Nicolas Jaar is younger than you, but he already has quite the jump on the electronic music establishment. Born in NYC and raised in Chile, Nicolas has a very organic approach to electronic music. At 14 he began producing and by 17 he had his first release on Wolf+Lamb. With a Seth Troxler remix of his “The Student” due on W+L vinyl and his own Clown & Sunset label set to launch this month, you don’t want to miss his first Boston appearance this Wednesday (2/4/09) at Phoenix Landing. For a full bio and a preview of Nicolas’ live set make sure to check out his recent appearance on AirPod.
How did you get into electronic music in the first place?
I got into electronic music when I realized that it could be organic and warm and nice like other types of music. I first listened to Villalobos’ ThÃ© au Harem d’ArchimÃ¨de when I was 14 years old and to this day I think it is his best work. At around the same time I had just started tickling Reason – the software. The first track I ever did with a kick drum is Hage Chahine and it was released on Wolf + Lamb when I was 17 three years later.
Who are your major influences?
My major influence is the dancer Evelyne Meynard.
How’d you link up with Wolf+Lamb?
I sent a track called “the student” to Gadi and Zev after hearing them speak in a NYU radio show. Hearing both of them talk about the future of music made me realize they were the place for me. Wolf + Lamb is now my spiritual home. As incredibly talented producers and individuals, they have the brightest future ahead of them in the next few months.
Do you feel like there’s a new generation of young electronic producer’s that are going to change the shape of the music over the next 5 years?
Music has to evolve. Like everything else. I’m working on creating my own instrument for the live experience to grow out of its present 17″ dimension. I feel a lot of people are starting to understand that, as electronic music producers, we cannot go on sharing our music through nothing more than a computer; in the next 5 years a new conception of performance should begin to emerge, shaping the mold, creating a new stage for new music to arise. I’ve recently created my own label Clown and Sunset, a platform for young artists that share similar views to express themselves.
Check out a live set by Nicolas for AirPod:
AirPod 19: Nicolas Jaar’s Live Set – more info