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Pascal Bertin

Journalist • France

Cloud techno, chill rap, balearic country, fuzz world music, apocalyptic folk, növö funk, cosmic acid… the sounds of yesterday, today and the day after tomorrow fascinate him, as long as they’re free, open, and surprising. Since childhood he’s been tirelessly seeking that first feeling of frisson he felt with The Byrds, Kraftwerk, The Congos, Taxi Girl, The KLF, Dr. Dre, Ricardo Villalobos, Fat White Family, and Marshall Jefferson.

After 20 years at the magazine Les Inrockuptibles, Pascal Bertin became a freelance journalist in 2010. He told of the lives (and sometimes deaths) of rap artists in the Dictionnaire du Rock, lit up the columns of France Inter and Mouv’, made a TV documentary about Eminem, collaborated on another about Daft Punk, wrote for the Arte TV animation series Tout est vrai (ou presque) (It’s all true (or very nearly)), as well as conducting numerous interviews for the sites Noisey and i-D, part of Vice France. He contributes to the monthly publication Tsugi and the daily paper Libération, as well as advising young artists on how to respond to the media. If all this could be summed up in a song title? “Transmission” by Joy Division.

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