Born and raised in suburban Asker, Norway, Coucheron (Sebastian Kornelius Coucheron-Gautier Teigen) grew up in a large family with little sense of limitations. With three siblings, two half-siblings, and four stepsiblings, there was always someone to talk to, someone to entertain, someone to dance with. “Every day is a party when you have ten kids under the same roof,” he says, underscoring the mentality that he artfully brings to dance music. Read More...
We label music to understand it. Once it’s understood, the imitation begins. Eventually, songs start to sound identical and we need to rip things up and start again. Enter 21-year-old Norwegian producer/performer Coucheron, a prodigy who understands this cycle and has avoided it at all costs. “I have no boundaries in what I’m doing now, compared to when I was making club-friendly music,” he says, now being handpicked as a Spotify Spotlight Artist for 2015. Born and raised in suburban Asker, Norway, Coucheron (Sebastian Kornelius Coucheron-Gautier Teigen) grew up in a large family with little sense of limitations. With three siblings, two half-siblings, and four stepsiblings, there was always someone to talk to, someone to entertain, someone to dance with. “Every day is a party when you have ten kids under the same roof,” he says, underscoring the mentality that he artfully brings to dance music. With a father who played saxophone and a mother proficient on piano, Coucheron’s musical aptitude is genetic. By 8-years old, he’d learned the ivory keys and taught himself both drums and guitar. Before long, practicing and collecting weren’t enough—Coucheron needed to perform. At 10, he formed a band with his brother and several other classmates. Crafting original songs immediately followed. He has emerged with several sunny, dance-floor ready tracks, from “Deep End” with award winning Mayer Hawthorne on vocals and “Honkey Donk” with his girlfriend RebMoe, to remixes of inter alia B.o.B which, along other remixes of his, was awarded #1 on Hype Machines’ Most Popular. Many more await on his aptly titled debut EP, Playground, out August 2015 on Atlantic Records. The first single from Playground, “Deep End”, shows just a glimpse of what we can expect and is a great collaboration with Eastside and Mayer Hawthorne on vocals. Just recently a new single was launched, namely “Ruby” a groovy track with wobbling synths, driving arpeggiator, and a downright dirty bass sound providing the framework for Noonie Bao‘s light-as-a-feather vocal performance. Influenced by artists as disparate as jazz-fusion pioneer George Duke and French house duo Justice, Playground is perfect whether housed in headphones or blaring from music festival speakers. Slithering techno synths and the body-quaking bass of house music are tempered with soulful funk. His gift at coloring outside genre lines will leave you reeling, but it will also make you remember a time when you didn’t know those lines existed. “I want to inspire people and give them a sense of no boundaries,” says Coucheron. “To me, a lot of music seems homogenous. I want to provided a piece of playfulness in the form of a record.”
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