Yann Aubertot aka Monoblok (SXDNS204) launches his own label – Castle Of Tone – with a powerful debut release, peeps! And the origin of his new adventure has a hell of a cute story: “Two years ago, my neighbours and close friends’ ten-year-old kids asked me to show them how electronic music was made. A few days later, I took Sixtine and Nathanaël on a tour of the studio and, in a matter of minutes, they were having loads of fun getting their hands on a Monotron and a Korg MS1. We ended up recording chunks of crazy noise, along with some sort of private joke related lyrics that Sixtine proudly spoke into a microphone. At the end of the day, both kids were delighted and proud to have their parents listen to their own two-minute-long electronic track, and I realized that it had been a while since I hadn’t had that much fun in the studio”, said Yann.
“This session with the kids came as a refreshing experience at a point when my music-making had become way too much serious. It enabled me to take a step back, completely rethink the way I worked and most importantly breathe some joy back into the studio. Then came COVID-19 and long quarantine weeks that gave the lyrics a completely different meaning and compelled me to rework the track, extend it, give it a proper structure, and start planning a release”, stated the French producer, who also invited some adult friends to deliver insightful remixes: K-Effect (SXDNS062) & Parissior (SXDNS206), Laptop Kid, and Ctrl+Stop.
Premiered here, K-Effect and Parissior’s remix takes the indie dance vibe of the original a little further with a powerful Synthwave-meets-Electro interpretation driven by a strong rhythm section and carefully-crafted synth line.
Another awesome feature of the release is that all profits generated from Bandcamp sales will be donated to the Imagine Research Institute For Rare Genetic Diseases.
You can find (and buy) this and soon other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the artist.