Hervé (DJ)

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Hervé
Birth name Joshua Harvey
Also known as The Count of Monte Cristal, The Count, Speaker Junk, Dead Soul Brothers, Voodoo Chilli, Speaker Punks, Young Lovers, Action Man, Klint
Born 1980
Origin UK
Genres Electronica, house, grime, hip hop
Occupations Producer
Labels Cheap Thrills, Dubsided Records, Domino records, Mad Decent, Ministry of Sound, Toolroom
Associated acts Sinden (DJ), The Count & Sinden, trevor loveys, Armand Van Helden, Plastic Little, Fatboy Slim
Website myspace.com/hervespace

Joshua Harvey, otherwise known as Hervé, is a producer/DJ from the UK. Hervé is known for bass-orientated as well as eclectic productions and DJ sets. He also runs the label Cheap Thrills, which has released music by Fake Blood, Jack Beats, Lone and Project Bassline, amongst others.

In 2001, together with SEBA, Joshua (then Josh) produced the song "Diamond" for the movie Snatch along with an album under the name Klint.

Along with Sinden and Kid Sister, his track "Beeper" reached number 1 on the UK Dance Chart in April 2008. Hervé and Sinden released their album Mega Mega Mega under the name The Count & Sinden in 2010 on Domino Records. The album got great reviews across the board from the likes of Mixmag, The Guardian and Clash. Their summer single After Dark which featured The Mystery Jets got Radio 1 playlist and saw them play live at Reading Festival with the band. Other guests on the album included Katy B, Bashy and Rye Rye.

He has released two compilations Ghetto Bass and Ghetto Bass 2, both are 2 CD mixes of "bassline sounds, electro, drum & bass, dubstep & house" tracks by a variety of artists.

In 2010, Hervé collaborated with Fatboy Slim to produce the acid house song "Machines Can Do the Work".

2012 album Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down features guests including Steve Mason of the Beta Band.

Hervé founder of the collaborative group Machines Don't Care which has seen tracks with guests such as Sinden, Trevor Loveys, Affie Yusuf, Toddla T, Fake Blood, Detboi & Drop the Lime.

In 2013 Hervé releases an album The Art of Disappearing featuring guests Austra, Niki & The Dove, Maria Minerva and Seasfire.

In 2014 Hervé is set to release collaborations with Armand Van Helden on Ministry of Sound, as well as a collaboration with Zebra Katz on Mad Decent.

He has also produced an album by the band Closer, an Indie/electronica/balearic/dance band from London, UK. The first EP will be released in May 2014. In June 2014 he will release an instrumental album as Klint.

Albums[edit]

  • Ghetto Bass (2009)
  • Ghetto Bass 2 (2010)[1]
  • Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down (2012)
  • The Art of Disappearing (2013)

EPs[edit]

  • Blaze It (2010)

Singles[edit]

  • "Cheap Thrills" (featuring Plastic Little & Ny) (2008)
  • "Together" (2011) (UK chart peak: #142)[2]
  • "Better Than a BMX" (2012)
  • "How Can I Live Without You (Make It Right)" (feat. Ronika) (2012)
  • "Night Turns Into Day" (2012)
  • "Zombies 2 (Return of the Living Dead)" (2012)
  • "Save Me" (featuring Austra) (2013)
  • "Gold" (featuring Maria Minerva) (2013)
  • "Lose Control" (featuring Seasfire) (2013)
  • "Lose Control" (featuring Seasfire) {Taiki & Nulight Remix} (2013)
  • "Power Of Bass" with Armand Van Helden (2014)
  • "Tear The House Up" (featuring Zebra Katz) (2014)

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music - Review of Herve - Ghetto Bass 2". BBC. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ Chart Log UK. Retrieved August 2011

External links[edit]

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