Feb 22, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: L'Onomatopeur - Slap Violin

Today's selection comes from one of my gateway discoveries from Jamendo.

There's a little story: A year and a half ago, Subsystem sends me a link to this site called Jamendo. It's in French and takes me a little while to figure out what they are all about and then I have to get with the whole P2P thing since I hadn't hipped to torrents. Jamendo's delivery mechanism is based on torrents. (They have really come a long way since then with full translation and a ton of cool features).

Along comes L'Onomatopeur and I'm off to the races.

I've played cuts from this release on the show a bunch of times. Invariably, my blood pressure goes up a bit when I approach the point in the show where I need to pronouce the artist's name and I prepare to butcher it on air. I think I've gotten close twice. Shows you how much I appreciate the tunes when I keep dropping problematic pronunciations into my setlists. So here it is on the blog...no need to mangle it here.

Here's some info on the artist:
L'Onomatopeur was born in 1986 in Nantes, France. He only discovered electronic music at the age of thirteen by listening to artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre and Laurent Garnier. This quickly convinced him to get a drum machine and then a sampler at 16. He is among others influenced by English drum'n'bass and big-beat styles.
Enjoy the tune.

L'Onomatopeur - Slap Violin

2 comments:

subsystem7 said...

This is one of my all time favorites also -- total gateway artist and song. Love it.

Michael said...

Yo! What a jam this one is! Yeah, I'm finding Jamendo to be quite a wonderful source of great music. So much so that I'll be featuring three tracks found through them on netBloc Volume 2