Dj Cam Underground Vibes
Released in 1994 on his own label, the first record of Laurent Daumail aka DJ Cam brings a French response to the hip hop experimentations that are beginning to spread around the world. At the time, trip-hop was spreading even though nobody really knew what it really covered. And, in this case, here preferred to refer to his work as abstract hip-hop, meaning that he played a lot more with textures and climates than words to bring his message. In that spirit, DJ Cam mixed in his passion for jazz music, inherited from his father. In his test tube, Cam tries to fit in the length and melancholia of jazz music plated on rough samples and reinforced by various moving beats and scratches. More than any of his future works, Underground Vibes is characterized by it's melodic unity which makes the whole record perfectly homogenous but never monotonous. Born in 1973 in Paris, DJ Cam has been one of the most influential artists in the 'French Touch' era, thanks to his participation in La Yellow 357 together with Dimitri From Paris and his masterpiece Underground Vibes, released in 1995 on his label Street Jazz Productions, later renamed Inflamable. Limited to 500 copies.