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Antinote

Zaltan
Label interview
09.10.2021

There is a necessary harmony of sounds and words that emits from the Antinote stable. The musical output is about as expressive and varied as one could hope from a modern label; the emphatic need to find a visual representation that fits each physical (& digital) release sets this label apart. In Paris, sometime around or after 2012, it was decided by Label boss DJ Zaltan that sound must equal image, or rather - this interchangeable equation was essential. With the help of designers Nico Motte and Matt Pol of design agency Check Morris, such an equation is fulfilled via a close discussion with each musician releasing on the table. So, in practice, the eclecticism of a label such as this - from experimental to house - is somehow unified through a coherence of artwork and design. It would be trite to confuse this with ‘branding’ or a ‘style’, no, this is about unification and consistency. This exemplary label embodies the importance the visual spirit brings to a diverse modern sound.

Label playlist
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Domenique Dumont
La Dolce Vita
3:35
Play
OMMA
Cycle Of
3:38
Play
Domenique Dumont
Comme Ca
3:47
Play
D.K.
Keyboard Study
3:33
Play
18 Rays
I Feel Rain
3:51
Play
MB Jones
Pusan Premier
4:18
Play
Syracuse
Latomia
2:15
Play
Domenique Dumont
Sans Cesse, Mon Cheri
4:07
Play
River Yarra
Toad Charmer
5:53
Play
Nico Motte
Transpersonnal
4:20
Play
Sign Libra
Intro / Tropical plantarum
5:31
Play
Raphael Top Secret
Love So High
4:39
Play
Domenique Dumont
L'Esprit de L'Escalier
5:43
Play
Leonardo Martelli
Leggende metropolitane
5:27
Play
D.K.
Marimba Theme
5:31
Play
Celine Gillain
Fight or Flight
5:30
Play
Domenique Dumont
La Basse et les Shakers
4:16
Play
Syracuse
Love
6:12
Play
Inoue Shirabe
Down Into The Black Church
5:48
Play
Alek Lee
Sfarot
7:08
Play
O

Where are you from?

Z

Paris 18th

O

What do you do?

Z

I’m running Antinote records since 2012 and I’m a DJ. Earliest musical memory: I was 6 or 7 when I bought my first cassette tape in this supermarket called Mammouth. They had a pretty large music section back in the day. It was Deep Purple and then Nirvana. I started to play the guitar at that time too. Also my parents used to work in a local radio station so they got records and did parties at home

Zaltan - Oddity Influence Mix
Zaltan
58:27
14 Tracks
Billy Prinz - Meditation Dream
Black Ivory - Mama Afrika (The Black Mix)
Biodgradble - Shamanic Bass
Lackluster - In Passing
Move D - Picking Flowers For You (Off Major)
Gosub - The Sound
Kraftwerk - Computer Love
Rick 8 - Born To Synthetize
Electrotete - I Love You
Yuka tay - Track 3
Unknown artist - This is for you
?? - ??
Unknown artist - Ooo Baby Baby (super dub verison)
Felix Kubin - The Germans
O

Why did you start a record label?

Z

To bring my own thing in the music scene at that time. I met Nico Motte from Check Morris and IUEKE at that time. IUEKE got some old unreleased tapes from the 90’s and I was up for releasing it. I also got some friends making music in their bedroom and I thought it would be cool to release it. I did not have any professional motivation but it looks like I’m still doing it 10 years after

O

How would you describe the labels sound?

Z

As I just mentioned before we started with some friends from the neighborhood and in a non professional way. So I would describe the original sound of Antinote: spontaneous, amateur, lofi and adventurous. Fun, dreamy and trippy !!

O

Some insight on the mix you recorded ?

Z

This mix was recorded live at the Oddity Radio HQ. Lots of friends were there and I was a bit nervous before playing. It happens to me sometimes. I think it was important for me to do something really personal: to play some of my big classics and do my little thing for an hour. I bought some of those records when I was a teen so it is a pleasure for me to introduce you to some of my best and oldest friends throughout this mix.

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