Who is Vitalic?

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I have three excellent mp3s of his tracks, but I need more. Who else does this style of techno/electro? I could only find Poney EP in his discography. Is there a connection to the Two Lone Swordsmen?

dog latin, Tuesday, 4 June 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

www.vitalic.org !

if you like that, check out the "international deejay gigolo" label

i don't think there's a connection with two lone swordsmen.

Johan, Tuesday, 4 June 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

you could try listening to ural 13 diktators... download 'death before disko'

minna, Tuesday, 4 June 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Or better even Name Of The Game. Abba meets Kraftwerk, hooray!

Siegbran Hetteson, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

!THE HACKER!

andrewc, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

That Vitalic track La Rock is fucking unholy genius. God it just comes from underground somewhere and explodes. I want to scream like an animal everytime it kicks in and I'm walking down the street. I swear today I was listening to it with the volume cranked up and the bass fx all on on my discman, that riff just rolled into action and I was crossing the street, I had to restrain myself. I wanted to jump in the air I'm telling you, I kind of punched my fists together, I physically had to do SOMETHING.

Moments like that are what music is all about I guess. For me, anyway.

Ronan, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

That Vitalic track La Rock is fucking unholy genius

agreed. i can still vividly remember the first time i heard it. i was at the free st. kilda street festival, which included a daytime techno party on a grassy knoll by the sea. it was called 'barina beatz' after its sponsor. the dj was inside a tipi. i was with a non- techno-loving, in fact techno-sneering, friend, so we were kind of standing on the sidelines and i was tapping my feet sadly. but then this monstrous track arrived with its ever-unstable zooming and the pounding drums, and i tried to restrain myself but it just kept getting louder and louder...

minna, Thursday, 6 June 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

two months pass...
total fucking unholy genius; harder, better, faster, stronger. evil primitive bass, demonic synth-stabs, 'La Rock' 'Cocaine' a ferocious live-set i AGed, but back to the original question; who the hell are they of him/her? www.vitalic.org gives me nothing.

stevo (stevo), Monday, 26 August 2002 19:02 (seventeen years ago) link

one month passes...
Revived as I'd still like to know who Vitalic is, where from etc? Someone must know.

stevo (stevo), Tuesday, 8 October 2002 07:16 (seventeen years ago) link

two months pass...
Supposedly he's from Ukraine although I've also read he's French.

Anyway find the Live @ Shockers DJ-set. Out of this world.

Omar (Omar), Sunday, 8 December 2002 22:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Anyone heard the Shari Vari remix with the Hacker?


GIVE ME MORE VITALIC! I love the way they drop that thumping Kid Kreme remix of Thrill Me by Junior Jack, you were house! Now you're techno!

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 8 December 2002 22:30 (seventeen years ago) link

nine months pass...
More please.

adaml (adaml), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 07:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I am getting sick of waiting for him to make an album, can we start a UN petition or something.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:14 (sixteen years ago) link

I'll sign!

adaml (adaml), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:46 (sixteen years ago) link

if you're terribly sick of waiting for new vitalic you could do worse than picking up the new mixed compilation on the dancefloor killers label. i think it's called "mixed by dj tonio" or something like that. it's got david caretta and vitalic and a bunch of more obscure french dudes like al ferox and so on.

somehow they manage to mix in a bit of gloomcore / acardiapane flavor into the mix too. lots of crazy sub-bass and riffs that are halfway between glam and doom, references to satanism and voodoo and drug psychoses.

nothing quite as epic as "la rock 01" (and there probably won't be until at least 2005) but quite a bit of stuff just as good as "poney" or "you prefer cocaine".

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:54 (sixteen years ago) link

actually it's not "new" anymore it's about a year old.

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Vitalic goes by the name of Dima occasionally, so I've heard. I've finally managed to order 'Poney' online. Can you feel my anticipation?

Barima (Barima), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:09 (sixteen years ago) link

A couple of months ago I found a short interview with him and now I can't find it anywhere. Frustrating. It wasn't terribly informative, but it gave his real name (which I can't recall) and yeah, he was born in Ukraine in '73. Played in punk bands, etc.

I can't wait for that Silures stuff to come out. Sometimes I go to the Citizen site just to listen to that loop for a little while.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 16:39 (sixteen years ago) link

I heard his name somewhere, is it Victor or something? I think Anna said she talked to him before, apparently he can fly and only appears on days of the week with a U in them. They say he was raised by bears and Umek.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 20:34 (sixteen years ago) link

- his Discogs entry.
- an interview in spanish

I've seen him live at Dance Valley and it was amazing - 50 minutes of nonstop Vitalic tunes, two Poney EP tracks and the rest new stuff. He does that wheezy robot voice live, interestingly. The tent in which he played was massively empty though - hundred people at best.

Siegbran (eofor), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 21:14 (sixteen years ago) link

His remixes are amazing too. Look out for the aforementioned the Hacker & Vitalic remix of "Shari Vari" by A Number Of Names, the Vitalic Vocal Mix of "Visions" by Slam feat Dot Allison, and the Dima Neo-Romantic Remix of Bolz-Bolz' "Take a walk".

His first name is Pascal, but that's all I know...

Seb, Tuesday, 30 September 2003 21:22 (sixteen years ago) link

the sliures stuff is out now. will report back when i've got round to listening to it.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 30 September 2003 21:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Dima Neo-Romantic Remix of Bolz-Bolz' "Take a walk".

Fuck! You mean that's by Vitalic?? Whadda guy.

Omar (Omar), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 19:52 (sixteen years ago) link

reporting back. hmmmm, i wish there were dub mixes.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 1 October 2003 20:34 (sixteen years ago) link

there was a decent track by 12 angry men called looser which is very much like Vitalic, stay away from the awful a-side though.

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 2 October 2003 07:14 (sixteen years ago) link

"21 Ghosts" is fantastic.

Siegbran (eofor), Thursday, 2 October 2003 13:39 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
finally got my Silures in. Fantastic. And I think I might be liking Ghosts (the first version) at this point more than Fishnets. "Argentina just scored another goal." Jesus. I cannot wait to bust it out for my peeps.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Wednesday, 26 November 2003 22:34 (sixteen years ago) link

five months pass...
News/Photo/Reports of Vitalic it's here http://vitalic.ouquoi.org

ouquoi, Thursday, 6 May 2004 13:10 (sixteen years ago) link

three years pass...

I saw him in Manchester over the weekend. It was excellent, save for the fact that I was neither drunk nor on any form of drugs and it was 3 in the morning. Excellent set, nonetheless.

Gukbe, Saturday, 2 June 2007 01:16 (thirteen years ago) link

"bust it out for my peeps." ???!!!oh jesus. fuck you old thread!

andrew m., Saturday, 2 June 2007 04:16 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

Ah, new EP!! Exquisite!

claws of jungle red (Stevie D), Friday, 14 August 2009 05:39 (ten years ago) link

But seriously "Terminator Benelux" kind of deserves its own thread

claws of jungle red (Stevie D), Friday, 14 August 2009 05:49 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

I HAVE A BILLION DOLLAR STUDIO
????????
OF CUTTING EDGE MUSIC
ULTRA HIGH SOUND QUALITY

Udon Nomi (Stevie D), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 06:41 (ten years ago) link

WITH EFFICIENCY IN MIND
I CAN SAMPLE TO MAKE TRACKS
AND YOU WILL THINK
THEY ARE MINE
THEY ARE MINE
THEY ARE MINE
THEY ARE MINE
THEY ARE MINE
THEY ARE MINE

Udon Nomi (Stevie D), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 06:42 (ten years ago) link

nine years pass...

[thumping kick drum and snarling guitar plays]

Hockey Fan UK
9 months ago
Just discovered these guys. Superb track right here. Not a standard techno banger. This one is artistic.

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Monday, 3 June 2019 18:27 (eleven months ago) link

eleven months pass...

how many <=128kbps Vitalic mp3s do you have that you still listen to

I have eight

lukas, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:22 (one week ago) link

lol talk about an artist that was absolutely killer for 4 years and then completely fell off the creative cliff.

octobeard, Thursday, 21 May 2020 00:39 (one week ago) link

The Past came up in a playlist a few days ago and it was as fantastic as I remember it.

octobeard, Thursday, 21 May 2020 00:40 (one week ago) link

talk about an artist that was absolutely killer for 4 years and then completely fell off the creative cliff.

remember him saying in an interview that having quit cocaine, he knew he would never make music as good again

Bleeqwot (sic), Thursday, 21 May 2020 01:08 (one week ago) link

*sigh* makes sense, I fucking loved the b-side You Prefer Cocaine

octobeard, Thursday, 21 May 2020 01:11 (one week ago) link

perfect

lukas, Thursday, 21 May 2020 02:06 (one week ago) link

well yeah the whole poney ep is incredibly sick, all time, forever

brimstead, Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:05 (one week ago) link

Poney EP, Fanfares, the Silures EP - if he'd never done anything else, he'd still be incredibly-sick-pantheon-worthy

Bleeqwot (sic), Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:17 (one week ago) link

a nice semi obscure gem from the pre OK Cowboy days is this raw electro revival track “pc100” from some random comp, it departs from the template but still has a monochromatic semi-blown out vibe... like the terrifying horse rotovators in the poney EP were all converted into breakdancing robot gremlins or something

https://youtu.be/56vc-yj0jpk

brimstead, Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:17 (one week ago) link

that track is very funky

octobeard, Saturday, 23 May 2020 05:30 (one week ago) link


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