HAPPY ROUTE EP
12" Vinyl FR
The singular colaboration of the Russian singer Lena Kaufman and the parisian film-maker DJ Oof. They make their music with field recordings of sea organ, kisses, film samples and vintage synthesizers.
Lunivers is made of two distinct talents : the Russian singer Lena Kaufman and video performer DJ Oof from Paris. Their name has been chosen to allude the Great All that is humanity : one large family of the same flesh whose life and happiness are interrelated. A state of mind that can be considered naive or even utopian in today’s cynical world.
Lunivers (“the universe” in French) is limitless, as you well know. It is also a clash between many styles of music mainly pop and electronic. It entices us to experience the mix between the Slavic ambient love of « Bisous de Zadar » (recordings of sea organ with beats made from kissing sounds), the Parisian and uptempo “Happy Route” and dubstep influences (“All I See Is You”). For its part, “Moi Mua” is a flamenco-dub choir that denounces the individualism and madness of consumer’s society. It was conceived based on samples from more than 10 movies whose images have been used to make the vidéoclip for the european research program “Art & Restructuration”.
Lena Kaufman is a well-known muscovite singer , whose songs influences range from folk to trip-hop. She first appeared as a participant of the television talent show (Fabric Stars) and then released an album and collaborated with the band Triangle Sun (Buddha Bar compilation). Her latest project is a romantic acoustic pop duet with French musician and actress Ada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkznh5Azbig
Oof aka Frederic Jais Elelouf is a filmaker and DJ whose musical influences ranging from acid rock, cumbia and jazz funk to the rave-electronic music of the 90’s. He released tracks on Tru Thoughts, Fluid Ounce and Universal Jazz (under the pseudonym Zzouf with Zero dB). Pioneer in the field of DVJing in France since 2003, he put on live more than 400 performances worldwide, directed more than 40 vido-clips (mostly mash-ups). Further aspects of his practice include art collection management, talent-spotting and event organisation (200 in Paris). He is also the founder of Ping Pong, a communication agency which represents Ninja Tune in France since 1998. “Happy Route Ep” was produced at the 104 (main artistic venue of the city council) during the artistic residency of Oof in 2012. « This album reminds me of the hippie area, full of good vibes, high positive energy and psychedelic melodies. » Phillipe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project) [info from to]