This week I decided to dedicate my Artist of the week page to French DJ/producer Worakls.
Worakls is probably one of the few producers capable of bringing real emotions into electronic music and deliver an instant ‘goosebump’ effect in all his productions.
With sophisticated beats and powerful melodies, his style is difficult to define .
It can be categorized into melodic minimal techno but has a lot of deep house influences as well and his ability to bring together different sounds like classical, violin, percussions,…make him one of the most ‘complete’ artists of his generation.
Kevin Rodrigues was born in 1988 and has grown in Paris in a family with musical background. He started to play the piano at the age of 3 and in his teens he experimented with different styles like Rock, Bossa Nova but turned exclusively to electronic music at the age of 18.
He has been quoted as the best newcomer into the minimal techno scene in 2009 and it is his encounter with Eric Prydz that lead him into becoming a DJ.
He created the label Hungry Music with his friend N’To which who he collaborated on different tracks. The most famous probably being ‘Bleu’. The were joined by Joachim Pastor later on and the trio started to develop several live performances through projects like ‘Worakls Band’, ‘N’To live perc’ or ‘Hungry band’ with the participation of artists and live instruments like the violin, guitar and percs.
The reason why I choose to dedicate my post to Worakls is not only because he is one of the artists that I respect the most but also because he released a song ‘La Parisienne’ as a tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris.
I wanted to contribute in some way and the only way I can do so is by creating or sharing ART….
The song is absolutely mind blowing and can be downloaded for free. It is a beautiful tribute to all those who vanished too soon…
Download ‘ La Parisienne’ for free here
Bleu 2015 (Le rythme abstrait by Raphaël Marionneau, Vol. 2)
Adagio For Square 2015
Flocon De Neige 2014 (Coco Beach Ibiza, Vol. 3 – 10TH Anniversary (Compiled by Paul Lomax
Cerisier Blanc 2015
Question Réponse 2015
Good Night My Love 2014 (Issaya Siamese Club, Vol. 2 by Ravin)
I Forgot My Last Night 2014
Et la pluie tomba 2013 (Soleil de plomb)
Siehst Du nicht 2013
Metaphore 2012 ( Chroniques variees EP)
Insolence 2012 (Chroniques Variees EP)
Souvenir 2012 (Chroniques Variees EP)
004 2012 (Jane)
Roadtrip Ep 2010
Dark Issues 2010
Street Ep 2010 ( Dark issues, Street)
Pain Forest 2010
Eibrab 2009 (All Night Long!)
Next Idea 2010
When The Birds Go In The Wrong Way 2010
Germany 2010 (Roadtrip Ep)
Deeply infected 2009 (Deeply Infected EP)
Keep my Lips 2009
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Children of the electronic revolution is an electronic music website dedicated to electronic music producers but first of all dedicated to music!
Discover the best music and top electronic music producers of the moment in this new rubric Artist of the week.
To introduce our artist of the week section I’d like to be a little bit chauvinistic and feminist and introduce you to a young Belgian artist, from my hometown Ghent, who’s notoriety is growing in the Techno scene.
Raving George alias Charlotte De Witte is a 23 year old DJ/Producer born and raised in Ghent (Belgium) . Known for several years Ghent’s Techno scene, she caught the attention on international level with her remix of an other upcoming rising star Oscar and the Wolf’ ‘You’re mine’.
She discovered her passion for techno as a teenager , frequenting the most avant-garde underground clubs of the belgian electro scene. She started to mix herself when she was 17 and soon gained notoriety. Her dark, melancholic techno sets were respected in the scene it didn’t took her long to catch the ears of professionals and to get the mainstage in festivals such as Pukkelpop and Tomorrowland.
Lat update is that Charlotte De Witte killed Raving George… No, actually she decided to continue with her real name (Charlotte De Witte). She had choosen the name Raving George at fist because she didn’t want people to know she was a girl and to avoid clichés.
”Raving George is no more..
I started with the masculine name “Raving George” because I didn’t want people to book me because I am a woman, I wanted to put the emphasis on what mattered most to me: the music.
By picking Raving George as an artist name, I had the feeling that I avoided cliché thinking in people’s minds. Or at least, that’s what I was trying to accomplish.
Today I’m in an other place. I know where I’m going and most importantly, I know where I want to be. So I decided to continue this adventure under my real name: Charlotte de Witte.
I honestly believe this is the right decision to make and I can only hope I can still count on your love and support, which I’m very grateful for.
It’s time to stop hiding. This is who I am.”
(Credits go to Charlotte : Taken from Charlotte De Witte’s FB Page)
Or read article on the STUBRU website ( Dutch)
In a recent interview with Resident Advisor she explained :
“I love the darkness you find in electronic music,” explains de Witte, “especially within Techno. I find melancholic music so much more interesting and dark sounding Techno really attracts me. When I look at the main stages of some of the world’s most famous festivals and I see everyone dancing to this commercial, happy music, I don’t really understand it.”
“Dark music contains much more emotion. When I’m DJ’ing I want to try and touch the crowd and tell a story with the music. Of course I want them to party, get loose and have fun but at the same time I want them to remember the music long after the lights go up.”
Her mixing talents not having to be proved anymore, she could concentrate on producing tracks herself. She produces music that might be more accessible to a wide audience, although she admits herself that her preferences go to techno when she goes to clubs, she discovered a softer side of herself in producing and likes to remix different genres.
Her collaboration with Oscar and the Wolf ‘ in ‘ You’re mine’ was released on international level and was the starting point of an international career. She also performed at several occasions on Studio Brussel in the ‘Switch Playground’ show and has a residency at Fuse Brussels.
Future looks bright for Charlotte and she a true artist that deserves to be discovered!
You’re Mine EP (Pias Recordings / Spinnin’ Deep – 2015)
JoeFarr – Confide (Raving George Remix)(Origami Sound – 2014)
Monodon Monoceros EP (Bad Life – 2014)
Obverse EP (Crux Records – 2013)
BRNS-Void( Raving George remix)
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