‘Emotional ultra violence’ | Interview with La Vie Sauvage

Decadence is a club driven, electro house track, with heavily compressed and saturated synth sounds plus an atmospheric immersive vocal line that acts as the lead instrument. Reinvented French music with a mystical touch. Read our interview with the producer below!

Describe your sound in 3 words

Emotional ultra violence

Tell us a few things about Decadence. What is the main idea and what was your creative process for this one? Did you know in advance that you will use this type of vocals as a lead instrument for example or it just happened?

The track originates from a curiosity towards the dark and grimy stuff surrounding the rich and powerful elites in this world. You can never know exactly what goes on but every once in a while people come out and reveal interesting details, for example recently in a documentary on Vice about what goes on on luxury yachts. I think once people become so wealthy, they don’t know what to spend it on anymore and they start looking for extremes. This inspires me. The movie ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ by Stanley Kubrick is also a good reference.

When did you decide to become a musician yourself?

I made music for fun since I was a kid, but I truly felt like I wanted to be a musician when I started working on my first album. I got rejected for the conservatory and it motivated me to to put my vision into a body of work. From that point on I’ve been fully dedicated to music.

Which track (if any) of your own catalog represents you the most?

This is a hard question, because I’m always balancing between two sides, with those being the mischievous and melancholic. My upcoming album really expands on this bi-polar theme but for the songs I have put out so far I think ‘I Thrive in Chaos’ represents me the most. It’s got that punk spirit but it has some elegance to it as well.

If you had to choose a single artist/band from the French Touch era, which one would it be? And favorite album of the past year?

SebastiAn. I could pick Justice or Daft Punk but I’m slightly more into the dark and heavy songs that they made and since that’s what SebastiAn focuses on I prefer his work. Especially his last album and the music for the Yves Saint Laurent fashion show are so good. Plus, allegedly he co-produced some of Justice’s work and did production for Kavinsky which makes him an absolute behind-the-screens legend.

Favorite album of the past year, Deceiver by DIIV. I got really into their heavy shoegaze riffs last summer. You will hear some influence in my next album which is now in the works.

What would you change in the music industry?

I wish it was less about being friends with the right people and more about good music.

Are we on a slippery slope towards dystopia?

Possibly. If you look at how we’re reconsidering the definition of privacy in the light of the corona crisis, it can go two ways. What I hear a lot around me is that free western societies will end up like totalitarian states, but I think that’s too far-fetched. The way we change as humanity when it comes to stuff like social media and how it changes behavior is scarier to me.

What is the story behind your name?

I was hanging out with a friend and we were up to no good, looking for trouble getting intoxicated when it came to me.

Thank you!

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