Though he may share a first name with a legendary British king, it is under the pseudonym Kazy Lambist that Arthur Dubreucq has taken a seat at the round table of electro pop in recent years. Arthur was born, raised and still lives in Montpellier. As a boy, he learnt classical piano, then tried his hand at the guitar in rock bands. At just 25 years old, the young Frenchman already has an impressive career behind him: two EPs “The Coast”and “The City”, which masterfully combined house beats, electro sounds and just a pinch of that special French flair. All that has led to his debut album “33 000 FT”, which was released last year to much critical acclaim. Kazy Lambist builds magnificent bridges between pop and electro, for a stripped back, haunting sound. It’s a floaty, vaporous record that celebrates pop in its most beautiful forms: floating, sensual, dancing, melancholic… A perfect soundtrack for long summer nights!
1: Planes create 33 times more CO2 emissions than trains. It is now often cheaper to go from my town Montpellier to Paris by plane than it is by train, even though it takes the same time.
2: The oceans will contain more plastic than fish in 2050 if nothing changes.
3: I have never been to Berlin and I can't wait.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
My love stories and my travels.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I always enjoyed composing music. First it was on my piano as a kid and then on my computer when I was in high school.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Bonobo - Animal Magic Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers Ratatat - Classics Radiohead - OK Computer Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie & Clyde
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Art, crazy people and big parties.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
Le Peyrou, a beautiful square from where you can see the whole town.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I would certainly pilot planes.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Louis Armstrong - C'est si bon
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Thom Yorke or Yaeji.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Playing in Istanbul in November 2018 was a great surprise. I had no idea there were people following me there!
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
I work mainly on my computer but real instruments and voice are the most important tools.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
My brother Igor makes music too. His stage name is MIGU. You should check it out. He produces an awesome atmospherical trap music.
In May, Kazy will play a number of shows in Germany, with a date at Berlin's Gretchen club on 16th!