Paris based producer Erwan Castex (AKA Rone) has been getting busy.
Not only is he coming off his first ever North American tour in 2014 (which featured an appearance at Coachella), but he recently previewed an epic collaboration with The National guitarist Bryce Dressner on the track ‘Elle’ – which has many people talking, not the least the team at Supper HQ. Now as 2015 ramps-up, he’s on a date-packed expedition across Europe.
On top of all that, Rone’s next LP – titled ‘Creatures‘ – was released Feb 10th and, as the preview promised, it takes things up another level.
As you all know we love to find out where our favorite artists, musicians and producers are eating, and this week we had the pleasure of chatting with the Parisian about two spots which sit close to his heart in his home city.
“Belleville is a neighborhood of Paris that I love (actually one of the tracks on my 2009 debut album is named after it). It is known for its many Chinese restaurants. Wen Zhou is probably my favorite; it is a small basic-looking canteen but the place is always packed because the food is delicious, cheap and the atmosphere is great. I have eaten there countless times. Their ravioli are fresh and tasty, and their savory brioche, which kids in the neighborhood buy on their way home from school, are amazing.”
“Paris is full of little unusual places, hidden and very pleasant. This bar is clearly one of them. When you enter rue des Cascades, in the heart of Belleville, you have the feeling of entering a village from another time: cobbled streets, very few cars, a few trees, a surprising calm; a countryside feeling within Paris. Around a bend, you will come across a tiny bar run by the adorable Zoubir. If the weather’s good, he will set up a small table under the trees, and you’ll get the chance to enjoy a drink in this atypical place full of poetry.”
‘Creatures’ will be available to stream in-full from February 10. For now, get a preview on Spotify below | Photo credit Timothy Saccenti.
By Michael Wilkin. For Supper.