Underground DJ/producer Anthony Collins has proved to be one of the most promising rising stars to emerge from the French house and techno scene.
Born to an American father and a French mother, he grew up both in New York and in the South of France. Getting his first taste of music as a child at his father’s jazz recording studio in LA, it wasn’t until later in France that he discovered electronic music as a teenager and fell in love with it. Acquiring his first pair of decks at the age of 17 and playing his first gig the following year, it was soon time to push his career forward by moving to Paris.
Quickly establishing himself on the scene he was booked regularly to play at the city’s most prestigious nights including Rex Club and Batofar, and most recently landing a residency at Paris’ Cirque Bonheur in 2011. Abroad, Anthony has frequented the decks at Panoramabar and Berghain, Weekend and Watergate in Berlin, ADE and Studio 80 in Amsterdam, London’s Fabric, Circoloco DC10 and Space Ibiza, Sonar Barcelona, Goa Rome and Madrid, BLK! Market New York, and BPM conference Mexico to name but a few…
Anthony describes his style as a mix of deep house, house, minimal and deep tech. And his ability to master all these genres is demonstrated in the breadth of high quality labels he has already released on. His EP’s span the iconic French imprint Freak n’Chic, to the hailed deep tech sounds of Curle, Steve Bug’s Poker Flat, Vakant, Mule Electronic, Ibadan, liebe*detail, Horizontal and Supplement Facts. On the remix front Collins’ talent and style has allowed him to rework artists as huge as Ricardo Villalobos, as well as Lee Foss, Cesare vs Disorder, Alejandro Vivanco , Boris Werner and Public Lovers (the new project from Bruno Pronsato). In 2009 he released his first artist album ‘Doubts & Shouts’ on Freak n’Chic, much to the acclaim of many on the underground scene, including full support from Loco Dice, Losoul, Raresh, Ellen Alien and Shaun Reeves. And a highlight of 2011, indeed of Anthony’s career to date, has to be his co-production with Ricardo Villalobos and Los Updates ‘I Throw Water Into The Lake’, a sultry, almost eerie, deep tech number on Nice Cat! Records.
Following another fruitful summer at DC10 Ibiza, playing the Circoloco parties every other month, Anthony has been focusing much of his time on a new label venture with Francis Harris, Scissor & Thread, which launched at the end of 2011. By no means your average dance imprint, Scissor & Thread is a platform for ambitious sounds, mixing up slow house with the indie world. With releases from newly discovered composers, producers, vocalists and instrumentalists on the horizon, 2012 is set to be an exciting year for the label. On top of managing S&T, Anthony still finds time for his own production, with an upcoming EP on Frank & Tony Records, a more dancefloor-orientated, sub-label of S&T, as well as developing another new project, Bacall & Friends, with releases planned for later this year.
Wednesday March 16th @ Pink Room NICE (FR)
Friday March 18th @ Magenta Club DARMSTADIT (DE)
Ricardo Villalobos / Los Updates / Anthony Collins- I throw water into the lake - nice cat records
benoit & sergio : boy trouble - dfa records
kink & neville watson : blueprint - rush hour
greg paulus : Ur ( Deniz kurtel rmx)- wolf & lamb
Efdemin : there will be singing ( dj Koze remix ) - dial
Rick Poppa Howard : Do What you have to do - rush hour
pepe bradock : love is instrumental - ativisme
ilija Rudman : inspectors Drive
Nico Purman : Rize - vakant
Kate Simko : Mind on you ( Daze Maxim remix )- hello repeat