PABLO VALENTINO

Welcome to the 5th edition of Music is Color, straight from the crates!
To kick off the 2016 series, I’m proud to introduce my friend & bro, Pablo Valentino. I clearly remember our first meeting in the suburbs of Strasbourg over 15 years ago. I had arranged to pick him up on a street corner.
He emerged from the shadows and appeared under a streetlight with the light suddenly catching his blue bob. He was carrying 2 bags of vinyls that looked heavier than his 16 year old frame. The car ride to the gig was a silent one, we just listened to various sounds from the English scene.
I wasn’t expecting to be so blown away when he started to play. It was an incredible multifaceted DJ set with broken beat , Brazil, drum & bass, swing jazz, house and techno tracks. What an emotional slap!.. Wham Bam!… A transcendent cosmic journey!

Pablo has come a long way since then. He’s now internationally renowned and is the resident DJ at Le Sucre, in Lyon. He owns the famous FACES Records, created “MCDE Recordings subdivision”, produces artists (Creative Swing Alliance, Kid sW! Ng ‘Hipster & Wonkaz) and has collaborated among others with Danilo Plessow (Motor City Drum Ensemble)… while still remaining a man of a few words !
It’s an honor to have him as a guest of Music is Color and I hope you’re as excited as I am with this amazing mix from a real crate-digger!
ENJOY!
SAN

Oil painting on wood 60 x 60 CM ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2016 Pic by @michael Deplaen 2016

Oil painting on wood 60 x 60 CM ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2016
Pic by @michael Deplaen 2016

Links:
www.facesrecords.com
www.soundcloud.com/faces-records
http://www.discogs.com/label/12493-Faces-Records

LEFTO

It’s an honor for me to introduce you the 4th edition of Music is Color with the world-renowned dj Lefto. Over 10 years ago, in the famous Music Mania record store in Brussels, I heard for the first time Lefto play. Impressed by his technics, his selections and his enthusiasm to share music, I stayed in the shop and browsed through shelves of records and listened to his set.
Since then, I have followed his constant elevation by listening his weekly radio show on Studio Brussel, his events in partnership with Democrazy in Gent, those in the AB and Beurs in Brussels  or at Dour festival, etc.

MUSIC IS COLOR 004 / LEFTO by San on Mixcloud

Today, he is one of the most important reference in terms of musical discoveries.

This Early Bird spreads the words and creates colorful and spiritual journeys through harmoniously assembled tracks, forever moving forward but always with an ear to the past; boarding the crowd through a fabulous universal language beyond the everyday life.

Do not miss LeFtO’s 20th anniversary as DJ! @Ancienne Belgique this Sunday with Gilles Peterson + STUFF + CHASSOL + BINKBEATS

Thanks for listening ! San

Oil painting on canvas 1 X 1,40 M ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2015 Pic by @michael Deplaen 2015

Oil painting on canvas 1 X 1,40 M ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2015
Pic by @michael Deplaen 2015

More about him:

www.lefto.be
www.dourfestival.be
www.stubru.be/lefto
www.mixcloud.com/leftooo
www.worldwidefestival.com

 

EDDY RAMICH

I’m pleased to introduce you a new Music is Color collaboration with the inimitable Eddy Ramich, DJ & Producer with a rich musical background and an incredible enthusiasm to share it.

MUSIC IS COLOR 003 / EDDY RAMICH by San on Mixcloud

Eddy is a key figure in the Central, Eastern & Southern European dance music scene and also of the worldwide family. He draws the attention of the future jazz scene remixing Sun Ra, Ennio Morricone, Arthur Verocai, Tania Maria and with his House project “Eddy & Dus” and “Eddy Meets Yannah” (Compost Records). He has also been hosting clubnite Kontrapunkt in Zagreb featuring guest DJs like Gilles Peterson, Carl Craig, IG Culture, Theo Parrish, 4Hero, etc. for the past 16 years. As a DJ on legendary radio station 101, Eddy hosted for 18 years his two shows, offering listeners fresh point of music view.

I hope you will enjoy this amazing mix from the crates as much as I do!

MUSIC IS COLOR 003 / EDDY RAMICHOil painting on wood 60 x 60 CM ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2015 Pic by @michael Deplaen 2015

Oil painting on wood 60 x 60 CM ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2015 Pic by @michael Deplaen 2015

More about him:
Facebook
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/eddyramich
https://soundcloud.com/eddy-meets-yannah
http://www.discogs.com/artist/75938-Eddy-Ramich

A new EP of Eddy & Dus A From B will coming !!! Release : 8th of June (Vinyl) 22 june (Digital)

Artwork: Oil painting on wood 60 x 60 CM  ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2015

MARC MAC

It’s really an honour to introduce you an exclusive Music is Color  edition with Marc Mac (4hero), Marc is an early pioneer of breakbeat hardcore and drum and bass music; he has also experimented with broken beat, hip hop, nu jazz as well as producing a huge quantity of other projects including broken beat, hip hop, nu jazz etc.

MUSIC IS COLOR 002 / MARC MAC by San on Mixcloud

Marc’s unique productions have brought about beautiful collaborations with Jill Scott, Ultra Nate, Erik Rico, Roy Ayers, Leroy Burgess, Azimuth, Ursula Rucker, Omar and many others.

He is founder and producer of Reinforced Records which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year ! I hope you will enjoy this Soulful mix from the crates as much as I do !

More about him :
www.mixcloud.com/Marc4hero
http://hipology.org
http://marc4hero.podomatic.com
http://omniverse-records.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/4hero
www.facebook.com/marcmac4hero
http://instagram.com/marc4hero
http://www.4hero.co.uk

 

Oil painting on canvas 50 x 50 CM ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2015 Pic by @michael Deplaen 2015

Oil painting on canvas 50 x 50 CM ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2015 Pic by @michael Deplaen 2015

G:PHIL

Hi Everybody!
I’m very happy to introduce you the first edition of Music is Color with G:PhiL (Mudd Club Sound System /Groovehuntaz/ Rolling Deep) who is a crate digger, dj and member of Groovehuntaz collective. He also works with some other local collective such as Badass Funkstarz Co Session or Bomb Da Bass.

For more than ten years his selections went from soul to funk, rock and roll, R & B, early hip hop, disco, nu disco, future beats …

MUSIC IS COLOR 001 / GPHIL by San on Mixcloud

Colors party resident, member of Soul witness, he has played next to Florian Keller, Soul Rabbi, Nucleus, Tobias Kirmayer, Domu, Malachi, Jazzman, Onur Engin and with the Poets of Rhythm, Sweet Vandals, the bamboos and Hi Fly Orchestra.

Since 2011, he is the Manager and Programmer at the Mudd Club in Strasbourg (FR).

More about him:
http://www.mixcloud.com/gphil/
http://www.mudd-club.fr/

Oil painting on wood 60 x 60 CM ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2015 Pic by @michael Deplaen 2015

Oil painting on wood 60 x 60 CM ©SANDRINE ASTIER 2015 Pic by @michael Deplaen 2015

Artwork by BOO @foodforyasoul 2015

Artwork by BOO @foodforyasoul 2015

MUSIC IS COLOR is a creative collaboration between DJs and myself, a painter.
Its essence lies in expressing the correlation between music and painting, whereby I illustrate a DJ’s mix through his portrait. I believe that painting is close to music as both art forms tend to express feelings through harmony, rhythm and colour, thus creating a common vibration.
As the great Miles Davis said:
“Music is a painting that can be heard, and the painting is music you can see “ .