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YUKSEK – LIVE PERFORMANCE – FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CHINA
NEW ALBUM ‘LIVING ON THE EDGE OF TIME’ – DEBUT TOUR
Sponsored By Peugeot-China
ATTENTION! Venue AND Date Change for YUKSEK!!
The YUKSEK date and location HAS BEEN CHANGED. The Concert will be postponed one day, and will now take place on Friday, June 3rd. The venue will change to TANGO . We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you.
Presale Tickets available at:
TANGO The Third Floor: 79 Hepingli Xijie, south gate of Ditan Park . Tel：6428 2288
Pop melodies & Big beats (2009 biography)
Yuksek’s brilliant debut album Away From The Sea looks set to appeal right across the board, delighting electro novices and hardcore clubbers alike. Displaying an impressive ear for melody and a penchant for retro-futurist grooves, Yuksek mans the pop canons and bombards the dancefloor with a heavy artillery of beats.
After making his name with a series of remixes and cutting-edge EPs, Yuksek scored a club hit with his cult classic Tonight.
Peugeot had chosen Tonight (http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjM0NDg0NTEy.html) to be the music for its 200th anniversary — a TV commercial campaign that went on to receive multiple awards worldwide, contributing greatly to the track’s international success.
And now the thirty-something mover and shaker from Reims finds himself well-positioned to take the tricky debut album test. Yuksek – also known to friends and family as Pierre-Alexandre Busson – honed his dance music skills serving up slick French electro-pop with the group Klanguage. But not many people know that before this young Pierre-Alexandre was a classically-trained pianist, studying at the ‘Conservatoire’ from the age of six to sixteen.
“One day I just turned round and quit the ‘Conservatoire’,” Yuksek explains, “It was clear I wasn’t on course to be a concert pianist and I wasn’t all that excited about the idea of becoming a piano teacher, either. But my years of classical training inculcated me with a rigorous approach to work and an aptitude for experimenting with chords.” Not surprisingly each and every track on Yuksek’s albums is a lesson in the art of combining melodies, finely-tuned arrangements and pop vocals.
In short, Yuksek is a mass of musical contradictions. He inherited a taste for classical music, chanson and pop from his parents, whose record collection included albums by everyone from the legendary French ‘chanteuse’ Barbara to Liverpool’s Fab Four. Later he went on to forge his own rock and hip-hop culture, hanging out with the skateboarding crowd. Then his teen electro epiphany came via early Daft Punk tracks, Aphex Twin and happening record labels such as + 8 and UR. “I’ve never been into minimalist techno or repetitive tracks that go on for twelve minutes or more,” Yuksek declares, “I don’t come from a club culture. I started out buying LPs, then vintage keyboards, but I’ve never been a proper DJ.”
ABOUT DEAD J
Dead J is the Alias for Beijing based electronic musician Shao Yanpeng.
Dead J has been exploring the multiple options of abstract and minimalist sound for the past eight years. From 2005 to 2008, he has released three albums on ModernSky: “Mental Imagery”, “Mental Magic” and “Psychedelic Elephant”. Dead J received the prize of Best Electronic Artist for his album “Mental Magic” at the Chinese Music Media Awards.
As a support artist for Yuksek’s concert in China, Dead J is going to perform exclusive tunes from is soon to be released album “Tíng Tái Lóu Gé” with a whole new audio visual set up.
ABOUT PEUGEOT AND MUSIC
Peugeot has always taken a supporting role in the world of music innovation. The passed few years has been no exception. For example, « the Lion » has developed its unique musical DNA through Peugeot’s orchestration of collaborations between leading artists such as: Telepopmusic, Freddy Fresh, Galliano, Santigold, Justice, Mr Monsieur, The Drums, and of course Yuksek to name a few. All are now widely recognized for their talents since being featured in Peugeot’s commercials. By continuing this devotion to disseminate beauty through sound in its TV commercials, Peugeot, now more than ever, shares the emotion, inviting consumers to be moved by music.
- Start: 21:00
- Tickets: Rmb 180/130 (presale)