It’s been over fifteen years since multi-instrumentalist Vitalic (aka Pascal Arbez-Nicolas) took it upon himself to redefine techno using his native French sensibility, mixing energy and melody to forge his own recognisable style. Many of his tunes, such as ‘Poney’, ‘La Rock 01’, ‘My Friend Dario’ and ‘You Prefer Cocaine’ went on to become club classics, blurring the boundaries between techno, disco, rock, and pop.
Since his first album, ‘OK Cowboys’ in 2005 which mixed galloping techno, brass bands, 100,000-volt electric guitars and languorous pop songs so sad they could make a stone weep, Vitalic has constantly tried to reinvent himself, pushing his idea and vision of disco to the extreme.
Over the years, French electronica had changed direction, eschewing the dance-floors for which it had originally been conceived and starting to tour, live. A revolution was born – Vitalic opened the way and Daft Punk, Justice and Etienne de Crecy followed.
Vitalic released the epic Voyager, his fourth studio album in 2017; a tribute to heritage 1980’s disco. A deluxe version of the release was made available earlier this year.
Join one of electro-dance music’s pioneers at Electric Brixton for this unmissable show.