INTERFERENCE : Blue Lab Beats + Acidusa + EHIAM

2024-05-07 22:00:00
TUESDAY 7TH MAY 2024 - 10:00PM

INTERFERENCE : Blue Lab Beats + Acidusa + EHIAM

La Boule Noire



𝟮𝗲̀𝗺𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝗶𝘁 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗘 𝗮̀ 𝗹𝗮 𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗲 𝟳 𝗺𝗮𝗶, 𝘃𝗲𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗱𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲́𝗿𝗶𝗲́!

For this new RDV, the Boule Noire will sound resolutely jazz, but will also swing to the beat of borrowings from hip-hop culture, UK sounds (jungle, trip-hop) and Afrobeat; all the while feeding off North African, African and Mediterranean influences.

What do the three projects presented tonight have in common? A skilful blend of electronic music, through the use of machines, analog or otherwise, and live music, however rich and diverse it may be.


Starting in April, La Boule Noire inaugurates a format as yet unseen on the Parisian night scene: 𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐅𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄, a monthly 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐬 series 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 thought up as a 𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐮 𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐛.

On May 7, La Boule Noire invites the duo Blue Lab Beats, made up of keyboardist NK-OK (Namali Kwaten) and guitarist Mr. DM (David Mrakpor) and their improvisation- and sample-based electronic jazz, influenced by hip-hop, jungle and trip-hop.

In 2019, the collective successively released the Vibe Central EP with contributions from Theo Croker and Jodie Abacus, followed by the Voyage album, featuring musicians from their circle. Their latest album, Motherland Journey, released in 2022, pays homage to the daring musical quest of its protagonists, overcoming challenges and venturing beyond established genres.

Guests :

Acidusa is a DJ duo that constantly pushes musical boundaries and explores uncharted sonic territories – all the while honoring the Mediterranean roots that have nurtured the project’s musical identity.

The marriage between the mystique of Medusa and the hypnotic energy of Acidusa sounds symbolizes the harmonious encounter between old and new, tradition and innovation.

  • Janoya présente EHIAM pour EVERY HUMAN IS A MESS
is a collective improvisation project led by Janoya, which takes different forms depending on the musicians he brings together.
For this evening, he will be joined by Le Kaiju and Thibaud Merle for a mutant experience between saturated drum machines, deformed brass and cosmic keyboards.
An album by this same group is currently in preparation.
Janoya is one of a new breed of artists bringing live music back into the studio. A multi-instrumentalist, it was with the trumpet that he led Fungi, the quintet he founded in 2018, to the firmament of the stage. The group gave birth to the LP Tendre Jeudi (2020) and the EP Canicule (2021). Janoya also accompanied Kamaal Williams on his European tour in 2023 and produced the next album by singer and poet Bonnie Banane. Her first EP, entitled La Source, was released in December 2023. Entirely instrumental and self-produced, it condenses his influences (from Gil Evans to OutKast via Stereolab and Sam Gendel) and blends the musical genres that are dear to him: jazz, funk, boom bap and drum and bass. A warm, tropical instrumental tribute to nature, Janoya skilfully reveals his two facets: jazzman and music producer.
Janoya: trumpet / keyboards
Le Kaiju: drum machines / drums
Thibaud Merle: saxophone / flute / keyboard