“The only limits are those you create yourself.”
In 1995, deep in the vibrant, pumping heart of Paris, French DJ and producer Claude Monnet put into place the beginnings of now world-renowned label SSOH. Designed to be a ‘salon’ of ground-breaking, quality electronic music, from the start there were to be no finite lines; no boundaries that could not be crossed through the expression of music. As long as a track could stand firm by itself, expressing quality, individuality and passion, it would find a home in the SSOH stable. Jazz, techno, house, deep house, Afro beat, Afro Latin and more, were all strains that ran thick through productions leaving SSOH from its very earliest of days.
Fast forward to 2011 and today SSOH is recognized as one of the core labels for pure, unadulterated electronic beats. With groove as its defining factor and rhythm its heart beat, release after release from artists such as Rodriguez Jr , Kolombo, Ian Pooley, Citizain Kain, Joris Delacroix, Dimitri From Paris, Franck Roger, Shur-I-Kan, Dj Spinna, Culoe De Song, Rocco, Art of Tones, Ludovic Lorca, DJ Gregory/Point G, Francesco Tarantini, The Deepshakerz, Ajello, Aaron und Pascal,Julien Jabre, Abicah Soul, Pastaboys, Bangana, Claude Monnet himself and more, flow out; lighting up dance floors and radio waves and igniting the touch paper of inspiration for younger producers coming up through the ranks.
Not just singles come from SSOH; conceptual ideas like the Back 2 Fundamentals movement are also part of the creative process. Bringing the focus squarely back to the basic principles of funk and dance, Back 2 Fundamentals proved to be an explosion of epic quality on its first installment. Drawing on the wealth of underground house talent and the history of the French electronic movement, The French ‘Touche’ was an unqualified success, celebrating urban lifestyle, street culture and live performance as well as music. 2012 will see Claude release Back 2 Fundamentals: The Nouvelle Vagu