French artist Franck Rivoire, aka Danger, is like a demonic phoenix on a quest to augment reality and rattle your dreams into his own cinematic thriller. The acclaimed producer and graphic designer exemplifies the meaning of statement art, donning head armor that can be likened to a gas mask meets raven, with only two ghoulish white orbs for eyes peeking out from the otherwise jet black ensemble.
With only three EPs under his belt and a shrouded veil of mystery cloaked around any further information about him, Danger is a cutting edge, cinematic dark electro artist unlike any other in the game. Having produced remixes for La Roux, Estelle ft Kanye West, Empire of the sun, Sébastien Tellier and One Republic, he also founded his own label, 1789 Records, where his new EP, 'July 2013' will be released on April 28.
DJ Mag premieres the full four-track adventurous short player that could serve as the soundtrack to Edgar Allan Poe and Stanley Kubrick’s minds. Its a magnum opus that should be listened to with caution, as Danger's sound lives up to his moniker and mystique.
“As a child, I grew up sitting in front of a computer by myself. That is where I learnt about music; playing video games and watching endless reruns of cartoons and American TV shows. Television gave me shelter when I was alone, nursed me with Hollywood’s mythologies. It guided me through nameless countries; with it I brought down colossuses and climbed mountains. I preached its beliefs. But when I grew up, all my heroes died.
Today, I still come to mourn in deserted movie theatres. There, lights flash before my eyes. But I don’t feel anything in face of the latest blockbusters and their visual explosions, these chaotic clusters where Mechas and Kaijus pile up in between fights under the rain, tsunamis and apocalyptic scenes… Yet I feel numb, except for the roaring sub-basses that fill the void of cinemas. My music is for those who, like me, have grown up amongst the ruins of blockbusters. For them my bass trembles and my synths screech. But I know that beyond this digital coldness lie other horizons, other possibilities.” -Danger