Multi faceted producer, musician, songwriter and DJ Les Gordon just announced details about his brand new album, with the arrival of ‘ALTURA’ on April 3rd, via a magnificent foretaste named ‘L.E.D’. A personal, introspective body of work experimenting with a myriad of influences ranging from East Asian and Arabic music, electronic, pop and R&B, Les Gordon creates a soundtrack full of emotion that takes us on a blissful ride.
Listen 'L.E.D' :
Les Gordon’s trajectory is on the rise; his early releases on iconic Parisian label Kitsuné and the acclaimed debut album ‘LA’ released in 2018, including his hit ‘Lantern’, rapidly put him in the spotlight. Not one to rest on his laurels, Les Gordon evolves his never-ending love for electronic music by pushing his own creative boundaries ever further. At ease with strings, chords and pads, the subtle mix of all elements seems to be his recipe to build his world.
For the release of ‘L.E.D’, Sidekick Music had the chance to catch Les Gordon for an exclusive Interview, talking about the upcoming album, music, and also his future plans.
Hi Marc! First of all, can you tell us more about Les Gordon?
Hi, so Les Gordon is my solo project since 2013. My music is a mix between Electronic beats and acoustic melodies. I’ve also released some EP’s (Saisons, Les cheveux Longs, Atlas (Kitsuné) & Abyss) and my first album called ‘LA’ came out in 2018.
You’ve just released ‘L.E.D’ recently, extract from your upcoming album. What’s the story behind it?
Thank you! So L.E.D is a story of a children’s choir I discovered in December 2019. I decided to sample the melody of the kids singing, it was so interesting to mix it with my music. The idea of making some Children’s electronic song was very appealing.
What’s your creative process for making music? Maybe do you have some tips to share?
My creative process is based on some various inspirations. When I start making music on guitar or melodies on a piano, I try to keep the idea and continue to compose the song. Just one idea of melody or a sample can be loud, so the very first moment can be decisive.
What are next month’s highlights for you, maybe touring plans?
We have some gigs for the ALTURA tour, yes we are very excited to play the new songs we worked on since last year.
Last but not least, what single night out has been the most memorable for you as a DJ? And as an attendee?
I have very fond memories of FAUVE’s gig in 2015 where I was playing as support and I had to play an after party set after the show ended. It was an amazing experience in Rennes as people danced throughout the night until the guards threw them out in the morning.The atmosphere was electric.