“Timid Boy shows us that he's a great producer, and he's an artist to follow." (Agoria)
“Wicked new music this week, especially some beauties from Timid Boy and all the mixes of Diddy and Guy Gerber's 11.11 are ace.” (@sasha official twitter)
« The new leading light of the new French deep house/tech house generation » (Resident Advisor)
« The fast-rising house producer » (Mixmag)
« Once again the Frenchman comes up trumps » (Ibiza Voice)
« The good french surprise » (Tsugi Magazine)
French electronic producer & Dj Damien Almira aka Timid Boy first rose to prominence in 2003, with his Dj residency at the famous Rex Club in Paris for the Ellen Allien’s BPitch Control parties. His passionate and zestful interpretation of the deep, hypnotic house & techno sound seduced Resident Advisor which put one of his podcasts as the “Mix Of The Day” on its website home page.
Damien was also a very well known French music journalist, specialized in electronic music, working for the prestigious musical French publications Rock & Folk, Technikart or Trax (as Deputy Editor). This enabled him a deeper understanding and appreciation of electronic music and its rich heritage, which illuminate his productions.
He also runs Time Has Changed. The label has fast become one of the hottest French house labels with key releases and remixes from Oxia, Kiki, Alexkid, Jef K, Carlo Lio, Glimpse, Marco Resmann, Mihai Popoviciu, Alex Celler, Marcman, Todd Bodine…
Timid Boy has releases on famous labels such as Tuning Spork, Barraca, Upon You, Form, Bitten, Dame Music… He gets great supports and charts from Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Steve Lawler, Sasha, Reboot, Dop, … His tracks and remixes often reach the Beatport charts, like “Chicago Story” (top 10 tech house), “Balloc 1” (composed with Carlo Lio) or his remix for Zoë Xenia (top 10 deep house).
Timid Boy use to play around the world in famous clubs as as Panorama Bar, Bar 25, KaterHolzig, Air (Tokyo), D-Edge (Sao Paulo), Salon Daomé (Montreal), Cocoon, Tresor, Rex Club, Mac Arena Beach Club (Barcelona) and success tours in Japan, USA, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico…
The quality of these works made the French techno heroe Agoria say: “Timid Boy shows us that he's a great producer, and he's an artist to follow."