"Willie Cortez is a singer-songwriter / music producer currently based in Paris. Although he's kept a low profile all along, at 41 it seems he has been in the game forever. Drummer with experimental indie bands in the UK and the Pacific North West during a good part of the 90's ( Editor’s note: and a few gigs as a guest drummer with Darren Hayman aka Hefner during a US west coast stint - also appears on Hefner’s CATFIGHT ) , MC in a Barcelona based Drum&Bass Sound System, EMI recording artist, award winning film score composer associated with the 'New Wave of French Horror'...These are a few of the things that define the awkward path taken by an artist whose eclectic yet very personal and angular sound is, well...hard to define."
His debut album named FARSUCT (Delabel / EMI Music), which can be described as 'Future Funk', was released in january 2004 to critical acclaim. Things took a turn in 2006 when he founded 'Seppuku Paradigm' with Alex Cortés. The pair went on to score four full feature films (Pascal Laugier's MARTYRS amongst others). In 2010 he won the 'best original soundtrack' award at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, which he shared with his brother Alex, for their work on 'RED NIGHTS' a french / hong-kong production, directed by Laurent Courtiaud & Julien Carbon.
Today, ten years after FARSUCT, Willie is back to his first love with a new set of songs he wrote, composed, produced and performed as a solo act. After a successful crowd funding campaign in which one of these new songs ['Note To Self'] has been given as a reward to donators exclusively in the form of a 7 inch limited edition vinyl record, the 6 track EP named 'OMNIA DIMITTENTUR' (Latin for 'All Is Forgiven') is about to be released.
On stage he is joined by 'Babyshambles' original guitarist Patrick Walden and dancer Emilie Camacho who has worked with artists such as 'Stromae' .
△ USEFUL LINKS △
☛ LINK TO 'NOTE TO SELF' MUSIC VIDEO /// (VIDEO)
☛ LINK TO LIVE REHEARSALS IN PARIS /// (VIDEO)
☛ LINK TO SINGLE 'NOTE TO SELF' /// (AUDIO /// BANDCAMP)
☛ LINK TO OMNIA DIMITTENTUR EP /// (AUDIO / 6 TRACK PREVIEW)
▲ PRESS PHOTO (DOWNLOAD)
▲ COVER ARTWORK (DOWNLOAD)
▲ 'NOTE TO SELF' MP3 AUDIO FILE (DOWNLOAD)
☛ BANDCAMP EMBEDDABLE PLAYER CODE (copy & paste):
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