anode stage

Saturday 10 aug

Shlømo is at the heart of the French techno underground. In just a couple of years he has swiftly emerged with his own distinctive sound, mostly on his own Taapion Records but also on influential labels like Delsin, Singular records and Arts Collective. Balancing real feeling with all important dancefloor function, his sets and productions marry stark moods with absorbing atmospheres and for that reason have found favour with key techno tastemakers around the globe.

With a distinct ear for authentic grooves and mesmeric sound design, Shlømo is as captivating in the club as he is in the studio. His live show is an extension of that creative space and finds him cooking up compelling sound tracks using gear like a Nord 1, Korg MS20, Roland TR-8, Mikrokorg and Korg Mono/Poly, not to mention his atmospheric live performances under his full name ‘Shaun Baron-Carvais’, following the alias’ debut at Berlin Atonal 2017. As a DJ, too, he is a master of pacing and spacing and can trap you in a high pressure groove or allow you to drift on a dark mood with equal élan, either solo or with label mates PVNV and AWB under the Taapion Soundsytem moniker.

These performances take him to key clubs and festivals from Berlin’s Berghain to Tbilisi’s thriving Bassiani and Russia’s Gamma, not forgetting the local Parisien hotspot Concrete where he is a resident. Always a mix of cerebral and visceral affairs, they have made him one of the most exciting talents in the game right now. As such, 2017 welcomed releases on Delsin, Slam’s SOMA and fresh Taapion material, plus a Japanese tour and another appearance at the seminal UK Freerotation festival. With Shlømo productions remixed by the likes of Oscar Mulero, Tripeo, Johannes Heil and Sigha, not to mention further material for ARTS, Dynamic Reflection and SOMA and whispers of a debut album in 2018 - the Frenchman’s year is shaping up to be extremely busy as he continues to set his own techno agenda.