Helsinki beware! Two parties coming up!

This year Kitsuné Club Night is investing the infamous Beatwave Festival in Helsinki, Finland !

On the 4th and 5th of July, we will be at mbar bar with a hot-on-the-heels line up: LeMarquisTobtok, Oliver Nelson, Anoraak!

Known for its refined music genre selection, Beatwave Festival introduces fresh Finnish and international acts within a particular genre ranging from organic sound to electronic music subgenres to hip hop and roots.

Join the event for more information on Facebook here !

Read LeMarquis exclusive interview !

When did you start doing music as LeMarquis and where?

I started this project seriously in 2013, when I was living in Reims, but I’ve been making music for a long time now, maybe 6 or 7 years.

Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why? Living or dead.

Paul McCartney, (and all of the Beatles of course), I’ve been exposed to their music since I was born, and it made me want to start making music myself.

Michael Jackson, I think he’s the artist (among others) who gave the “disco/rnb” feel to my music.

Thomas Bangalter, he’s a huge influence on my music and on the way I used to treat samples and stuff, plus, everything he touches turns to gold.

What is a common misconception about French DJs and producers?

Too many french producers are stucked in an old “disco house/french touch style”, even when they’re not making music that sounds like that at all.

How do you compare the process of making remixes to making your own music? Do you prefer one to the other? Is making remixes easier or harder?

For me, the process is quite the same, I do a lot of remixes because I like to have a vocal to work something out, but sometimes I decide to sing it myself. A good example of this is my song “Bruise”, which was a remix in the first place.

What are your plans for the future? Next shows, releases ?

This summer I have a few shows, you can check them out on my facebook page.

I’ll keep on releasing some unofficial remixes or originals and give them away for free as I’ve done so far. I’m definitely going to release an EP by the end of the year, but i really don’t know when exactly !

Listen to Tobtok’s exclusive playlist, perfect for some warming up !

Check out Tobtok’s exclusive remix of  CITIZENS! single ‘Lighten Up’ !

Read Oliver Nelson exclusive track interview !

Which track…

…always sets the dance floor on fire?

Tinashe – Vulnerable (Pomo Remix)

…you’ll never play again in a DJ set?

Urban Cone – Freak (Oliver Nelson Remix)

…reminds you of your friends?

TODD TERJE – Inspector Norse

…you like to listen to but also you are ashamed of?

Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop

…make you want to dance?

Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel

…you enjoy the most playing live?

Alex Metric & Oliver – Galaxy

Listen and enjoy this mixtape Anoraak made just for the occasion !

Mbar Club – Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki, Finland – from 5PM