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!