John Talabot occupies a fairly unique position in the current electronic landscape. His open-minded approach to making, collecting and playing music allows him to be just as comfortable on the main stage of a great summer festival as in a small local club, earning the following of both the occasional fan and the demanding connoisseur along the way.
Today, he keeps pushing the envelope, following instincts rather than stratagems. A need of discovery that also defines his tireless search of music, making him one of those rare DJs that can effortlessly juxtapose efficacy, risk and revelation.
Moreover his curational endeavors keep expanding, having commissioned stages in festivals such as Primavera Sound or Nuits Sonores or bringing his Hivern Discs label's nights to clubs around Europe. In many ways, his work with the label epitomizes his understanding of music: rigorous and committed, but constantly dynamic and open to the unexpected. Because if John Talabot has made something clear over the last decade, is that growth always comes from the will to keep exploring.