It’s been a good fifteen years now since Vitalic (aka Pascal Arbez-Nicolas) took it upon himself to redefine techno using his native French sensibility, mixing energy and melody to forge his own recognisable style. Many of those tunes, like ‘Poney’, ‘La Rock 01’, ‘My Friend Dario’ and ‘You Prefer Cocaine’ went on to become club classics, blurring the boundaries between techno, disco, rock and pop, and profoundly inspiring and stimulating a scene that had been struggling since the end of the “French Touch” to find something a little more refreshing than filtered disco house.
Last year the Frenchman announced a brand new album Voyager which showcased the producer in all his glory: Feel good disco vibes wrapped in an harder-edged electro sheen, the album once again shined the spotlight on the French legend and introduced him to a whole new generation of clubbers.
Alongside that release, Vitalic toured the globe with his very excitable live show in which he showcased his deep discography alongside very entertaining visuals. Vitalic will be heading to Australia later this month with his live show in tow. Check out the amazing recording of his show at the Rotonde Stalingrad in France last year.