The French designer Sandra Meynier suggested me to do the Q&A in Seoul interview to Pute Deluxe, formed by Julian Quintart y Yann Cavaille. Here’s the first interview.
After the Adidas Flagship Store party in Apgujeong, where he was as DJ, some photos with his fans, and few signatures, we get to the nearest cafe. Julian Quintart came to Korea 10 years ago (happy anniversary!) for an exchange and stay since then. Why? “Things just came up”. Reading the interview you can tell he’s just taking all the opportunities that come across. If you’re a foreigner you probably know him for his, and Yann Cavaille’s, Pute Deluxe parties (great roof parties this summer) but if you’re Korean (or are into Korean TV shows) I’m sure you know him for the now well-known program Non-Summit / Abnormal Summit (비정상회담).
Now, time to read the interview:
What do you do? I am a DJ, I organize events, I do TV, I make music.
What do you aim for? I aim for a connection with ppl, a feeling of being one.
I try to push the korean underground scene. And make people discover a more emotional way of feeling music than the big club style.
Disadvantages and difficulties in your profession: You are never sure if you will make enough money, but I never worried about this.
Who or what inspires you: My dad, my friends, music, dancing
The moment you decided to live in Seoul: I never really decided to live here, I always got lucky and found stuff to do.
Favorite book, film and music:
– these days: 서울시 by 하상욱 OR: Malcom Cowell Books
– The Great Budapest Hotel
– (these days) Everthing by Darios, Nicolas Jarr, Tom Misch, …
Favorite place in Seoul: Restaurant: PARC (Hannam dong)
What do you think you will be doing in one year? Probably same as nowhopefully making more money.
A person who deserves recognition for his/her work: Saul Goode for making dope songs and pushing the hip hop scene here.
Illustration: Meritxell Jubert