Gesaffelstein Collaborates with Jean-Michel Jarre on ‘Conquistador’
Throughout his career, Gesaffelstein has worked alongside some of the biggest and most-forward thinking artists in music. From aligning himself with Brodinski at Bromance Records, to producing tracks like "Send It Up" from Kanye West's Yeezus (2013) and "In Distress" with A$AP Rocky for the soundtrack of Divergent, he has been part of the best collaborations in the past few years.
Now, fresh off his final Gesaffelstein LIVE show at the second weekend of Coachella, he has announced another monumental collaboration. It comes as a co-produced track with legendary French composer and producer Jean-Michel Jarre. With over 80 million albums sold worldwide, Jean-Michel Jarre has been one of the pioneering forces throughout the electronic music scene over the last four decades, having originally made his name in the 1970s for his critically acclaimed "Oxygene" long player. “I wanted to work with the people of his generation,” says Jean-Michel. “His music has this instantly recognizable sound. It’s quite dark, quite mystic.”
Gesaffelstein echoes this admiration, and recognizes Jarre as one of the influential artists that have inspired him. “Jean-Michel Jarre’s music is part of every household,” says Gesaffelstein. “A classic of electronic music. When I started making music, I looked towards the pioneers of electronic music so obviously I came across Jean-Michel. He is a part of my influences.”
The resulting track is a brilliant mixture of both artists, as each of their inputs are clearly on display for listeners. "Conquistador" is Jarre's first original work since 2007, and is the first full track from his forthcoming studio album. The track is now available exclusively via Beatport as part of a special three-track package that also includes two remixes of the track from Jarre.