John Talabot

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John Talabot
Birth name Oriol Riverola
Origin Barcelona
Genres House music, electronic
Occupation(s) DJ
Labels Hivern Discs, Permanent Vacation, Young Turks
Associated acts Pional, The xx, DFA[disambiguation needed], Jamie xx Talaboman, Parple

John Talabot (born Oriol Riverola 8 January 1982), is a Spanish DJ, Record label owner, producer and electronic musician.

Musical career[edit]

After initial early tracks under the name d.a.r.y.l,[1] Riverola began releasing music as John Talabot in 2009 (a name taken from the school he attended in Barcelona[2]). His 2010 release "Sunshine" was followed by his debut EP, Families in 2011 on the Young Turks label.

Talabot released his debut album ƒIN in January 2012 on Permanent Vacation. The record was generally well received with critics, receiving a 5 star review fromThe Guardian.[3]

Despite not releasing a solo album since ƒIN, Talabot has released music consistently including remixes of artists from The XX to Sfire to Shit Robot.

Talabot is the founder of Hivern Discs in Barcelona, the name coming from the Catalan word for "winter".[4] The label has released work from artists including Pional, Marvin & Guy, Margot and John Talabot himself.[5]

Live Performances[edit]

Following the success of the ƒIN album Riverola established himself on the international DJ circuit. This was helped by a 2012 tour with The XX in North America which allowed him to reach a wider audience.[6] In 2017 Talabot performed several shows with Axel Boman as Talaboman including a headline show at the Primavera festival in Barcelona.[7]

Side projects[edit]

Riverola has been involved in a number of side projects teaming up with Mark Piñol under the name "Quentin",[8] with long time collaborator Pional as "Lost Scripts",[9] with other members of the Hivern Label as "Parple" and most notably with Swedish producer Axel Boman for "Talaboman". The latter originating from a track , "Sideral" [10] the two made for Talabot's 2014 DJ Kicks mix. This was followed with a double EP/LP "The Night Land" with was released in March 2017.[11]

John Talabot also co-hosted with Franc Sayol a weekly radio show, El Ritmo Infinito, on Spain's Radio 3 from September 2013 until June 2014.


Mix albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • My Old School (Permanent Vacation, 2009)
  • Sunshine (Hivern Discs, 2009)
  • Mathilda's Dream (Permanent Vacation, 2010)
  • Families (Young Turks, 2011)
  • So Will Be Now (Permanent Vacation, 2013)
  • Sfire 3 (John Talabot Remixes) (CockTail d'Amore Music, Muting The Noise, 2016)
  • Voices (Permanent Vacation, 2016)
  • The Strange Silence' (Permanent Vacation, 2017)


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