Friday 31st October 2014
If this name is still unknown to you, Thomas Lucas from Rennes, AKA Doushka, has credentials that include the Redbull Music Academy shortlist of producers for its Tokyo sessions, where he participates in workshops, collaborates with others, plays in special club nights, etc. A dream come true for the Finistere-born musician who has too long been stuck in bedroom-producing, a role that has allowed him to release a first album earlier this year, Yuv’ln. Inspired by some of the most modern electronic music labels, from Numbers (Rustie, Sophie…) to Future Classics (Flume, Chet Faker…), or LuckyMe (Jacques Greene, Lunice…), Douchka! is a balance between hip-hop beat-making, textures both electronic and exotic, and poetry, something reminiscent of Cashmere Cat. And brilliantly executed.