David Carretta

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Biography

  • French pioneer of Electroclash in the early 90's, David Carretta produce hard edged electro, analogue techno and retro-futuristic synth workouts. 25 years on since his debut release Carretta is still at his creative best.
    David Carretta is a modern techno producer who paradoxically draws its roots in the best of the 1980s. On “Nuit Panic”, his first solo album the last ten years, the incisive and hypnotic melodies of "Visage" and "Prince de la cuite", interpreted by David, or "Dark Candies" sung by the Berlin artist Aga Wilk, point his obsession with the Italo Disco style and the seductive tones of the synth-pop of New Order or Depeche Mode. The martial beats and hypnotic synth lines of "Come Here Come Down", "Destination l'amour" or "En cas d'urgence", recall the electronic cold and percussive sound of the Electronic Body Music introduced by Front 242 or Nitzer Ebb, a music fed by the nihilism of punk and the metallic sounds of the industrial music. However, on this fourth solo album, the French musician is never satisfied with mimicking the music of yesterday. He draws on it its DNA, vocabulary and of course some of its instruments, especially its favorite synthesizer, the Sequential Circuits Pro One as well as the Korg MS-20, iconic synthesizers used by Vince Clark, DAF or Liaisons Dangereuses. Between torments and pleasure Like other French musicians of his generation, close to his universe, such as The Hacker, Terrence Fixmer, Vitalic or the youngest Gesaffelstein, David Caretta brings to these 1980s sounds energy and rigor that owe everything to techno. Not to mention more contemporary or personal topics that emerge through his minimalist lyrics. A song like "Visage" mocks, the obsession of social networks for the selfie, while "Prince de la cuite" is rather self-mockery, unless it is a black irony which David has shown to himself many times. Nuit Panic, the frenglish title of the album, halfway between the themes of pleasure and fear, summarizes for the artist the troubled sensations, possible drifts and dangerous situations that can happen during the night, that evoke a night of pleasure, dance, drinking, wandering or fright. . A discreet pathfinder Discreet personality of the French techno scene, David Caretta is none the less one of his pioneers. During his teens in the French southwest, he was nurtured by punk and new wave, before setting up his first band in 1988, which could be described as industrial or EBM. The synthetic sonorities of his first explorations naturally led him to New Beat, Acid House and Techno which arrived between the late 1980s and the early 1990s, before he publishes his first singlei by 1994 on Harthouse, a Frankfurt label founded by Sven Väth. Two years later, he continues to progress within the German scene by publishing the most techno "Innerwood", the first EP of another legendary label, International Deejay Gigolo. Even if David has played in Europe since that time, his career will benefit from a new impulse with the release of his first two LPs, Le Catalogue Electronique (1999) and Kill Your Radio (2004), during a period which corresponds to the rise of Electroclash. Alongside Vitalic or Miss Kittin & The Hacker, he is part of this generation of musicians, from techno, who then renew with the rock, sexy and dark inspiration of their adolescence marked by the new wave, bringing attitude and disruptive spirit to a rave scene out of inspiration. In 2001, his track "Vicious Game", carried by incisive synths and a voice from beyond the grave, is one of the iconic pieces of the genre. A dynamic that he used to found in 2004, Space Factory, an electronic music label that, over the past fifteen years, has published more than fifty references including Jensen Interceptor, the Fool's Stone, Adriano Canzian and the most recent Jauzas The Shining. From 80's EBM to the ongoing renaissance His next-to-last album, Rodeo Disco, is released in 2008 and announces a succeding decade when the musician will be more discreet and will move to the mountains of Ariège, to live outdoors. He started his comeback on the music scene from 2015, with the release of two retrospective compilations of his work, Two Decades, which are accompanied by a series of maxis published by Zone, Mille Feuilles, Blackstrobe Records and the German GND , which demonstrate that the Caretta sound has succeeded to spread through the years. For ten years, the electro scene has indeed revitalised into its past, seeking to explore the sometimes forgotten currents of its history. First with italo-disco, followed by a darker inspiration that saw the techno reconnect the industrial music and EBM of the 1980s, that a whole new generation of DJs and producers recreate today in the underground clubs of Berlin, Paris or Moscow. A scene in full excitement that rediscovers the music that has always accompanied David Caretta during his career, and who may find through Night Panic, a new source of inspiration.
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    Selected discography

    1994 10''- Calyptol Inhalant - L.S.D – Harthouse 12"- Pink Noïse - analog devices - Mesclum 1995 12"- David Carretta - ngc 3200 – Melmack 01 12"- mixes of Gary Numan - dans le park - dj hell/david carretta - Random 2.1 1996 12''- David Carretta - innerwood – gigolo 01 12''- David Carretta - futurfarm ep – thrust 02 12"- Gluon Quarks 1 – Protoplasm 01 12"- Gluon Quarks 2 – Protoplasm 02 1997 12''- David Carretta - Toulouse is on the map – gigolo 06 12''- David Carretta - marseille kicks ass – thrust 04 cd - international deejay gigolos compilation 1 1998 12''- David Carretta - the rocket sardine – gigolo 18 12''- David Carretta - twin planets – thrust 06 cd - international deejay gigolos compilation 2 1999 2x12'' – David Carretta - le catalogue électronique – gigolo 35 cd Album – David Carretta - le catalogue électronique – gigolo 35 12''- David Carretta, Olive & Virtualian - v.c.o – thrust 08 cd - international deejay gigolos compilation 3 2000 12''- David Carretta - machine is breeding – thrust 11 12”- David Carretta - sweet shuffle – Dancefloor Killer 12"- David Carretta & Electric Indigo - collective e.p – Pornflake 01 12"- David Carretta – dildo – Kobayashi 12"- Steve Bug - at the front / David Carretta remix - Pokerflat 09 12"- Cosmo Vitelli - party day / David carretta remix - Solid / Virgin 12”- Mark Broom – hold me / David Carretta remix - Pornflake 002 2001 12''- David Carretta - domination ep – gigolo 81 12"- David Carretta - mouvement perpétuel – Rewired 6 12''- David Carretta - dehumanized ep – thrust 19 12"- David Carretta - sequence harmony - Leitmotiv 06 12''- Mitsu - shylight / David Carretta remix - Gigolo 57 12"- Hardfloor - communication to none David Carretta remix - Harthouse 07-6 12"- Alessandro F. – doomplanet / david Carretta remix - Dancefloor killer 01 12"- Puberty Love - x-ray eyes / david Carretta remix - Lasergun 014 cd - international deejay gigolos compilations 5 cd - the very best of inter. dj gigolos 2002 12"- David Carretta & Cassy - tu es – WMF records cd - David Carretta & Virtualian - machines – thrust cd 01 cd - Electric Indigo & David Carretta - i want you – Electronic Resistance 12”- Kiko – monique / David Carretta remix – Goodlife 12”- Agoria – mad max / David Carretta remix – A Traction 12”- Feuks – acid works / David Carretta remix - E Beat 003 12”- Scratch Massive - seeing is believing / D. Carretta remix - Disques Debut / Warner Music cd Mix – David Carretta - electro dash – Model 2003 12”- Dj Tonio & David Carretta - my telephone is dead - Error 404 10”- Eedio - une histoire de remix / David Carretta & Ido remix - Leitmotiv 009 12”- Paul Nazca – emotion / David Carretta remix – Scandium 12”- Sinema – you keep me hangin’ on / D. Carretta remix - Hot banana 01-R 12”- Cassy and Dave the Hustler - her dream / D. Carretta remix - Mental Groove 32 cd - international deejay gigolos compilations 7 cd - the japanese gigolo inferno cd – mix compilation american gigolo 2004 12''- David Carretta - lovely toy – gigolo 154 2x12''– David Carretta - kill your radio – gigolo 155 CD ALBUM – David Carretta - kill your radio – gigolo 155 12”- David Carretta, The Hacker & Millimetric – Moskow reise – Goodlife 21 12”- David Carretta - inside out - Hot Banana 06 12”- David Carretta, Al Ferox & Dj Tonio - the bad guys - Dancefloor Killer 12”- Miss Yetti – obsessed / David Carretta remix - Gold und Liebe 12 12”- Kim Peers – tell me more / David Carretta remix – Gigolo 133 2005 12”& cd - David Carretta & Gigi Succes – ermite technologique – cocoon compilation CD – Superlux – Alarm Carretta remix – soundstation 12” – DIP & David Carretta – Contact – Space Factory 5 12” – Volksmusik – the force agressiva remix by David Carretta – Electrofon 12” – The Hacker – Radiation remix – Goodlife CD – T21 – midnight of my life re-construction Carretta mix 2006 12”- David Carretta – kill your radio album remixes part 1 – Space Factory 10 12” - T21 – midnight of my life re-construction Carretta mix – Wicked Music 12” – Virtual Symetrie – See you Transtributexpress mix – Eye Q 12” – Superlux – Alarm Carretta remix – Lektroluv 12” – David Carretta – change vote – change records DOUBLE CD – Hits Parade Mix Parade – Space Factory CD – Implant – the creatures David Carretta remix – Alfa Matrix 2007 CD – 32 Crash – spacemen & poets carretta remix – alfa matrix 12” – Crash Course In Science – Cardboard Lamb Carretta remix – Planete Rouge CD – Neon Electronics – Better Way Carretta remix – La Maquis 12” & CD – Vive La Fête – quatsch David Carretta remix – Uwe CD – Neon Judgement – Awful Day David Carretta remix – PIAS 12” – Danis Rodriguez – Bad Experience – Destination records 2008 12” – David Carretta – Disco Dance / Dance Machine – Space Factory CD – David Carretta – Rodeo Disco – Space Factory 12” – Dancepig – beneath me David Carretta remix – Space Factory Digital – Marco Asoleda & Drey – carretta remix – Amazone Audio 12” – Ionic Vision – Sleep David Carretta remix – Things to Come CD – Buzz – Minimal et electronique carretta remix – no label CD – Ayria – six seconds David Carretta remix – Alfa Matrix 2009 CD ALBUM – David Carretta – Rodeo Disco – Space Factory 12” – Dirty Princess – Marine David Carretta remix – Mad Dildo 12” – Alexander Robotnick – Obsession for a disco freak Carretta remix – This is Music 12” – David Carretta – Rodeo disco remixes part 1 – Space Factory 12” – Arnaud Rebotini – 1234 David carretta Remix – Citizen records 2010 12” – David Carretta – Rodeo disco remixes part 2 – Space Factory 12” – The Penelopes – licked by love David Carretta Remix - 12” - Millimetric - Manic Depression David Carretta remix - 2011 CD ALBUM – Aerobic – Peace Hand – Space Factory 12” – People Theatre & Yasmin Gate – Waiting for you Carretta remix – Space Factory 12”- Christopher Kah – Gone David Carretta Remix – RHH 12” - Christopher Kah – Burnt David Carretta Remix – RHH 12” – Frederic De Carvalho – Snails David Carretta Remix – Absolute Freak 12” – Carretta & Workerpoor – Crash ep. – Zone 2012/13/14 12”- Gesaffelstein – Hatred David Carretta Remix – Turbo recordings 12" - CARRETTA & WORKERPOOR - Electronic Warfare - Space Factory 12" - The Horrorist - The Man Master (Carretta & Workerpoor remix) - TTC 12" - Arnaud Rebotini - Their synthetic majesties request (David Carretta and Workerpoor remix) - Zone 12"- CARRETTA & WORKERPOOR - Subtle Knife feat. Louisahhh!!! - Space Factory 12"- ADAN & ILSE feat. Peter - Swallow You All (David Carretta Remix) - Space Factory 12" - CARRETTA & WORKERPOOR - The Intruders - Space Factory 12" - CARRETTA & WORKERPOOR - I.N.T.R.U.D.E.R.S Remixes - Space Factory 12"- Molecule - Ultra Bleu (Version by Carretta & Workerpoor) 12"- Radical G / The Horrorist - Here Comes The Storm Carretta & Workerpoor 12" - Kobain - Death Star (David Carretta Remix) 12" - DUALESQUE - Uncomplicated David Carretta Remix - kilerrr 12" - Turbo Turbo - Jack Your House David Carretta Remix - GND 12" - Plastique De Rêve - Waiting For Tonight (David Carretta Remix) - Space factory 12"- MILLIMETRIC - Slogan (David Carretta Remix) 12" - ELECTROSEXUAL - Tempelhof (David Carretta Remix) 12" - Life For Dead - Diablo (David Carretta Remix) - Space Factory 12" - David Carretta - Land Of Sin - Zone Records 2019: Album - David Carretta - Nuit panic - Blackstrobe Records