the dude of stratosphear Phrakhanong Disorder / Namba Vibrations (marbled vinyl 7", £8.75)
“PHRAKHANONG DISORDER”, T.D.O.S.'s second single featuring Japanese turntablist DJ TO-RU (Dujada-Goja), is a bass battle on a downtempo hard drum beat, hypnotic and chaotic like Bangkok’s streets. Phra Khanong is a neighbourhood of this megapolis where hip hop culture meets local traditions. Side B is “NAMBA VIBRATIONS” on which DJ TO-RU fine cuts on a dirty digital mish-mash of bass and dub beats. Just in tune to get lost in electric downtown Osaka before heading to the dance floor facing a massive sound system. The Dude Of Stratosphear aka T.D.O.S. is Jerome Doudet (Swiss/French artist and bass player based in Bangkok). DJ, vinyl collector, musician, graphic designer and East Asian music connoisseur, The Dude of Stratosphear was groomed in the vibrant alternative scene of the very international city of Geneva Switzerland. Growing up in a musical household (His father was a disco DJ), Jerome was exposed to a wide range of music at very early age, and started playing the 4 strings at the age of 10. Bass player in the Swiss math-core bands Knut for a decade, he toured intensely all around Europe’s biggest venues and festivals. He also joined the very underground American band Half Japanese for a couple of European tours and recorded the album Bone Head in 1997. And on top of the list was opening for the mighty KISS with the Canadian band Bionic (CA) at the Molson Centre in Montreal. Also member of various bands such as Imericani (SP/IT/CH), Intercostal (CH), Troll Patrol (CH), Bliscappen Van Maria (CH-IT), Edison (CH), Polar (CH-FR), Prejudice (CH-FR), Buz (CH), Void (CH), Ultra DB (CH), to name a few. Aside from the rock scene, he was also part of the multimedia team Ultra Pepita , developer of the world famous VJ software Modul8. As a real vinyl junkie since a very young age, Jerome has been collecting records and DJing for over 20 years, spinning an eclectic mixture of underground sounds from around the world, left- field electronic and experimental music. He has also taken his showcases further afield to Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Cambodia, Thailand, as well as festival such as Paleo Festival, Cully Jazz, NIFF Film Festival, Afro Banana Republic Festival and many more. The Dude moved to Bangkok in late 2013 and started to work on his on his new electronic project “T.D.O.S.” with Thai and Japanese artists for his new record label Sphearic Records. Based on his huge vinyl collection, this sample based project focuses on Asian sounds dipped into a L.A./Low End Theory bass bath. Clear/Black Marble vinyl.
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