Music Through Pictures with Lazare Hoche
- Published on Friday, 12 September 2014 11:36
French born producer, Lazare Hoche, has acheived many admirable milestones for such a young(ish) age (he is 24 years old). Thanks to his DIY initiative, his good eye for music and production skills, milestones include his very own record label, Lazare Hoche Recordings, and EPs and albums, rated highly by RA. His recent track released on Lazare Hoche Recordings, 'Naughty Mandar', which he produced with music partners Malin Génie and Samuel André Madsen under the moniker Mandar, was included in Raresh's recent Fabric mix series. Lazare's fresh take on traditional genres like disco and funky house make his productions stand out from the sea of tracks that try to do this, but easily fail. His tracks, no matter what genre, do not disappoint.
Being a student at Paris’s Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Metiers and his experience with A&R make him perfect for our Music Through Pictures series. Did you know his DJ name was taken from historical soldier, Louis-Lazare Hoche who came to be general of the French Revolutionary Wars? We start our Music Through Pictures episode with a tempest during Hoche's Irish Expedition...
"This lithography, obviously from the 18th century, pops in my mind like a furious french defeat with a lot of colors and violence. Since we are talking about France, let me post this crazy 80's enthusiastic contemporary electronic Jazz by Jean-Luc Ponty. Almost porn music actually"
"I've been always looking for funky obscure music from Middle-East and beyond... Here we go for a sensual Iranian tune by Googoosh."
"Well, yeah. Soultrain and stuff. But when I think about Soul-Train, I actually think about BEASTIE BOYS !! Posse in Effect what up??"
"Mmm, minimalism ?"
"Nice meditating peacefull Gargouille at Notre-Dame de Paris. Oh wait, we can see the "Tour Saint-Jacques" behind. Paris is my city, I don't see myself living anywhere else. The summer is always the best part there, especially those early memories as a child, this track was banging my little bedroom stereo back then"
"There's a sour business in here"
"Wish I've been there, RIP George "
"Cigarette & Women, you remind me of some..."
"Looks like a "naturalist" 20th century oil paint, I can see joy in it"
"I'm seasick since I was born I guess, but the only way we can explore sea and synthesizer is with Eric Serra."