Our first thoughts go to DJ Mehdi. 
A great guy and artist with whom we organized so many parties (the release parties of "Lucky Boy" and "Pocket Piano", our first party at Bus Palladium, the Stones throw Ed Banger party, the Pulp Favela Chic Bus Ride and many others)

Preliminary to this boring text which follows, let us hope that our lives and parties will convince you more than our website… It’s home-made but I assume you could guess… Our website is neither updated very regularly but our numerous facebook pages are : check the inscription chapter.

2015
If I had written these few lines in early november, I would have said 2015 has been an exciting year for us because we were offered the possibility to promote a lot of acts we like (see the artists section).
To start with, we kept on promoting Action Bronson (a great guy and rapper) with 2 quickly sold out lives @ Trianon with Nous Productions and our close friend, Arnaud. We also set up 
the first edition of Future! with Allo Floride gathering la Bellevilloise and la Maroquinerie for the 1st time ever : a sold out night with more than 2000 people, 4 stages and great fun. Most of our shows went very well (special mention to Thundercat, Pete Rock and Apollo Brown who confirmed their dates in December, the night with Dam-Funk live with Jungle dj set and Soulist and our various Soulection events) and the year was a busy one also because of our summer residency TRE1ZE at Concorde Atlantique 13 friday with La Rafinerie with headliners every week from Fakear to Gilles Peterson, Ivan Smagghe to Mr. Carmack...
but November 13th happened. 

Following such tragedy, we got a few cancellations mainly from young US artists to manage : some of these cancellations especially when their lives were supposed to happen in December were not really understandable to us nor did we tolerate some of the reactions and messages from Paris haters on social  networks we received. But obviously as everybody else, these consequences were nothing compared to what happened to hundreds of people directly affected by this tragical night.
Our next event happened on Nov 27 : a Paris-based line up, no headliners but 1200 persons willing to gather together and showing fraternity was not a meaningless word in our beloved city.

2014
The highlights of a busy year included our regular residency at Yoyo Palais de Tokyo with as a climax the night with Jamie XX, Four Tet and Floating Points, 3 incredible djs as well as lives of Joey Badass, Run The Jewels Goldlink or somewhat under-estimated Oddisee.
We still have not understood why Kaytranada has become so popular but having him again in 2015 is a great news! Having the chance of promoting Lee Fields, Nick Waterhouse or having The Gaslamp Killer or Dam-Funk each year at our party won't make us complain.
On the negative side,
a bit of frustation sometimes to see some French agents promote wierdly themselves artists we like / they do not know ...

2012 - 2013
We cannot really complain thinking of what happened in the last few years :  we 've got incredible answers from both the artists we received and from the crowd.

We've had the chance to promote a bunch a new emerging artists : Action Bronson, The Underachievers, Danny Brown, Dom Kennedy, Joey Badass, Flume...to get the confidence of some djs who nearly became our luxury dj residents : DJ Pone (Birdy Nam Nam), J Rocc (Stones Throw), The Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder), dj Spinna or Onra to name a few. On a personnal side, i was also glad we had the chance to receive Shuggie Otis : after a break of more than 20 years and even if his live was far from incredible, it was moving. Madlib last set with us (no more...) was less moving. Emmanuel, my friend and partner, sucessfully launched www.parislanuit.fr, which has quickly become the Paris "Time Out" on the web. Globally speaking, we've done around 100 parties and lives in the last 2 years and most of them (nearly all except 4 or 5) went well. On the negative side, i start to feel a bit of repetition. Let's hope some good surprise happen in the future

2009 - 2011
I assume that when Emmanuel and me got eighty years old, we will remind our parties at Bataclan (Stones Throw vs. Ed Banger, Wonder-full with Spinna and Bobbito, dj Premier and Jazzy Jeff..)all sold out on presales but we had to stop there as the sound there was no longer good enough. We will also remember the most stressfull live of our life : the first live of MF Doom in Europe! He came! The show was not the best we've seen but i can tell you we were releived. What else? The worst dj set even offered in a party: it was a saturday night at djoon. I won't reveal here the name of this great artist who is not French but lives in Paris : we were the promoters of this very funky night...I will also remind a party called Marathon with nearly all the French electro scene, the yearly "Thank you Jay Dee parties" which are becoming a phenomenon,

 

the various artists of Stones Throw who are all very unique from James Pants to J Rocc, Dam-Funk to Madlib. In 2011, we also had the chance to promote Aloe Blacc whose record is gold in France and thanks to him, we sold out Trabendo, La Cigale, Le Trianon and hopefully, on november 2011, Casino de Paris. We've also started to work with some big players of the industry on Raphael Saadiq, Cee-Lo Green or Wiz Khalifa. We also received the Gaslamp Killer, Gonjasufi twice (we loved his first live, not really the second one), Gilles Peterson or dj Spinna many times... We are now entering a new season 2011-2012 starting with ?uestlove at Cabaret Sauvage. It's been 4 years now since we stop to run the Bus Palladium. 

2008 - 2009
After running a venue for 2 years, we got some deserved holidays. Our first night in 2008 was only on May with the first concert in Paris of Pharoahe Monch: 1300 hysterical persons and honestly, a memorable live …
Since this first night, Emmanuel and me had the chance to get the confidence of a few artists with whom it is hard to have bad parties: dj Mehdi or ?uestlove are not very used to playing in empty venues. However, all the other nights went quite well too from the Mighty Underdogs live although their record was not released in France to Waxgroove, the night with Erik Rug. SOLD OUT every time, everywhere (except one!) at Bataclan, Bellevilloise, Nouveau Casino & Charbon. Nice… so far!
Most of the flyers on the homepage comes from this time period: when they are nice, it is because they were designed by Tom. Thanks to him! When they are not, you may guess…

2006-2007
FREE YOUR FUNK RAN A VENUE CALLED BUS PALLADIUM : >200 PARTIES…
Some unexpected negative news can lead sometimes to surprising changes. The closure of the venue planned for a party with Kurtis Blow five days before the date led us to a club where we never had organized any night: an historical venue called Bus Palladium with a capacity of 500 persons. Historical with no hype: this is the least we can say… But this party and the next one, a week later, gave us a unique and unexpected opportunity: getting the keys of a venue for 2 years in 2006 and 2007 trying to turn the most untrendy Paris club into a more decent spot producing concerts and parties with many artists and numerous promoters, record labels, …
But organizing 3 parties a week, drinking 20 glasses of champagne a night, consuming the end of our youth in a club was not our main goal and we decided to stop in 2008. But overall, we keep a good souvenir of 2 very hectic years: a boring book would not be enough to tell everything… 

We sometimes went to larger / different venues for some one-off including:
- Stones Throw 10th year anniversary (with Madlib, J Rocc, Peanut Butter Wolf, Percee P, Daedelus from Ninja Tune, and Dusty from Jazz Liberatorz)
- Fool’s Gold Party at Globo with A-Trak, dj Mehdi, Uffie, Feadz, Kavinsky, Pierre Wax and 2 or maybe 3 000 kids willing to get in…
- Marcos Valle’s live at La Maroquinerie
- Waxgroove every 2 months at Nouveau Casino…

2002 – 2005
We were young, handsome and still clever. Mathieu was still my partner, was still single, but it was such a long time ago… So let’s be brief, our first parties were at Favela Chic, a Brazilian restaurant/bar/swinging club... Birdy Nam Nam, Simian Mobile Disco and many others played live there and we had some amazing parties especially when a bus from the seventies with music and djs in it was rented to lead the public from Favela Chic to Le Pulp. We’ve also started at that time our collaboration with Erik Rug, one of the best French djs we know to promote a night called Waxgroove. We also promoted with Goldrush a few parties at Rex Club called Transformer. The idea of the party was fun: 4 djs, 1,5 hour each in a different musical style from the one they were know for ( a hip hop dj playing rockabilly…). Last, we started to set up parties at a forgotten, large and historical venue called Le Globo. We even celebrated Mathieu departure to South America at Le Globo … The various parties there made us famous! This is the only lie of this boring text …



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