John Talabot has become one of the biggest revelations of the last years: He has gone from a complete unknown to one of the biggest electronic hopes in Spain. All thanks to his effusive house tracks in which Moodymann, J Dilla, Chicago house, Disco music and Northern Soul intertwine to produce organic and humane songs, full of life, and that make your hands and heart dance.
Borrowing the name from his school as an alias and a diverse amount of samples for his music, his first compositions brought him to Permanent Vacation. “My Old School”, his debut on the Munich label, gave him instant recognition in the electronic galaxy and James Murphy, Âme and Aeroplane were including his music in their sets.
On Hivern, he released the now mythical “Sunshine”, which has become one of the songs of the summer and Philip Sherburne has included the track as one of the best maxis of 2009 on Pitchfork (the website already states he’s one of the biggest names in the current house music scene). In the meantime, he’s been busy doing remixes for bands such as Glasser, Delorean and for producers Zwicker or on Francesco Tristano’s Aufgang project.
But if 2009 has been an intense year, the following ones were full of surprises. His relationship with Permanent Vacation were blossoming and they will released a 12” with the beautiful (and acidic) song “Mathilda’s Dream” and a remix by Jacques Renault, halve of Runaway and member of the DFA label.
2012 definitely was his breakthrough year: the release of his album “Fin” left critics, press and fans stunned in astonishment and is already a classic. Many Magazines regard it to be one of the best records of the year, including Groove, Pitchfork, Debug and Resident Advisor. He then toured with one of the hottest bands at the moment, The XX.
John Talabot’s career has just begun but all the signs indicate that we are facing a special artist. He promises to make more music, but everything seems possible for this tireless musical tracker capable of making magic with a bass drum and a sampler.