Born in Marseille, South of France, where I started Djing, animating radio shows and editing zines in the 80s. In the 90s I contributed articles (under the pseudonym Candy Apple Grey and Filth Simpson ) for such magazines as Ruta 66 (Spain), Merlin’s Music Box (Greece), Maximum R&R (USA), What Wave, Cryptic Tymes (Canada), and French-written Taktik, Rage, Rocksound, Best, 491, Abus Dangereux, and many many more that no one will remember of… In those days, I had some fun and interviews w/ such bands as Nirvana, Fugazi, L7, Neurosis, Fuzztones, Babes In Toyland, Mudhoney, Pixies, Cynics, Dum Dum Boys, Alice Donut, Brood, Grotus, Fleshtones, Buzzcocks, Nick Cave, Sting Rays, Poison Idea, Jon Spencer, Soft Machine, Lydia Lunch, No Means No, Godflesh, Steve Albini, Gallon Drunk, Melvins, New Bomb Turks, and many other “noisy-rock” luminaries. In 1991, I started Kinetic Vibes Music, a Garage Punk zine and label releasing music by: Willie Loco Alexander, Pleasure Fuckers, Dead Moon, Bevis Frond, Lust-o-Rama, Ultra 5, Overcoat, Cryptones, Devil Dogs, La Secta, Dirteez, Tommyknockers and some other… Still available the mythical compilation “Electric Carnival” gathering 23 bands from 10 countries. In 1993 I founded the experimental label Pandemonium Rdz. Working with the likes of Guapo, Zeni Geva, Ground Zero, Condense, Cows, Headcleaner, Drive Blind, Double Nelson, Alboth!, Melt Banana, God Is My Co-Pilot, Samiam, Burning Heads, Cerberus Shoal, Flying Luttenbachers, Unsane, Bästard, Kepone, Ron Anderson, Ruins, Hint, Andy's Car Crash, Spaceheads… That is well documented there and many releases are still in print: www.pandemoniumrecords.com 41 records later, I needed to rejuvenate and started a new label: BiP_HOp was physically born in 2000 and will document avant electro for the century to come... A webzine, a radio show, organizing live events, and above all a label documenting the state of electronic art and sound design, unconventional sound adventures, modern ambient, contemporary alliances between acoustica vs.
digitalia... Musics challenging the ears and the mind. www.bip-hop.com In 2000 Philippe Petit became Djfirstname.lastname@example.org chosing to use his e-mail address, as his "live" alias to keep it easy, and avoid pretentiousness too often encountered among DJ circles… Under this alias I have been invited to play festivals and some of the best venues in Europe, Northern america, and even recently Mexico. According to me a DJ is not only an instrument for dancing but as a living musical library I should also take the audience to a new cultural trip / discovery. I want to entertain listeners and to open new "doors of perception", to create a virtual world to enable them to forget about their own existence for a short while. I tryto tell a story, with a beginning and an end. The content of the mix is obviously of critical importance, but the DJ's technique should never overflow its creative aspect (inspiration); however, it must bring the live touch to the fluid sequence music to give birth in the end, to a unique, playful and truly lively performance. Using CD players in a plunderphonic way, to play essential part of different songs all mixed together to keep the rythmn alive + a laptop to add sci-fi, prepaired guitar chords, various clicks & electro-acoustic or field recordings in the background forming a tapestry of sound, running up to 6 different sources altogether to create a deep sound assemblage. Topping it all, I use a turntable to take advantage of the vinyl material to fondle released sounds… Sometimes I feel an urge not to be solo onstage which led me to start the duo Ear_Thrillerz.
; the now defunct group Deviationists ; and most actively these days the international collective : Strings Of Consciousness www.stringsofconsciousness.info Philippe Petit & Chapter 24 are now improvising together onstage, C24 is from Athens and has been playing/releasing music for 25 years http://www.myspace.com/kefalaio24 Today I still animate a radio show for Radio Grenouille which is the biggest non-commercial local radio www.grenouille888.org/dyn/ Every month I have a DJ residency in our great local record store Lollipop http://lollipopstore.free.fr/ I still write in Noise Magazine. A bi-monthly mag, printing 25 000 which can be found in newstand all around France and is the best one dealing with Rock, indie rock, metal, post rock, punk, stoner doom, industrial, experimental, prog, Noisy music. Also a website (3000-3500 unique visitors/day) http://www.noisemag.net/ And occasionally in Ventilo: a newspaper given away every week in Marseille and suburbs. http://www.journalventilo.fr 2. Philippe Petit, a jazz guitarist Read more on Last.fm.
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