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French below
Last summer, we locked ourselves in the Versatile studio for
eight days, with a plan: create a new song every day from
scratch. And we did, we did eight songs. Each morning, we’d
listen to the previous day’s work and move on.
Truth is, we didn’t really start from scratch: Gilb’r had a
collection of loops to build upon. We worked pretty much like a
beatmaker with a rapper – except I can’t rap, so I sang, and
played instruments, and then we structured the tracks until
they sounded like actual songs, with a beginning and an end.
The whole time, the mood was very relaxed. Of course, we
worked as hard as we could on getting everything just right,
but we didn’t deprive ourselves of taking nice breaks on Paris’
sunny street cafés. And I think our sunny timeouts shine
throughout the record itself, and I am proud of it, because
when an album bears the trace of the environment it was
created in, it is a testament to the spontaneity of its recording.
When came the time to mix, I:Cube entered the process. We
also limited the mixing to a week to retain that same energy.
Cube’s genius upped the level several notches. We
experimented all the way. Some songs had to be extended to
make room for all his ideas. Really, this is a three-men album,
not just two. And that second phase of work was just as happy
go lucky as the first.
Yet, we were emerging from a dark period: like all of you, we
had to lockdown, and for such a long time, we couldn’t play
shows nor dj, which is our livelihood... and then, within a few
weeks, both Gilbert and I lost our dads. Immediately
afterwards, they were followed by our friend, the singer
Nicolas Ker. These events are present in the lyrics of the
songs – I probably wouldn’t have mentioned them for a solo
album, but as it happened, we lived these tragedies
collectively.
However it is not a sad record. For the three of us, its
inception was a beautiful sunbath of creativity after a very
long, cold, and cruel winter. Which is why we named the
album L’Aurore, which means Sunrise.
Judah Warsky

Cet été, on s’est enfermés 8 jours au studio Versatile, pour
créer un morceau par jour en partant de presque rien. Et on
l'a fait: huit chansons. Chaque matin on réécoutait vite fait
celle de la veille et on passait à autre chose.
En vrai on partait pas de zéro: Gilb avait une collection de
boucles autour desquelles développer des idées. On a bossé
comme un beatmaker et un rappeur – sauf qu’au lieu de
rapper j’ai chanté, joué des instruments, puis on a structuré
jusqu’à obtenir des chansons avec un début et une fin.
Le tout dans une ambiance super détente. Évidemment on
s’est pris la tête jusqu’à ce que tout soit nickel, on n’est pas
des branleurs, mais on s’est pas privés d’aller boire des coups
pour profiter des terrasses si lumineuses. Et je pense que le
soleil dans lequel on a baigné pendant nos pauses brille
jusque dans les sillons du disque. J’en suis fier car un
enregistrement qui porte en lui la trace de l’environnement
dans lequel il a été créé est vraiment spontané.
Au moment de mixer, I:Cube est entré dans la partie. De
nouveau on s'est limités à 8 jours pour garder la même
énergie. Le génie du son de Cube a grave relevé le level. On
a expérimenté partout, rallongé plusieurs titres pour laisser la
place à toutes ses idées. Cet album est vraiment l’œuvre de 3
mans, pas 2. La 2e phase a été aussi heureuse et détente
que la 1ère.
Pourtant, on sortait d’une période triste: comme vous tous on
a subi le confinement, l’absence de concerts et de dj sets qui
sont habituellement notre vie... et en quelques semaines,
Gilbert et moi avons tous les deux perdu notre père, et juste
après Nicolas Ker les a suivis dans la tombe. Ces
événements sont évoqués dans les paroles des chansons –
j’en aurais pas parlé pour un disque solo, je me le suis permis
car on a vécu ça collectivement.
Mais c’est pas un disque triste. Pour nous 3, ce moment était
un beau bain de soleil et de créativité après un très long hiver.
C’est pourquoi l'album s’appelle L’Aurore.
Judah Warsky

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releases September 30, 2022

Recorded in July 2021 at Victor studio.Paris.
Mixed by I:Cube at Victor studio.Paris.

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