mimetic

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Biography

  • Swiss DJ & producer, Audio club resident in Geneva, Artistic Head for Electron Festival.
    Musically involved in techno and atmospheric sounds, Mimetic is the reflection of Jérome Soudan’s mind, complex and fascinating. This is a hyperactive musician, often described as an essential piece of the european underground music scene. He first studied piano at conservatory level, leading him to explore and become interested in clarinet, orchestral percussion, drumming and later electronic drumming. Once he finished his musical diploma, Jérôme moved from Lyon to Paris in 1994 and joined Les Tétines Noires. He soon became involved in another project: Von Magnet, where he quickly established himself within the band, due to his drumming talent, as well as his natural skills as a composer. During four years, he lived in Berlin, from 1996 to 2000 while playing and writing in Art Zoyd, he created his own musical project: Mimetic. He is now living in Geneva, working as artistic director of Electron Festival, Présences Electroniques Genève and Audio Club. His first album as Mimetic named ‘Overrated’, received good reviews from the electronic music movement. Far from being stuck on one idea or genre, Mimetic writes for contemporary dance artists (Carol Brown, Jan Linkens, Lionel Hoche), creates the soundtracks of underground movies by director Lech Kowalsky (D.O.A, East in Paradise…). Specific work that he is still involved in currently, he is also collaborating with Sigmasix on a audiovisual installation experiencing the sound in octophony: Vertical Surround. So far, Mimetic has released 9 albums, many various digipacks, DVDs and also a book. His last album “Where We Will Never Go”, includes collaborations with Mika Vainio, Mira Calix, Niveau Zero and Samael and was remixed by Kangding Ray and Paul Kendall ( NIN, Depeche Mode ). Not only a successful producer and live artist, Mimetic is a brillant DJ, mixing with ease different styles such as bass music, techno and electronica. He aleady shared the stage with : Surgeon, Ellen Allien, Jeff Mills, Charlotte De Witte, Paula Temple, Nina Kraviz, Robert Hood, Leftfield, Jon Hopkins, Daniel Avery, Rodhad, Max Cooper, Chris Liebing, Slam, Optimo, Agoria, Pantha du Prince, Miss Kittin, Speedy J, The Hacker, Oxia, Sam Paganini, Marcel Fengler, Alan Fitzpatrick, Extrawelt, Roman Flügel, Paco Osuna, Modeselektor, Helena Hauff,…. Behind his machines, he knows how to handle the crowds and to make them move. After 20 years of touring, expressing and improving his art, Mimetic is still following his path, fed by multicultural influences.
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    Selected discography

    MIMETIC: deepfakes. digital. les arts minis lam004. 2019 MIMETIC: maidenhead. 12”. les arts minis l.a.m.v.003. 2016 MIMETIC: where I will never go. 12”. les arts minis l.a.m.v.002. 2013 MIMETIC: where we will never go. cd. hymen records ¥810. 2013 MIMETIC: grow up & wait. 12”. les arts minis l.a.m.v.001. 2011 MIMETIC X: one more than nine. 2x3"cd & book. les arts minis lma002. 2008 THE MIMETIC YEARS: all my lives. cd. hands productions d105. 2007 MIMETIC under pressure: ultra. cd. spectre/nautilus na09. 2006 MIMETIC desire: sacred aim. dvd. ant-zen act175. 2006 MIMETIC collective: one by one. cd. urgence disk records kab 047. 2006 MIMETIC tale: personal plot. 3"cd. thisco thisk.20. 2005 MIMETIC dancing: the changing room. cd / boxset. hands productions d073 / b028. 2005 ORIGAMIMETIC (w/ origami galaktika). cd. spectre s16. 2004 MIMETIC: out of tune 2. 12”. moloko+ plus 065. 2003 MIMETIC: on the other side. 3x12". hands productions b017. 2002 MIMETIC data/be-at: sensitive / sound a. 2cd. parametric 0.11q. 2002 MIMETIC: out of tune. 12". moloko+ plus 021. 2001 MIMETIC mute: negative. cd. prikosnovénie prik036. 2000 MIMETIC mute: positive. cd. moloko+ plus 032. 2000 MIMETIC kino: lucius (w/ delphium). cd. fario fariocd02. 1999 MIMETIC field: overrated. cd. moloko+ plus 009. 1998