This Sunday at Le Bain, Nouveau York joins forces with Kaviar Disco Club to welcome the futuristic beats of Club Cheval. Believe the hype: the collective is the latest inspired mutation of the French Touch. Their names are Canblaster, Panteros666, Myd and Sam Tiba. They are young, talented and they have a vision. We met the Wild Horses for a Standard Q&A.
Club Cheval by Maciek. More photos here.
The Standard: Twenty years ago, in the early 90’s, the seeds of the first big wave of the French Touch were planted. What were you doing at that time?
Club Cheval: We were about five years old, so we were passive listeners of what our parents played. This first Big Wave, as you call it, is still very important for us though.
You just released a Tribute Mix to 20 Years of French electronic music, with influences from jazz to hardcore. Do you feel being part of a French Touch filiation or you consider yourself as a global entity?
Being French producers, we can’t be ‘outside’ French Touch. We are French and we make French music, we’re kinda proud of that and want to introduce this sound to the world.
Before forming Club Cheval in 2006, you have been involved in dance-punk, video games soundtrack and Jamaican music. What is your secret when you are in the studio?
To take the best from everyone. Each of us has a special skill that no one else in the crew got. For example, Myd is into voices and melodies, Canblaster is the specialist of notes and harmonies. Panteros666 knows how to make the best beats, and Sam Tiba is taking care of the bass and the groove.
Club Cheval are Myd, Sam Tiba, Panteros666 and Canblaster.
Each of you release solo tracks, but you want to keep sharing a common identity. How would you pitch it?
We’re pretty much better friends and we’re always together. We listen to music together, watch movies together, make music together. We influence and help each other a lot, and no track is released without having been ‘validated’ by all of us. That’s the rule.
Your master plan as Club Cheval was to ‘build future perspectives for club music’. How does the future sound like?
We try to make the music of tomorrow, but we can’t really tell what it will exactly be. We know the path we are now taking, but we don’t know where we’ll end.
What is the most futuristic club you visited so far?
In two different ways, the Holy Ship we just got back from - three days of partying with a zillion DJ’s on a boat, in the Bahamas, and the Eden Club in Seoul are the two places we really felt like it was 2027.
What movie would you pick to describe the future you envision?
We love Demolition Man.
What does the track ‘Fresh’ by Daft Punk inspire you?
Still fresh after so many years, like the whole album. The track is an example for us.
What is your plan to stay fresh and cool?
Stay the same and keep on working hard.
This Sunday January 15, Le Bain presents Nouveau York X Kaviar Disco Club featuring Club Cheval: Panteros666, Sam Tiba, Myd and Canblaster. Plus: Beto Cravioto and Travmatic from Kaviar Disco Club. Doors 9pm.