C2C are 4 French DJ’s – 4 time World DMC Turntable Champions – who release their debut full-length album ‘Tetra’ in the UK on March 11th. The album was released in France in September where it quickly reached number #1 on the iTunes album chart.
The three-letter-name is legendary in the world of “turntablism”; a highly technical yet intensely musical discipline with performers using turntables as a bona fide musical instrument.
The four members of C2C met in high school during their teenage years, and soon started developing their own unique performing style. Their achievements in the competition circuit come second to none, ranking #1 in the DMC World Competition four times in a row (2003-2006), thanks to their unique blend of breathtaking technical dexterity and innate musical sensitivity. The audience was astonished by their highly playful yet incredibly precise and spectacular routines, and the intoxicating jazzy tunes they managed to create through their deceptively simple contraptions. To this day, their live performances remain extremely popular, totaling more than 7 million views on YouTube alone with their plethora of innovative musical and visual elements.
C2C’s true purpose, however, has always been to produce music, or rather to devise a brand new way to create and perform music. Now freed from the constraints of the competition circuit and focusing on the recorded dimension of their music, the quartet has matured, without losing any of its enthusiasm and energy. Rather than relying on borrowed samples and scratches, C2C has recorded an extensive palette of instruments: strings, brass, guitar, bass, keys, etc., often played on vintage instruments and equipment to capture the elusive “seventies sound” they so cherish. The same goes for the voice tracks, featuring talented vocalists such as Olivier Daysoul, Gush and Pigeon John. The result is an acrobatic yet deeply melodic and atmospheric series of pieces, a uniquely electrifying blend of electro, soul and hip-hop moods.
The band will be bringing their one of a kind multimedia live show to the UK with a date at London’s Koko on March 14th and further dates to follow.
Watch Video For Album Single ‘Down The Road’ below: