Walk into a universe between cold atmosphere and emotional feeling, Mimetic has built his own world…
Musically involved in techno and atmospheric sounds, Mimetic is the reflection of Jérome Soudan’s mind, complex and fascinating. This is a hyperactive musician, often described as an essential piece of the european underground music scene. He first studied piano at conservatory level, leading him to explore and become interested in clarinet, orchestral percussion, drumming and later electronic drumming. Once he finished his musical diploma, Jérôme moved from Lyon to Paris in 1994 and joined Les Tétines Noires. He soon became involved in another project: Von Magnet, where he quickly established himself within the band, due to his drumming talent, as well as his natural skills as a composer. During four years, he lived in Berlin, from 1996 to 2000 while playing and writing in Art Zoyd, he created his own musical project: Mimetic. He is now living in Geneva, working as artistic director of Electron Festival and new lovely club AUDIO.
His first album as Mimetic named ‘Overrated’, received good reviews from the electronic music movement. Far from being stuck on one idea or genre, Mimetic writes for contemporary dance artists (Carol Brown, Jan Linkens, Lionel Hoche), creates the soundtracks of underground movies (D.O.A, East in Paradise…). Specific work that he is still involved in currently, the most recent project being the soundtrack to Jenna Hasse’s upcoming movie. He is also collaborating with Sigmasix on a audiovisual installation experiencing the sound in octophony: Vertical Surround.
So far, Mimetic has released 9 albums, many various digipacks, DVDs and also a book. His last album “Where We Will Never Go”, includes collaborations with Mika Vainio, Mira Calixe, Niveau Zero and Samael and was remixed by Kangding Ray and Paul Kendall ( NIN, Depeche Mode ).
His last EP “Maidenhead” has been released last december and the next album for 2018. Not only a successful producer and live artist, Mimetic is a brillant DJ, mixing with ease different styles such as techno and electronica. He all ready shared the stage with : Surgeon, Paula Temple, Leftfield, John Hopkins, Daniel Avery, Rodad, Mathias Aguayo, Pantha du Prince, Miss Kittin, The Hacker, Extrawelt, Roman Flügel.
Behind his machines, he knows how to handle the crowds and to make them move. After 15 years of touring, expressing and improving his art, Mimetic is still following his path, fed by multicultural influences.
Mimetic – Sparkling Love
Mimetic – Synthetize Me
Mimetic (DJ Set) – Paleo Festival 2014
Mimetic – Gone (2016)
Mimetic – Maidenhead (2016)
Mimetic – Sweet Agony (2016)
Mimetic – The Half Way (2013)
Mimetic – Emmanuelle (2011)
Mimetic @ Moscow Earth Lab August 2k16
Mimetic – Electron Festival 2016
Mimetic – New Year Eve Party
Maidenhead • 12” • Les Arts Minis • 2016
Where I Will Never Go • 12” • Les Arts Minis L.A.M.v.002 • 2013
Where We Will Never Go • CD • Hymen Records • 2013
Grow up & wait • 12” • Les Arts Minis • 2011
X: One More Than Nine • 2×3 CD & book • Les Arts Minis • 2008
The Mimetic Years: All My Lives. • CD • Hands Productions • 2007
Under Pressure: Ultra • CD • Spectre/Nautilus • 2006
Desire: Sacred Aim. • DVD • Ant-zen • 2006
Collective: One by One • CD • Urgence Disk Records • 2006
Tale: Personal Plot • 3″ CD • thisco thisk • 2005
Dancing: The Changing Room. • CD / boxset • hands productions • 2005
Origamimetic (w/ Origami Galaktika) • CD • spectre • 2004
Out of tune 2 • 12” • Moloko + • 2003
On the other side. • 3×12″ – Hands Productions • 2002
Data/be-at: sensitive / Sound a • 2cd • parametric • 2002
Mute: Out of Tune • 12″ • moloko + • 2001
Mute: Negative • CD • prikosnovénie • 2000
Mute: positive • CD • moloko + • 2000
Kino: Lucius (w/ Delphium) • cd • fario • 1999
Field: Overrated • CD • moloko + • 1998
23.02.18 – Audio, Genève
10.03.18 – Audio, Genève
16.03.18 – Audio, Genève
30.03.18 – SAS, Delémont