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It’s been a while since the members of AOTY first met each other. Nathael and Camille were kindergarten friends, as were Louis and David. The four of them met in highschool. Music became a bond between them and in 1998, they started to take it seriously. After giving up on a « trip hop » formation, Nathael and Camille started to fiddle around with electronic glitches and textures, not unlike those of Pole and Pan Sonic. David and Louis joined them on certain compositions, bringing their own conception of rythms in the mix. It was because they were tired of the live versions of electronic acts (the music is still extremely interesting but there’s not much entertainment aside from that) that the members decided to push the funk attitude a little more by throwing a big party on stage. One of the biggest strenght of the band is to be able to recreate live what we can hear on the album. Live musicians are somewhat easier to relate to and visually more interesting than a single guy on a laptop or deejaying. The shows are then centered around grooves, but the electronic edge is still very present.

Le Gala, their first album was somewhat of an experiment; the goal was to push the capacities of the computer and to make it crash as often as possible; a couple of blue screens brought tears of joy on the faces of the band members.

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  • Con-dog

    Most annoying band name ever.

    13 Jun 2012 Reply
  • HeavenMaximus

    Their new album is pretty damn good. I'm glad I gave it a shot.

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • Laflamme

    Fun Factor and Dancefloor Devil apparaissent dans mon dernier DJ mix aux côtés d'artistes de la scène electro house comme Felix Cartal ou Fukkk Offf. Le mix contient aussi un monstrueux mashup de Harder Better Faster Stronger (Coin Operated Boy Remix), D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix) et Doctrine, de Autechre. aoty présente des live de la mort, mais, à ma connaissance, le band est encore absent des DJ sets, même montréalais, ce qui est intolérable. Ce mix est ma façon d'y remédier. Enjoy!

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • zboul01

    Oh yeah ! Très festif en fds au cercle !!!!!

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Elleir

    I've been so disappointed about their performance yesterday at the Metropolis. I agree this is energetic music and it has to be somehow entertaining and whatnot, though I kind of got disgusted by the whole Jackass fever they had all night. The singer couldn't even remember his lyrics as he was barely playing any instrument at all. What the fuck was that.

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • theoryjean

    love the sound!

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • Cryomerk

    fantastic

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • diagonah

    yup... i luv

    28 Oct 2008 Reply
  • mokley

    wow. trop bon !

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • nshitz

    Excellent groupe, je les ai vus au festival de jazz cet été, et je compte aller les voir de nouveau le 31 octobre ! Par contre, il manque wreck la discothèque sur leur page...

    27 Sep 2008 Reply
  • LadyChandos

    Trop fort quand ils jouent live! je les ai vu l'année passé au nju:jazz festival! Recommandé!!

    18 Sep 2008 Reply
  • PhiliipeVandal

    Je vais les voir le 2 juillet au JazzFest!

    29 Jun 2008 Reply
  • bigpixels

    Unreal.

    17 Jan 2008 Reply

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