« DJ Le Clown is a perfect product of the TV generation. He was raised even fed with TV. Through it, he discovered cinema and music.
DJ Le Clown thinks that cinema is now old enough to be an international langage, maybe the strongest one with music and painting.
Hazards of life led him first to be a musician (Ubik, Maujard & les telepathes.
Then came the computers time, that gave anybody - through the screen again- the opportunity to create whatever they imagine.
3 years ago he started to work on Mashups (he said it’s DJ Zebra’s fault !). Mashups or Bootlegs consists of melting songs from differents horizons together.
As an author musician and producer, he first considered « Mashups » as the most vulgar form of music possible before he realized - trying it himself - that it was an other way of giving songs a kind of second chance…
Songs are like Movies somewhere; the good one always survive to their creators…So as he was strongly missing to be on stage, he decided to make videos on each of his tracks to play them live.
It was then normal for him to use any image sources he wanted : movies, the artists images of course, but also TV series, shows, commercials, well all bits of what he considers like our common cultural (or non-cultural !) backup, and that you can now find easily on the web !
He really thinks that all these belongs to us- from Popeye the sailor man to David Vincent and Dracula or Dr Mabuse; it’s now part of our culture ; like a bank of symbols that anyone can use to express his own ideas…
DJ Le Clown uses a lot of stolen shots kept on youtube ; the quality of the picture is quite trashy, but he realized that the ideas were stronger than the form and also it gives a little pirate’s vibe that fits with his « collage technic » like in painting.
For exemple in « Xmas in NYC » the only way for him to get the xmas show with Sinatra & Crosby was to grab it from Youtube. Wether he tries to have more & more quality in his work- he now buy each movies he’s able to find when it’s available ( !)- he likes the idea of working with medium quality files, because he finds it more spontaneous and quick to build something fresh and musical (Rock !).
DJ Le Clown wants to have fun and share it with people in a simple way that’s why he called himself « Le Clown » ! he also likes to define himself as a « Youtube director » …