Skalp aka Pascal Lemaire, is a multi-instrumentalist artist, author, composer, arranger, producer and remixer equated with soul genres, funk, fusion and jazz-dance music.
It is mainly known as a composer, musician, arranger for David Guetta, Joachim Garraud and Cerrone ..& many more.
Skalp is the eldest son of Georgette Lemaire .
He started music at the age of 16. During four years it will be drummer of several groups, including OverDrive, a Funk 80s band, surrounded by Accardo brothers, Christopher Kowaks. In 1977 he left Paris to Biarritz, where he played several years with his stepfather Bob Sellers.En 1985 under the influence of Thierry Eliez, he decided to put on keyboards, and formed his first cover band Funk "Cachou "alongside his two brothers, Antoine Blanc on vocals, Yvan Lemaire on drums, accompanied by Nicolas Chelly Bass to and Mao Blanc on guitar. Christophe Ithurrize join them on keyboards,
Marie Ange Damestoy, singing in 1988.
Predispositions to the arrangement leads in 1989 to perform several songs "Be My Baby" in 1992 and "Song for Elsa," Christopher Lorente, artist produced by the Carrere label.
In 1991 he joined the group Sax Machine, composed and arranged tracks trends Acid Jazz, surrounded by Thierry Farrugia, James Marccedu, Mao Blanc, Nicolas Filiatreau, Frédéric Gaillardet and Christelle Daubat. The group will meet a huge success with fans of Funk, and will run throughout France until 1994. He did however come out one audio cassette of their compositions.
In 1995 Skalp went solo, self-produced five titles in French, participates in competitions of the "Truffe d'argent", where he won the 3rd place, and the "Pic d'or" in 1998, where he received the SACEM prize for title "Has Been" .It then joined the group "Keywest" for 4 years, with Jaye Proctor vocals that work later to the texts of his album
"From My Head To Your Feet".
Meanwhile, he composes and arranges for many regional artists, Pascale Baldi album "Parentheses", 5 children's songs Albums of Joseph Lafitte, Basque choirs (Nekezari, Iguzkilore) remix "Kung Fu Fightin 'for Chris novak, and many other projects .. including a Fiesta album "Mix South Ferias" he revisits a dozen titles typical of the Basque Country in Agorila.
In 1998 he made his first album "Hip Hip Hop Loula" for the dance association "Hip Hip Hop" from Biarritz, it will carry more than 60 titles for choreographic performances over a decade.
He met William Cartwright, English Bassist singer from the band "Court of Miracles", composed of members of his family whose Jaki Whitren and Db Clifford. This meeting will determine their musical understanding is perfect, but turned in concert for 2 years
Skalp begins the writing of the album "From My Head To Your Feet".
This is by sending his models to SquareProd, in 2002 Joachim Garraud remarks, and invited him to collaborate on the album by David Guetta "Just little more love." He composed and will perform 3 songs "Sexy 17", "Give me something" and "Lately" interpreted by Juan Rozzof and Barbara Tucker.
He then collaborated on the album Geyster "1984", and made her and co-produced two tracks "Partyin 'mind" and "Interlude".
It also sign 2 Remixes Funk "It's about you" and "John Claye".
The same year Skalp participates under Cerrone "Gonna Get You" on the Hysteria album for a solo Moog. (Uncredited)
In 2004, for the album "GuettaBlaster" by David Guetta, Skalp consists Title 'ACDC' used in the soundtrack of the movie People (Jet Set 2), Fabien Oteniente. He also signs the score alongside David Guetta and Joachim Garraud.
In 2005, he contributed to remix "Fuck them all" Joachim Garraud for Mylene Farmer. (Uncredited).
He signs the Rmx "High Energy" starring Chyna.
In 2006, he signed the Rmx "Ting Tang Tong" film "Camping" Fabien Oteniente.
Fabien Dufils, director of the video "Don 't let me go" by David Guetta, appealed to him for the music of his short film
" Toute une vie ". They will then work on two other short films "Dead End" and " 5000 Friends"
Skalp composed and produced twenty titles for the 2 Volumes Pink Paradise (Paris night club), including "I'm your fantasy," starring Chris Willis ".
In 2007, Skalp starts writing "From My Head To Your Feet", and sent its shares to George Duke who support him and his encouragement signing copies of his album.
After requesting Don Blackman to get the contact Toni Smith (legendary singer Tom Browne) Skalp absolutely taking the blackmail on one of his titles is finally himself who will participate under "Funky Toons". Don then the invite on stage during her concert at Hangar at Paris in 2011. They call each other "My Brother from another mother" as their musical inspiration is identical. Unfortunately their future projects in common will not see the day, Don Blackman died in April 2013. "Funky Toons" is sadly the last song interpreted by Don Blackman.
Sista Pat, met through the site "Funkhome" will raise handily the challenge of interpreting the resumption of worship as Tom Browne "Funkin 'for Jamaica", she also put his voice on the track "Best of my time "and write the text" This is it ".
It was in December 2007 that Skalp released his double album of 27 titles in V.Music: "From My Head To Your Feet", which he produced, composed and arranged. It is surrounded by vocal guests such as William Cartwright, Don Blackman, Sista Pat, Jaki Whitren, Melinda Williams, Ladora Knight. And "Mike Even (Feat. PaperBoy)", "Sunrise", "MS Project" & "Schrittmacher" who sign 4 remixes of the song "Superstar".
Jaye Proctor, Fab, Sista, William & Skalp the lyrics.
Unfortunately, after a promising reception, a legal problem will require it to withdraw from the sale, one month after its release. It took seven years of procedure to put the album on sale on sales platforms dematerialized.
Double Deluxe edition album for once becoming "Collector '... still available on some websites or by command here.
He directed and produced an instrumental album Funk Jazz Lounge "Kaleido".
Mozinor use one of his songs "Rhythms" to illustrate one of his parodies "Le home cinéma" with Albert Dupontel.
In 2009, he produced the remix of "Chacun fait ce qu'il lui plait" to Tomuya, Japanese artist produced by Beluga Productions
album "A Japanese in Paris".
He realized the Rmx "Hot Shot" starring Melinda Williams and composed and produced the title "Gogo Girl" for the group "Noctys" signed in Nushock, Roby Label.
He signs the Rmx "Living" David Crops and co made and remix the title Stazia "Love & Jealousy".
In 2010, he composed an audience a live track on Contact FM with JD Davis and Joachim Garraud. The group one night appointed for the occasion "One night Project" will release a single "Stronger than a Hurricane"
He produced and co / composed the title "Promised to the sun" for Eric Carter.
He composed and produced the title "Control my Body" and co-produced and co-composed "Show me all your love" for Kaz James with Joachim Garraud.
In 2011, he composed the title "I see your light" for Jean Roch for his album "Music saved my life."
It performs the music of the country pub 2011/2012 for Numericable. (Numiz)
In 2012, he composed for "Hotels & Preferences" album "DREAM" of 12 tracks «Jazz-Lounge- Electro" produced by Joachim Garraud.
He collaborates with the arrangements of the album Lorie "Danse" alongside EssaÏ Altounian.
In June 2013, takes place a new edition of the album "From My Head To Your Feet" with a bonus remix FunkStep title "Superstar".
Skalp also composes and produces compositions in all styles for Sony Publishing US, Universal, Ultra Music, Killer Tracks, Music Box, specialized labels in the music and sound banks for Movies, TV, Pub ... whose album "New Disco Fever "on the Killer Tracks label (Universal), ranked top 5 downloads.
In 2013, he signed the title Dubstep Rmx "I'm Invaded" To Joachim Garraud.
In 2014, he signed the Funk Rmx title "Cash" for Joachim Garraud.
It comes in Zemixx Records, the label of Joachim Garraud, an LP of 5 tracks "Funkstep 1.0" signed editions at Because Music and SRP.
2015 He realizes the remix "Sabado" for Private Pepper.
He contributed to the recovery "Son of preacher" for Inna Modja, alongside David Categno for the album "Les stars font leur cinéma" Warner.
He realized the remix of "If i could change your mind" group "Haim" for Jean-Marc Cerrone. (Uncredited)
He composed the orchestral part of the title "Message to the World" Joachim Garraud. (Uncredited)
He co-composed, played and arranged 12 titles for Cerrone album "Red Lips" ( October 28-2016/ Because music). Includes the singles" Move Me", "2nd chance" feat Tony Hallen, and "BodyTalk" . His remixes of "Move me" becomes the officials tracks !
The release of his new "Funkstep 2.0" album is scheduled for December 2016.
"Kaleido 2" will coming out in October 2016.
And a new album Funk "No Time 2 Loose" scheduled for 2017 (after FMHTYF)
Album "Oldschool project" including legendary vocal guests the years Funk.
An album "Future Funk".
[SKALP Discography Albums]
1999- HIP HIP HOP LOULA (HHH)
2007- FROM MY HEAD TO YOUR FEET (V .Music)
2007 KALEIDO (KMF)
2012- DREAM (ZEMIXX)
2014- FUNKSTEP 1.0 (ZEMIXX)
[Discography SKALP Compils]
2003- PINK PARADISE VOL.1 (Virgin)
2004- PINK PARADISE VOL.2 (Virgin)
2008- SOUL UNSIGNED VOL.3 (Soul Unsigned)
2008- MODE FUNK (Warner)
2009- MAGIC IS BACK (Funkysize)
SKALP composed and produced for:
David Guetta (Just a little more love) - "Sexy 17", "Give me something", "Lately" (feat Barbara Tucker.)
David Guetta (Guetta Blaster) - "ACDC"
Joachim Garraud - "Wake up", "Cash" (Funk Remix) -I'm Invaded (Skalp Dub Remix)
Jean Roch - "I see your light"
Eric Carter "Promised to the sun
"Melinda Williams -" Hot Shot "
Geyster (1984) - Party'in mind, Interlude (remix: "it's about you", "John Claye")
David Crops - 'Living' (Remix)
Mylène Farmer - "Fuck Them All" (with Joachim Garraud Remix)
JD Davis - "Stronger than hurricane"
Pink Paradise - Vol 1 & Vol 2
Lorie - "Sunburn" (Arrangements with test Altounian)
Tomuya - "Everyone does what he pleases" (Funk Remix)
Lady Stazia - "Love & Jealousy"
Noctys - "Gogo Girls"
Kaz James- "Show me all your love" & "Control my body"
John Lee (Fantasy) - "Sensuality" Rmx
Joachim Garraud ( "Cash" "I 'm Invaded" "Message to the World")
Cerrone - Singles "Move me", "Afro", "2nd Chance" "BodyTalk" + Album "Red Lips"
Camping - "Tang Ting Tong" (2006) (Remix)
People (Jetset 2-2003)
A lifetime - (2003) (Fabien Dufils)
Dead End - (2010) (Fabien Dufils)
Friends- 5000 (2011) (Fabien Dufils)
[MUSIC PUB TV]
Numericable (campaigns 2011 and 2012)
France Inter (generic Foot 2014)