Parisian Future House Artist Tchami Shares New Video “World To Me” ft. Luke James

Miami-based Parisian DJ Tchami has released his new video “World to Me” featuring Luke James via his own label Confession. The track is from his highly anticipated forthcoming EP Revelations.

“World To Me” is a story about a young girl who may have come from a more rural town, like most of the youth, became seduced and infatuated with the relentless modernism of a new city and all that it offered, always forward facing, never looking back. She falls in love in the process and together with her partner, they embody the same philosophy of destructive youth.

But over time, the honeymoon period wears off and the lifestyle takes its toll on the young woman. A tiredness and sickness of the monotony of chasing the vacuous creeps in. Her relationship crumbles as her partner falls for another person within the friendship group. The call of the spirits from her past edge into her life, in the form of chrysanthemum petals – a flower in Chinese that symbolises purity. Initially denying the call, she believes the spirits to be malicious, covering her walls and her hands in protective words. But as time goes on, it is revealed that they call her back to her origins in order to help her find a peace in the balance of both worlds she inhabits. A harmony only sustained by not foregoing one half for the other – a classic story of yin and yang.
The final scene is both a literal and a metaphorical ending for the young woman, a state of mind and a physical place. Here she manages to find peace.
The film was shot in the city of Shanghai and a scene on the notable GOUQI ISLAND, an abandoned fishing village known for becoming completely overrun in foliage during the summer months. The village was left untouched from the 80s. When we returned to it to shoot the final scene for W2M, we presumed we would be the only people in the village – in summer it’s heaving with tourists, but this was winter and the famous green coverage was nowhere to be seen. However, once we got into the heart of the village, we could hear the sound of Classical Chinese opera playing off a small speaker, echoing through the empty buildings. When we turned the corner, we were met by and old man washing his clothes on the porch of one of the houses (photo attached below). He is the only villager left on the island and he chose to remain to live out his years here. Next year he will be moved into a retirement home. The old gardens had been turned into vegetable patches throughout the whole island.
There was a quietness to the village, a spirituality and benevolence that seemed to match the atmosphere that our main character was looking for.
The cast were made up entirely of non actors, real Shanghai youth. Some were real friends, others, acquaintances.

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The French DJ and producer is a leader in the “future house” movement which has become a widely recognizable subgenre throughout the electronic music community. He is best known for his remixes and sample-based tracks, achieving chart success in his own right with his first single “Promesses.” The track, featuring Kaleem Taylor, hails from Tchami’s debut EP of the same name and peaked at #7 on UK charts and garnered much love from BBC Radio, Annie Mac and Zane Lowe. He then went on to collaborate with Stacy Barthe on the single “Missing You.”

He has toured extensively including supporting Skrillex, Diplo and DJ Snake and has played festival dates including Ultra Music Miami, Electric Daisy Carnival, HARD Summer Music Festival, Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Coachella, Firefly, Lollapalooza (US, Paris, Brazil), Spring Awakening, Electric Forest, TomorrowWorld, Beyond Wonderland and VELD Music Festival.

As the founder of the Confession Label, Tchami created a platform to promote artists on a global scale independently; those artists include Malaa, Mercer, AC Slater, 4B, Madskies, Dombresky, Brohug and Dustycloud.

UPCOMING TCHAMI TOUR DATES:

July 5— Pardon My French—Ibiza, Spain

July 7—Electric Love —Plainfeld, Austria

July 8—Alfa Future Festival—Bolshoye Kzino, Russia Federation

July 9—Cavo Paradiso (w/ Mercer)—Mykonos, Greece

July 12—Pardon My French —Ibiza, Spain

July 14—Electrobeach—Le Barcares, France

July 16—Dour Festival—Dour, Belgium

July 21—Dune—La Grande Motte, France

July 22—Lollapalooza —Paris, France

July 24—Aquarius Club ZRCE —Novalja, Croatia

July 28—Tomorrowland—Boom, Belgium

August 3—Weekend Festival Baltic—Parnu, Estonia

August 4—Weekend Festival Helsinki—Helsinki, Finland

August 5—HARD x PMF—Los Angeles, CA

August 6—VELD Music Festival—Toronto, CA

August 11—Utopia Island—Moosburg An Der Isar, Munich, Germany

August 12—Dreambeach—Almeria, Spain

August 19— Springinsfeld—Cologne, Germany

August 21—Pardon My French Amnesia —Cap D’Agde, France

August 26—Creamfields—Dansbury, UK

August 27—SW4—London, UK

August 30—Pardon My French—Ibiza, Spain

September 2—Electric Zoo—New York, NY

September 3—SCMF—El Paso, TX

September 24—Life Is Beautiful—Las Vegas, NV

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