Two-year-old Parisian label ClekClekBoom is poised to become the next big thing for its unlikely fusion of bass music, house, ghetto, and techno. For Piknic this year, they arrive with three artists from their growing roster: French Fries, whose latest album was heralded by Laurent Garnier; the young and extremely promising Manaré; and new signing Aleqs Notal.
Parisian DJ/producer Aleqs Notal, spent his early years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Growing up he felt deep love for the classic sounds of Detroit and Chicago, which in turn influenced his hybrid house. He's the latest signature on ClekClekBoom, joining French Fries, Coni, NSDOS, and Jean Nipon. His first EP "A.E.T." was released in January 2014.
Although you might describe Manaré’s sound as ghetto & UK-influenced house & bass, that really doesn’t pin him down. His eclectic musical origins certainly still inform his selection today, reflected in the wide variety of places he has been asked to play, from Sao Paulo to Singapore, Astana to New York. He joined the ClekClekBoom crew around 2009, through his long-time friend French Fries.
Immersed in the coldness of Detroit techno and the warmth of Chicago house, French Fries’ debut album, Kepler, was released in February 2014 via ClekClekBoom – the label he co-founded. At only 22, while sharing his time between his studio, label office and gigs all around the world, French Fries is slowly becoming one of the most promising artists of the French and international house and techno scene.
Woulg (aka Greg Debicki) is a composer, sound designer and new-media artist based in Montreal. He writes generative music software, designs interactive projections, and composes glitch music. His lumbering industrial-flavoured designs, minimalist melodies and emotive soundscapes have seen release on labels such as Terra Null, End Fence, Outlier Recordings, and Enig’matik.