“I now feel really energised and ready for more of these types of shows in 2022” Slash artist Flo/so at Trans Musicales in Rennes

Flo/so, an artist from the Slash pro­gram sea­son 2, had the oppor­tun­ity to play in front of 2000 people in the Green­room of Trans Musicales in Rennes at the begin­ning of Decem­ber 21. Here is a video that redraws his exper­i­ence, as well as some answers to the ques­tions we asked him afterwards.

How did you get the oppor­tun­ity to have this show at the Trans Musicales?

I met one of the book­ers of Les Trans Musicales dur­ing a work­shop and a show­case at MIL Fest­iv­al in Lis­bon, organ­ised by S/LASH this Septem­ber. We had a brief chat and I sent him my music and some info about my solo pro­ject a few days later. He really liked it and offered me DJ slot in one of the main halls!

How did you pre­pare for this dj set?

I don’t DJ as often as I play live but that’s some­thing I also really enjoy doing (I reg­u­larly release mix­tapes online which I record from my home stu­dio). For me it’s all about select­ing the right tracks in order to cre­ate a mood and take people on a jour­ney. As my set was one of the last ones on the Sat­urday (3AM to 5.30AM), I knew I had to play some high-energy songs to keep people awake and dan­cing until the end. So I made a selec­tion of techno, acid and dark disco with some eth­nic influ­ences, things that I love play­ing and which I felt was right for this show.

How did you feel on stage?

I felt great! A bit nervous at first of course as the Green­room is a fairy big place (2000 people) and it was the first time I was play­ing solo and defend­ing my own pro­ject in front of such a big crowd. But once I star­ted djing and saw people really enjoy­ing the mix, I felt more con­fid­ent, was able to inter­act more with them and to enjoy the moment. It’s so ener­gising to see people react to the music you play in a pos­it­ive way and it can only make you want to carry on.

And a few weeks later, how do you feel?

I must admit it took me a little while to come back to earth after this amaz­ing exper­i­ence. But I now feel really ener­gised and ready for more of these types of shows in 2022, which I hope will keep com­ing! It also made me feel more con­fid­ent about work­ing on this solo pro­ject as it’s some­thing I really believe in.

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Have you had any feed­back since?

I had some really pos­it­ive feed­back on social media from people who were at the show and then dis­covered my music online. I also saw my num­bers go up quite a bit on the stream­ing plat­forms which shows that live music is still a great way to get you dis­covered. So thank you Les Trans Musicales, thank you S/LASH and I can’t wait to get back on stage in 2022!


Slash Program

Slash is a Europe-wide train­ing pro­gram build-up by Trem­po with the great sup­port of SACEM. It aims to train emer­ging pro­fes­sion­al musi­cians in their career devel­op­ment. It is co-fin­anced by the European Uni­on through its Cre­at­ive Europe pro­gram (Music Moves Europe).

The European Commission’s sup­port for the pro­duc­tion of this pub­lic­a­tion does not con­sti­tute an endorse­ment of the con­tents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Com­mis­sion can­not be held respons­ible for any use which may be made of the inform­a­tion con­tained therein.