary bass. I played their last party in early September and it was their best one yet.
What movie would you pick to do the score for?
Probably The Strangers from Na-Hong Jin
If you could transfer all your knowledge from what you do now into something completely different, what would it be and why?
Probably something that would make me resourceful as well, like knowing how to craft objects or furnitures with metal or wood, or sewing.
What would you like to see in the future for the dance community?
I’d like to see more clubs & venues in France like Macadam in Nantes : no pictures/video, nice sound system, inclusive policy and constant communication on how to behave in a club & a lot of smoke inside. I think we lack this kind of venue in the country. The educational part is very important because I tend to find a lot of people being disrespectful towards other people, venue staff and artists.