One of the most sought-after DJs in the European House music scene, Barcelona’s John Talabot has remixed songs for everyone from The XX and Joakim, to Tahiti 80 and Teengirl Fantasy. On ƒIN, his first full-length album for Permanent Vacation, John Talabot delivered 11 tracks that showed off his stylistic palette, from eerie vocal samples to dark ambient moody beats and Caribbean chimes. He plays Vancouver’s Fortune Club Sound April 22.
John Talabot made a splashy debut with “My Old School“ on Permanent Vacation in 2009 and shortly after that the single “ Sunshine,” which he released on his own Hivern Disc imprint.
John Talabot’s sun-bleached contribution to the DJ-Kicks series came out in November 2013.”I wanted to do something special,” explains the Barcelona-based DJ. “I thought that it would be good if people could discover what my influences are, where I’ve come from, the people that I admire and tracks that have been important to me over the last 10 years, plus some tracks on my label that have never been released.” The result is a mix that paints the life of an artist — Talabot’s home town, the clubs he went to growing up, the music he heard, the sound he’s gone on to craft with his own productions and take to the world. “I think you get a good idea of what I’m all about from the mix,” says Talabot. “It represents my musical world, the sounds that I’ve been into over the years.”
This spring, Talabot curates an assemblage of mighty remixers, including Melchoir Productions Ltd, Oskar Offermann and Mistakes Are Ok, for the DJ-Kicks exclusive track “Without You.”
Read the live DJ set review from his April 22 show at Fortune Sound Club.
In 2013 as a DJ he took the #1 spot on the coveted Resident Advisor top Dj mixes with his DJ-Kicks album. The subsequent tour brought him through Vancouver in 2014 to play to a sold out crowd. He’s back for one night at Fortune Sound club on April 22. Get your tickets here.