Le Petit Bonheur: Le K Plays Staubgold . Various Artists & Le K
2013. cd . dl
On occasion of 15 years of Staubgold in 2013, French dj and musician Sylvain Garcia aka Le K presents the latest entry in the acclaimed "Plays Staubgold" series. After Peter Grummich's 'Dinner Music For Clubbers' (2008), Alec Empire's 'Rauschgold' (2009), label owner Markus Detmer's '100 Jahre Einsamkeit' (2010) and the Gebrüder Teichmann's "Kraut und Rüben" (2011), it's now Le K from Perpignan who put his hands on the Staubgold label back catalogue in order to produce the fifth volume in this on-going series of dj mix cds.
On the beautifully crafted 'Le Petit Bonheur' Sylvain Garcia mixes the finest moments in 15 years of Staubgold to a challenging and totally genre-crossing whole which leads to musical territories yet unknown to their listeners.
Staubgold's roster can boast internationally known names like The Flying Lizards, Faust, To Rococo Rot, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Ekkehard Ehlers, Leafcutter John, Patrick Vian and the 49 Americans. In 2003, the label shifted its base from Cologne to Berlin and moved further to Perpignan in France in 2011. Thus "Le Petit Bonheur" is the first entry in the "Plays Staubgold" series which was entirely created in Perpignan. The front cover image was taken by Perpignan-based photographer Alexandre Cappi at the city's number one live venue and record shop, l'Ubu / Music Action.
Hailing from South of France, Perpignan, Sylvain Garcia exemplifies the curveball of today's electronic music specialists and accomplished musicians. Learning to play the guitar seemed to be a good way to fight the atrocities of puberty and listening to the recordings of zany Zappa, arsonist Hendrix, and the LSD-inspired cadence of Pink Floyd and George Clinton helped a bit, too. Few music homeworks later, including several stays in Hip-hop, Afrobeat, Blues Rock, Fusion, electro Dub bands, tired of the "band drama syndrom", and strongly attracted by the new techno and underground house scene from France and Germany, he decided to immerse deeply into laptop territory and spent a couple of year s learning electronic music production.
His breakthrough was primarily due to the underground minimal house Paris scene (Circus Company and Karat) who cheerfully welcomed his productions and attitude in 2006 and contributed to spread the word to the whole scene. In Autumn of the same year, he was selected to attend the Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne Australia, a platform for up-and-coming talents, invited over the course of a few weeks to perfect their studio technique and meet professionals. Also part of the talent pool that year were Flying Lotus, Douglas Greed, Daniel Brandt from Brandt Brauer Frick, Nina Kravitz, Aloe and Clara Moto. This event definitely launched Le K in the worldwide electronic network.
Since, as a musician/producer/Dj, he has performed with his avant-garde house and techno project "Le K" in many prestigious clubs and festivals around the world, and has released dance music oriented records on few estimable labels over the last years.