JP Lantieri (France/UK/Germany)
A glass of vintage wine on one hand, a melodic mash of deep, tech and prog on the other hand
A cosy Parisian apartment, an old piano slightly out of tune, a mother whose nimble fingers fly on the keys to play a sonata by Chopin or Liszt, this is the first memory of JP Lantieri‘s childhood and intense music.
Having started his music career in South-East Asia, by producing, DJing and co-running several successful recurring events, he moved to London in 2014, moved which saw his creativity and productivity increase tenfold. “I have to say that London is a very energetic – yet competitive – city, where I’ve met a lot of genuine and incredible talents” says JP Lantieri. From this emulation, many tracks and the Flemcy Music label are born.
JP plays in many of major clubs and festivals, such as EGG, Ministry Of Sound, Transitions London and Hogsozzle festivals, releases track after track on many respected labels besides his own Flemcy Music.
He compiles his regular Enigma Show broadcasted on selected radios, collaborates with heavyweights like Robert Babicz, Paul Hazendonk or Stan Kolev, garners support from A-list tastemakers while managing his label Flemcy Music.
Rumour says that his next stop may well be Berlin, the world capital of techno.
Now the longer version…
A cosy Parisian apartment, an old piano slightly out of tune, a mother whose nimble fingers fly on the keys to play a sonata by Chopin or Liszt, this is the first memory of JP Lantieri’s childhood and intense music.
As years go by, the love of music is there, but its social environment and the education received do not favour the possibility of an artistic career. The path that is then imposed on him is that of a great school and an engineering degree.
Yet this strict framework will allow JP Lantieri to grow and develop his artistic talents, where so many others would have given up.
His professional activity at the time led him to live in different countries in Asia and the Middle East. It gives him the financial freedom to train in composition, arrangement and musical production. This period opened him to other cultures and influenced his musical beginnings.
His first two albums entitled “Lounge” and “Tempo” are released in 2009. They merge lounge music and world music. The doors of the DJing then open to him. He creates with his friend DJ French Chris, the series of events “French Connection” in Kuala Lumpur and mixes also throughout Asia.
The work pays off and the recognition of the music community is there. In 2012, he was awarded the Gold VIMA Award as Best Electro/Dance Act.
In 2013, JP Lantieri decides to leave Asia. To follow his vocation, sacrifices are sometimes necessary. Its idyllic living environment, sun and beach year-round, gradually becomes a real golden cage and a brake to his evolution. He doesn’t hesitate to make the big leap to the unknown. He sells furniture, apartment and car. The transition is emotionally difficult and leads him straight to the hospital on Christmas Eve.
In 2014, he moves to London. The city is conducive to artistic encounters. She inspires him, electrifies him, increases his creativity and productivity tenfold: “I have to say that London is a very energetic – yet competitive – city, where I’ve met a lot of genuine and incredible talents. All this energy has multiplied my productivity, and has really accelerated my progression”. From this emulation, many tracks and the Flemcy Music Label are born.
Barely a year later, the professional recognition is there, his EP, London Calling wins an Independent Music Award. He also mixes for the famous designer Jimmy Choo on the occasion of Fashion Week in Paris.
JP plays in many of the metropolis major clubs, such as EGG and Ministry Of Sound, festivals like the lovely Transitions London or Hogsozzle, releases track after track on labels like Egothermia, Black Hole / Magic Island Deep, Universal Music Emotion, Deep Motion, Right Recordings, Poolside, In You Records, Darkest Before Dawn, Lost Crate, Arviebeats, Suffused Music, Captum Records, Clinique Recordings, and of course his own Flemcy Music, compiles his regular Enigma Show broadcasted on selected radios, collaborates with heavyweights like Robert Babicz, Paul Hazendonk, Kamilo Sanclemente or Stan Kolev, garners support from tastemakers like Acumen, AFFKT, Afrojack, Butch, Carl Cox, Cevin Fisher, Darin Epsilon, DI radio, Different Grooves, DJ Mag España, From Minimal To Progressive, Ivan Gough, John 00 Fleming, Judge Jules, Kaiser Souzai, Mixmag Adria, Robert Owens, Sasha, … while managing his label Flemcy Music.