Jimmy Edgar (US)
DJ Set - Techno / Electro / House
SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2014
Precocious, multi-talented and self-taught artist, Jimmy Edgar displays, at just 30, the proud stamps of an impressive pedigree. DJ, producer, photographer, videographer, artistic director, label boss, the native of Detroit also spearheads the new contemporary techno/house generation, supported by a highly productive musical versatility that makes the mark at each performance.
Jimmy Edgar belongs to the young Motor City generation. A precocious child, the musician/designer already mastered many instruments and made a name for himself at the age of sixteen as a DJ, mixing alongside his heroes Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May. Adding a conspicuous detour by Warp (with two albums), we get one of the most promising artists of his generation, definitely « crowned » at the release of his fourth album, Majenta (Hotflush) in 2012. Since then, the artist, never short of projects, has found the time to launch in between two world tours his own label, Ultramajic, in collaboration with his sidekick from the duo Jets, Travis Stewart (aka Machinedrum): a concept that reflects the character, mixing music, design and multi-sensorial experiences, with an impressive creativity and as much productivity. Despite its short life, the label already has an impressive number of releases by artists such as Creepy Autograph, Chambray, Aden, Danny Daze, Spatial and Jamie Liddell. The producer has also launched a series of EP, the third of which, Saline, representing earth (after the fire of Hot Inside and the water of Mercurio), with a featuring of the late DJ Rashad, is announced for October.
On stage, the artist excels in the art of mixing genres and covering his tracks, taking the clubbers into sets without any concessions, in which progressive beats follow sci-fi electro, deep house, sexy disco, groovy acid and techno. We embrace without hesitation the spirit of this colourful artist who will lead the festivalgoers to a grand finale.