Who is Vitalic?

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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...


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


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 (one year 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

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

octobeard, Thursday, 21 May 2020 01:11 (two months ago) link


lukas, Thursday, 21 May 2020 02:06 (two months ago) link

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

brimstead, Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:05 (two months 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 (two months 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


brimstead, Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:17 (two months ago) link

that track is very funky

octobeard, Saturday, 23 May 2020 05:30 (two months ago) link

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