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October 23, 2020 Downtempo composer Nuit Oceān uplifts with EP, Fire Divine

Downtempo composer Nuit Oceān uplifts with EP, Fire Divine

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Music producer Nuit  Oceān releases his inspiring EP Fire Divine via ROUGE NEON RECORDS today, just in time for winding down this weekend. 

Born with the name Steve Mesmin, Nuit Oceān is a well-traveled French composer, that has roots in the DRC and Algeria. His mother would indulge him by playing the saxophone frequently. These factors would lead him on his own musical journey, and we are so grateful for that.

This EP shows the essence of vulnerability and strength in one breath. It is a work of art that can be interpreted in multiple meanings, but we can all agree that this EP is fragrant and colorful as well as easy on the ears. 

Nuit Oceān elaborates on the concept behind the EP: “I always have this “mantra” in my head during the creating and recording process: “When there is nothing left. When you no longer have the strength to move forward. There he is, in each of us… The FIRE DIVINE guides us to a better version of ourselves, towards a brighter future. Let it flow.”

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September 30, 2020 Music producer HELMAUD unveils fun DIY music video

Music producer HELMAUD unveils fun DIY music video

Today, music producer and composer HELMAUD has released single ‘Hey Boi’ ft. DIXIE along with an official music video for the single, featuring fiery songstress DIXIE and of course the man himself. Filmed with a DIY approach, the video captures the pair taking a night drive in the iconic city of Paris, where HELMAUD is from. 

Previously interviewed by Muze FM, the music producer commented on his relationship with collaborator DIXIE, “The two neighbours initially met in Thai boxing classes in 2015 (have been doing boxing for 8 years now). They would both come and spar with good energy and an open mind, but DIXIE and HELMAUD only truly started sympathizing in spring 2019, as DIXIE learned HELMAUD was a pianist. DIXIE has a wonderful 1920 Pleyel Piano in her flat, rue St Denis, 75002, so I drop by many times just to jam. And she did the same, coming over randomly while down my block. Hitting me up asking if I’m around, and dropped by for a fast jam, and a lot of white wine… Man, I can’t follow up with her drinking.. she’s way too trained. As HELMAUD’s jazz-infused technique started attracting DIXIE, the two yet-to-be friends very quickly became inseparable. Music, and especially jamming had forged a very strong bond for the two, DIXIE, discovering her attraction for singing and composition, and HELMAUD, finding very much satisfaction through DIXIE’s soul heritage and care-free energy. Hedonism, stoicism, philosophy, friendship, and the ups and downs of relationships have forged their urge to doing music together.”

Talking about the video concept, HELMAUD adds, “After many unsatisfying cuts based on another story from a former director, I decided to change totally and go for a real DIY video. A variation on an old hip hop famous theme: the whip ride – a tribute to American hip hop iconography. We thought this 1964 Cadillac riding along contemporary Paris would fit the soul vibe on the modern beat and attitude of this song. Knowing that Dixie is half American (New Orleans) & I’m a full Parisian, it made sense. No one was in town or available for the last-minute deadline. Then comes Isabel Deprice, an old friend of mine, (who featured in my previous music video “I Know Your Game”, shot by Ryan Doubiago). In the end, it was shot in 2 hours with an Iphone & edited with an Ipad.”


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March 25, 2020 Q&A with music producer Christian Garcia-Gaucher

Q&A with music producer Christian Garcia-Gaucher

Musician and composer Christian Garcia-Gaucher has a music teaching degree and wrote a thesis around improvisation in the world of classical music and music education.

Christian Garcia-Gaucher also composed for various dance, theatre and performance productions by Elodie Pong and Robert Pacitti, Denis Maillefer and Fabienne Berger. He also writes music for films, in Switzerland for, among others, Jean-Stéphane Bron, as well as for Vincent Pluss, in Germany for Sonja Heiss, and in England for Andrew Kötting.

What are some of your earliest memories of music?

My 5 years older brother and family playing music at home.

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?

First music, then lyrics, then I very often change the music again.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

Both are part of this activity, but personally I spend more time on creation and studio.. unfortunately maybe.

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?

A sound technician in Paris, taking off our drum set while playing the end of the concert and saying: shitty band, shitty music…

If you could put together a radio show, what kind of music would you play?

Eclectic, lo-fi, alternative, repetitive, contemporary music, for sure something free and cool … but Radio Campus in Brussels is totally great in this sense.

Name five artists and their albums who would appear on your radio show

– Brainticket, Cottonwoodhill

– Programme, l’enfer tiède

– Charlemagne Palestine, Jamaica Heinekens in Brooklyn

– King Kong, Trouble again

– Circle, Miljard

What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?

Just stay free and be able to continue to make research on sounds, structures, styles, etc.. If success means having the possibility to continue what’s described higher, that’s ok. If it means to start to be locked up by a system, that sucks.

One last thought to leave your fans with?

From Heidegger: To the extent that each thing has its place, its moment and its duration, there are never two similar things.

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