“There’s a truck and a dog near my music”

Seen and celebrated on stage at the youngest of the French festivals, Nord Fiction, Voiron returns to the Norman public during a live performance that will stay in their minds for a long time. Disruptive drum n’bass, danceable techno and delicious transitions… Before his state of grace behind the turntables, on Friday night, we met the Breton producer. He gave us a fantastic exclusive, lots of comedy and lots of explanations about his music. Did you know she loves flowers? Maintenance.

As a good Breton, you always go free party when are you young

Pretty much like the legend says … I was born in Brittany in 1987 so at my age I was old enough to go there, it was actually a full time fashion trend. free parties but at once I did not go much. Although very small. By the time it all goes away free and precisely I didn’t go much because I didn’t keep up with the music playing there. In my opinion, this is not the best time. They usually played loud m ** de techno in the mid-90s. In music, it was a pretty dangerous time. It’s more of a trend than a true love affair, for some. There are still cool things where I can go… Well, I hope.

You use your name in the titles of your songs, why?

I’ve always been a fan of Aphex Twin. This part of the personality cult that he can by putting his head anywhere, I think unconsciously inspired me. But mainly because it makes me laugh to put my name anywhere, I didn’t calculate it, it was stupid… I started it Voironizer under the Nocta Numerica label. At the time, the idea was “voironizer ”, impose my style of not wanting to appear pretentious. But after I locked myself in on that, now I’m forced to keep going ”voironizer ” because I always have. I am in the process of following this guide.

You only have one piece Voironizer without including your name in its title, it’s “After chez Oim”, is it one of your most listened to titles?

Actually, and even though I haven’t played it live yet because it’s slow. And at the time, it didn’t fit my ingredients. Now I can no longer play it on sets because I have more tempo bridges than before. This track is based on an after melody, in mode MDMA. At first it was a title I made on the side. I sent it to Charles who takes care of the label, and he loves it. But coincidentally, he was the one who “swallowed” the most.

Have you ever tried to release the second “After iom”?

Right there, in the live I’m going to do tonight, and in the next sounds that come at the start of the school year, if all goes well and if the deadlines for making vinyl aren’t too long … there may be some similarities. appearance.

This is an exclusive I give you Tsugi: the album will be called Sound engineer. ”

Will your name be on all of these new sounds to come?

Yes, except for the album title! This is an exclusive I give you Tsugi: the album will be called Sound engineer. For the next project, I went back to doing things at tempos closer to 120 bpm, with even mentions of little songs I could listen to when I started going out to clubs. I added sounds from TB-303. I’m getting older, and I’ve been doing the same thing for 20 years. I was looking at Facebook memories from 10 years ago and I thought to myself I was doing the exact same thing. But I take that as a strength, if you listen to the things I’m doing right now and the sounds of my debut, it seems like I have no gap. Even if people make fun of me for it, for my part I’m more proud of it.

Roland TB-303 © Steve Sims

Include “voiron” in all your titles, it fits this desire to hold a very strong guide, doesn’t it?

There are many offers and many more dj, younger and younger. Even though I’m not that old yet, when I was 20, making music was more complicated than it is now. Now, there are a lot of art suggestions, there are a lot of talents very quickly. I seem to have sucked for a long time then I reached a good level, now I am stagnating … Atleast people already know my style, atleast with the likes of this kind of music … it is not yet Venetian Snares. In short, I stayed on my common thread.

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What do you want through your music?

Honestly, I didn’t mean much anymore. I don’t know if it’s very good …(laughs) For a long time, the highlight managed to be part of the show. Before Covid, so I had the right to help during the pandemic. But maybe next year I won’t. If I can keep up with the music, it’s very cool but if not, I’m no longer in this infernal race to play. This is definitely related to the fact that I left Paris. I didn’t expect much from music anymore, I knew mine would no longer inspire people.

Where do you live now?

I live in the small town of Côtes d’Armor, between Perros-Guirec and Paimpol, Plougrescant. I moved there because my friend was a florist. She was tired of working in Paris with flowers imported from the Netherlands, so she launched her flower farm in the town where we lived. I helped him a lot. My hobby is actually more farming than music. (laughs)

So when the music stops, do you already have your backup plan?

However, I have always worked with music, especially in the restaurant industry. I have something else to do, I don’t care! Even if at some point I want to turn a corner, I think my music fails me. I would have hit a glass ceiling.

In your opinion? Despite your productivity?

I think I’m still just as productive, but stories of delays in pressing vinyl might suggest something else. My next project, Sound engineer won’t be released until the start of the next school year, as I’m doing it in 2020. These delays are exhausting me. I know it’s tall, it’s normal but I’m tired and to be honest I’m still a little angry. I miss spontaneity. I was told by other people that I used to sing a lot. But before, after the song, I shared it on Soundcloud.

What do you hope for the future project?

First of all, I’m seriously proud to be released on this label, which released records of artists I was a fan of when I was fifteen. And if it gets good reception from the niche, I’ll be very happy. If some songs make people laugh, so much the better. Of the 46 released by Analog Force, I believe this is the most listened to of anything they have released before. I know the boss of the label doesn’t talk to the media, he doesn’t have a commercial approach to music. So I didn’t expect much …(laughs)

Every time I start making a track I tell myself I have to do Plastikman’s “Plasticine”.

Where can you find inspiration for your songs and especially the song Ninja Voiron as opposed to the other discography in its sample?

I think I stumbled upon a sample tape in a factory. You should know that I recorded this piece maybe four or five years ago. Listening, I heard this sample reminiscent of Asia and I typed in a trip to it. (laughs)

Another very strong vision of things?

Yeah, really stupid. Never in life have I said this to myself “I’ll do something built this way”… To be clear, every time I start making a track, I tell myself I have to do Plastikman’s “Plasticine”. This is the only guide I have set myself for 20 years… I want to make a nice line of TB in a relatively dark atmosphere but you want to cry the same. Then from that, it goes to shit… (laughs)

Other references?

I have very little electronic music. I don’t dig anymore. I fell into a kind of routine where I enjoyed myself, and that I was still trying to adopt. I always use the same sounds, the same drum machines all the time. Not much for sale I know … (laughs) I think what bound me to techno was the natural music of the 90s. At the time, artists were limited to the bikes they had, but I still wanted to hide this idea that my discography was based on 5 presets. Ideally, the first techno pieces I listened to were on Sweet Exorcist, which had sounds very similar to the albums. I’m stuck with this kind of thing.

Apparently you feel like a “fake Parisian”?

I was born in Paris, but I grew up in Brittany since I was two years old. By necessity I am more Breton than Parisian. It was in Brittany that I started listening to electronic music. I’m lucky that I have friends who are older nerd in breakcore and other kinds of crazy. Brittany always has an alternative wave. When I lived in Rennes a year after high school, there was this record store, Switch, where one of the two baccalaureates was dedicated to hardcore or breakcore, not maybe… to breakcore. Super okay too. I think these are sounds that I could feel very quickly in my unconsciousness and in my music, even after I went to clubs in Paris and Belgium… I think I kept this Breton impression. There is always a truck and a dog near my music.

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