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WW Paris: Philippe Cohen Solal re-opens the doors of the Hash Club, a journey through the Paradis Artificiels ‐ Worldwide FM
  • WW Paris: Philippe Cohen Solal re-opens the doors of the Hash Club, a journey through the Paradis Artificiels

    As part of our Fete de la Musique celebrations, this show explores a variety of live performances provided by the artists that Gotan Project‘s Philippe Cohen Solal invited during his Hash Club of Paris two months ago. Featuring Maia Barouh, Marie Modiano & Peter Von Poehl, Chassol, Féloche, Marina Cedro, Olaf Hund, Élodie Bouchez and Tété, guests took the opportunity…

    As part of our Fete de la Musique celebrations, this show explores a variety of live performances provided by the artists that Gotan Project‘s Philippe Cohen Solal invited during his Hash Club of Paris two months ago.

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    Featuring Maia Barouh, Marie Modiano & Peter Von Poehl, Chassol, Féloche, Marina Cedro, Olaf Hund, Élodie Bouchez and Tété, guests took the opportunity to create a unique live session by reading poems and mixing old records of French poets.

    The history behind Hash Club

    In 1844, Charles Baudelaire and Théophile Gautier, two french poets, created the Hash Club, a monthly rendez-vous where some of the most talented artists, writers and poets (Victor Hugo, Eugène Delacroix, Alexandre Dumas) gathered, eating hashish jam called dawamek in order to access artificial paradises. Those parties, fantasias took place in a beautiful mansion in the center of Paris: L’Hôtel de Lauzun.

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    Lat March, for Paris Music Festival, Philippe Cohen Solal reopened the doors of Club de Hachichins, in the exact place where it happened, where Baudelaire lived and wrote some of his most famous poems such as ‘L’invitation au voyage’. Philippe shared the stage with musicians and actors to experiment intimate shows inspired by this legendary place and by the XIXth century’s french poetry.

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    It also became an opportunity for Philippe to create a whole piece of music – soon known as the album Paradis Artificiel, based on poems by Baudelaire and texts from Théophile Gautier. The first single ‘Le Parfum” has just been released and the forthcoming album will be available next fall.

    For more shows from this lineup:

    WW NOLA Day 2: Gilles Peterson with Yisrael trio and Phillipe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project)
    New Music Worldwide: Mari* with maïa barouh,DJ NOBU, Haruka, Yuko Asanuma, YOSI HORIKAWA

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  • WW LA: Jeremy Sole presents Best of WW LA Live Sessions

    Jeremy Sole looks back on the best live sessions of WW LA so far, including exclusive sets from: Jamire Williams, Chassol, Carlos Nino, Matthewdavid, Kiefer, Ry X, Miles Mosley & Tony Austin, Mark de Clive-Lowe improvised with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Nicole Mitchell, Nia Andrews, Kenny Segal, Low Leaf and her 12 piece Ascension Orchestra, Elusive, Quartetto…

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  • WW LA: Leaving Records Drop-In with Jamire Williams, Chassol, Carlos Niño, Matthewdavid & Kiefer

    The WW LA crew teamed up with Leaving Records to record some exclusive live collaborations in the Stones Throw Studios. Here’s what went down across the four hour session. Leaving Records is a Los Angeles-based label established by Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti in 2009, initially focusing mainly on cassette releases. Running order: Jamire Williams and Chassol – live exclusive Jamire Williams, Chassol & Carlos Niño – exclusive…

    The WW LA crew teamed up with Leaving Records to record some exclusive live collaborations in the Stones Throw Studios. Here’s what went down across the four hour session.

    Leaving Records is a Los Angeles-based label established by Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti in 2009, initially focusing mainly on cassette releases.

    Running order:
    Jamire Williams and Chassol – live exclusive
    Jamire Williams, Chassol & Carlos Niño – exclusive improvised session
    Kiefer – exclusive improvised session
    Matthewdavid – chats with Kiefer + DJ set
    Carlos Niño and Matthewdavid – exclusive live melding
    WW LA’s Jonathan Rudnick in conversation with Carlos Niño and Matthewdavid
    Devonwho – DJ set

    Jamire Williams
    Jamire Williams
    introduces the world to ///// EFFECTUAL – the masterful avant-drumming album conceived, recorded and produced across multiple planes of specific studio environments and percussive configurations. EFFECTUAL enlists Chassol, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, GB and the exploratory Carlos Niño.

    Jamire Williams ©Kristian Ranker

    Chassol
    Christophe Chassol is a pianist, composer, arranger, musical director and author of many unclassifiable works including those he calls Ultra-Scores.
    Chassol hands ©Kristian Ranker
    Carlos Niño
    Los Angeles heavyweight Carlos Niño is an exalted producer, composer, percussionist, DJ, ensemble orchestrator and mentor who has traversed the multitude of music scenes the city has birthed within the last two decades.
    Carlos Nino ©Kristian Ranker
    Kiefer
    Californian keyboardist and beatmaker Kiefer gives a live performance of excerpts from his debut LP Kickinit Alone. Kiefer is also part of the touring Mndsgn live trio.Kiefer ©Kristian RankerMatthewdavid
    Matthewdavid is a Leaving Records founder and forward-thinking steward of modern New Age music.
    Matthewdavid ©Kristian Ranker

    Devonwho
    Devonwho is a producer based in Los Angeles, making melodically-driven synthesizer beat music. He presents a 40 minute DJ mix.

    All Photography Kristian Ranker

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