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 10 for another 100 days. 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 track was also met with resounding praise from both media and fans. Dancing Astronaut lauded it as a piece that "changed the way we listened to music." Rolling Stone hailed it as a "global club sensation in waiting," while Resident Advisor extolled it as "the anthem of 2014."
His Defected Records debut single, “All I Need” in collaboration with Tim Baresko, was a huge moment for the French artist as it hit #1 on Beatport’s overall chart for over a month. Influential tastemakers, such as Calvin Harris and David Guetta, showed their support and DJ Mag France named him "Best of House".
Poulet is also involved with the business side of things, founding his own label in 2017 called Basement Leak. 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 Poulet 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.