DJ producers, Dirty Ali, Funky Farid and Monsieur Club, based in the South
of France, have come together to form a group called The Eternals.
Astropioneers is their first album. Composed like an original retro -futuristic
motion picture soundtrack, this album recounts the adventure of three
" Astropioneers " on a quest for the interstellar Grail, in
a musical universe that was partly inspired by John Carpenter. Some of
the songs are dance-floor house and electro-techno hits (Astropioneers,
Andromeda Gate, Rebel's Revenge...), whereas the others songs cover the
more somber part of the story and are less rhythmical, with more intricate
harmonies and keyboard arrangements (Time Bomb, Zero gravity...). Finally,
thanks to their collaboration with Benjamin Diamond, they found the alchemy
necessary for the closing credits of this imaginary film, with the song
" Strange World ".
This album may be a new approach to electronic music, increasingly spiritual
and uncanny, yet hedonistic, and written to be played from beginning to
end without interruption and listened to like a story.
is not a first for Dirty Ali & Funky Farid. Fervent enthusiasts from
the outset, they are actively involved in the electronic music trend.
Since 1992, they have been DJs for a weekly radio show in collaboration
with several others including Alan Braxe. The program is essentially electronic
and extensively covers all musical trends such as funk, house music and
The two brothers, Dirty Ali and Funky Farid, began by organizing their
own parties. Then they started hiring out their DJ duo for numerous musical
events in southern Europe (France and Spain), followed by the most famous
Parisian nightclubs such as the Rex, Gibus, L'Enfer and the Bataclan.
Under the name "The Eternals", they are currently on tour in
South East Asia and Western Europe.
In 1996, Dirty Ali and Funky Farid set up their own home studio (Vinyl
Fever Studio) and signed their project under the name of VINYL FEVER and
ALTERED BEAST in collaboration with Madji'k. In 1999, they released their
first records under prestigious Parisian labels such as Versatile-Discothèque,
20 000 st, Vertigo, Curved and Diamondtraxx.
Club initially discovered electronic music and synthesizers with his first
group " Fiendish Fib ". In 1997, together with his friends Chiquinho
and Sentos, he formed the Group " Hypno-Love " and began to
deejay a Radio show called " Dites 33 " (with DJ Chab and Chiquinho),
where he learned the art of mixing. Several " underground "
parties were organized within the framework of this show. The first long
versions by Hypno-Love were released in 1999 under the Confusion label.
Monsieur Club has also collaborated with video makers and plastic artists
on installation and performance projects.
the release of the song " Wrath of Zeus ", the single from the
" Waves " compilation on Crydamoure (the record label that Guy
Manuel de Homen-Christo (Daft Punk) works under), The Eternals finally
chose Diamondtraxx, Benjamin Diamond's label (Stardust, Strange Attitude)
for their first album, the original motion picture soundtrack for the
Science Fiction film "Astropioneers" (to be released at the
beginning of 2003). Here, they were able to use their extensive melodic
and harmonic range without abandoning their predilection for dance floor,
as seen in their first long versions of "Andromeda gate" and
" Astropioneers ", already applauded by: Laurent Garnier, Cosmo
Vitelli, Junior Sanchez, Pete Tong .
- March 2003: "Astropioneers" album release (Diamondtraxx/Capitol)
- January 2003: " Astropioneers " remixes by Junior Sanchez,
DMX Krew, Del Wire (Diamondtraxx/Capitol)
-December 2002: Remix of Cosmo Vitelli, Synthetic Disco Remix of "Robot
-October 2002: Remix of Wuz (Demon & Alex Gopher) "Without you"
- May 2001: " Astropioneers " diam 603 ep (Diamondtraxx)
- June 2001: " Walk for me / Andromeda gate " (Diamondtraxx)
- November 2000: Remix of Benjamin Diamond " Little Scare "
- June 2000: " Wrath of Zeus " on CRYDAMOURE 011, Guy-Manuel
DE HOMEN CHRISTO (DAFT PUNK) 's label.
Ali & Funky Farid & specials projects (Altered Beast aka Dirty
Ali, Funky Farid & Madji'k)
-May 2002: Altered Beast " No More Mister Nice Guy "/ "Road
Warriors" - Curved 002
- February 2002: Altered Beast " " Release " & "
Release the Beast " - Curved 001
- February 2001: Vinyl Fever " Born in heaven " et " The
Prophet " on VERTIGO ref. 006
- September 2001: Altered Beast " Ghost train " and " Wonder
wheel " on 20000ST Demon's label.
- June 2001: Dirty Ali & Funky Farid remix of Jess and Crabbe's "hell
& back" on Fiat Lux rec.
- April 2001: Vinyl Fever remix of Interface's " La règle
" on na'copa jazz compilation
- December 2000: Vinyl Fever " Electronic for children " on
DIAMOND TRAXX ref. 601 (Paris
- September 2000: Vinyl Fever remix of Madjik's " Midnight Trap "
remix on VOX ref. 002 (Paris) /VERTIGO.
- April 2000: Vinyl Fever " Times and places " 3 tract on VERTIGO
ref. 004 (Paris).
- May 99: Vinyl Fever " Spank that hip " and " Old times
"on DISCOTHEQUE ref. 001 (Paris), sub-division of VERSATILE owned
by Dj Gilb'R.
Club & Hypno Love.
August 2002: Hypno-Love "Smashing Heat" on the compilation "
I hear voices " (Record Makers)
- March 2002: Bernard Lubat remix with Dj Chab on Aljamo Rec. compilation
- September 1999 : Hypno Love :Euro-Love ep (Confusion Rec.)
Gigs : The Eternals in 2002, most of them with Benjamin Diamond
- February: Paris - Le Rex Club - Crydamoure Party
29th- March Singapore - Centro Club
30th - March Jakarta - Musro Club
5th - April Bangkok - Ministry of Sound
6th - April Hong Kong - C Club
19th- -April Geneva - Liquid Club
27th -April Bordeaux - Le 4 Sans Club
28th -April Marseille - New Cancan
30th -April Montpellier - La Villa Rouge
10th - May Lyon - Fish Club
11th - May Belfort (FR)- La Poudrière
15th - June Moscow -Serzei Club
6th - July Saarbrucken (Germany)- Garage Club
11th -July Dour Festival (Belgium) with Ken Ishii, Soul Designer, Rolando
12th - July Berlin - Ostgut club -Label's party with Perlon & Ladomat
24th -July Marseille - le Bazaard
27th -July St Malo (FR)- l'Escalier
9th- Nov. Paris - Festival Les Inrockuptibles - le Rex - Live Machines/video
13th - Dec. Cologne - Club 172
14th - Dec. Berlin - Ostgut Club