We’ve all been there – that moment at a show or festival when the DJ drops ‘that track’. It’s just one of those unforgettable experiences, the crowd’s eyes light up, they surge forward, and the party really begins.
It is precisely that moment that French percussionist-turned-producer Stephan Elmosnino – Nino Live – is looking for in his Electro / House sets.
His latest productions have already had chart success such as a #1 on DjTunes.com top100 and #1 on Safari Music chart (Beatport). Also working under the alias “Stark Lion” as a collaboration with Australian producer Pretension, more big news are on the cards: remixes for Princess Superstar, JTX, and releases on major dance compilations such as Godskitchen 3D . Both as a solo live show and as Stark Lion, more club anthems are to be released in the coming months. These will add to the roster of songs already released on such labels as Central Station and Safari Music. With now a huge support from DJs all over Australia such as Mobin Master (Safari Music) and Tom Piper (Ministry of Sound), Nino Live’s latest songs are in high demand even before being released.
Like most artists, Nino Live cut his teeth playing in rock bands. But when he discovered electronic music, things really started to take off. Drawn to the almost limitless potential of this cutting edge art-form, Nino Live found himself free to write and create the music that had been swimming around in his head.
“I just stopped playing instruments, and started playing with computers,” he offers.
While his music would most easily fit in electro-house clubs, Nino Live isn’t keen to stick to just one style. When he sits down in his own studio to write, it really is just a case of harnessing what comes out. Live samples, anthemic vocals line, massive bottom end – this is music that manages to be both instinctual and superbly crafted.
And it’s an education he’s been learning in the clubs and at festivals for years – performing as a percussionist alongside some of the world’s finest DJs (think Utah Saints or Mobin Master for example). It’s been a performance career that has taken him from the major Australian festivals and nightclubs to playing in Ibiza and Paris.
The bottom line for Nino Live is to share his music with the world. “I want to make songs that make people’s eyes light up,” he explains. “That’s why I’m here.”