Lord Funk: The Innovator and Pioneer of Funk Music Today
Celluloid's career began in the late 80s in collaboration with the BMG and Africa Seven labels, quickly making a name for himself as a talented producer and curator. Over the years, he has established himself as a key player in the music industry, working with some of the biggest names in the business.
Early Career: The Birth of USA MUSIC
In the early 90s, Celluloid founded the USA MUSIC store in Paris, which became a hotbed of music discovery and creativity. His passion for music also led him to become a radio host on both L'Archipel Du Funk and Rinse for 3 years. During this time, he compiled several B-Sides and Rarities albums, showcasing his talent for discovering new and exciting sounds.
Expanding Wagram and Emancipating Desco Records
In the early 2000s, Celluloid moved to New York to work with Phillip Lehman to create Wagram Records and promote his label "St Germain Des Prés". He also helped to emancipate Desco Records with the "Dap-Kings", transforming the label from orchestration to distribution. This paved the way for the emergence of the "Dap-Kings" of Sharon Jones & Lee Fields, Antibalas, Menahan Street Band, and more.
A1 Records Shop: The Official Supplier of Records and Loops
Lord Funk was also offered the opportunity to run the "A1 Records Shop", which became the "official supplier" of records and loops for some of the biggest electro and hip-hop producers such as Fat Boy Slim, Masters At Works, Warren G, Cypress Hill, Deee-Lite, Massive Attack, Q Tip, Bob Sinclar, Quest Love, Cassius, Just Blaze, Alchemist, Madlib, and many more. The A1 Records Shop in New York became the former stronghold of the Lord of Funk, where he curated and produced some of the best sounds in the industry.
Music Production and Coordination
Besides his impressive work in the music industry, Lord Funk has contributed to the sound illustration of several films and ads with Frank Gastambide, Romain Gavras & Kim Chapiron, among others. He is also a key player in the young label Boogie Butt Records, producing for Clarence "Blowfly" Reid, The Real Fake MC, Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart, Opolopo, and many others.
Lord Funk is a true pioneer in the world of music production and curation, with an extensive career that spans decades. His passion for music and talent for discovering new and exciting sounds have made him a key player in the industry.