4 May 2015
Jean-Michel Jarre teams up with fellow countryman Gesaffelstein to unveil his very first piece of original music since 2007.
‘Conquistador’ is the first full offering from Jean-Michel Jarre’s forthcoming studio album and arrives exclusively via Beatport as a special three-track package, that includes the original mix alongside two storming remixes.
With both Jean-Michel and Gesaffelstein uniting their own ethereal soundscapes on ‘Conquistador’, the music breaks new ground as it marches through a bevy of genres across its runtime. The result is nothing short of what you would expect from two such esteemed artists, as they produce something truly special just in time for the summer season. “I wanted to work with the people of his generation,” says Jean-Michel. “His music has this instantly recognizable sound. It’s quite dark, quite mystic.”
A man who has continued to hone his craft with each and every project he tackles, fellow compatriot Gesaffelstein has worked with some of music’s most forward-thinking musicians such as Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Lana Del Rey and Phoenix, so his decision to partner with one of the leading visionaries of his genre comes as no surprise. “Jean-Michel Jarre’s music is part of every household,” says Gesaffelstein. “A classic of electronic music. When I started making music, I looked towards the pioneers of electronic music so obviously I came across Jean-Michel. He is a part of my influences.”
“Conquistador,” is a haunting electronica piece with distorted 808s, choral voices, and a slew of cinematic sequences. There’s elements of both producers’ work inherent in the collaboration, from Jarre’s classic synth lines to Gesaffelstein’s more modern processing techniques.
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