Last year the festival celebrated its 10th anniversary. As one of the finest city festivals in Europe it underlines its class in 2013 again. From upcoming Tuesday on artists like Laurent Garnier, Seth Troxler, Jamie xx, Andres, Mos Def, Breton, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Harvey, Caribou, or King Krule will play at one of the many venues in the city center of the capital of gastronomy in France. Carhartt WIP proudly presents a stage during the night action where artists such as the frenetic unforeseeable entertainer Dan Deacon, the Los Angeles-based instrumental Hip Hop producer Nosaj Thing, the French electronic border crossers Spitzer, the R&B meets House and 2-step rookie Jacques Greene, and Daniel Avery - one of the most talked about new producers in electronic music - perform among others. Instead of telling their story or describing their sound and stage action we sent some questions to Nuits Sonores director Vincent Carry to find out what artists he always wanted to book but never could and what are his highlights in this years line-up?
What is your musical background? What was the impetus behind the launch of Nuits Sonores 11 years ago?
Vincent Carry: I organised my first event in 1988, 25 years ago! It was the record label Mute’s birthday. My musical roots mix New Wave, Indierock, and the whole Manchester rave scene from the early 1990s. The revolution that Techno did was also a huge revelation.
Do you have a "wish list" of musicians you'd like to see perform at your festival ?