COLLEGE

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Bio.

[FR]
College, de son vrai nom, David Grellier est un compositeur de musique électronique nantais. À la fin des années 90, il réalisera de nombreuses démos influencées par des artistes comme Jeff Mills, Aphex Twin et des labels tels que Soma Records, Peacefrog ou encore Warp. En avril 2007, il rencontre Anoraak et décide de fonder un blog pour héberger leurs dernières productions, le projet Valerie. D’autres artistes rejoindront le blog comme The Outrunners, Maethelvin ou encore Russ Chimes.
Une identité et un mouvement musical qui flattent la nostalgie des 80’s émergent et la presse internationale commence à remarquer les productions associées à Valerie. En 2009, alors que sort son premier album Secret Diary, College entame avec Anoraak une tournée qui passera par les plus grandes Capitales européennes et l’Australie.
College collabore également étroitement avec le duo canadien Electric Youth qui participera à l’Ep A Real Hero sorti sur le label Belge Flexx Records et sélectionné en 2011 comme le thème principal de la bande originale du film DRIVE de Nicolas Winding Refn (Prix de la mise en scène au 64ième Festival de Cannes)

[EN]
College, from his real name David Grellier, is a French electronic music composer born in 1979 in Nantes. At the end of the 90s, he purchased his first computer, with which he realized numerous demos influenced by artists such as Jeff Mills, Aphex Twin and labels such as Soma Records, Peacefrog or still Warp. In April 2007, he decided to create a blog to share their most recent productions: the Valerie project was born. Other artists such as Anoraak, The Outrunners or Maethelvin would soon join the blog. His first Ep Teenage Color was released that same year and allowed him to meet the German illustrators The Zonders.
A collaboration started then with the latter for all the flyers related to the Valerie Parties, as well as all the records and projects which are associated to them. An identity and a musical movement evoking a kind of nostalgia from the 80s arose and the international press started to notice the productions associated with Valerie. In 2009, while his first album entitled Secret Diary was being released, College toured with Anoraak all through the biggest capitals in Europe, the United States and Australia. College also collaborated closely with the Canadian duet Electric Youth, who participated to the Ep A Real Hero, released on the Belgian label Flexx Records and selected in 2011 as the main theme for the movie DRIVE by Nicolas Winding Refn (Best Director Cannes Festival 2011)