Enthusiast of the worldwide Electronic Scene and founder of the Electronic Standards project, Alain_Patrick grew up listening to Classical, Avant-Garde & Experimental Music records, and Soul-Funk-Disco-Boogie Music on the Radio.

His ears were always eager to find new sounds.
In charge of Electronic Standards , he has been delivering interviews and articles with some of Electronic Music's highly influential names.



- ELECTRONIC STANDARDS PORTFOLIO -

I. INTERVIEWS

Roy Ayers
Larry Heard
A Guy Called Gerald
Floating Points
Lonnie Liston Smith
Green Velvet
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Thomas Fehlmann
Leroy Burgess
Chris & Cosey
Manuel Göttsching
Kuba Sojka
DJ Pogo
DJ Magal
Richard Pinhas
Ken Ishii
Man Parrish
Paradox
Bernard Fowler
Aldo Marin
Liquid Liquid
Renaat & Sabine
D-Train
Derrick May
Kirk Degiorgio
D-3 (Detroit Trio/UR)
Gez Varley
Afrika Bambaataa
Mark Archer
Chymera
Ian O'Brien
Nicky Siano



II. EVENTS

Detroit Movement 2011
Sonar SP 2012

III. MOST SAMPLED BREAKBEATS

40 Legendary Breaks (As Told By Paradox)



IV. AESTHETIC SOUL PODCASTS

Aesthetic Soul IV: Magnetic Phwonk

Aesthetic Soul V: Omnia Vincit Amor

V. SPECIALS

Le Captain Konk: Hommage To A Huge Friend

Recent Activity
posted a comment on Keith Jarrett - Facing You. 3 months ago
Unimaginable Skills Within a Feeling. The beauty, constituted by melodies and thoughts, condensed in a magnificent album. It's very hard to put into words, what it in fact, represents. Perhaps, it could have a parallel with something like a surrealist ... See full review
posted a review of Claude Young - Celestial Bodies. 3 months ago
Though this extraordinary album is credited as being released in 2013, I never had the chance to hear it until late 2015. What a deep immersive Sound voyage it is. True deep Space feel with a intensity listening of the highest level, from the subtle ... See full review
posted a review of Zdravo - Disko Je Prava Stvar. 5 months ago
Zdravo, a highly underrated Yugoslavian Disco Band commanded by DJ Boban Petrovic on the late 70s, was responsible for putting out some great jams on the period. This record from 1977 had all the Groove energy stored within. For the lovers, there's also ... See full review
posted a review of Satin & Green - Spectacular. 5 months ago
It's absolutely wonderful when you realize a music gem straightly and unconditionally reflects your state of mind during a given moment, like for example, the deep immersive feeling in a late night club set. Quality label from Canada, known for a long ... See full review
posted a review of Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop). 6 months ago
Excerpts from my interview with Man Parrish for Electronic Standards:

"Hip Hop Bee Bop (Don’t Stop) was recorded all analogue-synthesized. I used only three pieces: Roland 808 drum machine, my PRO One, a small version of Prophet 5 for Polyphonic and ... See full review
posted a comment on Man Parrish Featuring Freeze Force - Boogie Down (Bronx). 6 months ago
Excerpts from my Man Parrish interview for Electronic Standards:

"Boogie Down Bronx started as a fun and crazy dance track. I did it in my bedroom studio at home back in 1983. I used the Roland 808 Drum Machine and the Roland 727 Percussion Machine for ... See full review
posted a review of Fela Anikulapo Kuti* And Roy Ayers - Music Of Many Colours. 6 months ago
“I met Fela Kuti in Nigeria in 1979, and we felt into a great relationship, good personal and music vibes, and we recorded that album together. Fela also came to USA on the eighties and we performed at NYC's Madison Square Garden. Amazingly energetic, ... See full review
posted a review of Consolidated - The Myth Of Rock. 7 months ago
"There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon." - the speech used in 'America Number One' was inspired in the 1976 Movie Classic 'Network' screenplay, featuring a ... See full review
posted a review of Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine. 9 months ago
"I wrote in 1976, but I wanted to reflect how brilliant the Sun was in the fifties there! After that, the pollution and smog started erasing the sun. The only places where I can see it now are the Islands like Saint Vincent, Puerto Rico, and ... See full review
posted a review of Front 242 - U.Men / Ethics. 9 months ago
"Daniel Bressanutti used to work on a ‪‎Synthesizers‬ Store, while Jean-Luc & I did exchange some few ‪‎K7‬ ‎Tapes‬ with him, and we suddenly realized we had identical ‪‎Music‬ tastes. Daniel had started ‪ Front 242‬ and was looking for a singer and ... See full review
posted a review of John Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders - Live In Seattle. 10 months ago
Music that should be described as a Spiritual experience. That doesn't seem to be from this World. Made by an unparalleled ensemble of shining-musicians, capable of bringing down all the preconceived concepts & ideas you could have about Music. Expect ... See full review
posted a review of Valentina Lisitsa. 11 months ago
There is something really strong, deeply intensive, intrinsically personal, and I'd dare say subversive in Valentina's Music performance each time she plays - specially Rachmaninoff's '2nd Concerto', which makes the whole listening experience a striking ... See full review
posted a review of Clark* - Feast / Beast. 12 months ago
A true chef d'oeuvre of contemporary-advanced electronic music. Not only Clark's music outputs are a sure shot, the compilation features another outstanding names, among them, Nils Frahm & Bibio. The technology aspects of the productions (and mixing) ... See full review
posted a review of Metroplex. about 1 year ago
"It’s a kind of Metropolitan Complex like a new type of City that would be" - Juan Atkins interview, Sept. 2007
posted a review of Cybotron - Alleys Of Your Mind. about 1 year ago
“There was a lot of discrepancy about ‘Sharevari’. Cybotron came first, and it came even before the name of the cartoon of the Transformers. The name was a combination of a Cyborg and a Cyclotron (machine that accelerate atomic particles).
You have to ... See full review
posted a review of Kool & The Gang - Kool And The Gang. about 1 year ago
'Give It Up'. Simply one of the most amazing Breakbeats all time. It was George "Funky" Brown from Jersey City the responsible for these legendary Drum Breaks on Kool And The Gang's 'Give It Up' (1970), largely sampled over the decades by countless ... See full review
posted a review of Japan - Tin Drum. about 1 year ago
Finding an obscure Synth-Pop is deeply rewarding. It's a sensation felt when an LP such as 'Tin Drum', 'B-2 Unit' or 'Logic System' fall into your hands. Probably for the whole aesthetic concept, the Synth timbres, the melodies & surrounding atmospheric ... See full review
posted a review of Teddy Pendergrass - Teddy. about 1 year ago
Few time ago, I heard about the melancholic news of Gamble, Huff & Thom Bell's building to be torn down on 309 Broad St. It's a weird feeling when you realize your past is being somehow turned into oblivion. Suddenly, I reminded of this masterpiece by ... See full review
posted a review of Larry Nozero Featuring Dennis Tini - Time. about 1 year ago
Found out about this album on a fantastic Jazz-Funk community sometime ago. It is, of course, the type of songs that would never fall in your hands freely. Profound emotions of Larry's Sax and Flute phrases with Dennis' keyboards, under gorgeous strings ... See full review
posted a review of The Dynamic Superiors* - Pure Pleasure. about 1 year ago
At the moment you find yourself running through the World of Music, you realize that not all the doors are open. It's meant to be like this. You'll understand that it's up to you to make the efforts, researches, digging, years of listening, and finally ... See full review
posted a review of Mantronix Featuring Wondress* - Got To Have Your Love. about 1 year ago
Kurtis Mantronik has granted us amazing moments since the Eighties, perfectly designed for the dancefloors across the World. 'Got To Have Your Love' remains one of the nicest, with seductive moods, powerful beats and delightful vocals. Maybe the nicest ... See full review
posted a review of Antonio Adolfo - Viralata. about 1 year ago
The great Pianist & Composer Antonio Adolfo Maurity Sabóia, known as Antonio Adolfo has granted some of the finest Brazilian Grooves in the Sixties & Seventies such as O Trio 3D, as well as his solo albums. This lovely 1979 LP 'Viralata' [Mongrel] ... See full review
posted a review of Spooky - Found Sound. about 1 year ago
Sometimes life rush keeps us far from the gold and makes us forget how challenging, deep and mental some albums can be, just like an exquisite story theme told in several thrilling chapters. Serious albums are born to be appreciated. Spooky's masterpiece ... See full review
posted a review of Warp 9 - Nunk. about 1 year ago
You can imagine the impact inside the cortex when a childhood is ruled by golden mixed Break-battle tapes. Times when imported twelve inch singles were, in the case of Brazil, more expensive than gold itself, and when repertories with proper-gems like ... See full review
posted a review of Eddie Henderson - Heritage. about 1 year ago
Majestic ‪‎Jazz-Funk‬ ‎Sounds‬ such as 'Inside You' can't unfortunately be heard anywhere in time, except on these 70s unparalleled LPs. They say it's the lack of proper atmosphere, perhaps. Introspection for the troubled, rhythms for the anxious, ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom. about 1 year ago
This album is a blast. A sophisticated, psychedelic ‪‎Music‬ journey through excellence. Rock has, as well as ‪Jazz‬, ‪HipHop‬, ‪‎Electronic Music‬ and ‪‎Classical‬, it's sublayers wonders. Robert Wyatt's keyboard lines & percussions hypnosis blend ... See full review
posted a review of George Duke - Faces In Reflection. about 1 year ago
What to say about such a timeless album? George Duke's mastery Cosmic Jazz deliverance features a fine selection of Electric Piano & Synth Sounds, and a synergic collaboration of musicians including Leon Ndugu Chancler on Drums & John Heard on Bass. As a ... See full review
posted a review of Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes - Visions Of A New World. about 1 year ago
"You try to combine all these things, put them in the Music: the beautiful harmonies, the colors & also the rhythm, because they’re part of it!", said to me Lonnie Liston Smith few years ago about the spectacular 'Colors Of The Rainbow' (1975). The ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Shining (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). about 1 year ago
Music Identity can be defined in a scientific or technical level, like, as they say, "an identity function, which is a permutation or transformation of a pitch or pitch class set into itself". But there's another level of Music Identity which applies to ... See full review
posted a review of Eddie Bo - Hook And Sling. about 1 year ago
Among the most sampled drum Breaks is one of Eddie Bo's Soul classics - 'Hook And Sling'. This original 1969 45RPM record features not only Bo's "I got it!" largely "borrowed" vocals, but also amazing drum solo variations, which you will find on several ... See full review
posted a review of Feldman* And Yellow Hand - Can You Feel It? / You Want Every Night. about 1 year ago
Largely influenced by the Soul Music of Marvin Gaye, James Brown & Stevie Wonder, French artist François Feldman scored a small number of Funk pieces in the early Eighties before his 1986 'Rien Que Pour Toi', among them, the obscure underrated 'Faut ... See full review
posted a review of Pylon (4) - !!. about 1 year ago
From all the learnings we get from life, being attentive is usually the one that tend to grant us the most joyful outcomes. Reasoning open-mindedly as well. Not by coincidence, I had the chance to stumble on this quite obscure Post-Punk classic on a DJ ... See full review
posted a comment on St Germain - Boulevard (The Complete Series). about 1 year ago
Ludovic Navarre, an unparalleled talent, paladin for what we call in French "Musique de très haute qualité." When it's about High Quality Music, no matter the genre, the rule is simple: let's go Deep In It. Have, for example, the chance to appreciate ... See full review
posted a comment on Esteban Adame - Day Labor. about 1 year ago
Techno-Soul still survives.
Talented musician Esteban Adame, who used to grant us great moments on Keyboards during Galaxy2Galaxy lives, is back with a new solo LP - 'Day Labor', and its intrinsic, inherent & rooted Techno-Soul.
Before you embark on ... See full review
posted a comment on Insekt - Stress. about 1 year ago
"Time... To play!" opening sample from 'Perfect Crime' comes from Pinhead Cenobite's voice on Hellraiser 2 (1988). The scene takes place on the 2nd chapter movie's final part, when the girl brings to the Cenobite his true identity photo.
posted a comment on Ta-Ku - Songs To Break Up To. about 1 year ago
Absolutely serious. Exactly the attitude & feeling I expect from a contemporary artist. Breakbeats instrumentals to R&B with a deep, sophisticated essence, at the same time heavily tied up to a dancefloor concept. Intense ensembles of rhythms, harmonies ... See full review
posted a review of The Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Celebration. over 2 years ago
Most of the people tend to disregard the Sound Engineer role on the credits part, but when we hear about names such as Eddie Kramer (the man behind 'Electric Lady' Studios which collaborated on artists albums such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric ... See full review
posted a review of Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven. over 2 years ago
Daniel Lopatin, 'Le Génie', once again on 'R Plus Seven'. He grants us deeply sophisticated soundscapes, highly advanced Mixing-Techniques (including the level of effects employments, the impressive Stereo Image obtained) and the mood changings accross ... See full review
posted a review of LFO - What Is House EP. over 2 years ago
I still have in mind this weird sensation of hearing 'Syndrome' for the very first time from a borrowed friend tape which had a WARP compilation called 'Evolution Of The Groove'. The gates of Space were wide open, and at those sounds threw you (at the ... See full review
posted a review of My Mine - Hypnotic Tango. over 2 years ago
K-I-L-L-A. Dopest synth lines merged on infectious Windy City club atmosphere. Respect to Brett Wilcots, Tommy White & Frankie Knuckles.
posted a review of Syreeta - I Love Every Little Thing About You. over 2 years ago
Now, please pay attention to this exquisite synthetic opening and tell me honestly that this wasn't a Acid bassline one decade before the advent of the Roland TB-303. Le'ts consider we're talking about a 1972 production of Stevie Wonder, Malcolm Cecil & ... See full review
posted a comment on Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing. over 2 years ago
Extraordinary, superb, inexpugnable kind of masterpiece. Open your mind doors to the Future. This is specially recommended for those truly open minded, willing to achieve new experiences in Music. It gives the intense listener the certitude that the ... See full review
posted a review of Ultra High Frequency - We're On The Right Track. over 3 years ago
I still remember hearing it for the first time on a Tom Moulton 1974 recorded mix, unfortunately, many years later, and being completely blown by it. The whole story around Mel Cheren and his primarly influential voice inside Scepter Records would be ... See full review
posted a review of Pigmeat Markham - Here Come The Judge. over 3 years ago
Arguably known as one of the very first Rhythm And Poetry pieces made in history (1968), 'Here Comes The Judge' brought powerful beats, bass and vocals to the Soul-Funk dancefloors. Its Spoken Rhymes aesthetic would influence and conquer the World more ... See full review
posted a review of Mandré. over 3 years ago
Considering the level of achievement that reached Detroit Techno in history, it still astonishes me that very few know about the music from Mandré, the Man From Outter Space. Precursor of many things to come, Michael Andre Lewis settled through Motown ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The Evolution Of The Groove. over 3 years ago
From the series 'Nothing Less Than Outstanding' kind of compilation, 'Evolution Of The Groove' needs no explanation for its perfect title choice. Everybody has a story of 'music that changed my life'. This fine selection of WARP Records - a label that ... See full review
posted a review of Moment Of Truth - So Much For Love. over 4 years ago
Special credits and respect must be given to the unparalleled arrangements of Norman Bergen's approach on the tune with Reid Whitelaw.
Norman remembers it: "The simple answer is yes, I wrote all the parts including string lines; directed the session ... See full review
posted a review of Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART). over 5 years ago
What do a label really need to be considered timeless? Instead of countless, you just need a few aesthetic, unique, notable masterpieces to grant the label a place among the pantheon of unforgettable. Applied Rhythmic Technology is pure excellency. You ... See full review
posted a review of Jamie Principle - Your Love. over 6 years ago
No one questions the importance of the Classic chef d'oeuvre by Jamie Principle with the beautiful vocals of Adrienne Jett: 'Your Love' infested the DJ charts and dancefloors on the House scene of United States on the mid eighties and became a standard ... See full review
posted a review of Electra (2) Featuring Tara Butler - Feels Good (Carrots & Beets). over 6 years ago
This Classic Electronic Disco masterpiece has very famous bass synthesized lines which made history on the dance floors. If you think they're familiar, you're absolutely right: they were sampled months later by Jamie Principle on 'Your Love' (original ... See full review