For more than two decades now, Philippe Cohen Solal has been making his mark as an electronic music architect and self-taught composer, having worked in many different areas of music production from A&R to soundtracks, as well as DJ-ing and making records.
He co-founded Gotan Project, an ambitious balance of electronic music and tango. The band has sold more than three million copies to date worldwide, and played over 450 concerts from Rio to New York, Montreux and Tokyo, not to mention in some of the most prestigious venues in Europe and all over the world.
2007 Philippe wrote and composed his first solo album, The Moonshine Sessions, recorded in the countryside near Nashville, Tennessee.
He founded his own label ¡Ya Basta! in 1996. The label`s avowed aim is to give free reign to its passion and vision which are infused with a mixture of genres. While he was touring and releasing records with Gotan Project, his label signed many artists such as David Walters, Féloche, in collaboration with the legendary Dr John and El Hijo de la Cumbia, one of the founders of the new Latin American electronic sound, “Digital Cumbia”.
Philippe produced Talé, also the last album of „The golden voice of Africa“, Salif Keita, and is collaborating with different artists such as Angelique Kidjo, Horace Andy, Adrien Brody, Marina Cedro, Richard Dorfmeister.
His DJ-sets are like a journey through an exotical music wonderland. It is around 2 hours, and comes from the musical place of the Gotan Project, but revisited completely for the dancefloor (remixes, unreleased, mashups) and followed by a mix with a heavy latin connotation (nueva cumbia, moombahton, tribal Monterrey, tropical bass, house, nu-Brazil, global beats, trap, etc). Philippe takes you through some of the most interesting parts of the latest latin music discourse. You might call it dance music „al sabor latino“ or latin sound influenced electronic music. Most importantly it is an exquisite party sound that comes with a truly special, positive vibe and is a welcome change for anyone who enjoys a bit of variety in electronic music. Check out his mix below to get an impression of Philippe Cohen Solal´s vision of contemporary latin club sound.
Philippe appears on Richard Dorfmeisters new relase The Exchange with the track: WHICH ONE ARE YOU feat. Camélia Jordana. More of his recent outputs are Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In with Horace Andy, his single Misa Criolla feat. Los Calchakis, his solo single Le Parfum and his latest arty project “PHILIPPE COHEN SOLAL – PARADIS ARTIFICIEL(S)”.