With our final podcast of 2012 being a truly personal honor to share with you all, we give you the vibes of Jeremy Guindo aka Bambounou, at his finest. To say Bambounou took over this year would be an understatement, as not only did the Parisian producer have his most extensive year with releases, but he crossed over to the world of techno (just barely) with his debut LP, Orbiting, which was just released last month on Modeselektor’s 50WEAPONS imprint. Guindo is obviously looking towards the past and the future when it comes to his music and mixing, considering that this is the only beginning of an intriguing career for the young producer. And with the mix he’s given us to close out 2012 as well as our chat with him, we’re certainly looking forward to what’s coming up for Bambounou. Check out the mix, interview and tracklist down below.
Modeselektor’s 50Weapons label continued to expand its roster in 2012 with the addition of 22-year-old producer Bambounou this August, with the release of his “Cobe” EP – a much larger-scale release, in every sense of the word, since his very well-received “Alpha” EP on Youngunz in mid-2011. On November 23rd the young Parisian will release his debut full-length on the same label. The album, called “Orbiting,” takes into account Bambounou’s wide range of influences under one encompassing theme: space. He says he began the process with quite a minimal approach, and eventually ended up with a variety of different tracks, all under an umbrella of 90s house and techno mixed with “some kind of bass music.” Follow the jump to hear a preview of one of the tracks, called “Any Other Service.”
View of the Igloofest main stage – Photos by Ed Gumuchian
For three long weekends in January, thousands of bundled-up partiers made their way down to Montreal’s Old Port for the sixth installment of the Igloofest festival. Like its summer counterparts Mutek and Piknic Electronik, the festival was strategically planned out in order to draw a huge, diverse crowd for each night. Although starting a night at 6:30pm doesn’t tend to turn out well for anyone, it meant that concertgoers had a fighting chance of surviving Montreal’s sometimes unbearable nighttime winter temperatures, and they could still take public transit …