MADBEN Press Kit February 2014
BIOGRAPHY In three years, Madben seems to have burned the steps with the same infernal rythm that he burns dancefloors. If yesterday, Madben was considered as a rising new talent of techno (by Trax Magazine), he is nowadays the worthy inheritor of Laurent Garnier or Agoria and acclaimed by them, but also beyond the frontiers. Supported by Dave Clarke, Carl Craig, Skudge, John Digweed or Ben Sims, Madben has built a strong reputation among big producers. Revealed on Astropolis in 2012, Madben has performed on the best festivals and clubs in France since it, with gigs at I Love techno, Les Transmusicales, Scopitone, Marvellous Island, Marsatac or Panorama and Rex Club, Ubu or Social Club. In the three past years, he played in the major places of Electronic music in France, and also few gigs abroad in Montreal, Bruxels, Skopje, La reunion… While he improves and enrich his experience, Madben has gained reputation with a few acclaimed releases in 2013 & 2014 : "We Want To Rave On" on Astropolis Records, "Dual" with Ian O'Donovan, "Alphecca" on Stripped Muzic, "Neighbours" on Bedrock. The future for 2014 seems to be as flourishing as the past few months with this 6 news EP’s, few remixes and a new live project who mix the music with single visuals in a special configuration, called « Cymatics »
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DISCOGRAPHY AVAILABLE Singles : Madben - « Inattendu » [TOTEM RECORDS] – March 2010 EPs : Madben - « F.. track EP » [BASTARDO ELECTRICO] – October 2010 Madben - « The next step EP » [HYPE MUZIK] – April 2011 with « Promise Land » (Original + remix) and « A trip in my soul » (Original + remix) Madben - « Fire EP » [LOGOS RECORDINGS] - March 2012 Madben - « We want to rave on EP » [ASTROPOLIS RECORDS] - February 2013 Madben - « Alphecca EP » [STRIPPED OFF] - April 2013 Madben & Ian O’Donovan - « Dual EP » [ELECTRONICAL REEDS] – December 2013 Madben & Yann – « Neighbours EP » [BEDROCK RECORDS] – February 2014 Various Artists : « Trip to Detroit EP » [BASS PRESSURE] – Madben / The Dark side of my mood – November 2010] « United by Detroit EP » Act 3 [EXIT AUDIO] – Madben / Happy Face – November 2010 Remixes : David R - Technocolor (Madben remix) [HYPE MUZIK] – October 2010 Alix - Music can force (Madben remix) [ATELIER ELECTRONIQUE] – June 2011 Dark Strand - Slammer (Madben remix) [BASS PRESSURE] – November 2011 Marst - Sun On The Moon (Madben remix) [DEEP MOVEMENTS] – March 2012 Infected Soul - Lyeza Namandla (Madben remix) [BLOOMING SOUL RECORDS] – May 2012 Qlons - Tu Ojos (Madben Remix) [DIFU] – May 2012 Tim Taylor & Damon wild - « Bang the acid » (Madben remix) [MISSILE 2.0] – July 2013
DISCOGRAPHY FORTHCOMING EP’s : Madben - And then we were alive EP [TULIPA records] - July 2014 with Fabrice Lig & Nick Muir remixes Madben - Endless EP [INFLYTE] - September 2014 Madben - My mad strings EP [GOLDMIN music] - September/October 2014 with Psycatron & Terrence Parker remixes Madben - ??? EP [ASTROPOLIS records] - End of 2014 A special collaboration with Laurent Garnier & Oniris is coming! 3 others EP’s are currently on their way on some french labels for the end of 2014 Remixes : Southsoniks - Another chord songs (Madben remix) [SSKmusik] - July 2014 Wavesonik - The last tribute (Madben remix) [ESPAI music] - July 2014 Tim Taylor & Damon Wild - Bang the acid (Madben beatless new remix) [MISSILE 2.0] - middle 2014 Yann Lean - Yosakoi (Madben remix) [KMS] - September 2014
MEDIAS Press : TRAX MAGAZINE / APRIL 2012
+ A track on the CD SAMPLER An exclusive dj set for their website
MEDIAS Press : TRAX AWARDS 2012 - Madben nominated for the title of the « revelation of the year » by the readers, - Elected as 4th after the votes
MEDIAS Press : TSUGI November 2012
MEDIAS Press : TSUGI November 2012
MEDIAS Press : TSUGI Novembre 2012
MEDIAS Press : TSUGI May 2014
My last podcast shared by Tsugi mag on their website, plus loads of other french medias
MEDIAS Press : DJ MAG / May 2011
"Techno hit from a newcomer. Sounds like Laurent Garnier could have made it"
MEDIAS Press : Les Transmusicales website Interview + Podcast French only
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MEDIAS Press : French only
MEDIAS Interview and a selection of my tracks for the famous Télérama website.
Laurent Garnier speaks about Madben in his radio show. Snippets on soundcloud are available!
My track « We want to rave on » played on the famous radio NOVA
MEDIAS Madben invited on « Le Mouv » for an interview and a dj set
Madben’s interview in « La voix du Nord » newspaper
MEDIAS Dave clarke plays Madben in his radio show
« The next step » EP played on Ministry of sound radio
MEDIAS Madben in a special edition of Trax magazine… about the French techno vanguard , plus a track on their CD sampler. (November 2013)
Interview for IDEM mag during the gig of « I LOVE TECHNO » in December 2013. French only
MEDIAS Madben in the mixed CD of Laurent Garnier « French dressing mix », released in July 2013 for the SWF tenth b-day.
MEDIAS Laurent Garnier gives a nice wink to Madben in the new edit of his book « Electrochoc »
MEDIAS Madben on the internet :