Review of College and Le Matos : Less Sunday More ’80s Please
Le Matos is an electro band, inspired like most of these band by the ’80s music vibe. The only problem Sunday night at La Vitrola, is that it was Sunday with a crowd in a Sunday mood. Even the bar staff seemed to have something else more important to do on that evening. For those who remember ’80s music, Le Matos was more like a Friday sound, or a Saturday vibe with a late ’70s beat, but surely not a Sunday one. Le Matos don’t often play on God’s day off, I guess. If they do, they shouldn’t. Their music is worth more than a semi-hard crowd. Maybe the fact that they don’t mix tracks didn’t help.
David Grellier aka Mitch (from Baywatch, I guess) Silver, founder of 2005s College and 2007s Valerie, was the poster boy of the event. Proposing a mix of projections and tracks, he mastered the timing of coordinating the eye and the ears, like other famous french DJs. A simple but efficient set-up used dark sounds highlighted by vivid colours on the projection sheet. People attending the concert began to rise from the dead and seemed to have realized they weren’t in an elevator. I even saw five or six folks who were letting their bodies express something. They were dancing!
I hope to hear and see these two bands again in better conditions.