June 21, 2012 - by labeladmin
© Elsa Okazaki
Jerry Bouthier and Andrea Gorgerino are the duo JBAG.
The first is French, the second Italian, they met in London where they are both based.
Part of the Kitsuné family, sound designer of Vivienne Westwood & other fashion labels, dj/producer & A&R-music consultant Jerry Bouthier has recently kicked off his digital imprint Continental records with a compelling roster. A classically trained musician turned skilled producer Andrea Gorgerino reigns supreme in the studio where he practices musical alchemy, turning synthetic chaos into organized magic.
The pair were resident djs at groundbreaking London fashion club BoomBox (now Ponystep) and are often found spinning for the fashion world (Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gareth Pugh, Colette, Givenchy…).
The pitch? After bonding over a love of all things melodic and funky - you could call it balearic - the pair started to produce dance music. Tired of the noise out there, they started to draw from their multiple influences, indie, italo, electro, disco, house, funk… all tied up by a little pop twist, and swore they would do all to bring uplifting vibes and (decent) songs back to the dancefloor.
Energy and attitude are of course part of the equation, Bouthier & Gorgerino enjoy nothing more than rocking the party; their prime motivation remains sharing with all their enthusiasm for the music that makes their heart beat.
Constantly fine-tuning their ideas over remixes for the likes of Kitsuné, Disco Texas, Modular…, JBAG have released their debut single ‘X Ray Sex’ in 2011 and are currently finishing off the follow-up out on Continental this summer.
Gigamesh ‘Your Body’ (Kitsuné)
Reflex ‘Wavering’ (Continental)
Housse de Racket ‘Chateau’ (Kitsuné)
Kamp! ‘Cairo’ (Disco Texas)
Arnaud Rebotini ‘Another Time, Another Place’ (Black Strobe)
Shindu ‘Happy House’ (Kitsuné)
Bunny Lake ‘Army Of Lovers (JBAG’s hot pop remix)’ (Universal)
Ladyhawke ‘My Delirium (JBAG’s hot pop remix)’ (Modular)
Sparks ‘Good Morning (JBAG remix)’ (Lil’ Beethoven)
Kylie ‘BoomBox (JBAG remix)’ (EMI)
S-Express ‘Stupid Little Girls (JBAG remix)’ (Kitsuné)