Bubblin': Canblaster

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Where: Douai, France

Cedric Steffens used to compose music for videogames. But after founding the Club Cheval crew in early 2009 with fellow Frenchmen Myd, Sam Tiba, and Panteros666, the 22-year-old DJ and producer set his sights on the club. Citing Basement Jaxx as a major influence, Canblaster's tunes brim with energy and often take an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach, borrowing from old-school rave, classic house, Detroit techno, UK funky, Latin and African rhythms, and whatever else strikes his fancy. Apparently it's working, as he's been tapped for remixes by Drop the Lime, Teki Latex, Style of Eye, Rusko, and others, including electronic music legends Underworld, who recruited the entire Club Cheval team to re-work one of their songs. There's also plenty of original Canblaster music on the way—his debut, the Jetpack EP, came out last month on Sound of Sumo, and will soon be followed by a second EP on the Nightshifters label.

Watch: "Jetpack"

Listen: Jetpack Mixtape

Technasia - Sounds of Solar Oscilations
Canblaster - J.A.P.A.N Claps (Ballroom Mix)
The Living Islands - Empire (Sam Tiba remix)
Canblaster - ????? (Forthcoming Nightshifters)
NGUZUNUGUZU - Got U (Canblaster & Berou remix)
Manaré - Blitzkrieg Riddim
Hercules - 7 Ways
Zeppy Zep - Marillon
DJ MikeQ - Diva Work (feat. Sweet Pussy Pauline)
Kingdom - Fogs
Canblaster - JETPACK
The Cheerz - Esta Loca (Myd remix)
The Mike Deliquent Project - Dancehall
Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Djemeregne (Canblaster remix)
Loops of Fury - Rack 'em (Bambounou remix, Canblaster reedit)
Toddla T feat. Wayne Marshall - Sky Surfing (Douster remix)
Lorenzo Vektor - Turn it Up (Canblaster remix)
Four Tet - Sing (Mosca remix)
Deep Chord - Vantage Isle
Canblaster - Thunderdome Got Crunk (Chaos in the CDB Smooth Crunk Edit)