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SURKIN

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*個人專輯大碟"USA"獲Mixmag評為21世紀最具前瞻概念性之專輯大碟*
*指標獨立大廠INSTITUBES+ED BANGER+MARBLE旗下新世代超級製作人*
*Justice、Busy P、Boys Noize、2 Many DJs、Brodinski等大咖一致力拱背書*

1985年出身於南法、現居巴黎,本名Benoit Heitz的Surkin目前是歐洲最具代表性的新世代Producer/DJ之一,以其招牌French House/Electro House曲風橫掃歐洲各大音樂節以及俱樂部獲得廣大舞客與樂迷們的熱烈支持與青睞,Surkin的音樂在青少年時期就展露頭角,在17歲出道時就火速簽入了法國傳奇唱片廠牌Institubes並發行Ghetto Obsession和Radio Firework、Next of Kinu以及Silver Island數張膾炙人口的單曲EP得到整個歐洲跳舞圈極大關注之後陸續為Boys Noize、Chromeo、Klaxons, Paul Johnson、Foals、Justice和The Juan Maclean以及已過世的傳奇DJ Mehdi操刀獨家混音造成轟動。2007年推出首張專輯Action Replay開啓了他的全球巡迴演出行程,2011年與製作人好友Para One以及Bobmo共組大熱廠牌Marble Records並陸續推出數十張單曲EP,除了身兼老闆的Para One、Surkin和Bobmo之外,旗下簽約藝人更包括多位大熱新人如:Canblaster、Curses、Das Glow、MYD、Sam Tiba以及Bobmo與Surkin共組的雙人團體High Power Boys。

2011年底,Surkin決定與Busy P所領軍的Ed Manger合作,與自身廠牌Marble聯手發行第二張專輯大碟"USA",專輯中以豐富的音樂面貌呈現融合底特律Techno、80年代Electro狂放復古音色搭配芝加哥靈魂Hosue等多樣音樂元素組合而成,一推出即獲得當代DJ指標雜誌Mixmag評選為21世紀最具嶄新概念性與強烈注目的專輯之一,專輯內大熱單曲Ultra Light更是成為A-Trak、2 Many DJs、Justice、Brodinski、Busy P等一線DJ2012~2013年現場演出時的必播曲目。

2013年開始,Surkin始終沒有停下腳步,除了受邀為時裝品牌Kenzo製作2013年春季服裝秀音樂之外,他也被音樂軟體Propellerhead Reason相中擔任官方代言藝人。同時,美國饒舌女力M.I.A也邀請到Surkin擔任她個人第四張專輯的製作人工作。Surkin的巨大聲勢未停歇,堅強的音樂實力讓他在Fuji Rock、Good Vibrations, Primavera, Coachella、Twice!、Stereosonic以及SummerSonic各大音樂祭之中獲得極高的演出好評。

Surkin is 26, lives in Paris and makes music for a living for half a decade. Brown hair cut short, creative teeth, smokes, somewhat gourmet, high-technology early adopter. Looks way too young for his age so never goes out without his ID. Has a soft spot for Swiss and Japanese graphic design, early CGI, vintage bullet hell shoot’em ups and Wired magazine iPad application. Government name : Benoît Heitz.

His first taste of dance music came from Detroit ghetto tech, a genre he got so excited about as a teen that he launched a website featuring his own mixed selections. Then came Miami bass, Chicago house and the whole spectrum.In 2006, he signed with Parisian label Institubes, on which he released six EPs in the following years, including the hits Ghetto Obsession, Radio Fireworks, White Knight Two and Fan Out. With labelmate Bobmo, he also formed High Powered Boys, a duo originally dedicated to the furthering of the ghetto-
house cause.Surkin has played everywhere, from small clubs and warehouses to huge festivals (Fuji Rock, Good Vibrations, Primavera, Coachella – twice! - Stereosonic, SummerSonic...) and toured Australia, North America, Europe, UK and Japan several times. As a DJ, he’s known for his quicksilver,transhistorical mixing style, layering hysterical vocal house, cubist tracky UK bass, French touch sounds and US ghetto cuts. He’s also a noted remixer (Boys Noize, Klaxons, Paul Johnson, Foals, Justice, The Juan Maclean...) and was asked in 2009 to reinterpret the score of one of his favorite games, Bionic Commando (Capcom).

Then in early 2011, Institubes closed down and Surkin, along with Bobmo and other former Institubes artist Para One, decided to set up their own label, called Marble, championing a sound conciling straight-forward four-to-the-floor ethos and more disjointed, yet hyperproficient grooves. Apart from themselves – they form a trio called Marble Players who already did two critically acclaimed EPs – , the roster includes French newcomers Sam Tiba, Canblaster and Myd, from the Club Cheval crew. Two huge High Powered Boys EPs were released in early 2011,

one on Marble and one on their Thermal Team friends’ label Sound Pellegrino– both in a minimalistic, dystopian party breaks style.
In october, Marble will release Surkin’s highly anticipated debut album, just called USA. It’s a stunning, exuberant record, working perfectly on dancefloors but also while driving the city or hanging in the streets. It’s a fantasmagorical, epic record, based on imaginary memories of eighties urban America, a world Surkin has only known through pop culture and other distorted perceptions. So it’s clearly not about paying servile homage to some lost and mourned era, and all about activating personal aural fantasies of a past that’s actually never happened. Surkin is basically doing extreme customizing of existing sounds, adding his euphorical touch to early house, NYC freestyle, Miami bass or YMO electropop. And the result is an exhilarating ride into a novelty-rammed soundscape.

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