Agnès presents Cavalier (Sthlmaudio Recordings / aka Ray Valioso).
“I met this humble, proud and very interesting guy from Geneva, Switzerland almost 10 years ago at a really crazy club which was called Dachkantine in Zurich. From the first moment I knew that this guy was one of the few artists who really just follows his pure and dedicated love for music. No compromising, pleasing and bullshitting – that’s Agnès. A great buddy to party with, an open-minded spirit to discuss and a truly gifted music producer, live-act and DJ. Welcome to his world.
Since almost a decade he is pushing the boundaries with a raw, deep and cutting-edge sound which is always refreshing and truly personal. With his very own Sthlmaudio Recordings he has possibly established a new form of house music which is rooted in spaced out dub, bouncy boogie as well as in rough techno and has also released many great tracks on the side for labels like Plak, Ornate, Perspectiv and Resopal to name just a few. The amount of releases is hard to overview as he likes to come up with new project names like Ray Valioso, Benelli or Cavalier.
As Cavalier he released in 2008 his first EP for us entitled “Ride ‘em”, when we asked him for more tracks to do another 12″, he sent us around 40 tunes with a sound which blew us away. Ron and myself started to play them out, overwhelmed by the energy of his music, we decided to ask Boris to release an album. Can it go anywhere deeper than this, without losing in any moment the jacking element? So here it is, bump it into your iPhone, play it on vinyl or share it with your friends and hell yeah – dance to it!”
Liner Notes, Alex Dallas, Zürich, April 2011 (A&R Drumpoet Community and owner of Zukunft, Zurich)
Cavalier aka Agnès is known for his usual deep, dubbed-out minimal techno productions and explore as well more house- influenced rhythms and textures. Agnès runs the Geneva-based label Sthlmaudio Recordings. Launched in 2003, Sthlmaudio has released tracks by Agnès, Puma, Octex, Apoll, Cabanne, Croatian producers Luka & Lazo and lately the Swiss duo Azuni. Agnès also had a well received EP on Cabanne’s Minibar label (’Treat Me Bad’) and popular releases in late 2006 on Plak Records, Einmaleins Musik and Perspectiv Records. He has recently started to collaborate with the Zürich based label Drumpoet Community under the moniker of Cavalier. He also released to date 2 EP under his Ray Valioso name for Real Soon Records in the UK.
artist: Agnès presents Cavalier
title: A Million Horses
label: Drumpoet Community, DE (distributed by GROOVE ATTACK)
01. Appaloosa (Interlude 1)
04. Marwari (Better Days)
05. Uzunyayla (Hallucinatory Narcosis)
08. Kentucky Mountain Saddle (Interlude 4)
09. Yonaguni (feat. Torpedoman)
11. Frederiksborg (What If)
12. Franches Montagnes
14. Brumby (Low Pembina)
16. Umadoshi (Break My Heart)