For our first 2015 show, we’ve decided to keep staying in the obscurity, if not in filth, and to invite the Parisian duo Vox Low. Not only because we’re fond of its beautiful dark and rocky pieces of music, but also because we like secret projects and talents, and here is one of the most hidden, in times every artist is like having to be “visible”…
Let’s write a short introduction: Vox Low are two guys from former band Think Twice (FCom) – Jean-Christophe Couderc and Benoit Raymond – who’ve been composing together for such a long time, with shared taste for wild rock and radical new wave, that it made them collect several works they wanted to extend in another formation. Vox Low emerges then, with so powerful demos that collaborations start. Everything seems to begin as both say, with a sharing with Ivan Smagghe for a remix of their fantastic “I wanna see the Light” on Astro Lab’s “Treasure Garden vol. 2” compilation, track featured in a Robodello’s mix for Kompakt too a few months later… Then come some outstanding remixes out as for Date with Elvis’ “Tears” (La Dame Noire), and a lot of treasures already available on Soundclound, and/or about to be released on Astro Lab and Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant label soon in the beginning of this year.
How to describe Vox Low’s music? Well it sounds like ante-dated, not as some electro-clash or electro-rock used to imitate former decades’ role to strike a pose, but anchored in our days for which club dance music and psyche rock energy match correctly at last, when a subtile alchemy between desperate voices, rock band accents and electronic elements happens. Soon people won’t be so afraid anymore of long filthy loops sustained by a strong and heavy bass such as a deep slow sodomy… Pretty cool, isn’t it?
Ice FM with Vox Low, January 15, 2015, 10.30PM. On Paris Campus Radio.
- Charles Baudelaire – Spleen (dit par Daniel Lecourtois de la Comédie-Française)
- New Dawn – There is a new Dawn
- Gérard Manset – Je suis Dieu
- Brigitte Fontaine – Je suis inadaptée
- The Velvet Underground – Foggy Nation
- White Fence – The Light
- Bérurier Noir – Petit agité
- Marquis de Sade – Boys Boys
- The Glove – Mr Alphabet says
- Replicas – Down in the park
- Magazine – Shot by both Sides
- Alain Bashung – Lavabo
- Colder – Silicone Sexy
- Arthur Russel – Keeping up
- LFO – Love is the Message