Art Of Tones is otherwise known as Ludovic Llorca, one of the most respected house producers to come out of France.
His debut album 'Newcomer' on FCommunication sold more than 170.000 copies, but this albums tiltle was misleading Ludovic has been already making music for 15 years.
Born on 1974 in the north of france, Ludovic was immersed in the disco and funk hits by his mum, a club addict and music lover. As for his father, he belongs to the first breed of professional-computers coders : he offered his son one of the first family computer when ludovic was only 11. With a nerd as a father and a black-music lover as a mother, ludovic naturally became ... a computer-music composer!
In 2005, a mysterious producer called Art Of Tones releases a series of two EPs on respected imprint 2020 Vision to critical acclaim in house music circle. Everybody thought it was a well known producer using an alias for a one off project. They were right about one thing : Art Of Tones was in fact Ludovic Llorca essentially known for his jazz infused down-tempo album "Newcomer" on F Communication giving it a go on more straight up, dubby, dance floor orientated house music.
But they were wrong on one thing though : Art Of Tones wasn't a one off project. In 2007, again on 2020 Vision, Llorca, still hidden behind the Art Of Tones moniker, releases the "Praise" EP which because a massive underground hit, leaving everyone speculating about who's behind the project.
Since then, Llorca finally reveals himself as the man behind Art Of Tones, which is nowadays his main house music musical project, leaving the Llorca moniker for his more soul and funk infused projects.
Today, Llorca aka Art Of Tones works closely with Hamburg based imprint Room With A View. "The World As I Live It" EP became in early 2010 a massive success, both critically and commercially.
Ludovic Llorca is one of those select few, and makes his addition to our series under his more club orientated Art Of Tones guise, but his musical accomplishments are far from one dimensional. Under his real name, Llorca was behind a string of big jazzy and soulful house records on F Communication in the 90′s, and his New Comer LP of 2001 was a Future Jazz masterpiece, in similar vein to the timeless work of his fellow countryman of whom he shares the same first name, Ludovic Navarre aka St. Germain.
From the sounds of things Art Of Tones is a name we’ll be hearing a considerable amount more this year, after a year or so without new original material surfacing following his highly regarded records for Room With A View.