Lecomte de Brégeot has a slick, minimal and sharp approach to his craft. His ability to bring electronic music to its purest form is something he does well. We transmit this story to our readers from lovely Paris, let us now get to know him…
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you born and where are you now?
I was born in Paris, and after living in different cities as well as in Asia I finally decided to settle in Lyon.
Can you remember the 1st album you bought when you were young?
Queen’s Greatest Hits.
Describe the feeling you had when you went to your 1st electronic underground dance event:
I remember my first rave party as a teenager, all the hours spent in a truck to find a site for events that were illegal back then. Loud sounds coming out from the speakers, the impression to live in another reality for a weekend, I was so fascinated at this time.
What synthesizer would you say you use the most in your productions and why?
It’s difficult to give a definite answer, as it really depends on the present need. To do leads and bass, I enjoy working with my Moog Sub37 and a Novation bass station 2. For the pad / arp / chord and the vocoder I use a Micro Korg xl+ as well as a SH 201. I just had a Minilogue from Korg as well and its versatility could enable me to use it a lot, I really appreciate this last toy.
In your music studio, what program are you using when producing?
I use Reason 8 / Spark Le and I started to work on Ableton to prepare live.
‘There Was a Day’ is a very visually slick minimal video. Why did you decide to go in this Direction?
The style of the video came from several discussions with Loïc Foulon, the director. I really like Loic’s abilities To transmit his vision of art through his work. According To our Wishes we went back to the fundamentals of the song to find the key words we thought would define it. ‘There Was a Day’ is about love, melancholy and memories. So we thought we could build the video like a series of black and white photos on the topic of a torn love, something slow and visually pure. The more you go into that series of photos, the more you move away from reality. It’s like memories in a brain, some images are very clear, and some are a bit more distorted and obscure.
In most cases producing and DJing go hand in hand, in your case this is true. As a teenager you started to collect records and mix. Where does this passion come from for you?
As a child, I had this Fisherprice radio which enabled me to record some Tapes. Then a Walkman, from the brand Aiwa, that had three equalizers at the front – this stuff was awesome, I played with it a lot and it could be a starting point! I also had the luck to grow up in a family environment in which we listened to a lot of music. As a teenager, I use to go buy vinyl with friends. It was fun, as each of us had records that the other would be longing for too, it was fair game, and often an occasion to make some great exchanges.
What was your most successful DJ gig?
Techno parade 2015, in Paris.
Where in Los Angeles and San Francisco would you like to DJ?
I heard great feedback about Sound and El Rey in Los Angeles as well as Audio in San Francisco.
How do you see electronic music changing in the years to come?
Electronic music has been democratized over the last few years, and I am really happy about that. It’s now more recognized, and that’s a good thing. I am convinced that it will be part of the cultural landscape for the years to come. The equipment evolves a lot as well, so we can expect to be surprised again and again, to make new discoveries – that’s an exciting perspective!
Who are your top 5 favorite artists?
Vitalic, Chemical Brothers, Pink Floyd, Bjork and David Bowie.
Tell us your future plans:
A new video is being prepared and should come out in October. I’m also working on a new EP as well as the construction of the live performance.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
It’s a great oxymoron. You know, art becomes really interesting when it makes you experience different and opposite feelings at the same time. With Loïc we wanted to have a kind of purity in the images of the music video while being a bit strange at times. In that sense, we feel that there is a notion of “dark beauty” in this video.
Credits EP Art Thierry Chopain, DJ photos Frederic Boivin