Jean - Guillaume Cabanne is a precursor of the French minimal techno scene. Aged of 31 years old, this confirmed jazzman has already collaborated with a large range of labels and artists, for now it's about 35 releases !!
After 5 years spent as a guitar player within the funk band Flag and few experiences among the electronic scene, his meeting with John Thomas in 1996 will confirm his will to go further in this way as dj and producer. Logistic, John's label, will be the first structure to receive the productions of this prolix artist : he signs his two first EPs in 1997 (Log 03 & 04). In 2000, he set up with Logistic the sub-label Telegraph, exclusively dedicated to the minimal techno sound he likes, and takes the lead of its artistic direction. In addition of his own productions, Cabanne will also be the instigator of the "Post Office" compilation series. Since that time, he had also come out a large bunch of EPs on many labels like Perlon, Karat, 7th City - the label set up by the two pioneers of the American minimal techno Dan Bell and Claude Young - or Force Inc for a remix of Akufen.
Appart from the solo production, he also works on many group projects, which could be long-lasting - the coproduction of the "Blackstage" album with John Thomas, the Copacabannark crazy group with Ark and Ultrakurt with David Gluck.
He's been mixing around the world in clubs such as the Rex (Paris), the Panorama Bar (Berlin), Unit (Tokyo), Robert Johnson (Frankfurt), Subtonic (New-York), l'Usine (Geneva) and festivals like Mutek in Montreal and Mexico. For six years now Cabanne is also well known for his live shows with Ark, Krikor, Thomas Brinkman, Dan Bell or for example when he takes part to the "Narod Niki" project ...
All theses years he's been seeking to play techno as you play funk music ... hot and funky !! Such experiences have made him one of the most forward-thinking artist of the scene. Dan Bell, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Akufen and Richie Hawtin played Cabanne's track in their mixed CD, no wonder then if people are looking for his next releases ! Today he's busy working at Minibar - the new label he created in 2005 with Eric Vence - and still thinking about new projects to complete. An album will be out this year.
CABANNE - Discography
Au Canada (12") Telegraph 2000
L' euphorie des Glandeurs (12") Telegraph 2000
Dans La Bergerie (12") Telegraph 2001
Can't Stand (12") 7th City 2002
DTC 02 (12") Karat 2002
Le Crapin & La Sooket (12") Telegraph 2003
Cabannazik EP (12") Minibar 2006
Dirtcology Part #1 (12") Sthlmaudio Recordings 2006
Rolkmiss (12") Karat 2006
Blackstage Re-works (CD) Blaxploitation (J.Thomas & Cabanne Rmx) Logistic Records 2002
Blackstage Re-works Part 2 (12") Talking Machine (DBX vs. Cabanne) Logistic Records 2002
Re-Processed - Interkontinentale Remixe (2xCD) Agaric Traum Schallplatten 2002
My Way (The Remixes) (12") My Way (Cabanne Rmx) Force Inc. Music Works 2002
Party News - Electro House (CD) Van (Cabanne Rmx ) DJ Beat Records 2003
The Norris Division Sucked EP (12") Van (Cabanne Rmx) Telegraph 2003
Prefer Summer (+Remixes) (MP3) Prefer Summer (Cabanne Rmx) Textone 2004
Remixes from Moffou (5x12") Madan (Cabanne Rmx )Universal Music Jazz (France) 2004
Alleluyark Vol.4 (12") Arkachon (Cabanne Rmx) Circus Company 2005
Cheap Therapy (12") Te Phone Cachonda Verdad (Cabanne Rmx) Mo's Ferry Productions 2005
Such A Cry (12") Such A Cry (Cabanne Rmx) Wool Recordings 2005
Treat Me Bad EP (12") Treat Me Bad (Cabanne Rmx) Minibar 2005
I Never Sleep Remixes (12") I Never Sleep (Cabanne Rmx) Neopren Recordings 2006
Podgelism (CD) Flat ( Dimbiman feat. Cabanne Remix ) Ghostly International 2007
John Thomas, Three (12â€œ) Groove Band ( Cabanne Remix ) Ethique Recordings 2007
Post Office (CD) Trex Telegraph 2002
Copatabarnak, Superlongevity 3 (CD), Perlon 2003