Joël Tambour a.k.a. SUBURBASS, singer and Punk follower in the late 70s’ discovers electronic music with bands such as Kraftwerk, Visage, Klaus Schulse, Tangerine Dream, J.M. Jarre or Grand Master Flash. That’s when he starts working on machines and in particular on a Korg MS20.
Mid 80s’, the craze for the electro music such as new wave and Goth (Alien Sex Fiend, Clan of Xymox, Cure, Joy Division, Virgin Prunes) confirms his interest for the electronic experiment alongside Metal and Alternative rock tendencies.
Then comes the techno-pop turning point but his very first appreciation of House music will be particularly selective, as only a few artists such as Marss will definitely impress him.
With the 90s’ comes the teknoïd massive wave.
At the time, still singing in a ska band, Joël Tambour encounters the very firsts rave-parties, in particular those of Spiral Tribe.
The tribe sound will resolutely be adopted and developed.
1996, first live set battle with Alex K/Tekmics.
May 1997: first Teknival live set on « Sound Conspiracy » sound system featuring Simon/Crystal Distortion + Marc/4Q/Total Resistance + Kathy (Facom Unit) + Mc Unwuttu ... UFO/Heretik...
& until this time,used to play every weekends in all events he can...
Now totally addicted to the repetitive beats, Joël travels through Europe(Germany,Spain,Italy,GB,Holland,Czech Republic,Poland,Austia...) with his faithful live set (machines only) and delivers a nostalgic diversity built upon his numerous sonic experiences.
A crossover between tekno,hardtekno,hardfloor & hardcore with some reminiscence of samples from metal,EBM,punk,ska,hiphop...sometimes cheesy & ugly,or more mental & deep,acid & spacies...
and throught his production now,try some new sound experience like downtempo-electronica,dub,breakcore,heavy house,...