First official review for my new record coming out next week! (In French) https://next.liberation.fr/musique/2019/04/14/black-zone-magick-chant-de-quoi-biosphere-du-mouron_1721292
I'm very happy to announce my new record is now available for pre-order. It is called "Voyage Sacrifice" and it's coming out April 26th on Shelter Press Follow the link below if you want to hear a bit of the music and read about the making of. http://shelter-press.org/black-zone-magick-chant-voyage-sacrifice-sp109/ A few shows are coming too, I'll share the info very soon. Thanks a lot for your support, thanks for listening and caring. Maxime
Super excited to end the year 2018 with this awesome Editions Gravats night in Brussels on FRIDAY DEC 21st https://www.facebook.com/events/2087265071319468/ Clara Y Maoupa for their live debut after their killer "Meneo" https://editions-gravats.bandcamp.com/album/meneo Even if you don't know them you love them already Low Jack and Simo Cell B2B! It's like Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant but with CDJ's and turntables. Mental. Black Zone Myth Chant live with a bunch of new tracks, happy to celebrate solstice and create a safe passage for the winter. My friends from BXL you're warmly welcome to help us out by sharing the event and make the party as crowded as possible. https://www.facebook.com/events/2087265071319468/ Also I want to take the opportunity to thanks everyone who booked me, helped me, and listened to my music this year which has been great and where I played my best live shows ever I think. Still hungry for more shows, more parties, always. Special thanks to Editions Gravats for including me to all those events, Shelter Press for what we prepared for next year, and Tripalium for the day to day tasks. 2019 will be pretty special as it'll be the celebration of 10 years since the birth of High Wolf and Winged Sun.
New EP out now! BLACK ZONE ONE WINGED SUN RECORDS 2018 - WSR024 Introducing BZMC new parallel moniker : BLACK ZONE ONE. BLACK ZONE ONE (BZ1) is a club friendly BZMC incarnation. This is the first in a series of multiple EP’s. A1 : GM5 (5:56) A2 : BDSA (5:10) B : X ALT (6:47) soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/high-wolf-bzmc/sets/bzmc-ep-1 bandcamp : https://blackzonemythchant.bandcamp.com/album/black-zone-one
http://next.liberation.fr/musique/2018/09/12/le-son-du-jour-287-primitiviste-comme-black-zone-myth-chant_1678163 New Mix on French newspaper Liberation’s website ahead of my live performance at Hello Birds festival next Saturday. Music from Eli Keszler, Clara! Y Maoupa, Krikor, Iueke, Simo Cell etc etc
Next friday Baleapop festival ! Psyched to come down south west of France and enjoy the vibe there! https://www.baleapop.com/programmation Playing EARLY (19:30) so be there ON TIME please, and I'll try to put you in a good mood for the rest of the night :) Come and say hi, let's hang out!
3/4/5 august = Visions Festival! http://www.festivalvisions.com I'll be playing on Friday (August 3rd) Stage 2 / Scène Servier part of the Editions Gravats Takeover : 8pm > Jean Carnaval 9pm > Low Jack b2b Simo Cell 1 am > BZMC (live) 1:45 am > King Doudou Also many great artists and good friends playing, great by the sea location, no need to say I'm very excited about this. Come say hi
My rather techno live set from Dekmantel's Lente Cabinet festival has been recorded and uploaded here : https://soundcloud.com/dkmntl/black-zone-myth-chant-live-at-lente-kabinet-festival-2018 It was a bit of a challenge to play live in between (great) DJ's but I went for a quite diverse and dynamic set and it worked out very well.
Hey! Really excited to have a new radio show for LYL radio. It's called Winged Sun, the name of my record label. Every show will have a specific theme (for example rain, flowers, cars, disease etc etc) and track titles that I play will have to match the theme. First episode's theme is the sun, because what else for the premiere of Winged Sun radio? So that you understand the concept, here is the tracklist for this episode about the sun : ALICE COLTRANE – The Sun SUN RA – Children Of The Sun ZOMBY – Solar Ashes COIL – Solar Lodge RUSSELL HASWELL – Heavy Handed Sunset (Autechre Remix) – 1/2 MIKA VAINIO – Set The Controls To The Heart Of The Sun DON CHERRY – Sun Of The East LARAAJI – Sun Gong – 1/2 ELEH – Beneath The Silver Sun – 1/2 ANTONIO ZEPEDA – La Casa Del Sol ORNETTE COLEMAN – Midnight Sunrise DANE BELANY – Soleil GHÉDALIA TAZARTES – Rien Qu’Au Soleil ARIEL KALMA – Almora Sunrise ELEH – Beneath The Silver Sun – 2/2 RUSSELL HASWELL – Heavy Handed Sunset (Autechre Remix) – 2/2 LARAAJI – Sun Gong – 2/2 And here is the link : http://lyl.live/episode/winged-sun/ Enjoy!
Winged Sun returns and brings you two new very limited tapes, one for the body, and one for the mind. Black Zion Mystic Chant c40 New exclusive BZMC tracks exploring dub and dancehall realm and borders. Those tunes were created for live performances happening in winter 2017-2018 while sharing the bill with dance music masters such as Low Jack, Equiknoxx or DJ Lycox. It has been recorded in the studio quite spontaneously, trying to keep the live music energy, showing one result for each piece amongst many possible versions. EXCERPT https://soundcloud.com/high-wolf/black-zion-mystic-chant-how-low-can-you-get-feat-dolaar-dogg/s-11Aqm FULL STREAM / BUY https://blackzonemythchant.bandcamp.com/album/black-zion-mystic-chant Black Zone Myth Chant - Anteryalyzem c60 A one hour long radio piece originally aired on NTS in November 2017 advertised then as "Black Zone Myth Chant presents a mix / collage of exclusive music (improvisations, spontaneous beats, open minded experimentations, automatic writing techniques) exploring the themes of schizophrenia and paranoïa". Recorded right after spending a long time on BZMC latest LP "Feng Shen" it is focused on shorter and simpler pieces, mixing all kind of genres (hip hop, ambiant, music concrete, dub, noise etc). Result is pretty dark overall but not entirely, the light of healing is sparkling from time to time and leaves you, in the end, with hope. A very special and intimate work, experimental and emotional both. Special recommendation : Treat each side as an independent whole, listen to one and keep the other for later. This is how it works best. EXCERPT = https://soundcloud.com/high-wolf/black-zone-myth-chant-anteryalyzem-excerpt/s-J7JmD FULL STREAM / BUY = https://blackzonemythchant.bandcamp.com/album/anteryalyzem In other news, there will be a Black Zone Myth Chant live performance in a few festivals this summer. Now confirmed are : Villette Sonique in Paris on May 26th Lente Kabinet festival in Amsterdam on May 27th La Chinerie festival in Lyon on June 8th Blackout festival in Turin on June 9th Vision Festival in Brittany on August 3rd Finally I'm happy to let you know that I'll host a show on LYL radio called "Winged Sun". Bi-monthly this summer then monthly next season. More about this soon.
Before my upcoming performance at the Lente Kabinet in Amsterdam I answered a few very interesting questions here : http://www.deephouseamsterdam.com/lente-kabinet-a-lesson-in-experimentation/2/ The performance will be on May 26th. Line up is insane (Ben UFO, DJ Assault, DJ Python, Tsuzing and many others). May 25th I'll be playing another exciting festival : Villette Sonique in Paris. Finally, two new tapes coming very very soon! Have a great week end :)
One more round! This time it's gonna be four of us on the roads of France, Switzerland and Belgium : El-G, Low Jack, Jean Carval and BZMC playing live and / or DJ sets. 100% Gravats nights. Note that we have still 2 open slots = march 31st and april 3rd. We're open to suggestions. Contact me here or Jean Carval [email protected]
We had lot of fun doing a B2B mix at Red Light Radio for the Dekmantel show (although B2B is a bit exaggerated, Low Jack did all the technical mixing side, him being a fine ass DJ). Check it out, it's good stuff! (We did the first hour only) https://www.mixcloud.com/RedLightRadio/dekmantel-radio-112-w-black-zone-myth-chant-b2b-low-jack-tijana-t-red-light-radio-03-02-2018/
Black Zone Myth Chant & Philippe Hallais (Low Jack) are looking for gigs in Netherlands / Germany / Scandinavia late feb / early march 2018 (exact dates tbc real soon), offering you different formulas : 1/ Black Zone Myth Chant beat-based live set (dancehall / digital dub / indus / left field synth techno) + Low Jack DJ set (the famous Low Jack DJ experience, eclectic styles, mind-blowing selection, magical touch he has shown in every single club that counts). Order this for party vibes, either hard or soft. 2/ Black Zone Myth chant and Phillipe Hallais doing each an ambient / experimental / adventurous live set. Music for the minds, sonic experiences offering a travel through both darkness territories and peaceful lands. 3/ Something in between those two is also possible. Get in touch if interested or if you know someone who is interested! bios and links : PHILIPPE HALLAIS aka LOW JACK Philippe Hallais is a French electronic music artist born in 1985 in Tegucigalpa (Honduras) and living in Paris. His music plays with the re-appropriation of sonic clichés, media folklores, and the multiplicity of musical languages associated with dance subcultures. He has published three albums under the pseudonym Low Jack (Garifuna Variations, L.I.E.S, 2014 ; Sewing Machine, In Paradisum, 2015 ; Lighthouse Stories, Modern Love, 2016) and one under his own name, "An American Hero" (Modern Love, 2017). His live performances include collaborations with musicians Ghédalia Tazartès and Dominick Fernow (Prurient, Vatican Shadow, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement). Hallais's work has been commissionned by the Quai Branly museum, the Swiss Cultural Center, the Société des Arts in Geneva and the Ricard Foundation in Paris. He also co-runs Editions Gravats since 2014: a record label that is releasing artists like Èlg, Clara!, Black Zone Myth Chant, JiFlure and DJ David Coquelin. https://soundcloud.com/editions-gravats https://soundcloud.com/low-jack https://www.instagram.com/hallaisdelaboue I-D (UK) https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/wjd8d4/slumber-session-philippe-hallais-low-jack THUMP (UK) https://thump.vice.com/en_uk/article/paypxn/low-jack-an-american-hero 032C https://032c.com/philippe-hallais-an-american-hero THE QUIETUS http://thequietus.com/articles/19931-low-jack-interview CRACK MAGAZINE https://crackmagazine.net/article/mixprofile/low-jack/ TINY MIX TAPES https://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/listen-philippe-hallais-hero-fall-angela PITCHFORK https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20418-sewing-machine/ BZMC BIO Max P have been creating his own mix of world music obsession, electronic sound research and psychedelic experimentations since debuting in 2009 on Not Not Fun records under his "High Wolf" moniker. Since then he has released albums on various labels (Rocket Recordings, Leaving Records) and toured across the globe, from Japan to USA, from Brazil to Russia, China or Australia. Other than High Wolf he has created many other projects, including Black Zone Myth Chant (or BZMC), which he started in 2011 with the tape "Straight Cassette". Sometimes described as "Sun Ra meets Dj Screw", various BZMC releases came out on Low Jack's label Editions Gravats, including "Mane Thecel Phares" in 2015. Since this second LP there has been more music to come out on Editions Gravats : A CD, "Judgement Mixtape", containing a collection of unreleased pieces chopped, screwed and mixed by Low Jack, and a 12" entitled "Jimi W". BZMC's third full length record, "Feng Shen", released in 2017, shows a wide range of new aesthetics : from out there dub and dancehall to ambiant music, new age influences and free electronics, industrial and club music. Listen to it here : https://blackzonemythchant.bandcamp.com/album/feng-shen Black Zone Myth Chant kept touring Europe since 2016, booked as well in clubs as in festivals or in DIY venues. Developing live sets rather true to the spirit of his records : complex but physical drum beats, modular synth experimentations , airy melodies, and his deep signature vocals. Equally up to the task for daytime ambiant / experimental events and for nightclub parties. BZMC was part of the european platform SHAPE for the year 2017. Near future will reveal a bunch of very eclectic outputs, including a record on french record label Shelter Press. music links : https://blackzonemythchant.bandcamp.com/album/feng-shen https://blackzonemythchant.bandcamp.com/album/judgement-mixtape-mixed-by-low-jack https://blackzonemythchant.bandcamp.com/album/mane-thecel-phares social network : https://www.instagram.com/highwolfbzmc/ https://twitter.com/Maxhighwolf https://www.facebook.com/highwolfplusBZMC
Use some time in your week end to listen to the entire BZMC new album here : https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/black-zone-myth-chant-feng-shen-editions-gravats-hospital-productions Then maybe you like it and order it! Spread the word!
You can now order my new album as Black Zone Myth Chant : https://boomkat.com/products/feng-shen This is the link for the limited green vinyl copies Thank you for listening and supporting :)