With Everything Matters, his debut album, Clément Bazin realizes one of his sweet dreams: to rethink electronic music and integrate the instrument from which he can’t be dissociate anymore, the steeldrum. Through this achievement, he sets bridges between his favorite music genders: calypso, soca, hip-hop or UK post-dubstep from the 2000’s; a synthesis of Machel Montano, J. Dilla, D’Angelo and James Blake.
In 2016, the idea became reality with Return To Forever, his first EP released on Nowadays Records (Fakear, La Fine Equipe etc…), mixing the steeldrum with dancing house music. The single “With You” quickly gathered a lot of plays (8 millions to this day).
During the following months, he multiplies prestigious live performances with opening acts of Fakear’s and Petit Biscuit’s Zenith Tours (8K capacity venues), a small English tour on his own, and acclaimed performances at Les Vieilles Charrues (FR), the Sziget Festival (HUNG), the Montreal Jazz Festival (CAN) and the Paleo Festival (CH) and a sold out Gaieté Lyrique (Paris 1k capacity).
Between syncopated rhythmic, voice distortions and heady beats, Clément Bazin draws an electronic music made of tropical textures and subtle soul music excursions, built around a steeldrum that fully bloom in this clever mix between organic and analogic.