Artists to Watch in 2017: Made in Paris
This year we’ve mourned a number of trailblazing music icons, DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, and most recently GEORGE MICHAEL, however we’ve also seen a fierce swell of talent rise from the veritable ashes. One home-grown artist that’s really coming into their own as a producer, and a taste maker is MADE IN PARIS, aka Paris Forscutt. Paris is a an east-coast based touring artist and recently turned label boss of the her newly formed label, Upon Access.
Navigating one aspect of the music industry is challenging enough, especially in a traditionally masculine genre like techno. Somehow, Made in Paris has made the transition into techno look effortless, having spent time building her diverse collection and curating interesting and genre-pushing sets, she’s since found her own style and began producing her own music. Initially releasing for Sydney based electronica label Motorik, she has also released music through Crux Records.
Made in Paris is an intriguing new talent for more reasons than one; her out of the box style is not only captivating, but her ability to transcend genre is helping to shape a whole new direction for dance music in Australia. Forscutt’s signature style is understated, yet elegant. It’s all about building the drama through light and shade, and Made in Paris executes it with absolute finesse, combining a signature thumping baseline works with rhythmic percussion and emotive synths.
Her latest EP, You’re Wrong, was noticeably darker than her previous release on Motorik. Made in Paris captures the essence of Berlin with her moody and atmospheric baseline, whilst maintaining a high level of polish and sophistication.
Made in Paris has to be one of the hardest working producers on the scene, touring nationally, all the while sourcing talent to launch her label Upon Access. Touring as part of the Poster Child (previously Nuffsaid) team, Made in Paris has been billed for some of Australia’s biggest national festivals including Listen Out, This That and Field Day, as well as being featured as part of more avant-garde events such as Tell No Tales, and MTK Escapism.
Despite 2016 being such a massive year for Made in Paris, she’s showing no signs of slowing down. We’re looking forward to hearing even more new music, and discovering some fresh talent through her burgeoning label Upon Access.
Words by ROSIE RAE