MONSIEUR KELTON PRIMA
Yep it’s that time again, please welcome Monsieur Malcolm Dakeyo aka Kelton Prima on board The Number 20. For those of you that need an introduction Malcolm is a super talented musician living in Paris, and well to put it simply he’s just one of those dudes that was born funky, he can’t help it and we love him for it! ;-) Soooo read, listen and most of all enjoy Welcome To My Keltonic World (exclusive 20 mix)…! YAY! Merci Monsieur!
What five words best describe you?
It’s better if you ask this question to my cat, I think it’ll miaow five times in letting you know I’m a good guy ;-)
What are your earliest musical memories?
When I discovered records like “Trans Europe Express“ from Kraftwerk or Space Art in my parents vinyl collection. My father collected vinyl so I was lucky to be able to listen to many different types of music. There was always music playing at home so naturally it became a part of me from an early age and from these experiences my passion begun.
What’s the strangest moment you’ve experienced in your career so far?
When I played with Carl Cox in Toulouse (south of France) at the end of the 90′s. It was really quite stressful because obviously the public paid to listen to a superstar DJ and weren’t really up for listening to the rest of the line up. I basically played for one and a half hours in front of an audience of zombies who only moved their head and feet on the rhythm but they didn’t really dance! So when Carl came on stage to take over the decks all the public instantly woke up and became hysteric whereas all the other artists played good sets prior. Sometimes I don’t understand why people don’t make an effort to open their ears but I guess it’s like that from time to time. This experience stands out and was quite punishing for me unfortunately, of course I have some other strange/nightmarish experiences but generally I prefer to forget them and get focus on the good ones.
What’s in the future for you?
Well to talk about the future we must see the past and present. I’ve worked a lot this last year… After “The Arrival EP“ was released on Disco Praline I got a lot of positive feedback and propositions but unfortunately because of the global economic situation or artistic choices some releases and remixes (Hard Ton on Gigolo, Thomas Ray from Starlight Boyz on Black Leather and Thieves Like Us on Debonton) were canceled or are on stand-by. Many labels have had some trouble selling records for a few years now and it’s been even harder these last few months. So I’ve been hanging in there but now things are starting to move in the right direction and I have confirmed releases for the end of this year and for the start of 2011. If all is OK in December a remix for a French girl called :MARR will be released on White Glove Productions, then one EP with remixes from Ytre Ryndem Dansskola and Johnny Paguro on Pizzico Records and another EP for Need Want records with the great Hard Ton featuring and also a guest remix. I’m also preparing another project with more tracks for Tonite Records and thinking about a new collaboration with Jamal Moss, Mathematics label. But apart from that I’m having a little break to refresh my mind, I feel I need to take this time to be able to restart my work with a good feeling.
What are you listening to at the moment?
I’ve listened to different kinds of music at different periods of my life like all music lovers I guess… So the list is long and could be boring but to try to be concrete when I was young in the 80′s I was intrigued by music from machines so I mainly listened to synth pop, new wave, hip-hop and italo disco. The only exception was for hard rock shit (heavy till death metal)… At the end of the 80′s I was touched by early house, new beat, techno, ambient, drum’n bass, abstract & experimental, noise, industrial, electronica and pop. In fact that’s fun because I discovered jazz, soul, latin, disco and funk all thanks to house music in the 90′s. But this passion for music is an endless quest…
Do you collect anything?
Music, horror and SF films. Sometimes comics like a famous series called “The Walking Dead”.
What is your worst addiction?
I’m a food addict so I love to eat diverse food, smoke, drink Coke (like a kid) and drink good wine.
This is the main problem with the internet there are so many good, specialized websites or blogs when you’re into cinema, music, contemporary art etc; so I’m sorry I can’t give you any specific names but I can definitely say your blog is really amazing.
So what about this special mix you’ve put together especially for us?
You’ll find it to be a funky feel selection of oldies and newies representing a part of my musical universe. I hope you’ll enjoy this trip into my Keltonic World!
Kelton Prima – Welcome To My Keltonic World
1- The Popular Peoples Front – Tee Cut
2- 2030 – Cli-N-Tel
3- Love Club – Hot Summer Nights
4- David Astri – Dancing Digits (Todd Terje Mix)
5- Mark E – Rnb Drunkie
6- Tiger & Woods – Deflowered
7- Detroit Experiment – Think Twice
8- Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cut 3
9- Earl Flint – People Hold On (Instrumental Version)
10- Con Funk Shun – Burnin’ Love (Dub Version)
11- The Glimmers – Whomp That Sucker
12- Dinky – Twelve To Four
13- Kelton Prima – Vacuum Phenomenum (Ytre Rymden Dansskola Remix)
14- Woolfy – Oh Missy (In Flagranti Xenon Mix)
15- Funky Instruments – Luv Me Right
16-Thomas Ray from Starlight Boyz – Flight 404 (Kelton Prima Keltonized Version)
17- Yasmin Gate & People Theater – Waiting For You (Heko Remix)
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