Born in the mid-1980s, Clain grew up in Paris. A music fan since childhood, he studied sound and image processing and worked as an engineer and is now a multifaceted artist producing a wide range of electronic music.
Released on labels such as KIDS Records, Mirror and Natura Viva, Clain’s production ranges from progressive and melodic house and techno to his own mix of fusion house, incorporating influences from different cultures and influences that he has absorbed in his travels around the world. .
Clain’s next single is a collaboration with Brozzo, Burning Earth, which will land on Natura Viva in early 2022.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with him, and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Not in my best shape, I am just going out of the covid19. I was in the French alps last week and got the covid19 there I guess.
When did the idea of being a musician start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
It started when I was 11 by playing the drums and the I bought my first vinyl turntables at the age of 17th, I bought real quick my first gear to produce a Korg Electribe EMX-1
You produce in a number of different, clearly defined genres. Why did you decide to go down this route?
As all artist we don’t produce one particular style. The industry nowadays make us do that. Another reason is because I would love to start a party by playing one style and finishing it by playing the other.
What artists are you interested in these days?
I am interested in artists around me, Asomnia, Anti, Brozzo, Kirsh, BZ, Gerard Spencer etc…
How do you manage to excel in such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
That’s a good question but to me they are not so disparate in term of production. In term of genre I guess it is but in term of production to me they are really close. I remember my brother saying to me that I was “stupid” thinking that I could this 2 styles in a same set, at first I couldn’t realize it.
How would you define your sound?
Hard to say, it is always hard to describe your work as an artist, so I’ll pass on this one and will let you describe it 🙂
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
I am working on a new project with Gerard Spencer, a handpan player and we are preparing a new live, stay tuned this is really promising.