The Rodriguez Jr. & Liset Alea musical partnership arose from a prized encounter between history and destiny. Born from the excitement of a magical cliffside performance, it’s also the result of 15 years of friendship, and fuelled by the inspiration that comes from two already very successful musical careers. With Liset Alea a former vocalist for Nouvelle Vague, and Rodriguez Jr. an elite club producer fresh from his ‘Baobab’ album, the time was right to unite and discover new horizons together.
The destiny of the new project is one that is guided by emotion, inspired by the spontaneity that comes naturally from two such experienced live performers, and driven by a desire to stretch musical boundaries beyond clinical club beats. Rodriguez Jr. & Liset Alea is about sonic storytelling and songwriting, as well as fusing the organic charms of live instrumentation with cuttingedge music for the dancefloor.
The history of the project is one that is already well established. The pair met 15 years ago during their time creating music for Laurent Garnier's legendary FCommunications, working on several projects together that included music synced on major television series like Entourage and Beverly Hills 90210. Both musicians stand out for the rawness and unpretentious enthusiasm they bring to their live performances.
Both can also boast an impressive career on their own terms. In addition to fronting Nouvelle Vague for seven years, Liset has been releasing albums since she was still a teenager. Collaborating in recent years with fashion icon JeanCharles de Castelbajac for a special musical and fashion show that toured the world, she has also worked fulltime as a songwriter for EMI, her songs placed with international artists.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez Jr counts as one of the leading artists on Berlin’s Mobilee Records, plus one of the leading live performers in club music. A true musician who blurs the boundaries between electronic and organic like few others can, he’s also worked with and performed for icons in the fashion industry like Hugo Boss and Gucci.
More recently, the pair came together when Liset helped write several tracks on Rodriguez Jr’s‘Baobab’ album this year. The collaboration proved so successful that they both knew there was something more to it. All will be unveiled in 2018 with fresh music, international shows and more.