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SEBASTIEN SAN (FR / ARTIST)

Releases on Planet E, Rush Hour, Gigolo, Echochord Colour, We Play House…
Appearing on the label with the Faces EP featuring Detroit rocketeer Aaron Carl

*Available for RWAV label nights only*


Sebastien San grew up to the sounds of Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Serge Gainsbourg. In the early 80’s he got heavily into the New Wave and Industrial scene much inspired by Depeche Mode, Cabaret Voltaire, Fad Gadget, Human League, Front 242 and Severed Heads amongst many others. “It was the most amazing thing, say Sebastien. At that time, i could hardly believe that this music was made by human beings”.

The emerging club-culture of the mid-80’s , as well as the birth of Detroit Techno and Chicago House had an even greater impact on him.
“I immediately got into it, the sound of those records had a powerful depth and it was generally more funky and danceable”. He consequently landed a job at a local record store where he could get his hands on all those great records. It also helped him launch his own party where he could play those fabulous tracks. “We were throwing parties anywhere we could find, be it a garage, a warehouse or a basement. Tracks Like ‘Strings Of Life’ by Derrick May, ‘Big Fun’ by Inner City or ‘French Kiss’ by Lil’ Louis became instant Classics”.

It is clear that Sebastien’s fascination with dance floor driven music would lead to the development of his own style, which combines deep atmospheric strings and sweet melodies laid over funky beats and rhythms. Sebastien San’s first release on Gigolo Records was ‘Wuxia’,
whose ‘Dub Mix’ is already regarded by many as a ‘classic’ track. It was then followed by his first and critically-acclaimed album ‘Duel’ also on Gigolo Records. ‘Rising Sun’ on Carl Craig’s legendary Detroit label ‘Planet E Communications gained him many new fans across the globe