November 13rd, 2006: InFiné first release. A visionary piece on which a young Luxembourgish musician, Francesco Tristano, interpreted at the piano a mythic anthem of the Detroit scene originally produced by Derrick May. Near 40 albums and a hundred of singles later – all genre and format mixed – the label can be please about having gone through a first decade where the fundamentals of the music market have renewed several times, without having abandoned its original values. At each of its memorable steps, the label could count on ‘its family’, the confidence of its team, artists, graphic designers, video makers, technic providers of course, but also its “worker bees”, who became essential to the survival and the regeneration of our small business. Because they share the experience of this decade from the inside, because they make us grow with them, because each of these tracks is a memory of a moment we shared together, a sensitive experience, we decided to let the keys of this compilation to our former interns. Our present was built thanks to them. Our future will be built with you.
#TOMORROW SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU
This selection is a mirror of our daily activity as a label. For its curators, this compilation is evocative of a discovery on record and on stage, sometimes of first contacts with artists, often of passionate speeches with our A&R director, and of repetitive listening sessions in our office in the 18ème arrondissement in Paris. But its also evocative of less-gratifying time-consuming activities, but nonetheless essential and demanding such the preparation of press sending, the translation of press releases, the upkeep of guestlists for InFiné nights or the update of the vinyl stock for our online shop.
For you, it’s now the occasion to explore our catalog in all its eclecticism and transversality, to (re)discover our club classics, our pop hits or our piano celebrations. InFiné10 is at our image, both complex and instinctive. It preaches for an open-mind on music worldwide as much as it strives to accompany your most personal emotions.
For the occasion of the release of InFiné10, we request your collaboration to help creating a vinyl edition. More information on the Ulule page of the project.
This compilation won’t be the only production related to InFiné 10 years : before summer, we will release a collection of exclusive tracks created by artists of the label. Other surprises will come, and we will disseminate them progressively during the coming months.
To share more intensively these surprises, we will also celebrate our 10 years with a series of live events throughout the world, in places we know will reflect the family spirit that matters to us. It will also be the occasion to unveil the artist that will be there for the next decade.
11.02.2017 – Laval, 6par4 (France)
25.02.2017 – Saint-Denis - Réunion, Cité des Arts (France)
11.03.2017 – Rennes, Ubu (France)
17.03.2017 – Paris, Gaîté Lyrique (France)