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With a 15-year background in hip-hop production, Shiba San brings a fresh sound to electronic music, mixing his original skillset with the soulful sounds of house music. The French producer, whose real name is Frédéric Poulet, creates and performs a bass-heavy tech-house style that draws heavy inspiration from Chicago house music.

Born and based in Paris, Poulet has been crafting electronic music and performing globally for nearly a decade. He’s performed at major festivals, such as Beyond Wonderland, Shipwrecked, and Dirtybird Campout, as well as dozens of headlining shows globally. He’s also shared stages with dance music legends, like ZHU, Fisher, and Green Velvet.

His oldest releases date back to 2013, with his first major hit released in 2014, titled “Okay.” This track stayed #1 on Beatport’s House chart for 82 days and stayed in the top ten for another hundred days. But it’s not just the numbers that proved its success. Radio tastemakers like Annie Mac, Pete Tong, and Danny Howard put the track on constant rotation, while major artists like Claude VonStroke, Eats Everything, and Green Velvet showed their support. The media and fans also raved over “Okay,” with Dancing Astronaut claiming it “changed the way we listened to music,” Rolling Stone deeming it as a “global club sensation in waiting,” and Resident Advisor touting it as “the anthem of 2014.”

Shiba San - Live @ EDC Las Vegas 2022 (Cosmic Meadow)

His Defected Records debut, “All I Need” in collaboration with Tim Baresko, was also a huge moment for the French artist. “All I Need” hit #1 on Beatport’s overall chart for over a month, as well as being placed on many ‘Best of 2018’ lists. Influential tastemakers, such as Calvin Harris and David Guetta, showed their support, cementing Poulet’s place as one of the hottest emerging names in electronic.

These are just a couple of Poulet’s tracks that hit #1 on Beatport, joining about 15 others. DJ Mag France named Shiba San ‘Best of House’ and it’s crystal clear why.

Poulet is also involved with the business side of things, founding his own label in 2017 called Basement Leak. His imprint is home to some of the finest tech house tracks and artists right now. Basement Leak has taken over festival stages and curated its own events at Miami Music Week, Art Basel, Club Space Miami, Superior Ingredients in Brooklyn, Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles, Faust in Paris, and more.

While Shiba San stays quiet on the public front, with limited interviews out there, he remains at the forefront of modern house music, consistently performing all over the world and influencing the overall sound of house as we know it today.