Jérôme Caron in Paris

Releasing Orchestra of Samples meant the selection of chosen tracks from the project needed mixing / engineering differently from the live show. The label !K7 introduced us to French producer Jérôme Caron (aka Blackjoy), who’s produced artists including singer and actress Sandra Nkaké and French artists Blundetto and General Elektriks. He’s remixed American singer Brisa Roché and Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi (who famously sang at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize concert), he also currently presents a radio show on Red Bull Music Academy Radio and often works for Radio Nova.

One of the producers involved in the French Touch movement, along with the likes of Bob Sinclair, Daft Punk, Alex Gopher, Cassius and Etienne de Crecy, Jérôme initially started out as assistant to French superstar DJ Bob Sinclair at his Yellow Productions label back in the late 90’s. He also previously worked on French radio station France Inter, part of national Radio France, with hugely respected radio presenter Bernard Lenoir – often described as the French John Peel. Jérôme himself later released on Bob Sinclair’s Yellow Productions imprint with club hits including Moustache, and in 2007 he released his debut album Time on Project Recordings / Discograph, which included the French hit Headphone Drone, featuring General Elektriks.

Jérôme has an incredibly wide ranging taste in music, loving everything from jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop to world, techno, house and disco. He states on his website that ‘technology allows greater liberty while simultaneously blurring boundaries between musical genres’, so for us, he was perfect to work with on Orchestra of Samples.

With massive thanks to Quinton Scott.