Author Archives: Emile Shahidi

Meet Koyote

Fact Magazine & Sound Pellegrino present MEET KOYOTE on FACT TV

December 18th, 2014
by Emile Shahidi

FACT TV and Sound Pellegrino presents Meet Koyote, a documentary about one of French club music’s best-kept secret.

Although he’s far from a household name, key figures in French clubbing such as Teki Latex, DJ Orgasmic and Manare – all featured in Meet Koyote, along with Detroit’s DJ Nasty and others – revere Koyote for his encyclopaedic knowledge of dance music, his musical approach (a healthy combination of wide-eyed naivety and not giving a fuck) and his contribution to the Paris scene as a booker, DJ and producer.

Emile Shahidi – label manager at Sound Pellegrino, who just released Koyote’s latest EP, Let Me Tell You What I’ve Got – compares Koyote’s music to Matt Groening using high school bands to play music in The Simpsons, despite it being arranged by professionals. “This EP reminds me of that approach”, he explains, “anti-elitist sounds and instruments serving a very confident release that stretches our personal definitions of house to spy movie scores played by children, characterised with playfulness and radiating the pure joy of creating music.”

Let Me Tell You What I’ve Got is out now on Sound Pellegrino on both vinyl and digital (the vinyl version features a track exclusive to the 12″, ‘Brigitte’. You can buy it here and stream it on FACT Magazine:
http://www.factmag.com/2014/12/17/meet-koyote-french-club-musics-best-kept-secret/

SNDPE VOL04

“SND.PE VOL.04: Melodic Mechanisms” is coming!

December 16th, 2014
by Emile Shahidi

FACT Magazine have unveiled the artwork and tracklisting of our next compilation “SND.PE VOL.04: Melodic Mechanisms”, plus a stream of the opening track by young Parisian talent Doline!

http://www.factmag.com/2014/12/10/sound-pellegrino-readies-melodic-mechanisms-feat-sudanim-cyphr-moleskin-and-more/

“SND.PE VOL.04: Melodic Mechanisms” comes out 19 Jan 2015 on Digital, CD and 2xLP Gatefold Vinyl!

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Track listing :

  1. Doline“Karidja”
  2. Orgasmic“Mauvais Garçon”
  3. Sudanim“Seydou”
  4. Koyote “Brigitte”
  5. Joe Howe “Zoned Reminder”
  6. Nicolas Malinowsky “Haunted Piano”
  7. Matthias Zimmermann“Shaquana”
  8. Chilly Gonzales & P. Morris“Late Visitor”
  9. Voltery “5 Shadows”
  10. CYPHR“Have Faith”
  11. Crystal“Bill Gate”
  12. Moleskin “Imagine (Handsome Boys Lifestyle)”
  13. Medicis & Vanshift“P11 (outro)”
  14. Martel Ferdan“Toy Gun” **iTUNES EXCLUSIVE**
Bosses video report

Watch the video report from our first BOSSES club night!

November 17th, 2014
by Emile Shahidi

Memories from the 1st edition of Sound Pellegrino’s BOSSES club residency on 07 Nov 2014, with sets by JIMMY EDGAR (Ultramajic), DJ HAUS (Unknown To The Unknown), TEKI LATEX & ORGASMIC.

 

Video by Hugo Campan © Sound Pellegrino
Music by Orgasmic (forthcoming on Sound Pellegrino)

BOSSES is the latest addition to the Sound Pellegrino Multiverse.
The label’s new club residency in Paris — curated by the label’s founders Teki Latex & Orgasmic — brings together 2 deejays running labels from Sound Pellegrino’s world wide family every 2 months.

Interviews, videos and music from the Bosses community on http://www.bosses.tv

Klem

Klem wins the Matthias Zimmermann remix contest on Wasabeat!

November 13th, 2014
by Emile Shahidi

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Matthias Zimmermann has picked his favourite remix of “Reginald” from the dozens of entries of the remix contest we did with Wasabeat… and the winner is the French producer Klem!

It’s only after we asked him to send us a few words about his background that we discovered that he’s been following our adventures for a while and that we’ve crossed paths more than once… read about him and buy his remix on Wasabeat:
https://www.wasabeat.com/news/342-matthias-zimmermann-remix-contest-winner

Congrats to Klem and to all the participants for their efforts and thanks to Wasabeat!

Bosses photos

64 pictures from our first BOSSES party

November 11th, 2014
by Emile Shahidi

The first BOSSES club night took place on 07 Nov 2014 at Showcase in Paris with sets by our guests JIMMY EDGAR (Ultramajic) & DJ HAUS (Unknown To The Unknown) plus residents Teki Latex & Orgasmic.

Video snapshots by Hugo Campan © Sound Pellegrino

You can also view this gallery on Facebook and tag your friends when you see them!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152889620062953.1073741827.108360797952&type=1

Bosses interview

Read our first BOSSES conversation for Red Bull Studios with Jimmy Edgar and DJ Haus

November 4th, 2014
by Emile Shahidi

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Read our first BOSSES conversation for Red Bull Studios with Jimmy Edgar and DJ Haus:
http://www.redbullstudios.com/paris/articles/bosses-1-jimmy-edgar-dj-haus-uk-version

With Teki & Orgasmic we discuss how starting your own label often means thinking outside of your own box, what keeps you going, delivery methods and how one can through his work sometimes poke fun at the visual motifs associated with his own spiritual journey [SPOILER: turns out it’s better not to overthink stuff], the different forms that a musical family can have, and an old friend we used to call Eurocrunk…

Bosses carré

Sound Pellegrino announces BOSSES: a new residency in Paris

October 27th, 2014
by Emile Shahidi

BOSSES is the latest addition to the Sound Pellegrino multiverse. The label’s new Parisian residency.

Every 2 months, the thinkers and makers of current electronic music, united by their adventurous minds, meet at Bosses : 2 deejays running labels from Sound Pellegrino’s world wide family, joining the Parisian label’s founders Teki Latex & Orgasmic at Paris’ 2000-capacity club Showcase built in a tunnel under historic landmark Pont Alexandre III.

The first edition takes place on 7 November with Jimmy Edgar (head of Ultramajic) and DJ Haus (head of Unknown To The Unknown).

Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/BOSSES1
Take advantage of a limited quantity of early bird tickets at the special price of 9.80€!

RSVP on Facebook: https://facebook.com/events/710832158993179

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conf-nantes

Listen: a lecture about the specificities of electronic music labels

October 16th, 2014
by Emile Shahidi

On 14 October a lecture about the specificities of electronic music labels took place in Nantes, announcing the Sound Pellegrino label night at Stereolux.

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Emile Shahidi, directeur of Sound Pellegrino, answered Mathias Riquier (journalist for Tracks, Arte) on the following topics:
What are the differences with a generalist label? How to communicate? What promotional tools to use? What is the economic reality? Are niche labels sustainable?

Listen to the conférence (131 minutes, in French) below and on Trempolino’s website.