Vitalic has revealed a special ‘20 Years Of Vitalic’ live show at London’s Electric Brixton on 1 April 2022. The all-night event runs from 21:00 to 05:00, and will see the French electronic music artist perform a “best of” live set drawing on his substantial discography; the unique live show will feature exclusive tracks, and nod to past concerts and tours.
Joining Vitalic on 1 April will be Digitalism (DJ set), with more special guests to be announced soon. Fans can sign-up for information and access to the show’s pre-sale tickets by registering HERE from 12pm on Friday 29th October.
The London show at Electric Brixton is part of Vitalic’s celebration of his prolific 20-year career in 2022: two decades that have seen him leave an indelible impression on the international electronic music scene via five studio albums, numerous EPs, and a succession of crossover singles and cult anthems. He’s recently returned with a fifth album, which will be released in two volumes. “DISSIDÆNCE”, the title of which is a whole story in itself – is an album he describes as a return to the roots of his sonic identity, a kind of reinterpretation of the rock energy of his early albums.
The first volume of “DISSIDÆNCE” is a concentrated resume of sorts of his strengths from the past twenty years, whether it’s filthy, head-spinning tornado tracks or synth-laden love songs for a summer’s day. With “DISSIDÆNCE” Episode 1, whose powerful beats and galloping sequencers translate the social and political anger of the global pandemic, Vitalic looks into his past and channels his love for off-kilter synth sounds, skew-whiff pads, heady refrains, distorted vocals and heavy beats dripping with sex and sweat, but above all his obsessional passion for dance music.
Once referred to as ‘’the Wagner of rave”, what sets Vitalic apart and reveals his true identity, is his ability to mix disco and electro, new wave references, Electronic Body Music, punk rock, rave sounds, and power pop with earworm melodies; the physical energy his music creates is an invitation to dance. Vitalic has shown his love for electronic live shows and light design throughout, much like his idol Jean-Michel Jarre. His particular interest in the latest technology, in light effects and in overall spectacle, has cemented his profile as one of the forerunners of electronic shows alongside Etienne de Crecy, Justice and Daft Punk.
Since Electric Brixton reopened in 2011, the South London ‘supervenue’ has become a thriving, iconic London music venue – a space first reborn in a landscape of closures and discourse concerning the future of the capital’s nightlife, and then rising again following the recent covid pandemic. As artists and London’s music fans know, ‘the Electric’ offers an innate magic, incredible acoustics, sight lines, and an indefinable atmosphere.