Parisian DJ and composer, Arnaud Malherbe AKA LaNoiraude began producing in 1999, when he bought his first sampler. Released in 2001, His first maxi 'Love Linge' (Missive) was well received by both the press and public. More releases ensued on Missive, Battle, Initial Cuts and Dialect recordings, gaining support from DJs and producers including Laurent Garnier, M.A.N.D.Y, Joe Claussel, Âme, Dixon, Idjut Boys, Rainer Trüby, Rob Mello, Daniel Bell and Quentin Harris.
The aptly titled 'Safari Through Unusual Layers' presents the different facets of his vast musical universe as well as chronicles of key events of his personal life.
From 'Les Yeux Secs'', tale of a painful break-up, to 'Hit By Cops', the title of which says it all, we're taken on a journey through House, Techno, Ambient and African territories. The album offers several dancefloor burners - 'Mbife' feat Fania, 'After Hours' feat. jjscenario, 'Mechanical Traction' and 'Hit By Cops' - as well as more delicately arranged compositions - 'Khen Hook', 'Bloom Doudouk', 'Wild Spaghetti' and 'Stayin' Home' - combining electronic and analogue layers in a very soulful and introspective way.
The album features great collaborations from talented musicians and singers Didier Malherbe (from legendary band Gong), Wilder Zoby, Jeremy Wilms and Yusuke Yamamoto of Chin Chin (signed to Dialect), Gilles Lamberton, Fania and jjscenario
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