Playboy's Bend is a musical and DIY electronic art project imagined by Xavier Gazon.
This is inspired by circuit bending movement which involves modifying internal circuitry of old toys, drum machines, 80's casio synths bought at flea markets and transforming them into unusual and fancy instruments.
Samples collages & playboy's beat sequences are taken from popular music archetypes like rock & punk, electro-techno, disco, reggae, contemporary music or waltz... or whatever and generated by some magical and funny dandy interfaces.
Xavier Gazon is a belgian electronic producer and multimedia artist who started like a DJ in 1993 and released his 1st record with an acid detroit techno project called 'sixth sense approach' on Reload record when he was 17.
In 2000, his musical works turned to 'electronica idm', 'breakcore' and he created the "Ex nihilo records" label (2000-2007) and his own project called Etschaberry at the same time.He produced international artists, organised gigs and concerts, toured with Otto Von Schirach in 2006 and played in Europe cities like London, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam, Leipzig ... He also participated in famous gigs and festivals like Bangface (UK), Transmediale Festival (Berlin), ...
Xavier also participate in parallel to mutlimedia project with Lab-au crew and created the first 3D drum machines (drumuter - Brussels - 2004) and sequencer (sequter - Berlin 2007).
In 2006, he made the choice to start electronic studies and began to open toys and drum machines to customize the heart of his instruments step by step, sound by sound...
He developped a new artistic approach and techniques with circuit bending and to finally discover the sound of Playboy's Bend.