Jean Michel Jarre x Erica Synths

Erica Synths team visits Jean-Michel Jarre in his studio in Paris to talk about inspiration, creativity, synths and future of the electronic music and to play a live modular jam.

I really like Erica Synths. They're a perfect example on how an electronics crafts should be. It's like a combination of the digital age and us - the analogue animals made out of blood and bones. We need buttons and knobs to touch, the tactile and organic approach to technology.

Erica Synths reminds me of the beginnings of electronic music - when a small bunch of people in their garage or salon started to create the dream concept to make something different, with a distinctive approach.

With time electronic music, just like the rest of the music world, became an industry. That contributed to building factories where synthesizers are manufactured like cars. Companies like this one let the youth - people born in the digital age, to recover the roots of electronic music. The second thing that I really like about Erica Synths is that their instruments have a particular sound that you can always differentiate, just like you can hear the difference between Gibson and Fender guitars. And the fact that Erica Synths operates like a family, like a gang to take over the world, reminds me how electronic music worked in the beginning - like a Trojan horse that enters and then changes the way music is created. In a way it still happens - most of the electronic music exists because of small record labels and companies like this.

From an interview with Jean Michel Jarre in the Klubs Platinum 2020 issue

Jean-Michel Jarre shares his first impression on the SYNTRX

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