One Friday night, after a chance listening to a mix by Laurent Garnier on French Radio Nova, Shade decided to forfeit his philosophy and literature studies at La Sorbonne to exclusively dedicate himself to electronic music.
Shade has since embraced electronic music as a personal frontier. Some artists such as Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Larry Heard, Ron Trent, Derrick Carter or Moodyman have drawn him down his own musical path. He has permanently settled on a sexy deep house inspired by the sounds of Detroit and Chicago.
Owner, A&R and producer of Polyphonics Recordings since 2004 and all-around good guy in the business for 15 years, Shade started DJing in the middle of the 90s alongside Dan Ghenacia and supported by D’julz or Jef K at the infamous Kwality afterparties at the Batofar in Paris…
Currently residing in Barcelona, he is djing all over the world with great success: From Snowtronix 2000 to the Jazz Festival of Nancy, from the Futuria party at Zenith to the Rex Club in Paris, Shade has joined in all the biggest French events. He has also been given residencies in La Mezzanine de l’Alcazar , in the Kwality Afters of Batofar together with Dan Ghenacia, Chloé, Ralph Lawson and Ivan Smagghe, as well as in parties such as Perfect in la Fabrique and Superstars in the Queen alongside Luke Solomon and Kenny Hawkes. At 20 years old (2001), he signed to the Pschent Label (Hotels Costes, Hugo Boss…) and mixed the CD 2 of the first compilation “La Mezzanine de l’Alcazar” (95,000 copies sold). At the time, he also started to discover the European & world stages and ended up behind the decks of the Lounge Club in Belgium where he has played and invited many international guests (Faze Action, Pacman, Dj Deep, amongst others). He has also toured the world, from Czech Republic to Tokyo (La Fabrique, Yellow, Lounge’o); London (The End, Cargo) to Moscow (Jet Set Club).
His productions and mixes have given him the opportunity to play as a guest in some of the world’s most prestigious clubs such as Space (Ibiza), alongside Carl Cox for the 2003 opening party! In 2002, he became the resident Dj of the parties “It’s About” at the well known Rex Club (Paris) once a month with Charles Schillings.
The result? He released, in 2002, a new mixed double CD “Overground House 05” with Charles Schillings reflecting the party at Rex club with over 20,000 copies sold.
He became resident to the infamous Space world tour witch gave him more opportunities to play around the world. He performed then at the Closing party of Midem 2002/2003/2004 in Cannes with Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi Tomiie, at the Divino Ibiza, at the official party of the French Gay Pride 2002 with Little Louie Vega (MAW) and also regularly plays in special events for famous brands as Gucci, Bulgari or Hugo Boss in Asia. French fashion magazine Max has chosen him to appear among “the 50 most stylish guys of Paris”. Moreover, Levi’s has asked him to represent the brand in an advertising campaign seen in all the Levi’s stores.
Polyphonics Recordings, his own imprint welcomes artists like John Tejada, Schmoov, Gwen Maze, Matt Flores, Elmar Schubert, Jimpster, Motorcitysoul, Vernon & Dacosta, Sasse, Tigerskin, Till Von Sein, C-Rock, Chris Carrier, Jef K, Pedro Cali, Spirit Catcher, Shawn Ward, An2, Vernon, Julian Sanza and many more including hiself. He is currently busy in the studio producing or remixing tracks (Motorcitysoul, Elmar Schubert, Matt Flores, Jef K, Chez Damier or Spirit Catcher). He signed 3 new tracks on Pschent record on the very beginning of 2006 and one is featured the well-known Alton Miller from Detroit. He also teamed up with Gwen Maze & Steve Ferrand for 2 new deep house projects and a mix CD including the entire Polyphonics catalogue was released for Corona in the Middle-East at beginning of 2007. Since 2008, he has held a residency at his own party every month at the Batofar in Paris with his partner Jef K (Crack & Speed / Silvernetwork). He has been given residencies at Becool club in Barcelona (since 2008) where he invited guests like Efdemin, Chymera, Ralph Lawson.., at Boulevard (ex Fellini in 2009), Hotel Omm and is also resident at the worldwide infamous TAPE party alongside his partner Will Deluxe where he shared decks with his friends and guests: Deetron, Motorcitysoul, Chymera, Aqua Bassino, David K and many more. In 2009 the Polyphonics Collection mix CD was released on Polyphonics. His remix for the huge summer hit track “In My System” from The Gathering (Chez Damier, Jef K, & Chris Carrier) has been released on Silvernetwork in February 2011.
Released in the beginning of 2012 his All Alone EP on Silver Network has been a huge success as well.
Shade is now regarded as one of the talents of the house generation and is currently on tour rocking the dance floor worldwide. Watch out!
Some cities were he played: Paris, Tokyo, Phuket, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Moscow, Dubai, St-Petersburg, Varsovia, Copenhagen, Bratislava, Oslo, Praha, Ibiza, London, Bruxels, Stuttgart, Zurich, Lausanne, Genève, Barcelona, Miami, Marrakech, Liege, Milano, Roma, Amsterdam, Seoul, Barcelona, Istanbul, Malaga, Madrid, or Barhein to name a few…