The intensity of the split second… Over his own musical composition, Emo de Medeiros proposes re-enacting the Kaleta, a tradition invented in Benin by Afro-Brazilians. The result is a unique mix of Carnival and Halloween, performed exclusively by troupes of young boys forming temporary and spontaneous groups during the Christmas period; wearing masks, they go from house to house, dancing and playing improvised percussion instruments.

At the foot of a spiral staircase, between walls streaked with black- and white-coloured stripes which lend the place a proud industrial look, it was the beatmaker Everydayz who got behind the turntables first. The pale face divinely lit by the blue neon placed just above the booth—the same face that has come to particular notice recently by being the DJ for the French rap start-up Némir-- moved about over its rhythm box to tie up a live act full of bounce. The more the notes shook the air of Le Point Perché, the more the public was magnetized by the DJ who, for his part, had no qualms about grabbing the mike to harangue the crowd.



Celebration of the 20 years of That Summer with a special limited edition publication LP by the label Optical Sound.