artist: Timid Boy
title: Bop Bap EP
label: Darkroom Dubs
genre: tech house
cat #: DRD041D
May 31st 2010
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Laurent Garnier "Great tracks by Timid Boy!"
Danny Tenaglia - "Thanks. I love Bop Bap!"
Orde Meikle (Slam) - "Great tracks, strong release!"
Okain - "Bop Bap is my fav here. Good work!"
Chris Carrier - "Great tracks from Timid Boy!"
Roual Galloway (Faith Fanzine) - "Bop Bap does the damage for me!"
Nima Gorji - "Bop Bap is my thing!"
Lauhaus - "Killer tracks. I will play!"
Uner - "These tracks are perfect for me!!!!"
Ray Okpara - "I will play Bop Bap for sure!"
Agnes - "Wicked! Sure play on Timid Boy!"
Behrouz - "Great stuff, especially Bop Bap (great bassline) full support!"
Darkroom Dubs are proud to welcome French electronic producer & Dj, Damien Almira aka Timid Boy.
He is co-owner of the Time Has Changed imprint, along with fellow producer, Acumen. Although still in relative infancy, the label is fast becoming one of the hottest French house labels.
It was the fantastic groove-laden, "Hold On" on Time Has Changed sister label, Time Is Now that alerted Silicone Soul to his mercurial talent and they invited him to release on their Darkroom Dubs label. The title track, "Bop Bap" was one of the highlights of their recent, Darkroom Dubs Vol. 2 Mix CD, which gained widespread critical acclaim.
Damien first rose to prominence in 2003, with his Dj residency at the famous Rex Club in Paris for the BPitch Control parties. Spinning along side some of Europes top Dj's, (Jeff Mills, Ellen Allien, Booka Shade, Tiga, The Hacker, Sascha Funke, Roman Flügel, DJ Hell, Supermayer, Francois K & Paul Kalkbrenner) his reputation grew quickly in the Parisian underground scene with his passionate and zestful elucidation of the deep, hypnotic house & techno sound.
Damien is also a very well known French music journalist, specialising in electronic music. In the past ten years, working for well-known French publications Rock & Folk, Technikart and now Trax (Frances premier electronic magazine). This enables a deeper understanding and appreciation of electronic music and its rich heritage, which illuminates his productions.
In March 2009 he released his debut, "Split EP" on Time Has Changed and also, "Where Is The Bang Bang EP" on 4line Records which garnered universal support and Hermann Is Speaking featuring in Trax Magazines CD covermount.
The follow up, "La Nuit" represented an important step for as Richie Hawtin heavily supported the track. His following releases on labels, Percusa and Monique Musique were then supported by Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice, Dubfire & Sebo K, and lauded also by the nu-house crew - dOP, Nick Curly, Julien Chaptal & Masomenos. His hypnotic, dance floor style also seduced the Spanish/ Italian house gang Circo Loco, (DC 10 Ibiza) whose residents Tania Vulcano & Andrew Grant signed tracks to their Isgud & Barraca labels.
His productions have captured the imagination of the worlds dance press and radio, with rave reviews in Trax, Tsugi, DJ Magazine, Ibiza Voice & Faith Fanzine and radio support on Buzzin Fly, Ibiza Global, RTE Pulse (Dublin), CHRY 105.5FM (Toronto), Ministry Of Sound Radio & Ibiza Sonica.
His most recent releases on Time Has Changed, "Chicago Story" (The Oxia Remix was #1 on Junos Download Chart) and "On A Cloud With Richard" have only served to further enhance his reputation. So with more hot tracks on the horizon, (For labels including Tuning Spork & Bitten and mixing the first Time Has Changed CD compilation) just like Time Has Changed, the beautiful adventure of Timid Boy continues...