‘St Germain’, the stage name of Ludovic Navarre, is based on the story of the Count of St. Germain, a mysterious and eccentric man from the 18th century, who claimed to be several hundred years old. Ludovic Navarre is mostly known as St Germain, but his aliases also include Sub System, Modus Vivendi, and many others. His combination of nu jazz and house make it a very unique and memorable style. St Germain is coming to Slovenia on the 26th May in Kino Šiška, to be a part of the Druga Godba festival (26th – 28th May). St Germain’s been composing music for over two decades now.
His album Boulevard was released in July 1995 and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Navarre describes that his early influences were Bob Marley, Toots & the Maytals, Miles Davis and Kool and the Gang. His song Rose Rouge, that was also remixed by Joris Voorn, was the theme song for the cult movie Muco Ado About Nothing. The leading force in the ‘French Touch’ movement, is finally back with a new record of fresh sounds influenced by Africa – or more specifically, Mali.
He’ll be playing in this region again in Skopje on 27th May and in Rome on 14th June.