Asian Dan

RSS

Asian Dan Interview: Allure

Allure was kind of enough to answer a few questions to give readers a peak into his musical mind. He is quite the classy young gentlemen who is trying to mix and merge the class and smoothness of 70s pop music and French culture with the modern electro sound that we all have come to love and enjoy.

Check out “Champagne” a track that reminds me of Breakbot especially because of that fantastic bass tone. Also the sound of the champagne popping and pouring out is a nice nod to Thomas Bangalter’s track, “Club Soda”.

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/April%202009/Allure%20-%20Champagne.mp3]
Allure – Champagne

Asian Dan Interview:

1. Who is Allure? How would describe your music?

I’m a 20 years old Parisian, in love with music since the youth.

Allure is an electronic music with pop influences. It takes french touch 1.0 and 2.0 codes, with pop arrangements and a pop way of composing, (particularly concerning harmony, which is essential to me) associated to a certain elegance and sensuality.

2. What are some of your influences? What was your first musical memory?

I have in one hand all my Pop influences (David Bowie, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Prince, The Alessi Brothers, America, Phoenix, Queen, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder and many more…), and on the other hand my electro french touch influences, especially influenced by Daft Punk and Justice.

I think that my first musical memory is an audio tape of Michael Jackson’s “Bad”.

3. I feel like you are bring the back class and attitude of Serge Gainsbourg in your music, as well as adding a real musical sensibility to electronic music like Breakbot, explain your musical conceptual and production process.

I see that you really have understood my music, it’s a pleasure! 😉


In fact my pop side resides in all that concerns harmony, arrangements, construction, groove and in my way of composing.
But my productions sound electro because I take many codes of french touch, like filters, cuts, phasers, distortions, drums…

I want to bring a certain sensibility and elegance in electronic music, which is polluted nowadays by too many weak conposers who do not have any ears, and no taste. I try to make a music which is dancing enough to be listened in clubs, and at the same time pop enough to be listened at home. And finally, I want that my music does not forget the female gente, which I think is not really transcended by the current noizy sounds, and which hopes something more refined, worked out, and harmonious, and however bouncy.

4. Who are some of your favorite producers? DJs?

Justice, Daft Punk, Danger, Sebastian, Fred Falke, Breakbot, The Twelves

5. What are your top 5 dance tracks?

It’s impossible to do a top 5… But one of my favourite song ever is Planisphere by Justice, it’s just incredible.

6. Future plans for Allure? Tours? Productions? Remixes?

My live set is ready, so I’m gonna do a few shows in May in Paris, and more this summer, exclusively in France for the moment. I’ll continue to put out online one production per month. And I’ve got a few plans with labels, but it’s a secret for the moment ! 😉

6 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Phil

    Allure is a KILLER !
    thanks Asian Dan !

  2. Freekje

    Hey,

    Nice interview Asian Dan. And to Allure, Champagne is a nice tune i will keep my eye one your work, i like it. And Planisphere is just a brilliant epic song by also one of my favourite DJ’s, Justice

    To Asian and Allure, keep up the good work 🙂

    Greetz,

    Freekje

  3. David

    “…associated to a certain elegance and sensuality.”

    “…polluted nowadays by too many weak conposers who do not have any ears, and no taste…”

    he’s got it. i love his sensibility and details

  4. Wow, I can’t believe Allure is only 20. I first heard of him a few months back when he did the remix of Sebastien Tellier. His solo stuff is even better. This kid is super talented. I hope to hear more very soon.

  5. Steve

    Champagne track is fire… keep it up

Reply to “Asian Dan Interview: Allure”