French electro house artist SebastiAn makes glitched-out house that could easily be mistaken for the music of Justice, and like the Parisian duo, he found an ideal outlet for his take on left-field dance with Ed Banger Records.
Born Sebastian Akchote in Boulogne, France, SebastiAn started producing music at 15 years old and honed his skills working with regional rap groups. In 2005, one of these groups pointed him in the direction of Ed Banger CEO Pedro Winter and, after a cold call, he was signed to the label unseen. The next few years were extremely busy. On top of recording a 7” split with Krazy Baldhead and four SebastiAn EPs between 2005 and 2008 (Smoking Kills, Ross Ross Ross, Walkmen 2, and Motor), Akchote was a remix machine, reworking songs by Daft Punk, Annie, Cut Copy, Revl9n, Uffie, Kelis, and Kavinsky, among others. Much of this work was featured on a 17-track 2008 compilation titled SebastiAn Remixes. In addition to his other endeavors, he scored the soundtrack for 2010’s Notre Jour Viendra (Our Day Will Come) before finally releasing his definitive debut, Total, in 2011. ~ Jason LymAngrover