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Sebastien San


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Sebastien San grew up to the sounds of Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder,
Prince and Serge Gainsbourg. In the early 80’s he got heavily into
the New Wave and Industrial scene much inspired by Depeche Mode,
Cabaret Voltaire, Fad Gadget, Human League, Front 242 and Severed
Heads amongst many others. “It was the most amazing thing, say
Sebastien. At that time, i could hardly believe that this music
was made by human beings”.

The emerging club-culture of the mid-80’s, as well as the birth of
Detroit Techno and Chicago House had an even greater impact on

him. “I immediately got into it, the sound of those records had a
powerful depth and it was generally more danceable”.

He consequently landed a job at a local record store where he
could get his hands on all those great records. It also helped him
launch his own party where he could play those fabulous tracks.
“We were throwing parties anywhere we could find, be it a garage,
a warehouse or a basement. Tracks Like ‘Strings Of Life’ by
Derrick May, ‘Big Fun’ by Inner City or ‘French Kiss’ by Lil Louis
became instant Classics”.

By the mid 90’s, Sebastien launched his own (and now defunct)
Label called ‘Shield Records’. During that time he had the chance
to collaborate with people such as Kirk Degiorgio, Kevin
Saunderson and Fabrice Lig to name but a few. “It’s Fabrice who
really turned me into the production side of music. He convinced
me to buy synthesizers and drum machines. I even sold him my
trusty Oberheim OBX-A, and I wonder if he still owns it”.

Another key factor, was Sebastien’s meeting with Mad Mike of

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  • LesterMDK

    Just discovered this, really good.

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • idiocstatus

    Not many people around here...whats up with that? When's a new album dropping? :)

    11 Nov 2008 Reply

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