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High Tone


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Lyon, France (1997 – present)

High Tone was formed in the year 1997 in the city of Lyon, France. The idea and leitmotiv of the musicians were to mix the traditional music with their others musical influences such as drum’n’bass, or . They also mixed up the instruments: using turntables and samples as well as the more traditional guitar, drums and bass-guitar.

After a few self produced vinyl EPs -Bot Bud Seasons (1997) and Low Tone (1998)- High Tone signed at the label Jarring Effects. From this new collaboration came the first real album of the band -Opus Incertum (2000)- available both on vinyl & CD with national distribution.
The next year, in 2001, the band published a new LP and the reissue of their 2 first productions with this new opus in one CD under the name Bass Temperature.

Also, the band became famous for its numerous meetings with some others dub (or not) bands. Like that, High Tone produced maxi EPS and CDs with Kaly Live Dub, Improvisators Dub, Wang Lei and Zenzile.

High Tone is now considered as major actors in the French Dub Scene and creator of a new branch of dub music: novo dub.

Julien Oresta a.k.a Aku Fen Guitar
Fabrice Oresta Bass Guitar
Dominique Peter a.k.a Selekta DINO Drums
Lionel Dumas a.k.a. DJ Twelve Sample & turntable
Antonin Chaplin a.k.a Antok Keyboard

Opus Incertum (Jarring Effects, 2000)


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