Judah Warsky is setting himself up to play the nostalgia circuit in 2050.
After three solo albums for Pan European Recording, his last record is a collaboration with Gilbert Cohen (Gilb’r). The new album is called L’AURORE (“Sunrise”), and is now available on Versatile Records. Gilbert Cohen and Judah Warsky will play their first live shows together in November: the 18th in Paris and the 25th in Rennes.
Where are you from ?
Earliest musical memory?
Some radio hits from the very early 80s. Even now when I hear them, for a second I catch a glimpse of what it feels like to be a baby: Upside Down by Diana Ross, Amoureux Solitaires by Lio, Cambodia by Kim Wilde, Babooshka by Kate Bush.
Why and when did you start making music?
I started playing when I was 11 or 12, because I wanted to understand how music is done. About two or three years later I started writing my own songs, and then another four years later I started recording them. I can’t stop now.
How did you connect with Versatile?
I met Gilb’r through the band Acid Arab, also on Versatile Records. We’ve been talking about making a record together with Gilbert for many years, and last summer we finally did. It’s a very sunny record, and I hope it will shine through your lives.
Some insight on the mix you recorded ?
This is a selection of tracks related to our album “L’Aurore” (“Sunrise”), which we made with Gilbert Cohen aka DJ Gilb’r, released on Friday Sep 30th on Versatile Records. It starts off quietly with a farewell to summer, but don’t worry; pretty soon, it gets up and you can get down.
This is music we either listened to during the recording of our album, or we talked about it or referenced it, or just were inspired by, one way or another. Near the end, you will find a song in the form of a canon. This is a form we aped on our album, in a song we named “Canon”. I don’t think we could have been more straightforward.