Rebotini : Techno Emblem
For its fourth edition, the French Miracle Tour puts an actual icon in its suitcase, that is going to carry a lot of weight at the boarding gate! Seen as one of the founding fathers of French electronic music, Arnaud Rebotini, author, composer, performer and producer, has become a major symbol, elegant and modest, of the French Touch in a few decades. The chameleon artist wears several hats but a unique mustache, and he has never ceased to evolve since his first techno EPs, released on different labels, in 1995. Constantly experimenting and re-inventing himself, Rebotini is always thinking outside the box and has become the avant-garde core of the French techno music scene. Rebotini, alongside Air, Daft Punk, Etienne de Crecy and Philippe Zdar, is an instant-genius, praised by both the public and the media for his precise, sharp, incisive cold electronic music. His hypnotic techno-house tracks made him the emblem of the Parisian morningless clubbing nights. Massive, intriguing and imposing, Rebotini is an outstanding live performer, offering an erudite music that never puts pleasure in a corner. The tremendous impact of the French colossus resides in his will to go off the beaten track and to multiply experiments Though he kinda looks like a convicted felon, the Black Strobe frontman is really an unequalled music-lover, sensitive and curious, always testing the limits to steam ahead. He never goes for the easy option, and avoids fashionable productions. Regarding Arnaud Rebotini, the name-dropping could be long, as he’s just won the Cesar award for Best Original Score for Robin Campillo’s movie 120 BPM. This master of analog synthesizers is inspired by a variety of influences, that go from krautrock to country music, but also jazz and black metal. Open-minded and a hard-worker, Rebotini is still a fascinating figure, never going out of style. His restless, high-purity electro-techno remains intact, as does his goal to provide a qualitative and radical music. Sometimes, funky people are dressed in black. And sometimes, French DJs wear mustaches.