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The ‘fast music’ man

Swiss DJ Lves Larock, who ‘rose up’ to the occasion in Delhi, says he’ll love to work with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

music Updated: Jun 18, 2010 02:04 IST
Rajesh Ahuja

Swiss electro/house DJ Yves Cheminade Larock is quite a sucker for melodies. Expectedly then, the mood his tracks create is what gives him a high.

“I’m all for R&B and reggae. Soulful melodies get me talking,” he says. And that’s clearly working for the shooting star. Having given the world anthems in Rise Up and Zookey (Lift Ya Leg Up), Larock’s emerged as a club favourite at hotspots in Brazil, Portugal and Miami in the last few years.

“I love to perform at clubs in South America and Europe. Electronic music festivals such as Portugal’s Festival do Ribatejo, where I’m playing in July, are becoming popular with music buffs. People understand electronic sounds a lot better now,” he feels.

Larock, whose latest tracks — Without Love featuring Akil Wingate and Listen to the Voice Inside — are burning up the air waves, signals that destination India is making the international spinning sultanate go crazy. “India is a new, but promising market,” says the 33-year-old, who brought the roof down at a Vh1 gig held in Hard Rock Café, Saket, recently.

After teaming up with reggae artist Jaba in Rise Up and hip-hop singer Roland Richards in Zookey, Larock’s now on the lookout for popular voices. “I’d love to work with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin; I listen to them a lot,” he says. “I think electronica is music’s “fast food”. It’s got a shelf life of 2-3 months, after which you need to do something different to keep ahead of the curve.” Maybe that’s why his debut Delhi gig – laden with mixes of house chartbusters and old school rock — saw a good turnout.