Retkikun - The summer is a time of happiness, of endless parties/concerts/ festivals, of gem-hunts. Under the sun, many artists seize the summer poles to intrude upon the stages and share their tunes.
Some talk about the “Hipsterization” of Paris , it would be better called the “Demainstreamization”. People search for some fresh sounds, and look for label-promoting gigs. The case LED LEVELS. “L’Initiatique”, first appearance, first Live, in the basement of a boat blasted by Electro waves and structured by the recent born label PRISM Collective. Seared sounds, neat groove, and taut effects, in one word some ingoing music bound to sprawl.
Paul de Villèle (PDV) aka. LED LEVELS, hugged the French soil on his first day and never let it go. At ease in Paris, PDV starts music at around 5 and is now in Pharmacology studies at 20. In between, he learned to caress the Violin, the Guitar, the Bass and the Synthesiser properly in the “Conservatoire National de Region” and in “L’Ecole de Musique et de Danse de Boulogne-Billancourt”. A solid music background that he squeezed out from his hands trying himself as a bassist (in a band: Cielo Drive) and as a jazz-violinist (in his music school).
Today, Electro and Rock are his favourite bedtime stories: “My influences: Rone, Boards of Canada, Air, Bonobo, Archive, Dusty Kid, Vitalic, Ratatat, Nicolas Jaar, Gui Boratto, John Lord Fonda, M83, RJD2, Moby, Daft Punk, Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner and Massive Attack.” This reduced list only is a fitted mix that could shortly describe PDV’s style. An amalgamation of Chill-Out, Hovering, Melodic, lilting and electronic music. For instance, LED LEVELS wants to make people hover and move at the same time, or more beautifully explained: “[Son] but serait de réussir à faire voyager les gens qui écoutent [ses] morceaux, de stimuler leur imagination, leurs émotions, tout en étant capable de les faire bouger sur des rythmiques entraînantes.”. Tracks are coming one after the other, but for now enjoy his latest EP: Safari (feat. MADAN), released by “LE PRISM”, 14/10/13.
Listen and Meditate.
LABEL // PRISM COLLECTIVE: http://prismcollective.frSource: