We close with an epic interview with the French fashion visionary. Et Bonne nuit.
Rekick of Musique Large
July 13, 2011
The inspired future beats label that is the perfect mix of music and design
- Text by Terence Teh
Rekick is the co-founder, alongside Pantone of the inspired Musique Large future beats label. Launched in 2007, the label has released standout 12”s from the likes of Fulgeance, Débruit, Ghislain Poirier, Charles Trees and Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez (aka BR&CP - out this week). Their next release is coming up in September and it is by Ben Butler & Mousepad. With over a decade of DJ experience under his belt, he also works as a graphic designer for IP-3, an design agency run by Comete.
By the way, go check "La Cassette Mouillée"! To listen to it go to it here.
Satellite Voices: How did Musique Large start?
Rekick: It started like a teenage dream, when you begin to buy vinyls, to go round the shops and the parties, when you feel that good music is made within your circle of friends without being released... you get the idea of a label.
Musique Large's vision is to release the albums we love for at least 20 years and to tour with the whole crew as the Musique Large Party, always good times. The plan is also to release Fulgeance's and BR&CP's first LP in 2012. And to push our digital series called "Tour de Table", opened by "The Dream EP" from Charles Trees, a friend from Ann Arbor. The second part will be made by King Knutt.
This summer we also release "Cassette Mouillée" from BR&CP, out this week. Eight original tracks, two remixes by Fulgeance and Kondor. Perfect match for your wet summer.
SV: How would you describe your visual style?
Rekick: All-over, that's the main idea of the vinyl covers. The style is something between a hawaiian shirt you wouldn't dare to wear and Ravioli dishes. I'm trying to keep this consistency on each cover but I want be able to look towards other directions, such as photography.
SV: Where do you live and what inspires you about that area of town?
Rekick: I live in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. This area is famous for its fine art and antiques auction houses, you can see engravings and paintings every day as you walk past a lot of fine art boutiques. Restaurants may inspire me as well, especially "Le Passage 53". Even if it's quite expensive, the platters are so appetising and delicious that they should inspire almost anybody! I must point out that I live near the Social Club, the Rex Club and La Gaîté Lyrique (a new place dedicated to digital culture - video, music) though I'm not partying a lot.
SV: What does your city mean to you?
Rekick: The fact to have a lot of things available near my apartment at any time, I guess. With my girlfriend we don't go out every day, but having access to plenty of exhibitions, museums, parties and restaurants, furthermore with a incredible diversity, I must say that Paris is so cool!
SV: What artists in Paris are doing it big for you right now?
Rekick: Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez, Kondor, Powel, Bertrand Delanowave, Souleance, Cosmo Vitelli, Gilbert, Jess & Crabbe...
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