Vitalic

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Vitalic
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Background information
Birth name Pascal Arbez
Also known as Vitalic, DIMA
Born 1976 (age 37–38)
France
Genres Electro house, electroclash
Occupations Musician
Songwriter
Remixer
Years active 1996–present
Labels Citizen/Pias
Associated acts Dima
Hustler Pornstar
The Silures
Vital Ferox
Website www.vitalic.org

Pascal Arbez (born in 1976), better known by his stage name Vitalic, is a French electronic music artist.

History[edit]

His first singles were released in 1996 and 1997, but were confined to the underground electronic music scene. However, he became good friends with Michel Amato, also known as The Hacker, whom he met in the Rex, the "techno temple" of Laurent Garnier. The Hacker suggested he should send his new tracks to DJ Hell, head of Gigolo records in Munich. Pascal did so, and International DeeJay Gigolo Records released the well known Poney EP in 2001, which was a huge success shortly after its release. With the track "La Rock 01", Vitalic created a club anthem which was a hit in the summer of 2001. The track was also included on many compilation albums, even rock compilations. Miss Kittin included "La Rock 01" on her DJ mix album On the Road.[1]

In 2005, Vitalic's released his debut album, OK Cowboy on Different/PIAS Recordings. Pascal states that all of the instruments used in the album are synthesized. His official website states that "the only thing he can't fake is the emotion that galvanizes his music."

His song "Trahison" from OK Cowboy was used in the trailer for the 2007 French film Naissance des Pieuvres. His song "Poney Part 1" was featured in the Pleix film Birds.[2] It was announced by Festival Republic that Vitalic would be playing both the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK in August 2009.

Vitalic's second studio album Flashmob was released on the 28th of September 2009. The first single, "Your Disco Song" is available for streaming at Vitalic's MySpace page.[3] He has spoken a great deal about the new disco influence on Flashmob.[4] The song "Poison Lips" from Flashmob was used in the 2012 film Dredd.

Vitalic's third studio album, Rave Age, was released on November 5th, 2012.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • OK Cowboy (2005)
  • OK Cowboy (two-disc collector's edition) (2006)
  • V Live (2007)
  • Résumé (DJ mix album, previously titled This Is the Sound of Citizen) (2007)
  • Flashmob (2009)
  • Rave Age (2012)

Singles / EPs[edit]

  • Poney EP (2001)
  • "To L'An-fer From Chicago" (2003)
  • "Fanfares" (2004)
  • "My Friend Dario" (2005)
  • "No Fun" (2005)
  • "Bells" (2006) with Linda Lamb
  • "Disco Terminateur EP" (2009)
  • "Poison Lips" (2009)
  • "Second Lives" (2010)
  • "Remix del Blankito from Turiaso" (2011)
  • "Stamina" (2013)
  • "Fade Away" (2013)

Remixes[edit]

Year Artist Title
2002 Lady B "Swany"
Slam feat. Dot Allison "Visions"
A Number Of Names "Shari Vari" (The Hacker & Vitalic Remix)
Miss Kittin & The Hacker "1982"
Demon vs. Heartbreaker "You Are My High"
Manu le Malin "Ghost Train"
2003 Giorgio Moroder "The Chase"
2004 Basement Jaxx "Cish Cash"
2005 Daft Punk "Technologic"
Björk "Who Is It"
Röyksopp "What Else Is There?"
2006 Moby "Go"
Detroit Grand Pubahs & Dave the Hustler "Go Ahead" (Vitalic Garage Mix)
2007 Teenage Bad Girl "Hands Of A Stranger" (Vitalic Re-edit)
Crash Course In Science "Cardboard Lamb"
2008 Heartsrevolution "Ultraviolence"
2009 Birdy Nam Nam "The Parachute Ending"
Heartbreak "We're Back"
2010 Jean Michel Jarre "La Cage"
Jean Michel Jarre "Erosmachine"
Amadou & Mariam "Sabali"
2011 The Dø "Slippery Slope"
Sexy Sushi "Oublie Moi"
2013 Vitalic "Fade Away" ("Vitalic Formentera Remix")

Under the alias DIMA:

  • "Fuckeristic EP" Poetry, Soaked and Mobile Square 1999
  • "Take A Walk", Bolz Bolz
  • "Fadin' Away", The Hacker
  • "The Realm", C'hantal
  • "You Know", Hustler Pornstar
  • "The Essence Of It", Elegia
  • "U Know What U Did Last Summer", Hustler Pornstar
  • "Ice Breaker", Scratch Massive
  • "My Friend Dario", Vitalic (2005)
  • "Red X", Useless

Associated projects[edit]

References[edit]

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