C2C (group)

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C2C
C2C (2012)
C2C (2012)
Background information
Also known as Coups2Cross
Origin Nantes, France
Genres Breakbeat, turntablism, electro swing
Years active 1998 (1998)–present
Labels On and On Records
Associated acts Hocus Pocus, Beat Torrent
Members 20Syl
Greem
Atom
Pfel

C2C(also known as Coups2Cross) was born in 1998 in the city of Nantes. The collaboration group consists of 4 French Dj's: Atom and Pfel from Beat Torrent, and 20Syl and Greem from Hocus Pocus. Members of an emerging movement called scratch music. Each member of the group uses his turntable as an instrument, recreating in turn drums, bass guitars, scratching a riff of guitar or shearing the brass.

Met during their high school years as teens they were fascinated by the work of DJ Qbert and DJ Shadow, the founding fathers of turntablism, they set off to make a name for themselves at the turn of the millennium and soon started developing their own unique performing style.[1]

Musical career[edit]

C2C has obtained in September 2006 its fourth DMC (Disco Mix Club) team world champion title in a row. With their previous victory in 2003, 2004 and 2005 they achieve a historical quadruple and break DJ Craze's records, the only Dj that has made it 3 times in a row until today.[2] They also won the ITF team championship in 2005 and the Hip Hop World Challenge title.This rise leads them in parallel to perform all around the world with DJ Qbert, A-Trak, DJ Kentaro, Scratch Perverts or DJ Vadim.

Both 20syl and Greem founder of Hocus Pocus, now widely recognized as one of the most sophisticated and accomplished hip-hop acts in Europe. Their album on Motown has earned them two nominations at the French Grammies. DJ Atom and pFel founder of Beat Torrent have rocked almost one thousand concerts and have been featured in each other's album releases.[3]

The group released their first EP called Down the Road EP on January 23, 2012, and their first album, Tetra (stylized as Tetr4) on 3 September 2012.[4] The cover of this album was done by design agency LVL Studio, and features a photograph by Wang Chien-Yang.[5] The single 'Down The Road' was voted into 88th place in the annual Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2012.[6]

Their album Tetra has earned them 4 trophies out of 4 nominations during the 2013 edition of the French Grammies, including “Best New Artist”, “Best Music Video” and “Best Live Show”.[3]

C2C is a winner of the 2013 European Border Breakers Awards. The European Border Breakers Awards honour the best new music acts in Europe. The award ceremony takes place at the Eurosonic Noorderslag music festival in Groningen, Netherlands.

Live Performance[edit]

The band uses tailor-made LED-display systems to provide a dynamic visual representation of their performance. During the summer of 2012 the group toured around Europe performing in many sold out events. In early 2013, they received two European Border Breakers Awards, one as the laureate for France, the other being the Public choice award.[3]

During their AV tour they included original ideas of enhancing their live performance. “Every time we drop a sound there will be a visual,” says Pfel. “It brings another dimension to the show.”[7]

Members[edit]

C2C - Le chabada - Sept 2012. From left to right: DJ Atom, DJ pFeL, DJ Greem, and 20syl
Name Background Skills
DJ Atom (Thomas Le Vexier) Beat Torrent founding member and Producer at Soul Square Turntablist, Beatmaker & Sound Engineer
DJ pFeL (Pierre Forestier ) Beat Torrent Founding Member & Ex Beat Assailant DJ Turntablist, Beatmaker
DJ Greem (Guillaume Jaulen) Hocus Pocus DJ, Vinyl Addict Radio Host, Ex Tribeqa DJ Turntablist, Beatmaker
20syl (Sylvain Richard) Hocus Pocus Mc & founding member Turntablist, Beatmaker, MC, Video director, Graphic Designer

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
FRA
[8]
BEL (Vl)
[9]
BEL (Wa)
[10]
NL
[11]
SWI
[12]
Tetr4 1 87 12 74 35

EPs[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
FRA
[8]
Down the Road EP 18

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[8]
BEL (Vl)
[9]
BEL (Wa)
[10]
NL
[11]
SWI
[12]
"Down the Road" 2012 1 103 9 97 36 Tetra
"Happy" (feat. Derek Martin) 13 73 10 76 60
Other Charted Songs
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[8]
BEL (Wa)
[10]
"Delta" 2012 120 93 Tetra
"The Cell" 128
"Who Are You" (feat. Olivier Daysoul) 167
"Because Of You" (feat. Pigeon John) 182
"Genius" (feat. Gush) 193
"Arcades" 199
"F.U.Y.A." 2013 106

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://thedjlist.com/djs/C2C/bio/
  2. ^ DMC Website
  3. ^ a b c http://www.c2cmusic.fr/about/
  4. ^ http://www.liberation.fr/depeches/2012/07/15/francofolies-les-dj-nantais-de-c2c-font-chavirer-le-public_833432
  5. ^ "Tetra" - C2C : l'origine de la pochette - Quai Baco - Le déclic musical
  6. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/12/fulllist.htm
  7. ^ http://www.mixmag.net/words/interviews/hello/hello%3A-c2c
  8. ^ a b c d Hung, Steffen. "Discographie C2C". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  9. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie C2C". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  10. ^ a b c Hung, Steffen. "Discographie C2C". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  11. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie C2C". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  12. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie C2C". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ "C2C , double platine pour l’album TETRA" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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