- Who I am?
I was an Hip-Hop DJ in the 90's, my nickname PRO DJ became Prodige when I decided to leave the decks for production.
I've Been Playing Music since the end of the 80's. For those interested, I'll let you see my biography because my music career started a little bit more than 2 years ago. At this time, I decided to work for myself as a (solo) artist and make Funk music !!! I would finally be able to flourish me ...
My influences are : Prince, Zapp & Roger, Teddy Riley, George Clinton, Gap Band, and many others.
What I like above all is to create and express what I feel. I have many ideas and an experience that I want to share ...
- My path (the one I want to talk here...)
In 2014 : I recorded "More Bounce To The Ounce" with a video to pay tribute to the artists that I appreciate (really inspire me?) and to the cartoon South Park.
But the reality is that it's not easy to access those artists on social networks. However, I was approved by Daft Punk, George Clinton and Nile Rodgers, which was not bad ... www.prodige4u.com
In 2015 : with stars in my eyes, I tried to make an EP that contains 8 songs called "My Name is P" but barely put online. I am contacted by a mysterious Artistic Director who is retired and based in New York. He proposed me to flesh out this album into a LP so that it can be easier to sell in the United States. He teached me the codes that make funk a music appriciated by so many people.
Here is the first video of this EP with a cartoon. There are other video clips that you can find on my website .
This EP is a concept interpreted with Talkbox (cousin of the vocoder). Yet, I feel the need to sing with my natural voice in order to reach more people. I've been working all year for new songs with some surprising covers in addition to my compositions.
Once I completed 10 new songs, I realized that they didn't fit with the previous ones of the EP because with the support of my friends who lent me their voices for this project, my music had progressed in sound and groove.
In 2016 : Prodige 2.0...
So, this is my first LP album and it doesn't matter for the EP that I could not promote. I will still play these songs on stage.
The industry of music has changed a lot and you have to do everything by yourself. So I really need you guys to finish this album with a good mastering and why not a little pressing to convince the world that our project deserves to exist.
This album is highly anticipated in the US and Japan where it has found an audience on social networks. But I'd also like to make this project real in France and The World thanks to you and be able to share an unique experience on stage with you.
I really need your help and I hope this attempt will be more than just funding.