By Reed Mullen
For this week’s blog, we are going to do an artist spotlight! The artist that we are going to highlight is Martin Joseph Léonard Bresso, also known as Tchami. Tchami is a French DJ and record producer who got his start in 2013. Tcahmi is one of the four members of the French collective called “Pardon my French” along with DJ Snake, Mercer, and Malaa. The goal of this collective is to help promote electronic music while also bringing together artists who originate from France.
While he is part of the group, Tchami is mostly known for his individual work. He is credited as one of the artists who started off the genre of future house along with Don Diablo and Oliver Heldens. He initiated this by starting to use the tag “future house” on SoundClound, and eventually, it became a genre officially recognized by the electronic music industry. However, Tchami has said that house actually came later in his life and he blends every aspect of his musical culture (which includes hip-hop, soul, and funk) to create his own style of house music. His rise started with a remix of “Go Deep” and in 2014 he actually co-wrote “Turn Down for What” by Lil Jon and DJ Snake.
What Tchami is arguably most well-known for is his performance style. He often dresses up as a priest and includes an altar and stained-glass windows as part of the act. In an interview in Brooklyn before a performance, he said that “It’s my message, being spiritual. I think my music is about that too.” He is currently working toward releasing his first album after having previously only released EP’s (extended play).
To end this post, I want to highlight what he had as his SoundCloud bio for a while, which was “Can’t edit your soul”. With this, I believe he means that you are who are, and no one can change you. You have to be authentic to who you are, and not try to be someone you’re not. In other words, creativity and authenticity can only come from within.
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