From 2001, Degiheugi (D.J.E.J) consumed LPs and made the decks roar in a rap band. But the sphere of classical hip-hop quickly becomes cramped to handle the influx of ideas endlessly irrigating its right hemisphere. Collector of sounds, explorer of the ideal sample, Degiheugi sets off to unearth still raw nuggets, slumbering in the abysses of the Web and under the dust of vinyls marking the past decades. He is reinventing the art of fusing these sound particles to give them a second life to atomic radiation.
Impregnated with 5-star featurings (Chill Bump, Ceschi, Astronautalis, ASM, Hugo Kant …) and beats with a goldsmith’s groove, these dazzling patchworks expand the magnetic field of trip-hop codes, and reveal chemically pure music, full of soul reflections, electronic spleen and melodic flashes.
After 7 essential albums and 2 EPs, all celebrated by the growing ranks of his followers, this shadowy beatmaker took the stage in 2015. From Europe to Australia, from DJ Shadow’s opening acts to joint stages with Chill Bump, Smokey Joe & the Kid or ProleteR, his live performances combine sound and video for a powerfully immersive experience.
“Let Me Down” new single released on december 18th, 2020