Bertrand Burgalat Live @ Les Siestes Electronique 2008

Singer, producer, manager & founder of the label Tricatel ... and it's still the first time you've heard of the guy. What kind of music might you expect someone with a name like that to create? Would it be lush and cinematic? Would it be sensual and exotic? Would it be as smooth as the finest silk? Damn right, it would! Burgalat went on to launch his own career in the music world in the 1980s, working with a host of major underground stars such as Einstürzende Neubauten or Minimal Compact. As the French electronic scene burgeoned in the early 90s, Burgalat then became increasingly involved on it, but he was more in the mood for remixing Air, composing for Yves Saint Laurent's ads and so on ... so that Burgalat soon found himself dubbed "the French Phil Spector".

The event that really established Burgalat as a key player on the French music scene, however, was when he set up his own record label, Tricatel, in 1995. Positioning itself at the musical cutting-edge, Tricatel soon established itself as an innovative force, promoting original, up-and-coming talents from a broad range of musical backgrounds. Indeed, Tricatel's stable included everyone from alternative American diva April March, French singer Katerine, legendary string arranger David Whitaker (who worked with the late Gainsbourg), German singer Ingrid Caven and André Popp (a famous composer and orchestrator in vogue in the 60s and 70s) to even Donna Regina.

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