By Andrew Parks
While he’s “worshiped in France,” Gonzales—a.k.a. the former “President of the Berlin Underground”—is a pianist/producer/prankster MC who’s best known for his work with other artists.
“Ever hear of Feist?” Gonzales asked a packed Joe’s Pub crowd on Friday night. “I made her.”
He’s kidding, of course. Well, kinda. It only takes a little bit of research to realize Gonzales’ position alongside Mocky as the unsung heroes of a Canadian clique that includes Peaches, Feist and their close British friend Jamie Lidell.
That might change when Gonzales releases his next record in the spring, a Boys Noize-produced affair that’s bound to test the musical baggage of both artists. We’ll reveal exclusive details about that disc later this week, as we run separate interviews with both artists. For now, here’s a complete video clip recap of Gonzales’ break-of-dawn piano battle with Andrew W.K. at Joe’s Pub…