« Nicolas Baudoux has one basic idea but really knows how to make it work. Twitching turntables under his Dj Elephant Power alias, he manipulates the decks at the outer limits of human dexterity… »
From THE WIRE
Nicolas Baudoux is a dj, artist and producer from Brussels. After his early music activities with his brother called: Scratch Pet Land (Source / Virgin Records and Sonig). He decided to push all concentrations into his solo project. Dj Elephant Power was born.
Through the Cologne based label « Sonig », he released his first album « No Si, Ni So » in 2004. For the electronic scene, he presented more than just a surprising and enjoyable debut. He is the legitimate successor to the turntablists who appeared in the middle of the 90s.
With his second album « Scratch The Hulu » in 2007, he received critical success. Especially appreciated by the UK magazines and labels like the Wire or Bleep/Warpmart between other that considered it like a new vision in electronic music. A pure music where trends sounds, new turntables skills and spirit of the free-jazz are joined together.
He released his third album « Atlas Anthem » in 2008. This crispy production from him backs up the quality you would expect from one of the most prolific cut up DJ’s around. It sounds like an energetic dirty basslines and complex beats spliced with wacky instrumentation that’s reminiscent of a splattered movie soundtrack in a spicy dubstep sauce.
The same years, he appears on the Von Südenfed / Tromatic Reflexxions album (Domino Records).
With « Elepha in Da Flash » released in 2010, Dj Elephant Power reveals himself as a master in the art of staging his beats. On this fourth album, he aspired laserfunk at the pink of perfection.
In 2011 he won the prestigious Belgium awards : Octaves De La Musique, in category Electro Music.
From 2013 to 2016, he released «Gold Skratch ep», «Skratchstep Fire ep», «Sylver Skratch ep», «Future Thunder», «Hyper Kick / Rebel Snare» and «Rising Cloud / Tropic Clap» on his own music label Elephant Power Records.
Around this time, he introduced a new style in turntable dance music: ʻThe Skratchstepʼ.
With a mixture of his own productions, skills and biggest dance tunes, Dj Elephant Power’s sets receive a big applaud all around Europe. In clubs or Festivals, you can catch him wowing audiences at Fuse (BE), Dour Festival (BE), Paradiso (NL), Melkweg (NL), Kilbi Festival (CH), Phono Festival (DK), Berghain (DE), Nuits Sonores (FR), Bataclan (FR), Velvet Club (IT), Brancaleone (IT), La Boum De Luxe (A), Vera (NL), Ancienne Belgique (BE), Botanique (BE), Grand Mix (FR), Laiterie (FR), Rodeo Club (SP), Cox 18 (IT), Stadtgarten (DE), Kraak Festival (BE), Audiovisiva (IT), Recyclart (BE), La Machine (FR), Gebaude9 (DE), Lowlands Festival, La Grande Bumm (CH), Hau (DE), Club Maria (DE)..or touring with bands like Mouse On Mars, Ratatat..or with the hyper contemporary dance company Mouvoir.