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Interview: Lecomte de brégeot

Over the weekend we had a chat with Yannick aka Lecomte de brégeot. A fine young music aficionado from Lyon, France. We asked him some questions about his passion for music and how it all started.

So …

How did it all start for you?
I have been in love with music since really young. I got in touch with electronic music somewhere in the beginning of 2000 when a group of friends and I started organizing free parties around Lyon. Started dj’ing and little after I produced my first track. This was about 7 years ago. Production happened on different analog synths and hardware tools, trying to create the sound that I grew up with in the wonderful 80’s .

Describe yourself in three words.
Stubborn, friendly, insurgent

Does your experience as a DJ affect how you approach your music production?
Using cut on kick during a DJ-set is powerful in terms of effect for a listener as for a dj. I like to use it in my own tracks as well.

What or who were your past influences and how can we see that reflect into your own production style?
I am as much in love with rock and roll as with electronic music. Even rap or classical music and reggae is on my playlist. All music is good, as long as it can influence you. I will be forever grateful to Pink Floyd, Chemical brothers, David Bowie and many more for all their awesome work. For me I am mixing my own flavor, hoping people will like the taste!

What is your favorite piece of gear?
microKorg XL,nice vintage sound and a good vocoder.

Name the best thing about your city and the worst thing.
A great thing are the open air and free parties for everyone during the Nuit sonore festival. Sadly enough there are people throwing beer cans at the DJ’s during the event.

Tell us something about the local club scene. Is Lyon a great place to hang out at night?
Local scene in terms of electronic music is quite variant. There is enough to choose. One thing that’s nice is that sometimes you can go out and have a free party inside a factory in down town having a champagne and listen to some top dj’s . Or a gin and tonic of course or just a simple beer.

When dj’ing, what is the one record that will be in your bag forever?
Vitalic with the Bells EP. Released in 2006 already.

What is your source for finding great tracks for your set?
I really can spend hours in vinyl shops.

You were just told that the world will end in 30 mins during your DJ set, what would be your last 5 tracks?
Danger : 9H20
Chemicals brothers : Midnight madness
Fatboy Slim : Song for shelter
Nathan fake : The sky was pink
Gui Boratto : No turning back

Nice track list. That last one can count in a situation like that. Thank you so much Yannick!

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