Grande Halle de la Villette,
Saturday 1st November 2014
His first album is now 15 years old. And despite the sonic cathedral already built by Kieran Hebden (his name off stage), the string of insolent hits that he has made in the last few years is impressive. The Englishman, of Indian descent, has collaborated with Thom Yorke, Jamie XX, and Burial (an old school buddy, as the legend goes), started his own record label (Text Records, on which he released his albums ‘Pink’ and ‘Beautiful Rewind’), and, most impressively, has become the new producer for all manners of strange albums out there. To start with, he produced Omar Souleyman (who was at the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris last year), then Neneh Cherry this year with the same brilliant results. It goes without saying that he has become one of his generations greatest talents. His rare live performances are a tribute to this mad scientists experimentations. His rare live performances are a unique place to study the mad scientists many magical manipulations. And with past experimentations in everything from Post-Rock to House to Hip-Hop, from Folktronica to Drum-and-Bass, it is with great impatience and curiosity that we await is concert.