Boum! Bang! meets Danger, Matthieu Gazier and Benjamin Sierra for Ekler’o’sock’s 10 year anniversary.
The Auto-Interview - Danger
Unusual CDs in your collection.
There are a lot, the first CD I had was something like Dance Machine 5, there’s something unusual, I think that’s what influenced all of my worst tastes. I also had the original soundtrack for the Lion King.
Do you believe in aliens?
Yes, of course, with the infinite amount of worlds and galaxies there are, of course there’d have to be life elsewhere.
Mime your favorite insult without saying it.
Your most recent favorite artist or group.
It’s a little old, but I’d have to say Salem.
An album in the works?
In a way, yes.
Your best memory of a live or set?
Recently I played a festival in Poland called Audioriver, really cool, it was right next to a river. It had a great ambiance, it was really cool. Like everyone, I’d say all of my first times playing abroad, like the first time I played in Tokyo, the first time I played in New York, and all of the first times I played a little everywhere, in the big cities you see in the movies when you’re little. It’s always really cool.
Your worst moment on stage?
I’m always afraid of tripping or falling, of getting my feet tangled in the cords. I think everybody does, even those who don’t wear masks, it’s always embarrassing. If you go on Youtube and search for the fails for any artist, you’ll find thousands, actually I do that a lot for fun.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be?
I think I’d be a fucking hobo or something. I’d probably be doing something that bores me and I’d still try to make music to get out of it.
What’s the insult you mimed at the start of this interview?
It’s something like this… it’s the worst insult I’ve ever imagined.
Thank you Konbini!
A total artist, Danger controls all. The image and the sound. This graphic designer, passionate about Old School Videogaming and Jean-Michel Jarre’s synths, tried out electronic sounds with success. Originally from Lyon, he intrigues with the devastating chronology of his first tracks - each piece is in fact a timestamp - and the quality of his remixes (Sébastien Tellier, Estelle…). We wanted to learn more about the lineage of this not so Danger(ous) raw talent.
PLEASE NOTE: This interview is the very first interview he ever did, and it was done with a now-defamed and dismantled music blog (it was purged from existence, thus why there is no source link). I’m going to be cautious here and say that some of these answers should not be considered 100% accurate anymore (#1 and #7). I just liked a few of them and thought others would too.
I do believe this interview is a lot more earnest than recent ones have been, simply because this was the first time he’d ever answered these questions (i.e. his track titles and his inspirations). But please keep in mind that this interview is almost 5 years old, and I’m only translating it for fun.
Danger has become the new Mozart of the electro scene. He has a public that is both older and as young as he is. Replace the beats with minutes and the vowels with hours and you’ll get the tracks by this young prodigy. To understand his work, watch the clock.
At the occasion of Scopitone, we met Franck Rivoire, better known by the name Danger. This enigmatic character has always captivated our attention and we wanted to know more.
Our friends in Antichrist went and hung out with Franck at a small venue in Sweden on Friday night, and he took the time to ask Franck a few questions for us!
A few are more personally for us, but he does let us know some new news regarding his art, his upcoming album, and just regular nerdery, below the cut!
New Danger interview! Unfortunately it’s in french, and it was posted literally only hours ago so I haven’t had time to translate it, but I hope you’ll all enjoy it anyway!
It was done just before his show for Scopitone today (Oct 15th), so it’s super super fresh.
So this would be the one interview that matters above all the rest right now, especially concerning news for his album and such. I kept forgetting about it, which is dumb, since it’s right there on his facebook’s photostream, but whatever. If there is one Danger interview you can’t miss right now, it’s this one. Any questions I get about his album will get redirected here.
Enjoy the read, it’s a good one!
DANGER : IN VIRTUAL REAL TIME
At the opening of the Gaité Lyrique in March, to mark the occasion, masked artist DANGER focused on virtual duality, eloquent synchronicities and dystopic universes. Flashback to a cyber-epic live.
The Gaité Lyrique, colossal sacred temple of digital cultures, opened its doors last month in Paris and, after a week in residency, Franck Rivoire of Lyon aka Danger inaugurated his latest live there, linking music and elaborate VJing. On a 10m screen in 16/9, a virtual console reproduces every one of his moves simultaneously while he pilots the show behind a grand piano. Large knobs move and his character passes from one universe to another, in the way that you travel from one level to another in a video game. A month and a half of work produced this narrative and immersive scenography that questions the actual place of the electronic music artist. Really, do turntables make sense in this day and age? With the help of visual artist Raphael Siboni, Franck, also a graphic artist, put together this abyssal play between the artist and his double. Danger sports a newer, darker mask with piercing and luminous eyes, conceived for the occasion. Call-back to the philosophic/fantastical show.
Yet another translation that took me a while to get to, but it was definitely worth it! The FTF interviews are great, I love them. Some of these answers are obviously out of date, considering this was done in ‘08, but it’s a great interview nonetheless and you’ll get a good laugh. In this you will learn:
- What he thinks of music piracy
- What he uses to compose his music
- Geekery all over the place
- His opinion of French Touch and Kavinsky
Enjoy the read!