Antoine Husson better known as Electric Rescue has been releasing some devastating techno into the world since the mid ’00′s. We came across his sound in 2009 when we heard the killer AFU release ‘Lazy Dog‘ With further releases on some of the biggest labels in the scene including Cocoon, BNR, Sci+Tec, Tronic, 1605 and of course his own excellent imprint Skryptom Antoine’s sound is deep, brooding, really twisted and great to listen to late at night. We caught up with him on a recent trip to London.
Disco Of Doom: You have had some serious releases across many major techno labels – what do you have planned for 2011?
Electric Rescue: I really put my large identity with four main label Cocoon, Boysnoize, SCI+TEC, and my own label (which is for me the major label lol), and for 2011 I want to do it again with them. It’s planed that we discuss a third release with Cocoon, Boysnoize Records also would like to release a third one too (they have already taken two tracks) and SCI+TEC for a second release and I also prepare a Skryptom release for spring. I also have a proposition in discussion with Trapez and Harthouse, and remixes for John Lord Fonda, Eric Tarlouf and Psycatron in the pipeline too. If all that projects will come out definitly it will be really interesting year and will bring others cool projects for the future.
DoD: What is the inspiration behind your music?
ER: There are many different things that influence me from the face of the people in the crowd who translate their spirit state during a night, their happiness. But it can also be cinema, or things happen in my life, or many things different as some politics attitude. I can say life inspire me everyday. I’m a big sponge and try to translate my feelings in music. Like all the artists i guess!
DoD: I read recently that Paris’ nightlife is under attack by the government, as a key member of the electronic music scene over there – is this true and if so, is it still possible to have a good night out?
ER: I did not hear this! The actual government is not the one I voted for but they don’t have it in mind. The Parisian scene is bigger and bigger each year, there is new club who try to propose electro. And the city has created a new building for digital culture which is called Gaité Lyrique in the center of Paris. The government from Paris is the other side from the president and they are more into electro music. The government have understood that now young people can help them to be elected so they try to catch them. For example Sarkozy, for his last election he proposed to Martin Solveig to do some of his political meeting and Martin went. It gave him a cool image to the young silly kids, so now they can be repressived with electro. They prefer to help and catch the young minds.
DoD: France has a strong musical heritage – do you have any recommendations for new talent to check out?
ER: For new talent who want to develop their-selves to be unique, original, courageous and to achieve all they can it’s really hard nowadays. To not sound like everyone else but use the different techniques to create their own unique style and that’s what’s working today, to propose fresh and personal talent. For those who want to listen new talent, for me there is some very interesting artist who will appear soon like Remy Maurin and Pierre Delort, Commuter, Traumer (who already worked with umek), Remain, Kreiss and GFP. They have had a few releases already but I feel something strong in all of them.
DoD: What other artists are exciting you right now?
Not so many, because these days in pure techno everybody is doing the same things, but there are some who always interest me like Julian Jeweil, Conde Cero, Danton Eeprom, Len Faki, Dusty Kid, Stephan Bodzin, Strip Steve and Das Glow, Maxime Dangles I probably forget many ones but that’s the ones I remember now.
DoD: What is planned with Skryptom this year?
After the Skryptom 7 from Maxime Dangles, will come Skryptom 8 in February from Psycatron titled ‘The Lurker” EP with a remix from me. We will follow with an EP from Remy Maurin and Pierre Delort, an EP from me and probably a second Maxime Dangles single and a release from Conde Cero later before the summer. But it’s always open to everybody, everything can move everyday we just look for fun and good music .
DoD: Thanks Antoine for taking the time to talk to us and keep up the good work man!
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Also Skryptom Records here