Cape Town, South Africa
Fred Spider is a Musician (Hammond, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet), Dj since 1984, Music Producer, & Artistic Director.
Originally born in Lyon (France), he lived Barcelona from 2005 where he started the project "The Jivers" and now lives Cape Town since 2010 were he opened Club Voom Voom.
Fred Spider turned himself to an eclectic style. He took his inspiration from polymorphous beats and dancing grooves, trying to spread his well known good mood on the dancefloor (Jazz, 50's R'n'B, rare soul, deep funk, brazilian beats, Latin kicks, deep house, soulful drum'n'bass, breaks and broken beats, nu-jazz..).
Fred has also woven his spider web worldwide (over 28 countries like China, Japan, Argentina, Usa, Uk...) and shared the turntables with some of the greatest dj's as Gilles Peterson, Bob Sinclar, Mr Scruff, Dimitri From Paris and even Daft Punk.
Originally born in Lyon (France), Fred Spider became addicted to music after having listened to the jazz organist "Jimmy Smith". From then on he always has been an active member of the huge family of music and started djaying in 1984, where he created his first band and played in the so-called fashion and "Mods" parties.
Whereas a lot of musicians specialize themselves in a unique style music, which could be sometimes restrictive, Fred Spider turned himself to an eclectic style. He took his inspiration from polymorphous beats and dancing grooves, trying to spread his well known good mood on the dancefloor (Jazz, 50's R'n'B, rare soul, deep funk, brazilian beats, Latin kicks, deep house, soulful drum'n'bass, breaks and broken beats, nu-jazz..).
He created his first label "Rotax" in 1997 (with Pascal Rioux (Favorites Records), Teddy G (Jazz Up) and Philgood (Jazz FM)) and "Plein Gaz Productions" in 1998 and started to produce a lot of varied-style artists going from nu-jazz to break, broken beat, with some other releases of hip-hop or drum'n'bass (14 releases). He produces as well his own band called "Colorblind" (6 musicians), which is a "colorfull" ambitious project melting together electronic sounds with organic grooves. He created others labels like "2Siders" or "Blindtest".
Moreover, Fred has also woven his spider web worldwide and played in different countries such as Usa * Japan * China * South Africa * Uk * France * Italy * Turkey * Switzerland * Scotland * Argentina * Germany * Austria * Holland * Sweden * Hungary * Spain * Portugal * Mauritius Island * Reunion Island * Slovaquia
Dj’s & live Partners:
Mr Scruff * Howie B * Nicola Conte * Jazzanova * Gilles Peterson * Patrick Forge * Rainer Truby * Zero Db * Quantic * Zuco 103 * Nik Weston * Mad Mats * Keb Darge * Dj Cam * Mr Bongo * Kid Koala * Dj Food * Kyoto Jazz Massive * Bnx Zimpala * Frederic Galliano * Dj Vadim * Alex Kid * Daft Punk * Dan Ghenacia * Carl Craig * Claudio Coccoluto * Up Bustle & Out * Nickodemus * Russ Dewbury * Hospital * Dom Servini * Massive Attack * Adrian Gibson * Dj Painé * Dj Krust * Adam F * Eddie Piller * Cut killer * Roger Sanchez * Alex Reece * Dimitri from Paris * Bob Sinclar * The Roots * James Taylor Quartet * Mj Cole * Dusty * Kevin Yost * Romanthony * Bugz in the Attic * Erik Truffaz * Femi Kuti * Keziah Jones * Yellow prod * Scratch pervers * Freestylers * 4 hero * Brazilectro * Andy “Portishead” Smith * Yuri Buenaventura * Los Van Van * Ross Allen * Kevin Beadle * Mo’ Horizons * Maceo Parker * Tony Allen
Some of his greatests live, events & festivals:
Jazz a Vienne * Cape Town Jazz Festival * Sonar Off Barcelona * Nuits Sonores Lyon * Stade de France (Mondial du Snowboard - 21 000 pers) * Tribu Jazz Festival Paris * Aeroneff * Jelly Jazz Plymouth * Printemps de Bourges * Jazz Cafe London * Jazz Room Brighton * Nancy Jazz Pulsation * Arênes de Nimes (10 000 pers) * Transbordeur * Montreux Jazz Festival (2500 pers) * Halle Tony Garnier Lyon (6500 pers) * Aeronite Festival Lyon (4500 pers) * Invites Villeurbanne with Quantic Soul Orchestra & Mr Scruff * Cargo London * San Sebastian Jazz Festival
Cannes Movie Festival > Ultra Private parties for Warner c/v Claudia Shiffer, Kim Bassinger, Gerard Depardieu
France > Resident & DA @ Club Marquise Lyon 94 - 2000
Paris @ Queen Respect with Dj Q * Nouveau Casino * Pulp with Arielle Wisman * Follies Pigall’s * Batofar * Rex club with Massive Attack & Dj Die & Rainer Truby * Trabendo with Dj Cam & Erik Truffaz * Bataclan with Mj Cole, Gilles Peterson * Glazz’art * Marseille * Nancy * Lille * Bordeaux * Grenoble @ Vertigo * Montpellier @ Rockstore * Dijon @ Anfer with Jazzanova* Vapeur * Usine
..Spain.. : Barcelona @ Marula Cafe * Diobar * Café royale * Red Lounge * Fellini * Oven * Sala instincto * Lasal * Apolo Powder room * Lotus * Apolo 2 Nuggets * City hall * Mecal Film Festival * Fonfone * Mama Shake * Local Bar * Ottozutz * Bestial * Madrid @ Teatriz
Italy: Mercati Generali * Tunnel @ Milano with Dj Painé * Trieste * Rimini * Bologna * Torino * Napoli * Catania
Uk: London @ Jazz café with Dom Servini * Vibes bar * Sosho with Kevin Beaddle * Notting hill Art Club with Ross Allen * Herbal * Cargo * Plymouth @ Jelly jazz * Manchester * Brighton @ Jazz room with Russ Dewbury * Glassgow @ Archies club
USA: Empire Hotel with Turmix * Turntable on the Hudson with Quantic & Nickodemus * New York * Chicago * Saint Louis
Argentina.. : Soul Food @ Niceto Club, Congo Bar, Art Factory Hotel * Buenos Aires
South Africa.. : Latinova * Mix Room * Waiting Room * Obz Art Festival * Ll Moog * Cape Town * Johannesburg
Japan: Tokyo @ Fabrique * Kyoto @ Room with Kyoto Jazz Massive
China: Shangai * Guangzhou * Hong-kong
1992 : Hey ! Bookmakers (Album)
1994 : Kool Kats Klub (with Mister Day)
2002 : Colorblind feat. Dj Spider & Jun Matsuoka : "Swing it up !" (PGProd 007)
2003 : Colorblind feat. Dj Spider & Jun Matsuoka (PGProd 011)
2004 : Novo Dia : Original & Wagon' Cookin remix (PGProd 012)>
2004 : "Nu-swing !" Original & Bears in the wood remix (TM Juke/Tru Thoughts) > / Superzoom : Patchworks remix (Still Music/Favorites Rec) (PGProd 013)>
2008 : 4 Tracks signed on Tru Thoughts on the Fluid Ounce Compilation.
2009 : The Jivers "Do What" (Jazz & Milk rec)
Jazz & Milk Breaks Vol 3 (Jazz & Milk)
2011: The Jivers "Move on Girl" (Jazz & Milk rec)
Remixes: Fréderic Galliano, Erik Sumo, Minigroove Orchestra, Nu Tropic, THC, Misnoma, Deep Child, Scott Black Cartridge...
Compilation: Saint Germain Café, "French Kiss" (Universal), "I Love Paris" (Universal USA), "Electro Jazz Session" (Wagram), "Organ Bar suite 3" (Universal Japon), "La Fabrique" (JVC Japon/Wagram), "Lounge Story" (Le Maquis/Dreyfus/Sony), "Jazzanthrope" (PGProd 009), Warner, Sony Japan, Pschent, Rambling japan, P-vine Japan, Zap music, Electro-Swing V (Wagram).
Members of Plein Gaz Productions:
Colorblind All Stars feat. Disturbing Redrum, Sena, The Real Fake MC, Ashton y Barbena (One more reason Rmx feat. Sena), Seshat, Ghost Note, Bears in the Wood (as TM Juke/Tru Thoughts), Patchworks (Superzoom Rmx feat. Mister Day), Wagon Cookin' (Novo dia Rmx feat. Koutoufla), Barna Soundmachine, Alien Kid, Sadako, Dwight Fried, Deepchild, Steppah Huntah, Basephunk, Artur...